Sweet morning with a cozy fire and some warm lights✨
Tag who you’d bring here? 😍
📷 by @labengale
Building a reasonably priced house?
Fair to say that you don’t hear that phrase in NZ. Houses are expensive, tiny or large, both on your time and finances.
I employed my usual tactic for finding a cheaper alternative. Jumped online and found myself lost in the labyrinth online shop of AliExpress (Chinese online store). In fact, went one step further and went to the supplier of AliExpress - Taobao.
Initially was more just curious at seeing what a few of the more expensive items were costing (high quality faucets being one of them).
Before I knew it, there was a shipping container of building materials on its way to NZ.
About 60% of the building materials required to build my escape. This included the framing, fixings, faucets, trims, glues, lights, etc etc. Pretty much anything that I was able to get through customs 👏 #hustle
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Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. While it may seem small, the ripple effects of small things is extraordinary.
Welcome to another #TinyHouse
Tuesday! Did you know #TinyHomes
can help combat homelessness?According to the AARP, they can provide an affordable tool for combating homelessness by getting people off the streets and into their own space, thus offering them both shelter and a measure of self-respect.
In Eugene, Oregon, a micro-housing community called Opportunity Village has 30 tiny homes that provide shelter for citizens in need. Each tenant lives in an 80-square-feet space and shares a common kitchen, community space and bathrooms. The homes were built by volunteers using donated materials and $100,000 in private donations.
250sqft. There’s no denying that it’s a pretty small amount of space to share. In the beginning we weren’t quite sure how it would all work out for us. We thought, “where will we go during disagreements?” In reality the space is large, comfortable, and when we have disagreements we face them head on and get through it, rather than going somewhere to avoid the situation.
Or I tell Chase he’s going to have to sleep on the sofa, but it hasn’t happened yet.
What would be or was the biggest challenge moving into a small space?
One of our regular stop off points when we head south through France is Mont Saint-Michel. Watching the the sunset through the screen of my phone as we flew the drone around the castle is like watching something out of a Disney movie ✌️
La foto es sacada con una Sony Alpha lii. Creo que hoy en día me convence por sobre todas las otras marcas. Si bien para video Canon funciona una barbaridad, la naturalidad de los colores de Sony me tira a elegirla como mi favorita. 🏔🌄 ᐧ
En breve estaremos anunciando nuestro blog, que será un lugar de reflexión, información, y nuevas cositas que estamos cocinando, siguiendo la idea que traemos desde este espacio. 🌿😌 ᐧ
🇨🇦 Lake Louise, Alberta ᐧ
Here’s a snap of the bathroom wall and some of the bits and bobs we’ve collected over the years, including a poster from Paris and a picture of Rob racing. One thing that always surprises people about the boat is that we have a bath. As much as I’d die for a roll-top, it’s not quite to *that* standard but it’s a bath nonetheless.
How is everyone’s week going so far? I’ve got a couple of gym-sustained injuries so for the first time since I started, I’m giving the gym a miss this week. And I think that’s okay isn’t it? I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t felt guilty about it (and it’s only Tuesday!) but I know it’ll just make my back worse in the long run. Tonight I’ve done some yoga and stretches instead and now I’m going to make a massive prawn jambalaya for dinner! Happy Tuesday!
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.
Photo by @jeremykoreski
Folow us @thecabinland
Guys, we did it! We designed and built a tiny house. This Polaroid was taken at the beach last summer where we seriously began to think about what we would do when our apartment lease ended. A few weeks later we put a deposit down with a tiny house builder to hold our spot on the build waiting list and have plans drawn up. We interviewed builders across the country and decided on @timbercrafttinyhomes.
That was August 2018 and the house was delivered in March 2019. It has felt like the best type of whirlwind. We designed the layout, chose the size of the house, all paint colors, stain colors, roof, exterior trim/paint colors, all hardware inside, I drew the build ins by hand and sent it to the builder, chose the windows and sizes, all of the fixtures, the lights, all appliances, tile... you get the picture. We poured our hearts and invested our time and money in this home and now we’ve officially MOVED IN. We just had our second night here and it’s feeling like home already. We cooked dinner in our kitchen together last night and Moose (our 60 pound fur baby who thinks he’s a lap dog) laid right at our feet. As my friend said, these are the good old days and she’s totally right. Our couch was delivered today and our home will feels complete!Fun fact, it didn’t fit through the front door so bless the delivery guys who lifted it through a window. Of course the house is a work in progress and a HUGE adjustment downsizing to a 300 square foot tiny house but gosh we are feeling blessed. And exhausted, but in the best way 💕
Everything you need! Tag a friend who’d like to live here! 😍
I did not start drinking coffee until 4 years ago when I started my corporate sous chef job. I hated the taste. (I am also left handed, dislike chocolate and have not seen game of thrones in full 😶) The main reason for joining the caffeine game was because I was getting to work at 7am sometimes 6am and working straight through until 8-9pm, sometimes even staying through until 2am to manage front of house closers, 5-6 days a week. The taste of coffee was not my cup of tea (🤓) but I quickly had to find the taste appealing in order to supplement my lack of energy for each work day, not to mention my lack of fulfillment while there.
What was once an obligatory fix has now become a sacred morning routine that Abi and I enjoy thoroughly together. There is something about waking up, pulling back the shade and seeing a completely new scenery each day, and having a humble cup of joe with my partner in crime.
I now enjoy the mornings and feel blessed to appreciate how coffee has come full circle for me.
Dog vs Baby. Who do you think is easier to travel with in a van? New video, link in bio ⤴️ #vanlifefamily
Could be in Holland 😂 break from the grime of bitumen removal :)
Re-purposing the room as a sitting/reading corner.
Guest House | Companion Unit
This custom Gooseneck THOW from @liberation_tiny_homes
is just beautifully done! The tub, the garage door over the gooseneck, the leather pull handles for the cabinets, etc... What sticks out to you?
Even though I’m living in a bus, I’ve still got routine house chores. One of them is cleaning the solar panels to make sure we are soaking up as much free energy as possible.
We’re suckers for a well placed Murphy 🛏👌 tag a friend who could room here with you!
Post 3/4: A little tip for anyone about to hit the road in your RV: use bungee cords to keep the pantry doors closed while traveling. There’s nothing worse than getting to your next stop, opening the door and finding pancake mix all over the floor (true story)! 😆 It also helps to put heavier items in drawers or, if in a pantry, away from the doors.
Photo 2: This is where we keep all of our baking goods. @oxo
containers help organize and save space!
Photo 3: Coffee and Tea!
Photo 4: Cooking Utensils.
Photo 5: Ziplock bags.
Photo 6: Pouches! We keep them in the bottom so the kids can grab one for a quick snack!
Would your dream cabin have a window like this?⠀
Checkout the link in bio for a $40 Airbnb credit and a list of cabins you can rent⠀
Follow us (@excapethecity
) for more⠀
By @emilytheisen_ @ianlundborg
Post 2/4: These airplane lockers (top right!) are amazing and such a great use of space! They’re one of our favorite things about our @airstream_inc.
There are 5 in the living/dining area, and we use 3 for kitchen supplies and 1 for snacks (not shown). The other is where Airstream installs the DVD player and sound system (also not shown).
We use a ton of @delonghi.na
products for our kitchen because we absolutely LOVE them! Oh, and we recommend using silicone bakeware! It’s light and easy to use, and you don’t have to worry about it breaking when you travel.
It’s been about 6 months since we closed Barcito and walked away from the grind. We’ve had some side hustles happening while trying to figure out what we want to do with our future. Last week we decided to jump into something we’ve always wanted to do. We kept making excuses for why it wouldn’t work!... but our new quote to live by “man is free the moment he chooses to be” ~ Voltaire.
We have sold off almost everything we own to begin our next chapter - VAN (bus) LIFE! We know it’s a bit crazy (especially with a baby and two dogs) but anyone who knows us knows we don’t usually hold back when we want to do something.
Many of you following this account were wonderful customers, who then became friends, and some of you we are still in touch with. We’ve decided to switch this account over to a personal blog of our travels; the joys and trials of our new lifestyle (however long that lasts). If you’re interested, we hope you continue to follow along. Here’s the bus we will soon call home - a 1962 school bus! We’re making our way home from Victoria where we picked it up. Looking forward to keeping you updated on her/his progress 🚌 💛 (they’re always a “she” here in Aus but a “he” in Spanish?😂🤷🏻♀️). We need to think of a name as we can’t agree! Hit us with your suggestions!