Originally Posted by Marti
We are in a quandry. Just put a contract on some land with almost 3 months until closing. We haven't sold our house yet, but if we sell and close within the usual month, we're going to be homeless for awhile.
I think I could live in the trailer in a park somewhere. Dh doesn't. But then, he needs to work from home a lot also.
Anyone tried it? Our trailer is a 210.
My wife, our cat, and myself spend at least 3 months a year in a FF 190 (Rough Inside Dimensions @ 7.5' x 16'... Total ~120 square feet) camping at several days at a time to a month at a time and really do not have any problems.
Yes, it is a bit tight, but with the added room of the outdoors and not becoming a prisoner of confinement
helps. for extended trips (over just a few days), it is nice to stay in a campground with full hook-ups. We open the awning when weather permits and extend our living space to include the awning area; barbecues are great; meeting folks camped near can help break the monotony; and the campground of choice can make a big difference. For example, the Escapees CG's have an activity center that also worked to help their guests enjoy the time there with things like sewing, card games, jigsaw puzzles, a library, DVD loans, group walks, a nice laundry mat, and the list goes on. I was metal detecting during a portion of the day and my wife enjoyed some of the activities, TV, quiet time, and reading. I made sure I spent time with her, took walks in the evening, worked jigsaw puzzles, enjoyed pot-luck gatherings, watching TV in the quiet of our Tiny Home
... doing much of what we do at home...
I am guessing that your trailer is larger, i.e., at ~21' and it is probably about 7.5' wide inside x about 18' long inside... that gives you a whopping 135 square feet of living are... or there about. Many Tiny houses today are as small as 120 square feet.... So, yes, I could live in my almost 10% smaller space, with my wife and cat...
Good luck and remember to enjoy life as it is, and slow down to smell the roses...