I will get back to catching up on project posts later, but I simply must share an interior view of the tin can as she is today. I must say I love living here. Downsizing and simplifying does not mean you must give up all the things you love. In fact, for me at least, the effect is this: instead of feeling surrounded by stuff and clutter, I now live in a small space that is filled only with things I truly like and enjoy.
Those of you who live on the road in your tin cans will likely note ithat she isn’t very road worthy at the moment. As she sits now, I would need to pack up a lot to avoid things shifting and breaking during a tow. If the time comes that I do embark on a more mobile life, more adjustments will need to be made. For now though…this is pretty comfortable.
The simplifying process is still on-going and will probably never end. The necessity of some items becomes easier to determine once you live in the space for a while. One item that must stay is my Keurig. I even had to rearrange the furniture to make it fit. Hahaha! It looked very nice up beside the microwave, but ummm…you have to raise the lid to insert the little cup.
I have her put together in a way I truly like right now. The flow is comfortable, and I feel very at home here. That being said, I am frequently asked if I am finally done with the work on her. My answer: Will I ever be? She’s like any other home or restoration project. She is livable as she is, but there is much more to be done. At least at this moment it is hard to see an actual end to the possible projects. Some are necessary replacements/repairs (ex.: roof fans), others are more of a cosmetic nature. For instance, cosmetically and functionally, I do still want to reconfigure the radio/speaker setup over the sofa. The radio placement needs to be revamped with smaller less conspicuous speakers installed. The existing space will be much better utilized as shelving or storage, possibly wired with a charging station for electronic gadgets. I would also like to build a storage platform for under the front sofa. This would increase storage accessibility and space while anchoring the sofa for travel in the future. Neither are urgent updates, but just examples on the long list of projects. Someday I will bore you with the complete list. Hahaha!