I recently came across these photos that my friend Chris took in the summer of 2010 of our camp in the Adirondacks.
The camp is on Long Lake and you can only get there by boat. We have no electricity. We use solar for our lights and propane for our cooktop, refrigerator and hot water heater. Our “bath house” has a shower and composting toilet. There’s an open-air outhouse too.
Believe it or not, we do have a telephone. A land line runs the length of the lake. We have no cell phone reception but there are a few spots on the lake where I can check my email in a pinch.
The camp is one of the few places where I can really relax and unwind. It’s located at the north end of the lake – about a 10 mile boat ride. My husband’s family bought the camp in 1994 and it’s just perfect for us. We have all the comforts of home but the camp isn’t so fancy that kids and dogs can’t come in and out making the mess that, well, kids and dogs make.
We have a generator that we run to pump water so we can take our showers and run the vacuum so that it’s clean when we leave.
Here’s a tour of our little slice of heaven on earth.
We call the camp ‘It’ll Do’. . . and it certainly does.