Jenna’s Tiny House Journey

Hi! Jenna Spesard here. It has been four years since I started my Tiny House journey and, in that time, I’ve learned a lot about the Tiny House movement and myself as a minimalist. I’ve been through cold winters, hot summers, humid autumns, and dry springs. I road-tripped for thousands of miles and parked long term in a variety of locations. Through it all, my Tiny House RV has been by my side.

A quick recap of my Tiny House journey…

My story starts back in 2013 when my boyfriend at the time, Guillaume Dutilh, and I learned about Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. We attended a workshop and bought one of the first Tumbleweed trailers ever made. One year later, after much effort and a substantial amount of savings. . .

. . . we finished the construction of our lovely little abode . . .

and took to life on the road!

From 2014- 2015, Guillaume and I towed our Tiny House RV over 25,000 miles, from Alaska to Florida and everywhere in between. We tested the limits of the trailer, changed all of the tires (some more than once), and tried our luck at off-grid camping. It was an amazing adventure!

Tiny House Journey

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In late 2015, we decided to settle somewhere for the winter season, so we parked our Tiny in Breckenridge, Colorado, at 9,800 feet in elevation. At night, when the temperatures dropped to -20° F, we stayed warm inside our Tiny House RV with the help of insulated walls and a wood burning stove. The snow melted in the spring of 2016, and Guillaume and I went our separate ways. And so my Tiny House RV started a new chapter in life. . .

Tiny House Journey

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Today my Tiny House journey continues. My Tiny is parked at Mt. Hood Tiny House Village in Oregon, where I act as the “Tiny House Host.” It has been nice to park in one location for a long period of time. The seasons have been changing around my parking spot, and my Tiny is changing as well. I’ve redone some of the cabinets and installed a bathroom door. I constructed a winter skirt (learning from my time in Colorado), as well as a wood storage shed and a small garden.

Tiny House Journey

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My Tiny House RV and I have been through a lot together.

We’ve grown together, and we’ve changed together. I know my Tiny House RV will continue to facilitate my life for years to come, through new chapters and new seasons.

Thanks for taking the time to read this update on my Tiny House journey! For more information, advice, and stories, check out my website:  www.tinyhousegirl.com