Hello fellow tiny house enthusiasts! Again, it has been far too long since our last post. We have had quite a winter and it feels like Spring is actually almost here!
When we last updated you, we had just finished a good amount of work on the trailer. Shortly after that post our progress basically came to a screeching halt. The temperatures started to plummet and foot after foot of snow began piling up. That’s when we realized we were in for a rough stretch living tiny in the R/V. Everything in the Mallard started freezing. The on board tank, the water tank, even the windows were freezing overnight. This was our second winter living in our RV so we figured we had this right?! We toughed it out for most of it but, after the mercury reached -25 degrees with the wind chill we knew we had to go.
Our first option would have been Jenny’s dad’s house, seeing how we are in his back yard. However, they have a cat in the house that does not get along with Benny so, that idea went out the window. Lucky for us her grandmother (GB) lives right here in town and has plenty of room for us there. It was nice to be able to live a little “larger” for a little while. We had a nice warm house to stay in, Benny had a more room to hang around in, running water, we could shower whenever we wanted and we had a little extra company with GB.
Most of the people we told that we were staying at GB’s house thought it was the best thing for us. I mean our friends and family were just worried about us freezing and all, but we are on this journey for the love of tiny! Don’t get us wrong, we were happy to have a warm place to stay and to have some things we weren’t used to, but it wasn’t home. Believe it or not, we decided we would rather be in the somewhat frigid Mallard than a cozy house. We have become accustomed to having our own home and our own tiny space. It might not seem like a lot but it’s ours. So after the coldest temps passed, even with more cold in the forecast, after a couple weeks we decided to head home. It was still pretty cold in here for a while but it was more bearable.
Now that the bitter New England winter and its bone chilling temps have passed we will soon be back on track with our build. This winter was real tough and we are utterly elated to feel the warming sun of the Spring. There are some big moves happening in the very near future here for the Tiny Transisitoners (Sneak peek at the bottom…) Keep posted for some up coming awesomeness. And as always, stay classy tiny housers!