Reimagining Our Nomadic Lifestyle.

We LOVE the nomadic lifestyle, and we’re ready to make it ours. We’re going to make it bigger and better. That means making some pretty drastic changes, and resetting our own expectations. It means building our own house, with our features, and on our timeline. It means an investment in sticks and bricks, but without the notion or expectation of being “trapped” by it.

Epic Mini Life 2.0: Our outrageous plan to live off-grid in 2019, with every modern convenience

Hello there. If you’re new to EML, take a look at this post. It lays out a pretty strong foundation for how we arrived at this point in time. Everything in that post is still relevant today – Epic Mini Life is about choosing the life that’s right for us, whenever, and however we want … Read more Epic Mini Life 2.0: Our outrageous plan to live off-grid in 2019, with every modern convenience

Organizing small closets

The clothing storage is fairly generous in our 5th wheel – yes I just said that, out loud. The three of us share a 5′ wide closet and four drawers. There is a small vertical (hanging) closet where we store our linens and towels. We all shared one small walk-in closet in our townhouse for … Read more Organizing small closets

Anyone can cook… in an RV oven!

I’m not a brilliant cook. My Mother wasn’t even a good cook. It’s ok, she would tell you so. My childhood menu consisted largely of red meat & potatoes, canned/boxed goods, and spaghetti. It was practically mandatory to go to the local seafood restaurant once a week (a tradition that I really loved, thanks Mom!) and … Read more Anyone can cook… in an RV oven!

My first experience with consumer guilt: Bells and Whistles.

For the first time since embarking on our purposeful, minimalistic adventure I had an experience of consumer guilt. But it’s not what you might expect… We have been waiting to celebrate our sticks and bricks closing with the purchase of new iPhones for all of us. Michael’s is cracked and takes forever to load apps … Read more My first experience with consumer guilt: Bells and Whistles.

Control and stuff, or experiences?

Any sense of control you have in your lives is simply an illusion that you’ve allowed to persist. Your life could end in the next few minutes, or you could live to 120 with modern medicine. You can take actions to minimize exposure, but ultimately you’re here for a limited time. Worrying about “stuff” and … Read more Control and stuff, or experiences?

Waking up to the Epic Mini Life dream. Or, WE’RE LIVE!

This morning started like any other day. Rossi at my feet, Hayden next to me, and Heather pushed way too far to the edge of the bed to be comfortable. We’re sleeping on a full size mattress in a space built for a queen, with 90 pounds of dog negotiating for space. Zizi is in … Read more Waking up to the Epic Mini Life dream. Or, WE’RE LIVE!