In the past six years my husband and I (and our two pets) have lived in five countries (and I don't mean ones particularly close together). Having never found that mythical place called "home," a few months ago we put our most recent dwelling on the market, and two weeks ago we moved into our motorhome.Yesterday, my father-in-law mentioned he looks forward to us "putting down roots." And so, as I easily do, I'm questioning… What is the benefit I'm missing out on (that I've really never known) of being part of one specific community? Does it exist as an RVer, as an ongoing traveller?
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While there are plenty of things that haven't made touring any more difficult with our baby, there are also plenty of considerations we take that probably seem first nature by now. We have to figure out nap times. We keep bedtime in mind. We're always surveying our venues, hangouts, and potential non-motor-home sleeping quarters for baby-friendliness. Luckily, we're self-sufficient: we have two forms of heat (propane and electric), plenty of blankets, and everything we need inside our mobile house.
I live in a small, cute, mobile home in the country. The main problem concerning my home is the horrible interior walls. The trim screams "these walls are stapled together" and the wallpaper is bold in a way I can't appreciate for the next numerous years. What can I do to cover press board paisleys and fix the tacky trim?
Our new vintage mobile home.[/caption]My husband and I recently purchased a totally sweet vintage (1967, baby!) mobile home, and we are really excited to finally be home owners. While it took me a minute to get over my middle-class judgements about "trailer trash," etc., I am now all in and thrilled that while it may not be our dream home, it is OURS. (Also, the wood paneling is pretty amazing.) But because of my total lack of experience with mobile-home living, I feel really unprepared for the quirks and particularities that will come with our new home.
This summer, after six months of preparation including writing a detailed lease, we moved our family of five back into Eliza Brownhome, our 40′ Bluebird school bus. I'm sure a lot of you are wondering how we can fit a family of five into 300 square feet, so I thought it'd be nice to give a tour. I am pleased to introduce Eliza Brownhome, our beloved 1974 Bluebird schoolbus.
Thanks to the Tiny House Blog for introducing me to Greg Fowkes' story. He's a new dad who's converting a $200 trailer into an amazing modern mobile home that he, his wife, and their new baby can drive down to Mexico and live in.
As Greg says, "When you think about getting back to basics, what could be more basic than family? Change starts at home."
We were scrambling to get out of the nest, but didn't know where to start. So we developed three requirements for our future home, and somehow a trailer fit them all. Now I just needed to get over my "trailer trash" stigma to be able to enjoy my new home.