Part 2: The Last Remaining Fisherman’s House on McNutt’s Island

Part 2: Renovation The renovation of our house began in spring of 2007, and a year later most of it was complete. First came the heavy-duty infrastructure work, including installing an off-grid integrated energy system consisting of solar tracker and wind turbine. The alternative energy crew met us on the island at the beginning of May. On that first trip, they poured the concrete pads for the solar tracker and the wind turbine. Their equipment, like everything else, had to be loaded onto a boat and hauled across the harbour, then unloaded at a dock about a mile down the road from our place, then loaded onto some form of island transport, then brought up to our place via what’s called the lo

Part 1: The Last remaining Fisherman's House on McNutt's Island

Anne Yarbrough very graciously granted permission to re publish this and other articles from her Blog. Thank you. History We met on the Internet, our house and us. We cruised around Nova Scotia on our magical computer machine as if it were a flying carpet, swooping here and there. It was fantasy and escape, but also posed the intriguing question: Could we really jump ship and go on such a big adventure? The question became reality when we visited for the first time, in late 2006. By then we were ready for something more demanding, something more rigorous. Something like a house on an island, uninhabited for the past decade or so, and mostly only in summe

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