When we purchased the land upstate for hunting, it was just that, land.
There were no utilities, no septic system, nothing that you would consider to be normal when it came to a place to live. My hubby and his siblings wanted to build a home on the site and when I say it was rustic at first, that is an understatement. There was no way that any of us were going to spend any time there and I believe that was their plan. It took about 3 years and then, even they, wanted a few of the creature comforts of home. They were able to have a well dug so they had running water. Now, all they needed was a way to have tepid water without heating it on the stove. They consulted with a local plumber and he recommended that they call the Heating and A/C supplier in town. He said that they could purchase a boiler that was a combination gas furnace and tepid water plan that was fueled by propane. There was not electric or natural gas on the property and they had always depended on a wood fire for heat and propane stove for cooking. It made sense to look into this because it would provide them quality heat and tepid water for showers. It would almost guess prefer home. They did have a generator for emergency lights if needed but they easily prefered to use fire and candlelight! Maybe once the tepid water and heat are installed some of us wives will venture down there to check things out. I still can’t see myself staying overnight, but, at least I won’t guess prefer I am resting in a shed in the middle of the woods.