Greenhouse in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
My father built this greenhouse with salvaged windows and wood from abandoned crumbling barns and our forest. He built the foundation with handmade cement and rocks from our property. It is perfect for growing tomatoes in our maritime climate.
Off-the-grid cabin on the St. Francis River, New Brunswick, Canada.
Contributed by Stephen Spang, who says:
"I built this cabin in 1969 when I was 26 years old, and still own it. I bought its acre of land from a friend for $1 and a bottle of Scotch!
We have kept the camp simple, utilizing Coleman 2-burner stove for cooking, kerosene lamps for lighting, and block ice for refrigeration. We heat with a box wood-stove, and use an antique kerosene-fueled puddle burner (vented) for night time warmth when it’s really cold. We run water from the spring 300’ up the hill behind the cabin through a hose into the kitchen.
I once read that a test of having chosen a good cabin site is if returning to it is more pleasurable with each visit. This camp has that effect.”