Airstream Livin’: A Six Month Update

Airstream in the woods It’s been almost six full months since we moved into the Airstream to live in it full-time. We’ve endured tornados and a vicious cold snap. We’ve endured bugs (oh lord the bugs!), oppressive heat and learned way more about sewage than any person should. But I still wouldn’t trade this experience for the world.

George and I have always had the plan to move into the Airstream in order to save enough money to buy (or build!) our own “real” house. But in the last six months, I’ve really come to think of this ‘ol thing as our real house home. It’s not conventional, but it’s ours.

Airstream Sovereign Sure, I still have days where I get so.incredibly.frustrated. that I can’t have the hot water heater on and make coffee at the same time. Lord, I need that coffee. But I wouldn’t trade it. This experience is teaching me patience. It’s teaching me that I need let go of things in all aspects of my life. And as always, it’s teaching me to live small and dream bigger.

love and thankfulness,
melanie

11 thoughts on “Airstream Livin’: A Six Month Update

    1. Rick

      Right? It’s so picturesque! Everything about this picture is awesome. It’s postcard perfect… IMO.

  1. amstincan

    I love the entire setting where you are parked. Are you on your own land? I am on my third month living full-time in my Airstream. I am currently parked in a KOA campground, and so far I have no complaints about that. It is quiet, and the park management does a great job keeping up the grounds. Maybe someday I will have my own place to park her, or maybe I will simply move her around the country for a while. Who knows?
    What I really wanted to say is that I echo your sentiments. I jumped into this to simplify and take more control of my life, but I have already come to feel very at home in my tin can. In fact, I may feel more at home here than I ever have. It is hard to explain and I’m not sure how it has worked out this way. I do think it is one of the best decisions I have ever made despite some of the challenges.
    I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing!

    1. lovelibrarianmelanie Post author

      Thanks for your comment! We are currently on our own land, but we’d love to move around someday when my day job permits it. I’m so glad to hear that someone echos my sentiments.

  2. AnGela

    My husband is a coffee lover too! I got him a Canadiano, basically its a glorified block of wood but it might solve your hot water heater dilemma… As long as you can heat the water for the coffee on the stove?

    1. melanie Post author

      Angela, that’s the issue. I can’t have the hot water from the tap at the same time as that the stove is on. It’ll flip the breaker. That Canadiano would be great for camping though!

      1. Rick

        There has to be a solution? I’m no electrician, but, there has to be one somewhere in the blog-o-sphere that can advise & improvise?

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