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Canadian winters are daunting enough, but a blogger from Alberta challenged himself to forgo some of the creature comforts he’s used to in the name of a good story. Connor Ferster is living in a tipi near Calgary all winter long.
Ferster works in an office during the day at his job in the recruiting sector, but when he’s off the clock he calls a small tipi home. He uses propane for heating and cooking, and has a composting toilet. The structure has been fitted with a sleeping platform that stays about 12 degrees warmer than sleeping at ground level.
The experiment in alternative living started in September and Ferster plans to continue this living arrangement until the summer of 2014.