Sunday, July 20, 2014

a peek into my trailer

Well folks, I moved into a trailer. Yup, a camper, rv, mobile home, whatever you want to call it. After dealing with landlord craziness and Luna's accident, we decided that for financial and mental health reasons we needed a change. And that change came in the form of a 70's Yellowstone Camper. It's been a few weeks, but I'm already in love. I'm not surprised. I loved traveling and living out of my van, so it makes sense that living more permanently out of a trailer would appeal to me. I'm slowly getting used to the campground life, and basically, I never want to leave. Obviously we won't be able to live out of a trailer in Wisconsin through the winter, but we're discussing potential winter destinations (eep!) and keeping our options open. 

I'm definitely going to be sharing more photos, I was just excited to finally be able to post these few. I've been working every day and mostly double shifts, so there's still some things to be done around the site, but it's slowly coming along. I borrowed some blankets and pillows from my van to decorate and it's amazing how much those little changes made me feel so much more at home. All the items in the photos are things I've thrifted. (You can see more of the trailer, decor, and campground life on my Instagram!)

Luna is quite at home in the trailer. She loves looking out all the windows and running back and forth from the bed to the futon. I put her on a harness and leash and take her out for walks almost every day so she can get some fresh air (I use the term "walk" lightly. Mostly we go outside and Luna flops over and refuses to move, or thinks I'm offering her a kitty salad bar and chews on all the greens). We installed an AC unit to make sure she'd be comfortable on hot days, but to our delight the weather has been super pleasant and we haven't had to run it at all! The best part about the trailer is that if we do decide to move for the winter, it will be easy to take kitty along with us, not worry about finding cat sitters or cat friendly housing. (Oh, and Luna is recovering splendidly! Thank you all for asking after her! It's almost as if she were never hurt at all, save for the funny shaved spots she is still sporting from her procedures.)

Campground life is delightful. Even though our trailer is equipped with a full bathroom - toilet, shower, tub, sink - I think it's kind of refreshing to just walk to the common building for teeth brushing and showering. It's a nice short little walk and then I don't have to clean the shower - win, win! And the people I've met here are just so nice! I wish I'd considered buying a trailer sooner - this really is the best. Ugh, I could go on and on, but I'll save some for when I have more photos.
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Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

Im so glad that Luna is getting better. I have a quote in my kitchen that says "a house is not a home with out a cat". In your case we can change it to a "rv is not a home with out a cat"

Abigail ~ said...

oh wow. such a beautiful place! all of this sounds so exciting. i love how you describe camp life and all that vintage stuff is awesome. love these pictures. can't wait to see more :)
-Abigail

Marlen said...

whaaaa that's so awesome! and just the thought that you can pick up and move anywhere when it gets cold gets me sooo jealous. you'll never have to experience a winter again! that is so, so cool. and im SO glad Luna is doing better, thank goodness.

xo marlen
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Ashley said...

You are so wonderfully unique and I adore this space of yours where I get to live through you for a minute haha!

Seriously, how fun!

lucinda smith said...

you have such an adventurous spirit, i love it! sounds like you made the best decision for your situation right and it is so exciting. just the idea of being able to move around with the seasons and discover new places! so cool!
p.s. glad to hear your sweet little luna is doing better.

Lostvestige said...

Congratulations on the new place! I can't wait to hear more about it and see more photos! :)

J. said...

Love the new home!
I remember going camping in an RV every summer...I miss it! But Wisconsin in winter would not be fun...

Josie said...

This actually sounds like so much fun! Glad Luna is ok x

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Annie Patz said...

I have always wanted to move into a traveling home, the idea sounds so exciting and so much less stressful than always having to worry about rent, I hope you have many wonderful adventures!

Danielle Morgan said...

Your move into a trailer is very inspiring! The decor is very mystical looking.

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