Matthew Nistico wrote:I am not the partner you are seeking
I am curious where is this property with the ancient house and the forests and the spring in the basement? Sounds lovely. Could you post some photos?
Matthew Nistico wrote:removed from the urban sprawl of DC, but still only a short drive to it, yet also a short drive to the more rugged parts of Western MD.
I am betting that a house that old will really burn through some firewood come winter. Have you needed to use much yet this year?
It is a bit warmer down here. I currently use a plug-in, oil-filled, electric radiator (those things are awesome, BTW). It is my sole source of heat, and can heat my tiny little place for only about $20/month. But then again my current place is REALLY tiny.
It is so funny that you mentioned solar space heaters built from aluminium cans... I am in the middle of designing a home-built space heater following exactly the same method, which I hope to install this winter in the little outbuilding in which I know live. This heater will be a test run for two similar ones I plan to install on the main house. There are some good examples of this same type of DIY space heater on YouTube.
Good luck finding the right partners to make the journey with you!
Carey Crozier wrote:Just thought we might get along, even if only as cyber-pen pals.
Hope you're happy and healthy!