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Living in a Yurt in Alaska
Wow. This family of three lives in a yurt high up on a mountain in a remote coastal Alaskan town. The McKittricks have a woodstove but the place is only accessible by boat or aircraft. They have broadband internet but no indoor plumbing. Hello outhouse in the snow, you are hardcore. This sweet, expedition-loving couple has trekked over 7,000 miles together. Article here.

Photo Credit: Stuart Isett for The New York Times
Uncategorized  camping  in_the_media  inspiration  mobile_living  from google
february 2010 by lacurieuse
John & Kate’s Airstream Tour
Back in July, Kate Heber & John Byfield launched themselves and their vintage 22′ Airstream trailer on an Eco-Discovery Tour for an indefinite amount of time. Their trailer, a 1962 Flying Cloud named “Doris Mae,” is open for public display at eco-friendly events and shops all around the country.

After their 7 month renovation/reconstruction project, the interior of John & Kate’s Airstream is stunning. They cleverly mapped out everything in cardboard first before committing to build — adjusting here and there as they imagined their lives in the Airstream — creating an extremely personalized space.

This tiny traveling eco-home has all the amenities including: solar electricity, composing toilet, low-flow sink and shower, low-VOC paint and finish, LED lighting, cork flooring, kirel board & bamboo cabinetry, natural linoleum countertop, even a natural wool mattress.

Check their blog for current updates and maps of their travels. Cheers and good luck to both of you!

Photo credit: Kirei
Uncategorized  Airstream  mobile_living  trailers  from google
november 2009 by lacurieuse
Wanderlusters Scamp Trailer Makeover
The Wanderlusters are Stephanie and Taylor, formerly Houston residents, now full time wanderers. The couple purchased a 13′ fiberglass trailer (a 1977 Scamp) and renovated it for traveling life. They have been spending their time re-prioritizing and deepening their relationships. (via Design*Sponge)
http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/09/before-after-the-scamp-trailer.html
The Wanderlusters are Stephanie and Taylor, formerly Houston residents, now full time wanderers. The couple purchased a 13′ fiberglass trailer (a 1977 Scamp) and renovated it, updating it to a more modern look. During their traveling life they have been spending their time re-prioritizing and deepening their relationships, and of course crocheting. You can read about it all on their blog. (via Design*Sponge)

more trailer renovation photos
Uncategorized  fiberglass_trailers  mobile_living  travel  from google
november 2009 by lacurieuse
Tiny House Rolls in to Seattle
Jeff & Arlene downsized… big time. They went from being San Francisco Bay Area apartment-dwellers to Seattle tiny house dwellers by way of building their own Mini-Mobile Cottage. They rented a 20×50 warehouse space and built the 8.5′ x 24′ structure with just over $21,000.

The design is loosely based off the Tumbleweed Fencl design. The end-product has several interior modifications, and ended up being a hefty 7,640 lbs for towing up north.

The couple recently found a new home for the home in Seattle’s neighborhood of Ballard, parked next to a regular-sized house. Jeff is pursuing a PhD at UW and Arlene is still looking for work.

In their new location in Seattle, they are still scrambling to finish and seal the exterior of the home before the big rains begin. They also haven’t entirely fixed up the interior or connected the propane for cooking and heating. In utilizing the YMCA and UW gym they haven’t been in a rush to connect the shower system yet.

So far the cottage has been very good at keeping us comfortable whether it’s been 40 degree F or 95 degree F weather. We have either been eating things raw (we love salads anyway) or eating at nearby restaurants so not using the stove has given us a chance to explore the neighborhood.

Congratulations and best of luck to you both! I look forward to seeing the finished home someday…

Photo credit: Jeff Hemsley
Uncategorized  DIY  mobile_living  San_Francisco  tiny_houses  tumbleweed_houses  from google
october 2009 by lacurieuse

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