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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

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

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

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

10 Tiny House Myths

10 Tiny House Myths Debunked! I don’t have cable, (or even a television!) but whenever I go to my parents’ house, I end up getting sucked into Tiny House t.v. shows. It’s a whole genre now! And it’s amazing to see something that took us several months to do compacted into a neat, half-hour program. And I know a lot of it is editing and creating a story-line, but after living in an Airstream for over 2 years, I see a lot of myths and misconceptions about tiny house living on television shows. Today I’m going to set the record straight by debunking 10 tiny house myths.  Continue reading

Link Love: 51

Link Love There’s so much to love this week!

We were featured on a Canadian non-profit housing website!

I get asked a lot about parking our Airstream. This website is filling the need of renting land for tiny houses.

This empty Sicilian town is giving away houses. Let’s all go!!!

Decluttering is the new juice cleanse (and equally annoying). I love decluttering, but I agree that “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” didn’t spark joy in me. (Here’s my thoughts on it.)

This week I talked about how we minimized books and art supplies. This guy gave away 1,000 books and learned to love reading again.

Want to never have kids? Calculate how much just the first year of their life will cost.

And similarly, systemically(?), Millennial men aren’t the dads they thought they’d be. This is a complicated problem, but I think a large part of the issue is the lack of paid maternity leave for men and women and inflexible work schedules.

Find The Thing You’re Most Passionate About, Then Do It On Nights And Weekends For The Rest Of Your Life. This is from The Onion, so obviously it’s a parody. It had me rolling because it was #tooreal.

Advice for people in their 20s. And pretty much everyone.

Become financially independent with these 5 habits.

How walking in nature changes your brain. Thoreau had it right.

And for when you can’t get out in nature… How to meditate anywhere.

Do fewer things, more often.

Similarly, stop worrying about what you’re not doing. I need to read this every day.

50 happy little things Bob Ross taught me. My favorite is: “Just scrape in a few indications of sticks and twigs and other little things in there. People will think you spend hours doing this.” So funny and so wise.

What if teachers were treated like professional athletes? Such a smart piece.

love,
melanie

Tuesday Thoughts: Too Many People

"Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like."

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”

Don’t keep up with the Joneses. You don’t even like them. It’s time to impress yourself.

love,
melanie