Today we venture to Disney Springs for lunch, cupcakes, and of course for Minnie’s Rock the Dots celebration. She’s getting her own star on the Hollywood walk of fame! We’ve been in the Orlando area for about a month, and have been at three different RV parks. We leave here (Sherwood Forest RV Resort) on […]
Broken Landing Gear – Epic Mini Life S1E6
It’s all fun and games until your landing gear bolt snaps in two places. Just when we’ve got the hang of setup and teardown (Michael is backing in like a pro) something goes haywire… one of the two landing gear legs stops going down. This can only mean one thing… the landing gear bolt snapped… […]
Free Range Tatanka – Epic Mini Life S1E5
In this video we document a trip to Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. The audio was terrible for the most part, and we’ve included subtitles for the important parts. The rest is music! If you like it, don’t forget to give it a thumbs up! We’ve been on the road now for a few […]
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 […]
Live Your Dreams – Epic Mini Life S1E4
Well, this probably isn’t the video you’re looking for, but it’s a fun one! 🙂 We visit Marceline, MO, home of the Walt Disney Hometown Museum and his childhood home. We visit both, and share it with you! We’ve been on the road now for a few months, and we’ve learned a LOT! A LOT. […]
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 […]
Tiny/Small living and reaching a larger audience
A friend of mine (from Boulder) offered this reply to one of our Facebook posts. I started to write a simple reply, but it turned into enough to warrant its own blog post. Strap in. 🙂 You know… the public aversion to tiny homes is partially due to the projected hubris around “how small I […]
Launch day is upon us, securing Leeloo, and the first leg!
We’ve been planning, discussing, learning, and otherwise practically obsessed with this new chapter in the journey of life. The reality is starting to sink in, and it’s not all rainbows and unicorns. The truth of the matter is that as the time nears, the more we realize how much more there is left to do, […]
How many horses does it take to pull your life?
I stumbled upon this post declaring the “covered wagon” as the first tiny home. This totally makes sense. In fact, I was thinking this morning about how a pickup pulling a 5th wheel is the logical evolution of the horse and covered wagon. Everything we need will be packed nicely inside of Leeloo (our name […]
Best Laid Plans – Epic Mini Life S1E2
As it turns out, letting go of the stuff wasn’t the hard part. Well, for the most part. Physically getting rid of it is proving to be far more difficult. UPDATE: We’re changing the plans a bit after realizing that we are in total control of our calendar and location. That sort of autonomy is […]