So if you follow me on social media, I have been dropping some hints the last couple months of an announcement our family has been hiding. We have decided to go tiny! Living tiny has been a trending thing to do these days and for good reason.
We fell in love with the idea of minimalist living when my husband returned home from deployment and we lived in a studio apartment for a few months. While there were a couple things that we didn’t like (sleeping on a futon for example) the discomforts we experienced we knew were only temporary as we prepared to make our big move home, and we loved being so close and in a small space. All of our stuff was in storage and we were living off a few Goodwill glasses and plates and just a couple of furniture items. We had no clutter, no tv, and cleaning was a breeze! While it was definitely an adjustment at first, we quickly fell into a routine and just soaked up our time in our tiny space.
While Alex transitioned from active duty Army to a career in the police force, we again stayed in one room together in his parent’s home. We had access of course to the big kitchen and the rest of the house but we officially decided that tiny was how we wanted to continue living for a while. We jumped in and did a ton of research and while a tiny house was our ideal choice, we soon realized they were out of our budget and decided to look at RV living instead. We were hesitant at first about the idea of an RV but after scouring YouTube and blogs, we found there are tons of families that have made the leap to full time RV living and live both stationary and on the road. After touring a couple RV’s in person we discovered we would actually have more space for about half the price of a tiny home! We were sold. We visited a few different dealerships and fell in love with our Palomino Puma 37PFL. Its unique floorplan and beautiful kitchen sold us the second we opened the door.
Alex’s parents are graciously letting us stay on their property so for now we are cozying up in their backyard and are enjoying living close to family and being able to have our chicken flock since we live in the country. We aren’t sure what the future holds but for now we loving the tiny life! We are still settling in and unpacking but stay tuned for a home tour coming very soon!