You don't need as much stuff as you think you do
Meet Kate and Jot of the UK (now in Australia)!
Tell us a bit about yourself and your tiny home
We are a female couple in our mid-thirties.
Originally from London, we moved to Sydney Australia 7 years ago. While saving the deposit to buy an apartment we got sidetracked and ended up with our van. We quit our jobs and hit the road.
That was 18 months ago and the adventure has no end date or final destination. Now we live in car parks and by beaches.
We do have to swing through Sydney to get married in December though as marriage equality has now passed in Oz.
So far we are only half way around Australia, and that's fine by us.
We are living in a Toyota Coaster motorhome.
They are usually used for tours and airport pick ups. And prison transfer buses...
What's your working situation like? How do you sustain life on the road?
We both work odd jobs.
We pick up random ones like working for the circus, medical trials and Help X gigs. Most of our money goes to fuel. And peanut butter.
What ultimately made you choose this lifestyle?
We couldn't decided which suburb in Sydney we wanted to live in.
We'd moved every year but nothing seemed to stick.
Now that our house has wheels, we don't have to choose.
How long do you see yourself maintaining this lifestyle?
Until there is something else we'd rather be doing.
But as we feel like the luckiest people in the world most of the time I don't think that will be soon.
What's a quote or mantra that you live by?
Every day is different.
3 Things I've Learned Living This Way
- That you don't need as much stuff as you think you do.
- That you can be really busy without actually having anything to do.
- That you don't have to have a life plan. Your life can go through lots of stages and changes and it doesn't matter as long as you're happy.
What's one of the biggest challenges you've faced by choosing your lifestyle?
We struggled to answer this. I love living small. It is annoying not being able to stock up on things you know you'll need at some point because you don't have the space. (Such as peanut butter).
If you could give someone who's interested in your lifestyle a snippet of advice, what would it be?
Do your research....I mean really a lot....and then stop finding reasons to say no to yourself and friggin' go for it!