The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less. – Socrates
When I lived in Texas, I lived in this tiny vintage trailer. I thought it was so wonderful that people would offer me huge sums of money for it.
. I lived in it for about 3 years. I was perfectly happy in the small space and even edited our documentary, Manitou Api while I lived there but I very unhappy trying to survive inside, in the Texas heat. And the electric bill in winter was outrageous….just for one small heater.
Some friends brought it to New Mexico for me and at times, I thought I might sell it but my intuition seemed to say that people might come and need a place to stay.
In the meantime, the front got painted orange with a blue deckNow the Brown Piglet and I are painting it and making it livable for winter. I’m painting clouds on the ceiling and it’s been sheet rocked and painted blues and greens instead of white.I understand a lot more about using solar energy and wood to heat than I did living in Texas..actually I didn’t understand any of that in Texas.
We painted the HOBBIT with Copper and Sky Blue Stove Bright paint
Maybe in about 10 more days, it should be finished and I’ll post part 2. In the meantime, there are lots of great websites about vintage trailers and living in small spaces.