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living a small and dreaming big in an airstream trailer.

10 of the Best Books about Tiny Living

10 of the best books about tiny living (3) I love very few things in life more than a good book. And books that teach you something– that’s even better! Today I’ve got my friend and fellow bad-ass tiny houser, Leah Nixon here to chat about our favorite subjects, books and tiny houses! Leah has built and designed her own tiny house and she’s currently working on her tiny studio. Leah’s recommendations are up first and then I’m chiming in. Take it away, Leah! Continue reading

Airbnb for RVs!

RVshare is an AirBnB for RVs! The following article is a guest post written by my friend, Mark over at RV share is an exciting new service where you can book or rent out your RV! Take it away, Matt.

The tiny house movement and a substantial rise in RV sales in the last few years prove that the notion “bigger is better” is no longer a widespread virtue. People are leaning towards pairing down and minimizing. Simplifying has become the latest lifestyle trend. Continue reading

Ask Melanie: Can I live in an Airstream with a baby?

Can I live in an Airstream with a baby? This week’s question came via direct message from someone who follows me on Instagram. Here’s her question:

“Hi Melanie! My husband, me and my 4-month-old boy are planning to buy an Airstream and live in it for at least one year, do you think it will be possible with an infant?” Continue reading

Link Love: 74

A patriotic Airstream

Link Love is a short one this week. But sometimes we need to consume less and create more, am I right?  Continue reading

Advice for Remodeling an Airstream

I’ve been emailed quite a few questions lately regarding advice for remodeling an Airstream. And it’s a tricky question– each Airstream will be different. That being said, there are a few common themes that all Airstream remodels will encounter, so George and I jumped on a video to chat about ’em. Enjoy! And as always, any more questions, you can ask in the comments!


How to Get Rid of Weeds: The Fast and Easy Way!

How to get rid of weeds- the fast and easy way! Ya’ll. I may have stumbled across something that changes the way I garden forever! Let me tell you a little story… I was pretty distraught this weekend. My garden, due to my negligence, was completely full of weeds and grass. So much so that I thought I might just have to abandon it and see if anything grows in between the weeds and grass. Continue reading

Link Love: 73

Bambi sleeping in the van

It’s summer. Let’s celebrate. Let’s take naps and bask in the sun (while wearing SPF 100, of course). Let’s do all the things and let’s do nothing. Yes, let’s do nothing. That’s my favorite. And while we’re doing nothing, let’s read a little, shall we? Continue reading