Category Archives: Airstream

How We Saved Over $30,000 On One Salary in Just 3 Years!

How one couple saved over $30,000
If you can’t guess from the photo, the key to saving a significant amount of money for us was to live small in an Airstream travel trailer. If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, our money saving journey is no surprise, but I don’t think I’ve ever shared the amount until now. Continue reading

Exciting News!

An Airstream in the Woods

If I’m being honest, I’ve been pretty bummed out lately. I’ve been feeling like my country isn’t the place I thought it was. I’m not going to get too political. I try to make a real effort to keep it light, but it’s been difficult for me to keep calm and carry on, as they say. This morning I was looking for something to console me and I came across this quote by Maxine Hong Kingston: “In a time of destruction, create something.”  Continue reading

Is an Airstream Worth the Money?

Is an Airstream Worth the Money? | asmalllife.com

Recently I was nerding out on my site, looking at some of the statistics and I noticed in my search box, someone had typed in the question: “Is an Airstream worth the money?” And like any good question, it got me thinking. Good, hard, breakthrough-in-the-shower style thinking. Is an Airstream truly worth the high price tag?

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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