Time to fast forward. In the end of February we moved out of our home to be able to finish remodeling it to sell and into our new bunkhouse rv for fulltime rv living. Yes, we really have lived in 400 sq feet for almost 3 months now!
What do we think of it so far? We love it! We’ve discovered so many things about our real passions in life already, it’s so encouraging.
One thing we’ve noticed in a big way (and so has our pocketbook) is that we are buying much less stuff. The reason is pretty simple…we just don’t have the room for it.
Not only that, the things that we do have, we have very few of.
Does that mean my little boy feels deprived because he doesn’t have 100 toys in his room? Absolutely not, he plays just the same with the ones he already has. (And actually we are doing the system where we have half of his toys down for him to play with and half put away in a small box that I will get out in a few months…tada! New toys!) Plus I love telling people that he doesn’t need toys for gifts! I’d much rather him get coloring books, reading books, or other things like that.
And my kitchen holds exactly one frying pan and two saucepans. Do I feel sad that I don’t have all the kitchen items that I had in my full sized house and that I can’t buy any more? Not at all. I have exactly what I need! No more, no less. (What about my stockpile for safety? I’ll get to that in another post, I promise.)
Instead of spending time shopping or worrying about buying things to decorate with or buying things to fill my kitchen, or fill my closet, or anything else. We are full here!
Honestly, I was a little worried I would feel like we had nothing. I was pretty sad when I got rid of some things and I thought for sure I would miss having them around.
Truth is…I don’t. At all.
There is nothing from the house that I miss. The stuff, the space, nothing! It’s pretty crazy! We knew we enjoyed living in camper when we did it before but I’d kind of forgotten what it was that we loved so much and now I realize this is it. The simplicity of life. The not caring about stuff and the being able to focus on what is really important in life.
I’m sure things will change a bit as we live here longer but we’ve learned many things about what we want in our future and what our future homestead might be like. We are so excited for the future! But in the meantime we are having a great time living in the present! 🙂
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Do you think you could live on less than what you have right now?