We've seen a couple of these incredibly designed tiny houses popping up over the last year and they never cease to amaze me. The stories people have about living in them and the desire to simplify one's lifestyle has great appeal to my nomadic bones, but I particularly wanted to point out this one for both its charming aesthetic and its use of space.
There's something about a custom trailer that can't be imitated by fiberglass and plastic. This inspiring look at a custom teardrop trailer build will have you looking for a spot in the shop big enough to make your own.
Years ago I used to cruise over to the coast to getaway and enjoy the ocean. During those trips I'd turn into a vagabond, living out of my car with the seats folded down and trunk popped.
For Werner, it all began with a trip to the lake. He recalls, "We were lured by a friend who had a sailboat with the promise of a nice lake with sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and a nice camping site. Everything was true but the wind, the frogs, the huge biting flies, and a massive category-five thunderstorm that soaked us inside the tent. My wife said that she had had it with the tent and unless I found something else to camp in, she was out."
So, Werner hit the internet to see if he could devise a solution to protect from the creatures and the natural elements while still enjoying the experience of outdoor recreation.
The entire U.S. has had one bizarre winter. In my state, it's been the sixth warmest winter on record, and the entire world began to bloom in mid-March, instead of the normal late April, seven weeks later.
And yet, it hasn't helped my sense of spring fever. Sure, I've been able to start bicycling earlier this year, and my garden is already planted, whereas normally we have to wait until Mother's Day. But that sense to get out; to leave the house behind, to explore and be at the mercy of things you can't control? Still as strong as ever.
And these unbelievable trailers by Cricket are not helping. One bit.