When gamekeepeing I lived in two locations one a cottage on the edge of a 800 acre wood, no post had to walk to nearest farm where it was delivered too. (1 mile away). Gas was bottled, water was from local spring but ok. Electric was ok had a few power cuts in bad weather but not too bad.Phone line was ok internet what internet
Life there was good it got to the point if someone was in the wood within 500 yards of the place the dogs would spark up. In fact you got that a tuned to the surroundings I was remembered being able to smell a woman perfume in the wood for 100's of yards away. (there was 1 footpath through the wood).
The second place I lived was a caravan right on the top of a hill by some old farm buildings. No water (had to be lugged by Landrover and 5 gallon drums) No electric ran small tv/radio off 12v truck batteries and gas for heating and lighting was out of bottles. No phone, no internet(still not invented really.
At night it was amazing could see 1000's of stars, during the day 5 counties. Used to have some top parties up there but god was it grim in winter. Everything used to freeze, my water, the toilet, even the bloody pot towel I had dried the washing up with the night before
Having to go into woods for a dump in blizzard conditions was not that much fun. Living up there alone my imagination used to play tricks on me in winter with strange noises as the wind whistles round the old buildings good job I always had at least one firearm with me. Very strange place to live when the mist/fog came down as well. Was there 8 months character building best describes it I think