On our last day in New York, after taking the express elevators up 102 floors to see the incredible views of Manhattan and the surrounding area from the tallest building in the United States at One World Trade Center, we decided to casually approach the rest of the day, too.
Since we were a stones throw from the Staten Island Ferry, we crossed over to St. George so we could glean a better view of Lady Liberty than what we previously caught from shore.
She’s magnificent. Though Maisie’s favorite parts of the trip were heading to the Central Park Zoo and the toy store, one of the most special things to us was her getting to see two glorious, meaningful statues of both the “Fearless Girl” staring down the NYSE and the Statue of Liberty, two female representations of responsibility and equanimity.
After getting back to land, we also decided to grab a bite at one of the oldest buildings in Manhattan, Fraunces Tavern, which is where George Washington gave his farewell address to his officers at the close of the Revolutionary War and which at one time also held several headquarters to some of the earliest departments of our federal government when New York was still our first Capital.
This morning we hopped in an Uber, hopped in a plane, hopped in a car, then hopped back into @neighborbus
in a smooth, yet very long travel day.
Huge thanks to The Grissoms for making sure @neighborbus
was safe and sound while we were crossing coasts and to Maisie’s Uncle Brandon, Grandma and Papa for giving Trixie dawg a happy home and warm bed while we were away.
It’s good to be back home. ❤️🚌🌃
Панорамное окно во всю стену гостиной. Это хорошо или плохо?
Today I was using a pin nailer to tack this together. Something went wrong with the nailer and it shot the nail straight up and into my mouth. Ouch. Luckily the nail was bent upon exiting the gun and didn’t penetrate my tongue. But my mouth did ach for a bit. #cabinet #yikes
Fairly boring around here with school and the holidays, but these are our latest purchases. A 4L80e transmission from a ‘97 2500 suburban, a transfer case (4x4 future for Sally) and 4 ton jack from Harbor Freight. Registration is due early in the new year so we need to get the bus smogged and then we can start this project after it passes. #skoolieconversion #abusnamedsally #4l80etransmission
Will you travel with your tiny house or will you travel because of it?
I think it’s safe to say that December weather has been absolute shit show. Bushfires, floods, heatwaves, cyclones - and somehow, there are still naysayers regarding global warming? Madness 🤯
If everyone made one tiny contribution (pun intended) - just a little one - we could see some real change here 🧐
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still too attached to Glad Wrap. Sometimes I throw my cig butts where I’m not supposed to 😰
The thing is, I also have a tidy stash of bamboo straws. There’s a reusable water bottle that comes with me everywhere. I know where my food comes from, and the domino effects our consumption levels have on an already stressed planet - an example of which you can see below 🐓 ... I also live off solar power and poo in a compost toilet, but you already knew that 😇
So dear friends, do the whole world a favour and just pick one thing. Start small. Pitch in. Corny AF, but be the change you want to see in the world 🌎 #OffGrid #TinyHouseOnWheels #TinyHouseLiving
It’s been busier than I’d like and holiday decorating has been on the backburner, but still wonderful and cozy in the cold (and I got a little tree...!)🎄
Baked cookies for a special little friend☺️📦
I’m so happy to report that the pizza stone really helps give the oven an even baking temperature! 🍪
My oven is nearly 50 degrees off, so an oven thermometer is essential😳 No wonder I was having so much trouble! No more burnt cookies... hopefully 😆 How cute is this spoon by @wildflowerlettering
✨ Another awesome find above are these Ikea mixing bowls! Everything has to be multi-purpose in a small space, these bowls are microwave safe and won’t break during travel👌🏻
Вот самая главная особенность жизни в тини хаусе! Жить с комфортом, с таким потрясающим видом!
Готов сменить вид из окна панельного дома на такой?👇
the top two biggest reasons i put our lives out here for people to see, is one so we can look back on it years down the road and see everything we have done and everywhere we have went 🌙 the second is to try my very best to help others out there live i their dreams. the tiny house is ours and i love connecting with people to talk about it and to talk about their hopes for their future little home one day 🏡 this beautiful soul reaches out and wanted to come check out the house and it was sooo much fun! please please never hesitate to reach out to us and ask questions or anything at all! we definitely aren’t experts but we’ve been through it, so we know a thing or two 🌟 hope you had the very best weekend! here’s to an amazing week ☕️
Oh my perfect! Another Christmas dream RV!
It's like a giant cloud of fluff!
How cute is our Christmas tree we made out of drift wood! 🌲 We are super excited about spending our first Christmas in Kunu 💕 #kunuthebus
Today I am celebrating sleeping in my house for the first time. It’s been a crazy few days, but I am completely out of my apartment and this is officially my home now. I turned in my keys at 3:30am last night, drove out to the country, and fell asleep as soon as I climbed into my loft. Approximately nothing has gone according to plan and there is SO much to do, but I’ll update you all tomorrow. For now, I’m going to celebrate with some cake for my little home’s ‘birthday’ and MAYBE start tackling the move-in mess!
That natural light though 😍
We were listening to the radio today and they said “don’t pray for what you won’t work for”. Man, how true is this for me. I’m really good about praying for certain things, but am I really up for putting in the hard work? With the end of the year coming up I’m really trying to pause and reflect on all the ups and downs we had this year. I want to remember it all, even the bad times. Our word for 2018 was “restoration”. I can without a doubt say that God exceeded what I had in mind when He placed that word on my heart. So now I’m trying to press in to hear a word for 2019. I’m always reminding myself that anything worth having takes work. Happy Sunday✨
Got all the walls painted 👍🏻 ... I figured out I hadn’t been in the bus enough lately. We got out there this afternoon for just a bit, but enough to make me feel soo much better ♥️. ..... We’re still in this journey, we’re just not to the park of being on the road yet.
Beautiful sunset from our "backyard" tonight. Two weeks in the Keys doesn't feel like enough time!! We're here with all the retired snow birds and are realizing they are seriously on to something.
25 of 52 weekly reasons to think big by living small ❤️🏠‼️
Swipe for more pictures of this beautiful tree light and dining table combo that is in our latest model: the Acorn!
CASH COATS— in the past I would have put a new winter coat on my credit card and just cringed the next day when the balance updated. i have found there is a lot of freedom when you have a budget. we walked into @uniqlousa
knowing we could purchase winter coats and gloves because it was in our budget before the month even began. we actually had fun and could enjoy the experience of trying different jackets and choosing our favorites. without preparation something as simple as shopping can become stressful, overwhelming and easily can lead to over spending. do your research, budget and execute! 👊🏼
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YA PARTY ANIMAL!! Gosh I love this little surprise baby so much 😭 I'll never forget those first days with Everett[swipe for his first pics]>>>he never cried when we visited him in the NICU & I remember the nurses reassuring us that he could be feisty 🤣 && he's still one of the happiest kiddos I've ever met!! He's feisty...but only when he needs to be 😜 he's a lovable, squeezable munchkin 💕 can't believe my baby is 2!!
Until we downsized to move into our 360SF home I never truly understood organization. Being an introvert I focus a lot of my time organizing my thoughts(in my mind)which makes the physical mess of a house not bother me to much 😝
Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the look and feel of a clean/organized space. It’s just not my natural routine to clean as I go.
If you’re like me all hope isn’t lost! Here’s the secret. Have a specific spot for all of your things. So life changing, right!?!
This simple trick applies to all the stuff in your life. Just like how you have your silverware in its specific home, treat your computer, chargers, pencils, slippers, car keys, pillows, everything the same way.
Is this new information or did I live under a rock for the last 27 years??
We are all decorated and ready for Christmas! Simply love twinkle lights ✨
Shared by our friends at @modernblox
The aesthetic shipping containers home provide is nothing short of quaint and modern. Take this home, for example, located on the Karitane Beaches of New Zealand. It’s a creative spin on what have otherwise been a traditional beach home. Our hunch is the folks that own this place built it for an affordable price relative to traditional builds... 😏 meanwhile, shipping containers are appropriate for any climate because of their durable, corrugated steel material. Would anyone else vacation to this ideal beach house?... we know we would! TAG a friend you’d bring here 👆
DM us with your favorite shipping container home for a chance to be featured in an upcoming post 😎 have a beautiful Sunday evening, everybody.
We’ve been breaking in the bus this week by starting holiday traditions with Nora. We decided that the 12 days leading up to Christmas we’d do something new and festive with her each day. This gives us some family time, allowing us to really enjoy this holiday season even though it’s been a busy month for us. It’s crazy how this 187 square foot bus can feel just like any other home we’ve lived in. Nothing beats Christmas movies, gingerbread house decorating, new candles, and family time in our new home!
The road is all yours in a Skoolie! What would the view out of your windshield look like?
ROOF PATCHING DAY 1 of __? 🔨 Marley's roof has a total of 5 circular holes, 2 large ventilation holes (not including the 3 fan vents) and one 18 x 14 inch partially broken hole. Last week we installed some thick aluminum beams to support the weight of the A.C. unit that will be installed soon. We also began to align the patch. Today, we completed a 2x4' patch over a large hole as well as some of the circular patches on some of the holes I will not be using. (buck riveting is time consuming man!!) But I'm happy to see the patches done. Not bad for a couple of amateurs 🤷♀️ (that alclad sheet shines so nicely compared to the rest of the trailer 😅) During my time "off" I started sealing every single rivet and seam on the interior the the trailer and I am almost done. Marley is so close to being completely leak free which an exciting milestone to be approaching 🤗
We parked in an empty dirt pull off just after the Pfeiffer state park and hiked over to the trail to see Mcway falls. The cove is visible from the main road but there is a trail from the state park that will take you closer to the beach. I wish the entry down would have been open, but there have been a lot of mud slides and fires, so we had to admire the breathtaking 80-foot waterfall dropping from the cliffs to the ocean, from afar. Such a beautiful cove! As the blue water hits the rocks coming in, you almost expect to see a mermaid or two. I definitely want to come back when the trails are open!