As we start our third year of living in an RV, here are our separate thoughts on how we feel about it.
I spent my first 30 years living in North Carolina.
I took the leap of faith just shy of my 30th birthday and moved to NYC. My mind was opened to a new world that I never knew existed. I met some lifelong friends, and gained a deep understanding of my surroundings.
Flash forward to 2011, and I found myself in an oddly similar situation. Tiffani and I could have stayed with the safety and comfort of another rental home in Texas, but we zigged instead of zagging and landed in a 27fb Airstream International CCD that we would call home from now on.
Today we start our third year living in our Airstream. At less than 200 square feet, it’s smaller than most of our friends’ bedrooms. We don’t have a laundry room, there’s always water leaking or draining somewhere, and we have to deal with our own sewer problems, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Of all my moves through the years, moving into the Airstream was one of the best I’ve made. I enjoy it more every day, and I can’t wait to see what tomorrow holds. I doubt I’ll ever live in one place for 30 years again, but I bet i’ll be in an Airstream no matter where I land.
What’s my favorite part of living in the Airstream for the past two years? Easy! The friends we’ve made!
My favorite memories revolve around meeting, and meeting up, with other Airstreamers — this incredible group of friends that have become family. We’ve visited and gone on some weekend trips with Laura and Kevin…
we got to stay at Leigh and Brian’s property…
Kyle came to visit…
and we had a big ol’ party at our place in Fall City where old friends and new friends got to finally meet each other.
We got to hang out with Dave and Kelly over Thanksgiving on Bainbridge Island, and see a whole slew of people at Alumafandango — including Diane who was in our Heart of Texas WBCCI unit, The Works Family and the entire Mali Mish clan.
We attended a WBCCI rally (Oregon Unit #090 ) in Silverton, OR along with Laura and Kevin and Lisa and George and we’re making an effort to attend more this year (Bluegrass Festival here we come!). I know there are some great people in our unit and Im looking forward to spending more time with them.
Living in an Airstream seems completely normal to me. And I’m so glad we’re preparing now for a time were we can be on the road 365 days a year instead of 4 or 5 weeks, and some weekends here and there. I dont really see us ever getting a house again – maybe a small cabin on some property, but why would I ever want to leave all this?