We sold our house on the Coast and packed up all our stuff and headed to the interior. We didn't get possession of our new property for 2 and 1/2 weeks. So for the first week, we rented the cabin where we stayed when we came searching for land...
So what happened?! It all worked out :)! We spent a lovely week in the cabin. tBoy's mom was with us as she was visiting from France. When she bought her ticket, we didn't know we were selling our house and moving, so she came along for this adventure! (So helpful with the packing and moving!) We got a chance to show her why we love this place. While at the cabin, we made use of the WiFi (there was no cell reception) to search for a trailer. We bought the first one that we saw! We then managed to get a spot at the campground (showers, cell and WiFi reception, but no electricity to charge our phones) where we stayed until the day we got possession of the land and moved the trailer there the same day. Phew!!
We considered different options for our new home: yurt, another tiny home, canvas tent, rental house in town (nah, we wanted to be on the land!)... and ultimately decided on a trailer. Why? Because it is move-in ready: plumbing, electrical wiring, insulation (sort of) etc. Honestly, it is actually the original tiny home!
Ok. Admittedly, the decor... Ugh the decor! But we knew that we were going to gut it and fix it up... Yikes, there was so much brass! And nasty wallpaper!!
|Those window coverings! And the couch! And the wallpaper!|
|These were everywhere- why?!|
|Seriously, the brass was never-ending!|
Trailer conversion to cozy home - First we ripped out ALL the fixtures... all the brass (yah!)
|During the "renos", the entertainment area was the girls' room|
|Bye bye stereo speakers and cabinet doors|
|Bye bye brass!|
|Nothing a little spray paint can't fix|
|Yes, that's a puppy trying to be helpful. Not to to worry, no one was hurt.|
|tDog2 was a bit attached to the carpet!|
|TADA! New flooring looks so much better :)!|
|The eating nook and the kitchen 'island' for food prep|
|The master bedroom|
|The shower (also with a skylight above like the bus)|
|Completed exterior photos coming soon!|
|Isn't she adorable? (We still need to do the tiling below her)|
|Cozy up by the wood stove with a floor to ceiling window to enjoy the view|
|Pocket door decorated by tBoy that leads into girls' room. On the right is the original entrance to the trailer.|
|A*'s bed (L*'s bed will be added above to make a custom bunk - not yet completed)|
|Girls' dresser and book/toy/craft/art shelf|
Coming up: Homesteading 103: People (that's us!)