Exterior of Canadian Castaway Off-Grid Cabin.

A Filmmaker Self-Builds a Rustic Off-Grid Cabin Deep in a Canadian Forest for $64K14/19

Living in a remote cabin poses challenges in the cold winter months. “The latest challenge is keeping the two 1000-liter backup rainwater tanks in the shed at the back of the house from freezing,” says the owner. “I experimented this winter with installing a doc-fan ventilation system in the connecting wall that pushes heat from inside the house to the shed to keep it hovering just above freezing point.”

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