There is a lot of information about the “Tiny House” movement on television and the Internet these days. Essentially a tiny house is a small house – around the size of a small caravan. It can be put on wheels so that you can tow it (if you have a car that can tow). Or, you need some land. Somewhere.
My Coaster Tiny House
I have decided to move full time into a van. A Toyota Coaster. I did spend a lot of time looking at other vans. I wanted one with a toilet and shower. And a good bed and other facilities. Eventually, I found “my” van. It’s an oldie but a goodie. I am hoping it is a goodie. Time will tell.
It came today – and I had a lesson or two on how to use it. So much to learn! It is a steamy hot day today, so I chose to park it out the front of my unit. Over the next few days I will go in and check it all out and work out what I am going to put in it.
There are two single beds. I will need only one, so will deck the other with cushions and make it into a couch. There is crockery and utensils in it. There are other things too. It will take some time working out what I am going to put in the van. I need to be very careful.
I will be taking my computer and a printer. Some photograph equipment etc. It is well set up, with plenty of cupboard space, but I am sure I will fill it easily!
There’s no urgency. I will take a few short trips to test out various parts of it. Plenty to learn. This is my tiny house.
I have discovered that there are many women who live in vans, (caravan, motor homes) or tents. A sad indictment on the housing situation in Australia. It is not just older women – younger women too are unable to find housing.
It is a disgrace.