Well, I figured I better write a little something today…. I was quoted in an article at ozy.com. Kind-of quoted, really. A writer from the on-line magazine had called me several months ago because they were doing a piece on ‘tiny houses.’ I let them know that although the tiny house movement seemed very similar to living in a trailer and actually liking it, the two are not the same.
Tiny home people tend to have money and time to invest in their endeavor. They are making the choice to live there in order to simplify, leave a smaller carbon footprint, or just see if they can do it – one of those things that just sounded like a good idea at the time.
People who find themselves living in a trailer suddenly, in their 30’s or 40’s, because of their job situation, a bankruptcy, a divorce, or a lousy decision, but who still consider themselves contributing members of society, and maybe even a bit stylish, are the ones who choose to make the most of a crappy situation.
That’s where my friends and I fit in…. It’s been 5 years since my life took a turn for the worst, and although moving into a run-down trailer was pretty much my only option at the time, it has truly been an awesome decision. I love my tiny little trailer! Sure it has some quirks about it that you don’t find in a stick-built home – tiny or otherwise. For instance, a few months ago when the pipe going into the back of my toilet decided to break free from the constraints of toilet-tank life and shoot water all over my home, only the flooring in half of my place was ruined (because the pink trailer is not even slightly level). But I love my tiny home.
In fact I love it so much, that when I got married (yes, married) 9 months ago, he moved from upstate New York into the pink trailer. So now instead of 450 square feet all to myself, I am sharing it. But so far so good, I dare say he even likes it a little bit (he has never ever lived in a trailer before).
So a lot has happened in the year I’ve been missing from my blog – I got engaged, married, went to Canada, Fiji, San Francisco, upstate New York, and Denver, and even had some house guests along the way. Things are good, and the trailer is still as quirky as ever. 🙂