Meet Anne and Brian, a couple who had originally planned to live on their sailboat but ended up trading it for a motorhome instead. Anne realized that she loved the land too much to live on the water full-time, so they started discussing other options, which eventually led them to full-time RVing sooner.
They sold their house, sailboat, and most of their possessions, and moved into their Entegra Coach motorhome in just eight months. Originally, they were to move into the sailboat full-time in a matter of 5 years. In this blog post, we’ll learn more about their journey to tiny living, how it has changed their lives, and their advice for others considering going tiny.
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They Traded a Sailboat for a Motorhome
They have their adorable puppy along with them.
They have nice swivel chairs and an electric fireplace.
I love their wall art of the states they’ve gone to.
Plenty of room to cook and work.
They have some great big bump outs.
Their bedroom feels opulent!
They have a large shower stall.
It’s a pretty spacious bathroom for an RV.
Tons of storage in that vanity.
Be sure to read our interview with them below!
What got you into tiny living?
Before we had our motorhome, we owned a 35′ sailboat that was our floating summer cottage. My husband dreamed of living on a boat full-time, and I bought into the idea. We called it the 5-year plan. The only thing is that the five years never got closer for me. When he called me out, I finally admitted (to him and myself) that I like land too much to live on a boat. It inspired us to start discussing other options like RVing. We made a new five-year plan.
Did you build your home or buy it? How long did the process take?
The new five-year plan was born in September 2018. An announcement of a change in my job pushed that date up for us. By the end of 2018, we had signed a purchase agreement for our motorhome. By the end of April 2019, we had sold our house, sailboat, and most of the things we owned and moved into our motorhome. So our five-year plan quickly transformed into an eight-month plan.
How has tiny living changed your life (for better or worse)?
I think our relationship is stronger than ever. Because we travel full-time, we have to rely on each other. For us, downsizing from owning so much stuff brought perspective to what is essential. It was unbelievably liberating to be able to let go of so many possessions in exchange for a life of freedom.
What’s the hardest part of tiny living?
It’s a constant game of Tetris when you live tiny. You often have to move six things to get to or put something away. On that note, I think it’s necessary everything has a place and gets put away. Having things put away helps make moving our house every couple of weeks easier.
What’s the most rewarding part?
For us, it’s the opportunity to explore new places and live in a climate conducive to spending time outside.
Any advice for people looking to go tiny?
We suggest that you picture yourself living in the space. Consider how much (or how little) room you need to shower and get dressed. Imagine how space can function as an office and a dining room. Think about how you might make it work and then be willing to reassess/rearrange it after you’ve had a chance to live in it.
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