You’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time with a stay in this early-1900s Vermont cabin. It’s an off-grid experience, complete with a cozy wood-burning stove to heat water and keep the spot warm. There’s also a propane stove on the premises.
It’s a one-room cabin with a loft bedroom accessible via a ladder. In the cooler months, you’ll need 4WD to get to the cabin because it’s set remotely among 1200 acres of beautiful forest. Plenty of hiking opportunities if you’re up for it! Take a look.
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1900s Vermont Cabin: Off-Grid Pioneer Experience on 1200 Acres!
In winter and spring, 4WD is necessary for getting to the cabin.
The wood stove provides heat in the winter.
The inside is rustic and primitive.
The ladder takes you to the loft.
Pots and pans are available for cooking and heating water.
The loft has a twin bed and queen been.
There’s even a spot to hang clothes.
I love the board and batten on the outside.
Classic New England rock wall.
Solar shower for warmer months.
Could you live the pioneer life?
- No plumbing
- Spring water provided for washing/bathing
- Dish soap, hand soap, sanitizers, shampoo provided
- Propane gas stove and oven
- Propane and charcoal grill
- Utenstils provided
- Tea kettle & pour oven coffer
- Solar bag camp shower in warm months
- Water basins for warming over the fire provided in winter
- Ladder access to loft
- Queen mattress, twin mattress
- Surrounded by 1200 acres of forest
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I’ve lived the “pioneer life” with fewer amenities. An early 1900’s propane stove OR just the woodstove as a cookstove. No refrigerator, no running water (and during a drought); a claw foot tub filled in the morning that warms up during the day; a galvanized tub by the woodstove in the winter. And. Never forget to sprinkle lime over it after you’re done in the outhouse. I’d move into that place in a heartbeat!
Unless there’s zombie apocalypse, I will never be a fan of an outhouse. The house is absolutely gorgeous!
You would be surprised, but if you sprinkle lime after ‘doing your business’ in an outhouse, it doesn’t stink and flies don’t come around it. I must admit, however, that in the dead of winter, pregnant and getting up numerous times during the night to pee, I did use a bucket in the house.
Please tell me that loft ladder is anchored to the wall.
Host states, “The ladder is not permanently attached to the wall so that the window can swing open or close, but as long as the base of the ladder is resting against the board on the floor it is very stable and secure”
There’s also hand holds secured to the wall to help transition to and from the loft.
Very cute! As long as some one else has chopped all the wood and stacked it not too far from the door I’d be good to go. No indoor plumbing–not going there. If they put a very small addition on with a shower and toilet I’d be good. O.K.. I’d settle for a composting toilet with a cold water tap. Heating water isn’t that difficult. It is lovely and would be a great place to stay.
It certainly makes one appreciate what those who came before us went through. I can’t imagine living like this though visiting in the Spring for a couple of days might be an interesting change from the niceties of 21st Century living. The exterior is truly excellent but I have to admit that my wimpiness would find the interior a challenge. Kudos to those who did live like that and for those who would brave it today!!! A very interesting post and I enjoyed the comments, too.
Really? It ain’t difficult. Oh, your wimpiness? Yeah right. God knows how you’d survive in a “real” survival situation… (smh) Look to the Australian bush fires for example…
I’m with you, Patricia. Most of the homes in which I grew up were on family farms in Virginia so far out that there was no running water or electricity, so staying in this place would be like going home. It’s very quaint and pretty to me. I’m especially impressed with the queen been. . .Lol! 😉