Category Archives: Airstream

Where to Park and Live in a RV– legally!

Where to park and live in a RV-- legally! | asmalllife.com

Most people think RVs and travel go hand-in-hand, but depending on your life situation, you may not be able to travel full-time. You might have a job that requires you to go to an office every day (I do!), you might have kids that go to a local school or you might simply love your home base, that’s cool too.

If you are staying put, I want to lay out some helpful tips and tricks for where to park and live in an RV– legally! Continue reading

A Small Life Pins! And Our 3 Year Full-Time Anniversary!

Truck and Camper Pin! It’s been three years living in the Airstream, so to celebrate, I had pins printed!

  • These limited edition, soft enamel pins are available now on my products page.
  • The pins are $13.99 for my U.S. readers and $18.99 for the International folks.
  • Free shipping!

Thanks for all the support over the years.
love, love, love,
melanie

Airbnb for RVs!

RVshare is an AirBnB for RVs! The following article is a guest post written by my friend, Mark over at RVshare.com. RV share is an exciting new service where you can book or rent out your RV! Take it away, Matt.

The tiny house movement and a substantial rise in RV sales in the last few years prove that the notion “bigger is better” is no longer a widespread virtue. People are leaning towards pairing down and minimizing. Simplifying has become the latest lifestyle trend. Continue reading

Ask Melanie: Can I live in an Airstream with a baby?

Can I live in an Airstream with a baby? This week’s question came via direct message from someone who follows me on Instagram. Here’s her question:

“Hi Melanie! My husband, me and my 4-month-old boy are planning to buy an Airstream and live in it for at least one year, do you think it will be possible with an infant?” Continue reading

Advice for Remodeling an Airstream

I’ve been emailed quite a few questions lately regarding advice for remodeling an Airstream. And it’s a tricky question– each Airstream will be different. That being said, there are a few common themes that all Airstream remodels will encounter, so George and I jumped on a video to chat about ’em. Enjoy! And as always, any more questions, you can ask in the comments!

love,
melanie

Why We Chose To Live in an Airstream (instead of a tiny house)!

Why we chose to live in an Airstream instead of a tiny house Have you ever heard the saying, “You can have things fast, cheap or easy, but you can’t have all three?” I’m not 100% sure that’s the exact saying, but that iteration would be the short version of why we chose to live in an Airstream instead of a tiny house. But lucky for you, I’m going to tell you the long version of the story like a grandma who has had too much wine. Continue reading

Ask Melanie: Advice for Buying a Vintage Airstream


The last video I posted was our home tour back in August. Yikes. It’s been a while. If I’m being honest, I feel a lot more comfortable writing than I do speaking– especially in a video that will live forever online– but I’m trying to expand my horizons and maybe even expand my readership through a different medium.

Today I’m answering a question from a lovely reader via video. She wanted advice on how to buy a vintage Airstream. So I’m bestowing my infinite wisdom upon you all. Ha!

Please watch the video above, let me know if you like the video format and let me know if you’d like to see more videos in the future.

Thanks ya’ll.
love, love, love,
melanie