Category Archives: home

Camper Van Before and After Remodel

Camper Van Front Seat Before and After Y’all. I am so excited and relieved to share this post. It’s been a long time in the making. Two years long. Which is longer than we’ve ever stretched out a project. At the beginning of freakin’ 2015 George and I purchased a beat up, 1995 Chevy G30 van. (You can see all the before pictures here.) Our tiny cars were not cutting it for all the traveling, camping and haulin’ junk that we do. Continue reading

What Makes a House Magical (and how to infuse magic into your own home!)

The following post is written by my friend, Leah. Leah lives and works as an artist in a tiny house she built with her own hands! She has a really interesting take on the things that make a house magical and how to infuse more magic into your own home. Take it away, Leah!  Continue reading

How to Change a Small Space (with a small budget!)

It’s the new year and I’m getting the itch to change up my space. But as usual, I don’t have a lot of extra cash lying around. So what’s a gal to do? Well, I’ll tell you what I’m going to do, I’m going to… Continue reading

How to Clean Old Barn Wood

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George and I have been working on a new project that I have to keep my lips zipped on, but I’ll give you a hint: it involves barn wood! We love working with barn wood because it’s cheaper than new wood, it’s recycled and it has a great look. (Side note: the best deals on barn wood are usually on good ol’ Craigslist. That’s where we purchased our wood.)

But barn wood has also been sitting out in the elements for many, many years and it may be dirty or even downright unusable. We can fix dirty, but we can’t fix termite or carpenter ant or bee damage. Always remember to check your wood for bugs! We once built a table in the winter with barn wood, then in the Spring started to hear buzzing. There were dormant carpenter bees in our table! Do’h! Continue reading

Procrastinators: This is your last chance!

If you’ve waited until the last minute to stuff your stockings, this is your last chance. Happy camper pins are now on sale and are shipping fast!

If you want a pin at a reduced price and want to receive it before the Christmas or Hanukkah holiday, you must order it before this Wednesday, the 14th. The post office is a living nightmare right now, but I’m braving it for you fine folks. As always, it’s free shipping for U.S. customers.

I can’t guarantee orders will arrive before the holidays for my overseas friends, but I am also offering free shipping for international folks for a limited time. 

I love this pin because it reminds me each day to live small, live in the moment and to live the life of my dreams. You can purchase your very own pin to give (or keep!) here.

I hope you have the hap-hap-happiest of holidays!
love always,
melanie

Thank You! Now I want to give back!

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Thank you to anyone and everyone who has purchased my ebook, “The Ultimate Guide to Living Full Time in an RV, Airstream or Motorhome.” I feel so #blessed.

If you’ve been waiting to order my ebook, today is the day! It’s Giving Tuesday and I will be giving all profits today to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe as they continue to fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. As someone who lives in a tiny house, I know that my everyday actions have a direct impact on the environment. As a member of the Isleta Pueblo, I also know the plight of American Indian people.

Many homes on reservations do not not have access to clean water or basic sanitation. And contamination to water used by American Indian tribes is nothing new. In 2015, mining pollution contaminated water in the San Juan River used by the Navajo. The DAPL threatens the tribe’s only water supply. The DAPL has already destroyed Native sacred places and may destroy more sites. All profits today will be given directly to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. You can purchase my book or a lapel pin here. If you simply want to give to Standing Rock, visit http://standwithstandingrock.net/.

I appreciate each and every one of you.
love,
Melanie

The Ultimate Guide to Living Full Time in an RV, Airstream or Motorhome!

The Ultimate Guide to Living Full Time in an RV, Airstream or Motorhome

It’s here! Today’s the day! I’ve been living in an Airstream for over three years and I’ve finally compiled my knowledge into a digestible, valuable and practical guide. Whether you want to live in an RV to save money, to travel, or to simply live a more minimalistic life, this guide can help.

The Ultimate Guide to Living Full Time in an RV, Airstream or Motorhome is a 70 page, interactive guide that will help you pare down your junk, buy an RV, renovate it, decorate it and more! In this ebook, you’ll experience worksheets, tips and tricks, as well insightful questions to help you plan your journey to a simpler, smaller lifestyle.

Living in an Airstream has completely changed my life for the better and I know it can change your life too. To purchase the ebook, click here.

Thank you for all your support now and throughout the years.

love,
melanie