Just as white space in design allows your eye to focus on what is most important, the same holds true in life. #minimalism (my husband bought this beautiful letterpress for me last year and we can’t remember who the creator is. If you know, please tag them.)
Warning!!! This is a Casita Nerd-out posting here! Our little travel trailer turned 15 years old this year and was in need of some cosmetic and functional updates. Starting with the exterior lights, we added a set of LED brake/turn signal lights up high to be better seen by folks behind us. Replaced old crumbling clearance lights with LED ones, replaced flooring with newer one, added a USB port at dinette to charge things, replaced cracked yellowed plastic towel bars with new shiny ones, built shoe holder by front door, and replaced propane regulator and all lines after finding one line was cracked and leaking. Phew! Well there you have it, a complete Casita nerd-out posting! Hope you liked it! #casitatraveltrailer#rvlife#rvliving#rvlifestyle#traveltrailerremodel#rvremodel#rvremodeling#fiberglassrv#tinyhouse
We decided to buy an Aluminum Telescopic retractable ladder for the van from Amazon. This ladder made more sense for our van because we can place it at any side of the van to maintenance our solar panels and for easy access to any items we store on the roof. It seems like it's sturdy, even when it's fully retracted at 10ft high. But it's also compact for easy storage inside the van.
The hoops we jump through to be able to have a good time. We’ve got our own kayak we’ve been dragging around with us so we don’t need to rent one... at #grandteton we paid about the same to rent one in permits to be able to use it on the lake. If we aren’t hunting or fishing, why do we need a Game & Fish Department permit?
What hoops have you jumped through to have a good time?
It’s moving day!!! Can you believe that 5 months ago we stepped out in faith and bought this trailer. It was not easy and we definitely know that the next few months of adjusting to living simple and tiny will not be easy.
We are excited and scared all at the same time!
First night in the camper has commenced. We ate with family, started bedtime with out any tears and only partial confusion from our 2 year old son Summit, and slept fairly good. •Things we’ve learned so far: the walls are super thin, chilly outside = chilly inside, space heaters can heat the entire space in minimal time, and tiny clutter feels like a huge mess. •BUT we are so excited for this journey and for the community it has brought us and will continue to.
We haven’t posted about our home in awhile. We have been focusing on our family a lot last month. It’s now been 2 months in our new home and we are still adjusting. We had our daughter 3 weeks ago and so it was like starting all over again, Then she got rsv and we spent some time at the hospital. So things are slowly starting again for us in the camper.
Do we regret this tiny house life style yet with 2 kids? Heck no. We are loving it. Yes, we still don’t have hot water and we have not really had to cook a real meal in the camper yet, but everything else is going great. (Besides it being really hot in Texas right now) Even in 2 months we have seen what this has done for our family. We are closer. Our son sleeps in his own bed all night. And we are learning to live more and not worry about finances, or work but focus on what matters the most and that’s our family and our dreams.