If you really want to know what it was like to live in the 18th century, visit the home of Dennis Severs in the Spitalfields district of London. For 25 years, Severs has lived in a Georgian house without electricity or indoor plumbing (except for a cold-water pipe in the kitchen). If he needs to use a room in the house, he builds a fire for heat. He does have a cell phone and a typewriter and refrigerator hidden away behind screens and cupboard doors. Living in the house and taking care of it is a full-time job for Mr. Severs, who makes his living conducting tours of his home (appointments required). Read more here.
Delaney Green writes short stories and historical fiction. She blogs from her home in the American Midwest.
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