Why do this in a nutshell:
Because I can. And so can you! Really, it’s all about priorities in life. I’m choosing to sell all my belongings, cut my my monthly expenses in half, live and work tiny and make exploring and photographing North America my priority.
The non-nutshell version:
As some of you may know, I’ve spent a lot of time living out of a backpack or suitcase in various countries. And, as much as I’ve loved my adventures, it always feels great when I get back home. Home… where I can kick my feet up and take my bra off, pour a glass of wine, and read a good book without anyone bothering me. Home… where I can punch my old feather pillow into just the right shape, and my favorite foods are right there in the fridge.
In other words, I’m an adventurous homebody. I want adventure, and I want to be home. So, how perfect is it to be able to take my home with me as I explore? And living tiny… well, that’s all relative. 90 square feet is so much bigger than a back pack!
I first started thinking about living tiny when the TV show “Tiny House Nation” came out. It’s a reality series about people opting to live in tiny homes for various reasons like budget, reduced carbon footprint, mobility, etc. I’d watch the shows and say, “I could do that!”. There’s something so freeing and liberating about getting rid of things and pairing down to a simple life. I liked the idea of lessening my bills, and being able to travel while still being home.
A travel trailer seems like the most logical step, allowing me to explore and photograph this beautiful North American continent. As crazy as it seems to some, to me it seems crazy not to do this.