Tiny Casita: converting a $200 trailer into a sweet mobile casa #Home#living small#Mexico#mobile home#RV#tiny home August 28 2012 | Ariel offbeatbride Thanks to the Tiny House Blog for introducing me to Greg Fowkes' story. He's a new dad who's converting a crapped out $200 trailer into an amazing modern mobile home that he, his wife, and their new baby can drive down to Mexico and live in. There were many towns we loved, but none that offered the variety and excitement as Sayulita. We settled on a quiet lot along a river, just outside of town and about a 15-minute walk to the ocean. Since then we had our fence and retaining wall built, and now we're in the process of having an old fashioned well dug for water. We hope to be completely off the grid, which works out perfectly as there are no utilities to our lot. When you think about getting back to basics, what could be more basic than family? Change starts at home. The circle grows wider. We're happier. We enjoy our lives. The connection between each other grows stronger. The world is a better place, or at the very least, our "tiny" world is a better place. While the Tiny House Blog has an introduction to Greg's story, you can read TONS more about his progress on his blog, Tiny Casita. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing, chances are good that she's dancing and happy-crying. PREVIOUS What do you do with YOUR fruit stickers? NEXT Heirloom Wooden Toys has eco-friendly toys that won't break five days after you buy them Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] Whenever I see these families traveling, I get so crazy jealous! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.