It has indeed been a while. We have been too busy living in our bus and enjoying the second half of the summer to write a post. But alas, Fall in the Rainforest is here - which means rain! Today was mostly spent indoors (me recuperating from a cold).
So how is bus living you ask? Well, I thought I would talk a bit about what it's like for 2 people and a dog to live in about 210 square feet of space. When we set out to build our teeny tiny home, we assessed where we spent most of our time. It was concluded that we were either:
1. at the kitchen table (which doubled up as a desk for both of us),
2. at the kitchen counter cooking,
3. on the couch (reading or watching a DVD),
4. in bed,
5. in the bathroom.
We never did find a use for the spare bedroom in the former cabin and the extra bedroom + den in our city apartment. Neither of us ever took baths or sat in the extra chairs we had in the living room. We've always enjoyed being in close proximity with one another, opting to share the kitchen table as a desk rather than working in a separate 'study'.
So to be quite honest, this new space has not been much of an adjustment for tBoy, tDog and I. In fact, it feels quite spacious to us! And as for our stuff... Since tBOY never had much (!) and I did some major downsizing in the last many years/moves, we didn't have much trouble fitting everything into the bus. Here is a tour of how we live:
Underneath the counter near the door are most of the dishes including plates, bowls, glass containers, and a few cooking essentials such as coconut oil, olive oil, vinegars etc.
Above the jackets in the entrance way, we have 3 baskets- 2 of which house tDog's stuff (leash, collar, jacket, poopie bags). The other one holds miscellaneous household things.
Inside the bathroom, we now have a shelf! We don't have much in it because we don't use many products (which is a good thing!)
In the shower is a little ledge for soap etc.
Our wee book collection is on the shelf on my side of the bed. We still have some books chez tBrother which we need to figure if we are keeping or donating.
For now when tBOY goes mountain biking in the rain (not something that I prefer to do!), he has to strip down when he gets home and the biking clothes go straight into the washing machine...
|The boys hard at work figuring it out.|
The bus weighs at least 10 tonnes, so it's not a task to be taken lightly!
|Just one of these can lift the entire bus!!|
For now... tBOY and I are so happy to be mostly done (does it ever end?!) We learned a lot about home building, but more importantly, we learned a lot about ourselves and each other. We are soooooo relieved that at the end of all of this, we still love one another and can spend long periods of time together in this teeny tiny space that we call home :)!