Every Monday I post Real Life Minimalists, a profile of one of my readers in their own words. If you’d like to participate, click here for details.
I’m always delighted to receive an update from Fawn, who was featured in September 2010 and January 2014. Over twenty years as a minimalist, and such an inspiration! I look forward to following her new adventures with her travel trailer on her blog.
My name is Fawn and I have been a minimalist for over twenty years. There are few life circumstances that are not improved by the practice of minimalism!
As a single mother, raising my four children was far less challenging by the clear focus on what we needed to spend our money on, and how we wanted to spend our time. Not having unnecessary stuff made it easier to clean the house, kept us out of the stores and allowed me to save money for college.
Now that my kids have all moved out of the house, being a minimalist is clearing the way for my next big adventure. I know how little I need to be really happy, and now I am creating a new home where I can take the adventure on the road.
I have purchased an antique travel trailer and am gutting it and fixing it up to be my permanent home. I am planning to reconfigure the trailer to be as energy efficient, beautiful, economical and green as I can make it. I plan on doing most of the work myself, but will need to rely on friends and professionals for a few of the steps.
I am blogging about my travel trailer renovation at smallhousebiglife.
I would love for you to follow along and offer advice on how to fix up my trailer.