For the past 9 months we have been camping. Well, not really. We have been living in a camper. Don’t feel too sorry for us. We have all the amenities including water, sewer, electricity, and most importantly we have the internet. It is like living in a tiny, 300 square foot home. There is not a lot of space, but we have all the essentials. We have a (very small) kitchen, a small dining area, living area, bathroom, miniature shower, and a bed. There is not much room for storage, so we have only what we really need (more on that for another post). This experience so far has been quite interesting to say the least. As much as I wish I could say we are almost done with our camper experience, that is not the case. We are in it for the long haul.
Why, might you ask, are we living in a camper? To live the simple life? To rebel against our modern, materialistic society? I wish I was that noble. The truth is that we are trying to build a house. Not a tiny house, but a normal 4-bedroom house. We started the house building process in February of last year (2016). So nearly a year ago and we don’t even have a foundation. Yes, that is correct. An entire year and there is nothing, zip, nada. So that is why we are in it (the camper) for the long haul.
In the beginning I was under the impression that we were going to start the building process this fall. I figured we would be in the camper 8 months, maybe a year at the most. Boy was a wrong about that. At this rate we will be lucky if it is a year and a half. So rather than be negative and feel sorry for myself, I decided to embrace it. I decided to take ownership of my current situation and, most importantly, document it. There are so many funny and sometimes frustrating things that happen when living in a camper. I want to be able to look back one day and have all of the memories and blog posts to remind me of this experience, the experience of building a home, and hopefully beyond.