It’s no secret that I live in a tiny home. I have lived this lifestyle for over two years at this point. Many of the reasons I wanted to downshift my life and try tiny living is to live a simpler life. Even before this downshift in my life I would say I lived fairly simple and minimalist. At some point, though I wanted more though.
I wanted more freedom, flexibility, and less stuff.
My first thought was trying the van life movement. Living in a van sounded simple and it would make me own less. But after looking at them for a few months I realized that living in a van full-time was not enough room for me. I knew then that I wanted to make a travel trailer my tiny home.
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Now the search begins to find the right travel trailer for me. I looked at more travel trailers than I like to admit. I looked at used ones from private owners and went to a good amount of dealerships. I started to get an idea of the floor setup that would fit my lifestyle the best. I was very close to buying a new RV from the dealership in San Diego where my home base is.
I was at a stalemate with the price and the interest rate on the loan. Days went by and I finally talked them down to a price that I was ok paying but not in love with. That very same day I saw a young military couple had their RV and truck for sale in Miramar. Right down the road from me. I talked to them and asked if I could come to look at it. As soon as I saw it I fell in love with the layout and the interior design of it.
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They remodeled some of the interior to make it feel more like home. The price for the truck and RV was less than the RV I was about to buy from the dealership. It was a blessing that I found this deal and decided to buy both the truck and RV from them.
When I see tiny living online it frames it in a way that it’s amazing. You see these great locations, very beautiful setups, and really cool lights hanging all over. It can be that but it won’t always be that. I like to show both sides of the spectrum of tiny living.
There are also those that think tiny living is horrible even though they never have tried it. Every time I have a new person in my tiny home they are shocked at how nice the inside is. They also always say that they can’t believe how much space is in it.
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I finally did a YT video to give everyone a tour of my tiny home. I explain some projects that I am doing and what the future looks like.
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