In 2016, after years of fascination with the tiny house movement and much consideration we chose to sell our 1600 square foot home and move into a tiny house of 458 square feet with our dog and young adult daughter. (She now lives in her own tiny apartment in a big city!) Our new cottage sat on a foundation in a lake community. We explored all tiny possibilities including living aboard a boat, full time RVing, building a tiny house on wheels, or moving into a mobile home. In the end, we went with the home on the foundation, as we lived in a four season climate with limited access to affordable year-round dockage or campgrounds and the excellent low interest loan rates that were available at the time of our decision. It gave a sense of permanence and the ability to wander when we choose.
Fast forward to 2019, and we are living our next adventure. After traveling for much of the last two summers in an RV we moved into the RV, for a while, and headed to the other coast at the end of June. With the plan to move from tiny to tinier, all was in order. The cottage was under agreement until just before we left. Yes, the deal fell apart right then. We took off anyway, as I already gave up my job and it was time. We made a 6000 mile journey, and alternated stays with the family and camping until the house sold and the next job landed at my feet. The house went in the first week of September, while the job search is in process. Once the job is nailed down, we will revisit the same decision. No one knows if we will stay in the RV, build an off grid tiny house, find a live aboard, or stumble into something unforeseen. It’s happening!