Do you want to know why living in a tiny house camper is complete magic?
…Us too. If you find out, please let us know.
Seriously though, we would not continue this lifestyle in our tiny shiny camper if we did not absolutely love it. Like I posted a few weeks back, it’s not always rainbows and unicorns as social media might have you believe, but we are so grateful for this amazing opportunity.
Some of the most wonderful aspects of living in our Airstream Camper have been:
Flexibility: While living in an Airstream has not yet made me the most flexible person on the planet (cue the hysterical laughter), it has given our family the flexibility to live in many different places.
Lack of Clutter: Yes, we still have clutter and too much stuff. We have three boys, enough said. However, there is nowhere to hide it. So we are in a constant state of clearing out and simplifying. And that can be so refreshing. Here is a glimpse of our camper this morning as soon as I cleaned.
Convenience: Wherever we go, our house is with us. So, we can’t forget anything unless we leave Birdie behind. One day we went to a petting zoo with friends and one of our children forgot their shoes. Barefoot with goats and sheep is not my favorite. But every other time, we’ve had everything we need :).
Cost of Living: This part has been incredible. One of the major reasons why we wanted to downsize our life was to find a way to live for less. While we often sleep in Walmart parking lots, we buy a lot of our clothing from thrift stores and practice a minimalist lifestyle. Primarily, we spend money on experiences instead of things. Daniel has recently trimmed our monthly “lodging” budget from $900 down to $250. And while that may sound ridiculous, we’re finding ways to make it work.
Togetherness: I don’t have my own room and neither does anyone else. We’re all in this together (thanks Zach Effron). While I do have a high need for quiet and my own time, I love being in a space where I have endless opportunities to connect with Daniel and the kids.
I am sure you know that tiny house living is truly a booming trend. I mean who hasn’t heard of the HGTV shows, Tiny House Hunters and Tiny House, Big Living
We have met several really cool families on the road and it has been a lot of fun getting to know them. One of those families, that have 2 kids, is even downsizing to a Sprinter Van which totals roughly 120 square feet of living space.
Is tiny house-living something that you aspire to? Maybe not, but in case you are interested in the alternate lifestyle, check out this tiny house you can buy for just under $5,000 on Amazon.
Either way, I encourage you to do what works for you. Just live intentionally. Everyone is different and that is the beauty of humanity. Keep following your heart and live at your own pace. There is always a way to find your joy.