WOWZER. Cari & I never expected that 2020 would be such a wild ride!
By March of 2020 most of the parks we had been camping/staying at were closing due to the lock down issue we all had to deal with last year.
We found ourselves staying at our property and pondering the possibility that building a Tiny-House on-foundation might be the right thing to do. Originally the plan was to wait until we got the RV-VanLife out of our system in a few more years, but the Lock Down and staying at the property full time in the two vans was the final straw.
So, we met with a local contractor that had many small home builds in our local Southern Nevada area. A couple weeks later and we had finalized a custom plan/build. The van living had shown us once again that we were quite content in small spaces. This was a continuation of the ~5 years of living in a nice fifth wheel at an RV Golf Resort while winding down our 25-year careers at Costco on the Oregon Coast.
Construction began mid-June 2020, and we moved in mid-September and it would benefit us to be on-property during the build.
The summer on the property was tough in the desert heat as we had no AC. The easy-drive-to Mount Charleston was out as the area was closed to non-local-residents, this would have given us an option to go up to cooler elevations.
At the time of this post (mid-February 2021) we are not planning any adventures in the vans this year. We want to experience the area for at least a full year before venturing out again.
...AND...Living in our Tiny House (24ft x 24ft 1bdrm, 1bath) is really spoiling us!
I do have the new blog up and running over at my new domain:
Here is a parting shot taken over the summer on our property. We typically have two to three hot air balloons up on nice days...