Author Archives: melanie

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living a small and dreaming big in an airstream trailer.

Custom Van Update

Custom Van Update

I just wanted to pop in to show you the progress we’ve made on our van. We hope to have the inside complete by Memorial Day. The outside is another, more expensive story! Continue reading

How to Create the Perfect Whitewash

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We’re getting really close to having the inside of the van complete! Yesterday we put the doors on the kitchen cabinets and since we didn’t have enough old barnwood to create the doors, we used leftover boards from creating the walls of the van. George was insistent on a bright interior, but I didn’t want something that would show every speck of dirt either. That’s why we decided on a whitewash for the walls and cabinets. Today I’m sharing our nontraditional method for creating the perfect, antique whitewash. Continue reading

Link Love: 71

An Airstream Lit by Candlelight It’s been a little while since the last Link Love. I’ve been distracted by other things. Taxes, work, trying to figure out my life, you know, those fun adult problems. But sometimes it’s good to take a bit of a break. Speaking of breaks, put your feet up, grab another cup of coffee and enjoy Link Love! Continue reading

How to Heat And Cool an Airstream Travel Trailer

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I’ve written before about how we stay warm in our Airstream travel trailer, but we did things a bit differently this year. Plus, the weather is changing– thank god– and I’ve been getting more questions about how we both heat and cool our Airstream. So, I thought it might be a good idea to do a little update on the subject. Continue reading

10 Reasons We Built (And Love!) Our Tiny House

10 Reasons We Built (And Love!) Our Tiny House A Small Life is more than just talking about Airstreams. A Small Life is about living a happier, more minimalistic lifestyle. That’s why today I’m branching out a bit with a post from my friend, Leah. Leah is a badass who has built her tiny home from scratch. I love her can-do attitude and her realistic approach to tiny house living– something I don’t often see online or on television. Today Leah is going to share the top 10 reasons she and her boyfriend built, not bought, their tiny house. Take it away, Leah!

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2016 Garden Plans

2016 Garden Plans I’m a little bit late to start my garden from seeds this year. But lately I’ve been feeling like I’m a little bit late to everything. That’s no excuse not to start planting and that’s no excuse not to start anything in life. Am I right?! Continue reading

Link Love: 70

An Airstream in the Woods

I love these longer hours of daylight, but the time change is always rough on me. I’ve never been one of those people who can bounce back from lost sleep. I’ve been grumpy, waking up at all hours of the night and drinking too much coffee. Do ya’ll feel super sensitive to the change too?

Well, since we’re all “Sensitive Sallys” this week, I’m keeping Link Love short and emotional. Get ready to re-evaluate your entire life. 😉 Continue reading