Saturday, 26 September 2015

Living almost off the grid in Huttopia, Lac Monroe Mont Tremblant, Quebec.

We stayed 2 nights (2 adults and 2 kids) in one of these wonderful Huttopia's at Lac Monroe, Quebec Provincial Park near Mont Tremblant, about 3 hours east of  Ottawa Ontario, Canada.

These huts are provided with everything you need to experience life in a Hut ; you only need to bring sleeping bags, food and drinks. You can buy a bundle of Firewood for $7.50 at the Service Centre.

Cost was about $100 per night but well worth it for the adventures and experience of living (almost) off the Grid for 3 days.

They had an outlet with one light and a small fridge. Cooking was on the fire or small propane stove....

I'd love to find one of these Canvas Huts for Sale, so far no luck. Anyone know where I could buy one ?

Beautiful and clean Lake Monroe is perfect for kayak or canoe.

I caught a 3 lb pickerel in the 1st 1/2 hour of fishing.  You can also rent Kayaks, Canoes, and Stand Up Paddle Boards at the Service Centre.

More Information here :

Video from the Lake:

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Could you live in a 6' x 5' Cedar Barrel Sauna ?

This wonderful structure is available for $3999 ...

We'll see if we can make some modifications to sleep 4.  Think removable Bunk beds.  You could seat 4 indoors for meals or during inclement weather, convert to Sauna then sleeping quarters at night.

This Western Red Cedar Barrel Sauna seats 4 people comfortably (or 2 people lying down). Each kit comes complete with a sauna bucket and ladle and easy to follow instructions for assembly. Upgrade your backyard today with a Dundalk cedar barrel sauna. Clear cedar benches on the inside can be used for a lying down or sitting up position. Automatic timer and temperature control built into the heater make operating this sauna a breeze.

  • 4-person capacity  
  • Made in Canada  
  • 4.4 kW electric heater with built-in timer and temperature controls  
  • 3.8 cm (1.5 in.) thick walls  
  • Western red cedar construction
  • Marine grade aluminium bands  
  • Rust-resistant stainless-steel hardware  
  • Full-sized door with bronze-tempered window for easy access  
  • Clear cedar benches  
  • Automatic timers and temperature controls built into the heater  
  • Heats up in 20 minutes  
  • 2 persons required to assemble (allow 8 hours for assembly)  
  • 22.68 kg (50 lb.) of sauna rocks included  
Electrical Requirements:  
  • 240 V/30 A GFCI breaker required 
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 152 cm x 182 cm x 198 cm (60 in. x 72 in. x 78 in.); 
  • Weight: 255 kg (562 lb.)