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Living in a Cherokee
#31
(01-25-2016, 01:04 PM)The5ofus Wrote: One of my sons did something similar.  He took the shell of an old travel trailer (very small one), ripped everything out and then built it up again.  He used a, oh I can' think of what it is called now, but it's a small sofa that flips out to a double bed.  He had a camp stove for cooking, lanterns for lighting and brought in water for drinking.  He had a port a potty and took showers either here or at a friends house.  Cut his expenses way down and was able to get out of debt.  He could have moved in with his dad and I but he wanted to do thing his way and we respected that.  He used our back field from time to time.  It was fine for him and that old camper, well now that he has 2 sons he uses it for camping and fishing with his boys.  He did build a portable air conditioner using a cooler, copper pipe, ice and a fan and that cooled his camper off as well as my heat pump in the house.  Was a mild winter that year so he didn't have heat but this candle and flowerpot idea seems like a winner to me.


That's fantastic and he's got some self-reliance skill that he can now pass on to his sons.  Very cool of you and your husband to let him experience this for himself.  

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Quote:Thanks for y'all's encouragement. I'll have internet access so keeping you up won't be an issue. This can hardly be called "roughing it." I'll have access to a nice church kitchen, gym shower, washing machine, etc. I wouldn't mind eventually getting a small camper as a more permanent domicile.


And think of all the $ you're saving!
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#32
Ha, more like all the money I'm paying to Discovercard! I am looking forward to financial freedom. Rice and beans, beans and rice time fellas!
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#33
Buy spices,they change the ordinary.'08.
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#34
Welp, two weeks down. I can tell that it will be more comfortable while it's cool than when it gets warm.
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#35
What are your plans when it warms up?
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#36
I have a mosquito net that I am going to fashion in some way, still working on that, so that I can leave a couple of windows cracked. I also bought a small fan that works on the power outlet. I'll need both soon down here in Nola.
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Try this brother. I'm sure it can help out a lot when the dog days roll around.
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#38
Wow, that's pretty neat! I may end up doing that. Thanks.
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#39
YT has a lot of cool videos on these DIY AC projects.  

How's it going so far?
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#40
Right now my next task is to fashion a net to keep out mosquitoes. I have a few ideas but have not determined what to do yet. I have a mosquito net and I have a roll of screen that I may work with.
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