How my family got used to living in their house without water and central heating
Jan 19, 2021
How to move from city to country. Moving stories, what difficulties I had to face. On the pros and cons of suburban life in your house. Our subscriber shared her story with us.
Hello everyone! I am Alena, and 3 years ago I moved to a country house with my family, three cats and two dogs. The move took place in winter, for the first six months there was not enough rest in a hot bath to music with aroma candles. It seemed that we made a mistake, now how to recover from a difficult day?
Two months passed, cold water was brought into the house. This was already an achievement, there was no need to go to the column with buckets at -47. After the appearance of home water, it became easier to wash the dishes, but hands were freezing even in silicone gloves, the source is deep.
After another 4 months, my mother had a desire to build a bathhouse inside our cinder block house. The total area of the space is 56 square meters, about 9-10 meters were allocated for the bath, so that there would be a waiting room for several people, shelves for two and a stove with a place for washing. It was a great idea! It meant that although there would be no hot bath, but in its place would come a rest on a shelf with aromatic oils and massage with brooms.
Another 3 months passed, the bathhouse was built, the whole family took part in this great business. Each of the 7 people contributed to the future project. But the joy was temporary. With the advent of the bath came additional concerns: to clean the shelves with brushes after each use, knit brooms for the whole family with supply for guests, carry water from the tap, clean the boiler and constantly rinse the wooden floors from leaves, dirt, garbage. As the saying goes: "If you like to ride - love to carry sledges", but after resting on a shelf and relaxing, I did not want to take rags and a disinfector in my hands.
Another 1, 5 months have passed. Each member of the family resigned himself to the alternate washing of the "rest room", a vegetable garden and a planting season were added to all worries. Much went through quarrels and disagreements, as I studied, my sister and the rest of the adult generation worked. In the dry free residue there was a grandmother and a little niece, who would not weed many beds, they did not bring firewood for an evening bath and did not go into the forest for birch branches. It was difficult to add garden "fun" to all the obligatory activities. But, due to the fact that there are many thinking people in the family, they also came to a compromise to work on "shifts". The scheme regularly entered everyday life, I helped on weekends, the rest - as free days fall out.
We live in the Kemerovo region, in the suburbs of a small monotown. And yes, in winter, the temperature drops to -47, the house is located next to the river. At such a time, our trusty stove saves, which needs to be heated once a night, there is no central heating. But, fortunately, when a road was laid down the lane, they were able to deliver good coal, it is enough from 8 pm to 9 am.