The house came with a huge basement, which is section of the reason I picked it.
I grew up way down south, where the water table is too high for any house to have a basement, but up north things are different, and I loved the proposal of having a full sized room, beneath the house.
This would be the best possible locale to grow cannabis plants, because they would be completely hidden from the outside world. I didn’t need natural sunlight, I had component for that. What I needed was a nice temperature controlled room to focus our growing operation. The house is heated by a oil furnace that is over thirty years old. It still generates heating as well as ever, but its age and antiquity make it far less efficient than a new heater. This was also something that could labor to our advantage, because the oil furnace generated a lot of humidity. The oil furnace was also the hot water heater, which put excess levels of moisture into the air of the basement, since our pot plants needed a nice source of ambient moisture, this would be a wonderful way to kill two pigeons with a single stone. The only potential complication will come while I was in the dog days of summer, when I won’t be able to run the oil furnace, which will lower the humidity levels. I assume I can find a nice humidifier to run while I was in the summer time weeks and keep our plants healthy. It will take some degree of trial and error to find the perfect air quality and humidity levels for our growing operation.