When I started this blog back in July, we had a vision of selling our big house and moving into a tiny home. Each client that appeared to view our primary residence was unimpressed with the amount of work that needed to be accomplished and left. I had begun to think that living tiny was a pipe dream, and we would forever be imprisoned in the land of large. After receiving a job offer as a contractor on a local project we bit the bullet. We forged ahead and purchased our dream RV on credit, not wanting to drive over an hour to work everyday. In the back of our minds still loomed the dream that our oversized home would sell, and we could live happily ever after on our newly not yet purchased land.
For the past three weeks life has been mostly enjoyable. I have thrived having everything close and at hand, and even decorated our mini mcmansion for Christmas. At first, it was a guessing game. Just what do we need? and what can we live without? I’ve experimented with clothing, dishes, cookware, and extra’s. When we see we are not using something its returned to our other home, and placed in a set location for disposition. The exchanging still needs improvement, but we are running out of room quickly. I believe by January we should have a working system.
Most times at breakfast we sit down and eat sharing ideas and discussing our upcoming day. Everything was fine until the ball was dropped. It’s a possibility our project may undergo some funding issues. This will leave us two houses to pay for, and needing only one. Financial stress will be an issue. We have considered selling the big house for what’s owed on it. We have also considered just doing a price drop. Whatever happens I really want to occupy our tiny world full time. This will mean deciding what to do with all our possessions that are just collecting dust an hour away.
Yesterday I thought I needed things from there. I went into each room pulling open drawers and basically leaving with a flashlight. Things have changed from the days that we had to pack out our SUV to leave town for a week. Living small has changed us, and hopefully we will become experts at it. That’s my update for now.
BTW please forgive my grammar errors, I’m tired and really just wanting to get the update out!