While preparing for my yurt to come on the July barge I have been contemplating many aspects of ‘city’ life.
Where I live now is by far not a city even the city I live near is not a city), I live on Anvil Mountain in Nome, Alaska. There are about 7 houses near us. You can see town if you walk up the mountain a bit, but we are most definitely not in it. The apartment I am in now comes with very expensive electricity, well water when out pump isn’t frozen (between november and april) and a cute little monitor heater, and a almost always unplowed but easily snowshoe-able driveway. These conveniences have taken the following priority in my life and I will include them in the yurt as follows…
Heat- A non-electric fuel oil burning ‘nordic stove’ which I will be able to cook on
Furniture – I have a book shelf and will add furniture as I can afford it. A bed most likely being my first purchase followed by a chair or possibly a table… (this is probably be near winter)
Electricity – NO
Running Water- NO
Light- Ill consider it… probably not.