Everything moved in

A week later and we’ve got all the stuff we want to keep in the camper moved in!

This past week has involved packing up our personal belongings (to give some idea, that’s two double rooms full), whittling it down to the bare necessities and fitting it all into a space no bigger than our current kitchen. With limited cupboard and floor space, we’ve had to get creative with some of our storage solutions (think S-hooks, washing lines, and trolley racks) but we’ve managed to come up with a system that’s both functional and beautiful. Here’s a couple update pics:

The next step is to sort through the stuff that’s left. Needless to say, we’re getting rid of a lot of it – things we’ve gathered over the years and have decided we no longer need – which will take a little while. But we’re proud to announce that we’re ready for our first trip! 

We are conscious that being physically ready is a different thing than actually living on the road and are mulling over some questions which will no doubt form our next posting when we’ve formulated them fully, till then wish us luck with the sorting!

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5 thoughts on “Everything moved in

  1. We are in the same situation here in the US. Bought a motorhome and living in it in the mountains of Oregon about 50miles East of our apartment in town. We do have a toad (tow behind vehicle) to go back into town from time to time. Living in our motorhome in the country has been such a great experience during the last 3 months. We procrastinate going back to our apartment to get things packed simply because we can not stand the thought of being away from our new dream house (the motorhome) and our beautiful country surroundings. Every time that we have gone back to town we are instantly wanting to turn back toward the mountains to escape the hectic traffic and fast-paced city living. Good luck on your endeavors. My experience being the new owner of a motorhome is one of constant learning. You can count on some things to go wrong. I have learned to simply accept these little malfunctions as learning opportunities rather than inconveniences. Regardless, all RV’s will offer you their fair share of “learning experiences”. The good thing: the more eager you are to learn and maintain self-sufficiency the more you will know and save on high labor rates in repair costs. Good luck.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment, it’s so lovely to hear your experience and we agree wholeheartedly with taking the view of seeing things as learning opportunities! We’re sure we will encounter many of them along the way, but that’s part of the excitement and joy of becoming self-sufficient. Wishing you continued happiness in your adventures!

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  2. Great post, I just found your web site. My wife and I are finally settling into our off grid home. The adventure has been amazing. Looking forward to reading more about yours.

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