An intrepid couple has travelled greater than 45,000 miles round North America of their tiny home.
The 130-sq ft home is on wheels which enabled house owners Alexis Stephens, 33, and Christian Parsons, 42, of Tiny House Expedition to travel throughout 36 US states, one Canadian province and greater than 17 tiny home communities. The couple met in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA the place additionally they constructed their home.
They determined to construct their home and take it on the street. “Our personal journey to tiny living was born out of a desire to simplify, create more flexibility and embrace everyday adventure,” stated Alexis. “No matter if you travel or stay put, tiny living encourages stronger connection to your surroundings, which opens the door to more experiences.”
Their concept was to travel round North America, documenting the folks, tradition and group expertise of the tiny home motion. “The thing that really turned our dream into a reality was bravery. We both had to completely embrace risk and find the confidence to know we could make this all happen, build our tiny house and take it on the road.” The couple have been travelling of their tiny home for greater than two and a half years after spending 9 months constructing it.
Christian was the first builder and took on constructing the home as his full-time job. The couple defined how they owe numerous one in every of their pals, Tom, who allowed them to construct on his property and use his instruments in addition to at all times being there to supply recommendation.
“Just about everything is multi-functional, and every inch is maximized,” stated Alexis. “For instance, the closet is also a staircase, bench seat and bookshelf. Like every house, we have a kitchen, bathroom and living room. We also have two sleeping lofts. The ‘master suite’ has a queen bed, and my son’s loft has a folding foam bed, fold-down desk, a toy box and a special basket on a pulley system — perfect for bringing toys up and down.”
They have plans to transform a faculty bus sooner or later for his or her travelling to allow them to maintain their tiny home as a home base in a metropolis of their selecting which they have but to determine. Alexis additionally had some recommendation for anybody wishing to observe their instance and reside tiny or just take their life on the street. “If you are interested in living tiny, our advice is to just go for it,” she stated.
The pair have began a vlog collection, and are engaged on an academic docu-series, Living Tiny Legally, analyzing the authorized obstacles round tiny housing and the way these are being overcome in a rising variety of cities and mannequin constructing codes. Learn extra on their web site and observe them on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to observe their adventures and for tiny home inspiration and how-to sources.
By Mark McConville/www.mediadrumworld.com