Hi, my name is Lora, and I have been going tiny for a little over a year now. I purchased my Tumbleweed Cypress in September of 2014, and I absolutely love it!

I am currently living in Georgia at a wonderful RV park that allows full-time residents. One of the advantages of having a custom built Tiny House RV from Tumbleweed, is that I am RIVA certified. I was able to title and tag my Tiny House RV just like a traditional RV and have had no issues with the park where I am.

I am always excited when I get to share my experiences with other people who are interested in this lifestyle.

1. My house can travel

Although I don’t currently travel with my tiny house RV, I am able to travel more than I did when I was in my conventional home. The combination of fewer monthly expenses and fewer household chores has freed up time and money for me to spend it in other places. Currently, I am trying to complete a half-marathon in every state, so traveling has become a way for me to meet some of my fitness goals, see the country and have fun!

Being in a smaller space encourages you to explore more. One of my friends asked me once if I traveled so much because I was trying to “escape” my tiny space. I can honestly say, that I don’t travel to leave my small space, but rather to explore places I’ve never been. I believe there is so much to see in this world, and although most of my travel has been in the United States so far, I am hoping to continue my travel adventure into the future. Where would you go if you had the money and the time? Do you think a tiny house RV would make travel more possible? Take the time consider all the possibilities.

Lora’s running medals hang near the front door in her Tumbleweed Cypress

2. I’ve gained flexibility and freedom

One of the things I wanted to accomplish when I downsized, was to give myself more flexibility in terms of how much and where I worked as well as options regarding where I lived. Going tiny has given me a lot more freedom in terms of how I make my living. Although, I am not to the point where I can quit my current job (not that I want to, I actually like it most days), I am moving towards paying off debt, saving a considerable amount in an emergency fund and reducing my monthly expenses.

All of these things have given me more flexibility in terms of what I do in the future. That flexibility has increased my sense of exciteme