A big reason why I decided to move into a camper was to travel the country. This is one my favorite things about tiny living. Being able to wake up and move my house anywhere.
But I also went small for another reason, to move away from the expenses that traditional living brings. I was working hard in a business and yet I saw my modest income being spent on taxes, mortgage, and bills. None of these things were bringing me happiness (especially taxes😳).
That has gradually changed since moving into our camper. I pay for campgrounds unless I stay with family and friends. I am also finding other ways to be thrifty. Solar panels for one save us $30 a night. (It also means more flexibility in where I can park my camper.) When moving into the camper, I also decided to become my own own marketer. Now, I no longer pay to advertise. Not one cent. And I'm proud to say that I am debt free this year. Three years ago I cut up my credit cards and I’ve never looked back.
I know this post is a lot about money. But the truth is that money buys choices. And even with a modest income like mine, anyone can decide to live for yourself and pursue your dreams. Go for it!
-Josh Hartman, Mountain Unicyclist & Travel Photographer