Ever since I was younger I have loved to go to my grandpas house for the weekend.
Back when I was a kid growing up I would always look forward to the day where my grandpa would come by my house in his old pickup truck and take me out to his farmhouse.
The thing I loved the most about going to his home was how different it was from mine. My parents made plenty of money and made sure that the home showed that. We had state of the art air conditioning unit as well as radiant heated flooring. All of the newest technology gadgets from the HVAC field to the gaming field we had it. Even though most people would kill to be able to live in a place like that it didn’t feel right to me for some reason. Out at my grandpas house in the woods though, it was literally the opposite of my homelife. Instead of the latest and greatest HVAC equipment, all there was at his house was an old fireplace. I would help my grandpa cut the firewood during the winter and he would also teach me how to keep the fire going through the night. When it came to being the one in charge of keeping the home warm it made it feel so much more rewarding instead of at my parents house. The experiences of living the old school way with my grandpa has me now living off the grid just like him. I don’t need the fancy HVAC equipment like my parents, just a well built home and some firewood.