Frugal Engineering, Part 2

Let’s get back to our Frugal Engineering 101 escapades! We left off last night with me dumping my drink across our Ford Transit Cargo Van when I excitedly was trying to show Rock where the solar inverter was going to be positioned. We had installed most of the ceiling insulation, and were waiting for the…

Employment On The Road

One of the scariest parts of The Plan to sell everything we own and move into our Ford Transit Cargo Van tiny home, is that all of my and Rock’s lives have been spent seeing the Recipe Of Life as — get a job, buy a home, get married, save for retirement, pay the mortgage, spawn…

Van Outfitting, Part 2, Bed Platform

Today was a warm and gloriously clear day with brilliant sunshine and gentle breezes… Man, I adore South Texas!  It is late-January and we were bumming around in shorts and tank tops! We made some progress on the Tiny Home conversion!  Finally!! The supplies we had on-hand for the rails are: Two 2x6x8 for the…

Van Outfitting, Part 1, Bed Platform

With the arrival of our moving tiny home yesterday (see Our Tiny Home has come HOME…), the real work begins! (As if finding and securing our little place were not a big accomplishment!) We will be living in an area of space that is juuuuust about the size of most people’s master bathroom! The van is about…

Rockin' the Transit Van

Our Tiny Home has come HOME…

Drum Roll Please!!!!      Strike up the Band!!!   And…the fat Lady has Sung!!!   (Or something along those lines)   🙂 Our teeny, tiny home van is now parked in our driveway and ready to be outfitted. With a new windshield, and a few other minor discrepancies that were corrected by the dealership…We…

The New Homestead! A Tiny Home…

We did it! We found what we were looking for – and made it happen!   It took about two weeks of wrangling.  One salesman at the stealership got  removed from our sale, and we got a different one who was ~awesome~ and worked his tail off to get the numbers where we wanted them!  I spent three…

The Minimalist Prepper…

I figured it out this morning! I sat down to my obligatory one cup of coffee and was browsing some of the WordPress folks who have similar journeys to ours… and while Rock is on the same journey as I am, he does not suffer the same conflict.  He is not agonizing over every single…