A remote property can be a little tougher to manage than most. This is quite obvious and should come as a shock to no one. Additionally, homes such as this will often need to prepare more appropriately. For instance, if your home is situated within a forest on a mountain, the possibility of being snowed in is higher, and this could mean that ensuring your home is stocked with non-perishable food and other survival items at all times is necessary, even if you never use them.
Yet caring for your remote property appropriately is more than just figuring out what you need during a survival situation, but rather ensuring that you do not go without the systems you need all year round. If you can properly manage and schedule your property care in this way, you can ensure that no matter what, you gain largely the same experience as all of us.
Of course, there are some idiosyncrasies of your select property to consider, and we’ll do our best to consider those in the following worthwhile advice:
Caring For Your Remote Property Appropriately
Heating & Weather Protection
It’s a good use of your time to ensure that you’re protected against the weather in a property like this, as per our prior example. Flood defenses, grit to de-ice the roads, ventilation systems or air purifiers to help you through a very hot summer, or perhaps a HVAC company to come and service your air conditioning each year can be a great investment. Don’t forget to replace your insulation and heating prowess when the time comes. It’s also important to take care of this out-of-season because then you can prepare rather than finding yourself coming up short at the wrong time.
Making Use Of Utilities
Remote properties that are of a certain age may include certain extra implements to ensure good living in that location. We can take regular deliveries and internet access for granted in modern times, but sometimes it can be worthwhile to relax on the needs of old. For instance, it might be that you have a well with full and fresh access to spring water, and this can be used to help you avoid draining your water tanks so easily. Additionally, the regular servicing of septic tanks, as it’s unlikely that you’re connected to the proper sewage system, can be very important. Make use of the utilities around your property, you never know just what use they could have.
No matter what prior utilities there are, adding a few of your own can also be a great idea. For instance, investing in an oil-burning stove like an Aga can help heat your entire household, giving you the chance to ensure your home over is continually stocked even if you’re not connected to local gas links. A six-month servicing of said item may help you ensure you’re cared for no matter what. To that end, you’re much more likely to enjoy your household with peace of mind.
Worthwhile investments can also be much different when living in a remote region. For instance, you may need to take a more proactive approach to your security when living on farmland, or when quite far out from emergency services. For instance, a hiking injury may spell a certain amount of trouble if you’re not careful. A first aid kit or survival gear brought with you can only be a good idea. If keeping a farm, for instance, in most countries you may also be able to apply for a firearms license, for use on predatory animals, or, to defend your property if things come to that. Things will work out provided you factor in all your needs and take a stand from there.
Scheduling Your Needs
Scheduling the needs of your home can be important. For instance, every month you may purchase large amounts of meat, or even engage in hunting and strip the meat to fill up your freezer correctly. Finding your mail at certain times of the week may require a long trip to the post office in your area. It could be that keeping up with the local sparse community means meeting with them from time to time. What matters is that you have fun and that you make home care a routine in this way. This can help you avoid the oft-worrying issues and hardships involved with the hard work of keeping a remote property.
With this advice, we hope you can better care for your remote property appropriately.