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The heat of summer is upon us! It’s the time of year when many people retreat into their air conditioned homes to keep cool and comfortable. But what would you do if you didn’t have air conditioning?
When we lived in Colorado, we did not have air conditioning. Sure, it got hot during the day, but the nights were always cool and there was no humidity. Our house was also positioned in a way that the afternoon sun didn’t shine into our house during the summer. We were quite comfortable and didn’t even think about needing air conditioning.
Fast forward to the beautiful Ozarks. We are currently living in a trailer house until we finish building our house. Trailer houses are poorly insulated and tend to act like an oven in the summer heat. And the humidity! Everything melts in the humidity, people included. We soon found ways to not only survive an Ozark summer, but to enjoy it without central air.
Hi! Around here I wear many hats. Homesteader, farmer, homemaker, homeschool mom, gardener and builder. We strive for a simple, self-sufficient life on our little piece of paradise. Read more