A Trailer Tour


October 6, 2011 by Leah

If you are ever lucky enough to have someone loan you a 5th-wheel RV trailer to live in, think seriously about taking that person up on the offer. RV-park living is a very frugal way to live. Our rent is $420 per month.

It’s also kind of a comical way to live, since there’s not a ton of room for anything other than basic necessities. I’m very much a Cancer in that my home is a sacred space for me. I like to have room to express my domestic creativity and cook elaborate meals for loved ones, so this has been a bit of a challenge for me. I can’t express myself by rearranging furniture, e.g., and there’s not enough space or storage for me to be doing all the kitcheny things I love to do. That said, it’s been pretty comfy for the three of us (until this week’s cold snap, anyway, but I bought a space heater and it’s now glorious). So, welcome to our home…

Here's our house!

It’s a 21-foot trailer. Those are the bikes we bought for $25 each at a garage sale.

The bedroom.

The bedroom is also where we store all our reading material.

The living room.

Living room/office/dining room/entertainment center.


And front entryway. Pretty self-explanatory.


The closet is directly across from the stove and chock full of summer clothes due to poor planning.


We keep our shoes and hamper in the shower, because we bike over to the bathrooms provided by the RV park for our showers. Much less messy, although it’s usually kind of chilly coming home with wet hair.

Don't forget the dog!

Finally, we have Duke, sleeping as close to the pot roast as he can get. Fancy that.


4 thoughts on “A Trailer Tour

  1. Christina says:

    Chilly wet hair, kind of like walking home from the West pool in the winter. I love the trailer! I have dreams of an Airstream, but I don’t think I realized how hard it would be to have to fit your life in 20-30 feet, especially with pets. But someday…

  2. lahancock says:

    I laugh at the rent you are paying because we paid 425 a month in college for a two story, two bedroom condo with a small yard.

  3. Kristina says:

    Ruth is a cancer, too!

  4. David G says:

    While in college I paid $300 a month for a 2nd story loft overlooking main street. It was in a 100 year old building with an elevator operated by pulling a rope. It was a 1 bed room 1200 sq ft loft with heart pine floors, double hung 3’x7′ windows, and 10′ ceilings.

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