Coffee makers come in every shape, size, weight, color and complexity. But finding the best coffee brewer to fit our RV lifestyle is as complex as the coffee brewers themselves. So, we did a little research to see which coffee makers and coffee brew stations measured up for RV living and camping.
Full-time RV living isn’t always about vacations. Sometimes, stationary RV living is out of necessity while others, it may be simply a choice. There’s a whole book of reasons why full-time RVers live long-term in RV parks. Whatever the reason, if you’re contemplating downsizing to an RV or just aren’t ready to hit the road yet, a stationary RV lifestyle may be an option. Here’s why.
Van life has become quite popular in the past few years. No longer is the stigma of ‘living in a van down by the river’ for just the downtrodden, gypsies or vagabonds. It’s also become a way of mixing nomadic life with the minimalist lifestyle. So, if you’re thinking of trying the van life yourself, you’ll want to read how to prepare and downsize for van life or tiny living.
Living in a van down by the river is a figurative expression meaning being a complete failure at life, a drain on society. However, nothing could be further from the truth for many, including us, who choose to live minimally in vans or even downsizing to small RVs and campers while enjoying freedom and travel.
When we traded in our 42′ fifth wheel to our tiny 25′ Class C motorhome, we also had downsize our kitchen and bathroom accessories to fit our new minimalist lifestyle. Most of our RV kitchen and bathroom accessories didn’t fit into our tiny cabinets, drawers, and storage compartments. So, I had to come up with smaller solutions without sacrificing function and needs.
As we completed our 5th year as full-time RVers or as they say in the RV community ‘nomadiversary’, I felt compelled to write about how our lives have changed; individually and as a long-time married couple. Here’s our candid view of full-time RV Life. We go into what we’ve learned as full-time RV travelers. And, we share some tips on how we deal with issues and circumstances that surround our full-time RV lifestyle.
Van life and the minimalist lifestyle seems to be all the rage these days. Even downsizing from our fifth wheel RV to an even smaller motorhome has us rethinking what’s necessary thus, taking on the van life and minimalistic approach. What we’ve found in the process is we’re actually happier and less-stressed! But, this van life and minimalist attitude requires us to shop differently. So, here’s our collection of van life shopping hacks to get you thinking.
People ask us all the time how we downsized our home in 9 short months to go live full-time in an RV to travel the Country. Just downsizing our home size is gut-wrenching enough. But the process of getting rid of all of our belongings and crap is truly an eye-opening emotional roller coaster experience.
There’s lots of tears and anger during the whole downsizing our home process. However, we accomplished our goals, stayed married and true to each other. Dreams DO come true! Here’s how we did it!