Downsizing –where to begin?

OK, so, we decided: we’re going to live full-time in a motorhome.

Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!

It’s gonna be so cool, so amazing, such a thrill!!!! Woo-hooo!

There is jumping up and down, there is laughter, there is excitement!!!

But then, when you finally calm down and look around your cluttered home, reality hits you like a ton of bricks:

We got way too much stuff! How are we going to fit it all in the motorhome???

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5 Reasons why van life isn’t for everyone

Pedro and Chewie in the Motorhome

The first time I watched Exploring alternatives’ video about living in a van, I was so thrilled about it, I couldn’t stand still. My brain immediately started streaming romantic dreams of road trips on the coast, warm sunsets, exotic destinations and no responsibilities… Just me, Pedro and our kitties… Nothing but adventure, happiness and the world embracing us in perfect harmony.

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We’re back!

Dear peeps,

Apologies for the absence. Heading Tiny is our baby and we had to neglect it for a while.

The fact is a lot happened since our last update. Some say no matter how much you plan, life always has a way of changing everything – perspective, thoughts, goals, context – and you don’t always have time to adapt.

Let me tell you where we are now…. (a little suspense)… (almost…) … We moved to Portugal!

Yes, we did. We quit our jobs, sold the motorhome, got a smaller van, packed and organized our trip, said goodbye to colleagues and family and headed for the sunshine. We drove close to 1500 miles in 2 days with our 2 cats.

Total madness. That’s what most people said of our decision of living in a motorhome, and that didn’t stop us either.

Cheers! Motorhoming and chocolate cake…

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How to introduce your cats to living in a motorhome – new video!

Hey everyone!

We have a new video to share with you:

We Have Cats! (How To Take Cats On The Road) Motorhome Full-Time Living

In this episode, we attempt to describe our journey of taking the cats along in this crazy adventure of a “house” on wheels. 

Chewie with Pedro, during the Eurotunnel crossing (UK – France), May 2017

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The others

Pedro, Chewie and “Charlize” – walking the kitty

Not everyone understood or approved our choice to live full-time in a motorhome. Not surprising. We were ready for the worst reactions possible but always hoped for acceptance and support, especially from the closest to us.

Most were excited and curious about our adventure and understood the goals and details of our plan. This was rewarding to us. 

Some had doubts and worries about our future but seemed to accept the change.

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Why, oh why, do we live in a motorhome??

Our beloved home “Charlize”

 Personally, I was always fascinated by people who left everything behind for an uncertain but exciting life on the road. Smiling dudes and girls equipped with backpacks and survival kits, ready to climb mountains, hike through mysterious forest paths, swim under glorious waterfalls, etc, etc…

However, in my mind, travelling around the world, meeting interesting people and exploring history, nature, unique places was something reserved only for the luckiest, bravest and/or richest people. It seemed so impossible and so far from my simple (and many times unsatisfying) life.

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