Beginning a journey to live more simply…

A Tiny Garden

Saturday, March 24th, 2012:

We have been settling in to our new home and location quite nicely. It really is quite amazing how well the house traveled. Nothing rattled loose, no pipes broken, the front door still closes snugly. All of the things that run through your mind over 600 miles of bumps, pot holes, and rough patches of road can drive you mad.

We have opted to rent a spot in an RV park for the time being. It is quiet, has water and electricity readily available, and comes complete with friendly RVer’s for neighbors and kind landlords. Getting to know more about the RV crowd and sub-culture is going to be an unexpected treat. There are more than a few folks whom we’ve met already who have deliberately chosen a more simple and paired down life in the form of RV living.

The next major phase of our tiny house experience will be finding a small patch of land to purchase that not only has water and electricity available, but also isn’t laden with restrictions that will bar a couple living in a house under 200 square feet / Hand-built RV.

In the mean time, we’ve taken advantage of the great spring weather to plant a small ‘square foot’ garden on our rented lot. Put in some summer crops -Tomatoes and squash- as well as several herbs.

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NOW it feels like a home!

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Comments on: "A Tiny Garden" (4)

  1. thank you for your continued commentary. This is the part of the adventure that I believe was keeping me from taking the plunge. For now I can park my Fencel on my parent’s property, but as they are in their 80’s this will not be my forever home. What are you paying for rent? Great idea to find your own land, the more we tiny homeowners put pressure on towns, especially in this economical environment, the better chance we have to impact change. Noel

    • Noel,

      We are paying $300.00 per month for a very spacious lot as far as RV parks go. This price includes our water, electricity and trash service. A fairly good deal, but the end goal is to pay this ‘rent’ to ourselves…

  2. small homes are the future. It forces us to stay organized and not clutter up with things we don’t need. Another plus, moving is super easy. I love your home and your blog.

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