Sage is just starting to bloom here in southern california. Today I am thankful for all of the beauty in my life,
It wasn’t always beautiful though.
Tiny Living has changed our lives here in Southern California. Did you know that the average household uses about 220 gallons of water a day! This is approximately 73 gallons per person. Here we conserve our precious resource so much! We use approximately 60 gallons a day and that is about 15 gallons per person, we also water our garden.
In the past three years there have been many life changes, from moving out here and all of the conveniences of living in a home with a washer and dryer, an oven and did I mention we don’t have internet!
There is a great picture of the girls out front before we painted or build the porch or added any landscaping. Enjoying their new game. Dirt which quickly turned to MUD!
We planted black acacia trees in front of the site. I didn’t know at the time I planted these trees that were going to be so amazing! They have grown so vigorously and already after 2 years give us so much shade from the intense Southern California Sun
It started out feeling like we had no choice when we made this move to tiny living, this was it! So we went for it. The kids were excited to live on the Hold Out Ranch with horses in the mountains. There are 20 acres of land and lots of stars at night.
Learning to make the best with what you have and always having love in your heart, magic happens!
Here at the trailer it is powered 100% by the sun. Solar energy is clean and we have to keep it clean too! Check out my gorgeous husband scrubbing those panels!! LOVE
I do often times romantize the idea of living out here and the choices we made
Here are some down sides
the power is only 110 so we can not have a washer and dryer on site
can you imagine having kids and no washer/dryer or internet? ?
Also there is no oven. Definitely being creative in the kitchen
Sometimes things can feel hard too.
Very short showers
did I mention our water heater is 5 gallons
There is so much I love about Sloan Canyon though and its amazing what happens when you go outside!
We have a little saying around here
don’t go outside with your flip flops on, that when you will for sure run into a rattle snake or some horses are loose and need wrangling! Then what will you do in your flip flops. Be prepared! Its wild out there 🙂
It is interesting having gone through so much in the past few years and where we are at now. Sure we could go and move into the neighborhood with the track homes and neighbors 20 feet from your house, but it turns out we are happy here in our tiny home, tiny living, tiny loving.