One year in a Casita

In the fall of 2017 we sold our house, bought a 17′ Casita Spirit Deluxe and hit the road for a year. Our setup was unique in that we paired the Casita with our Four Wheel Camper; the Casita serving as our living area and the truck camper our bedroom. The year concluded when Mark accepted a job opportunity in Idaho upon which we bought a house and sold the Casita. The following posts are stories from our Casita chapter of travel.

Why we couldn’t part with our Four Wheel Camper but are loving our Casita

full time rv living

It’s been a little over two months since we bought our Casita travel trailer and nearly as long since we moved in to it full-time (combined with our Four Wheel Camper).  The setup may be unique but it couldn’t be working out better.  I thought I’d take the opportunity to share with you guys how we’re using everything and a few more details about why we ended up going this...

12 days camping outside Hurricane, UT


Last year while driving thru Utah we blew our transmission.  A very long and expensive weekend from which we learned the following: Things can always be worse.  We were luckily in a town when the truck broke down.  A few days prior we were in the middle of nowhere. There are still businesses out there with exceptional service.  Rare Form Auto is one of them...

Heading South with stops at James M. Robb & Green River State Parks


The house was sold, our contracted jobs for the year were done and on November 5th it was finally time to hit the road.  Of course there was a Winter Weather Advisory that day to add a little bit of fun to our attempt at getting out of Colorado.  In an effort to avoid all the surrounding mountain passes we opted for the unpaved county road that would keep us at a lower elevation and hopefully out...

Our first month without a house (but not on the road just yet)


The last five weeks have been nuts.  At the end of September we packed up all our worldly possessions and said goodbye to our home for the last 7 years.  It felt good, the time was right to move on and do something different but preparing to set off for a life on the road is entirely different than moving from one home to another.  Since we purchased our Casita travel trailer a mere two weeks...

Our last day as homeowners!


Today is our last day in our house.  We’re one day away from setting off on our new life on the road.  Our head’s our full with our endless to-do lists.  Between keeping on top of our business during it’s busiest season and packing up our house, there’s hardly been a moment to spare.  If I sit around and dwell on all the changes we’re making, it’s easy to get emotional...

Why we chose a Casita Travel Trailer for full-time RV living


Back in 2013 we made our first attempt to live on the road full-time.  Thinking we needed as much room as possible to fit our house in to an RV, we bought a 30′ long travel trailer and the very thing we bought to live in turned out to be the very thing that killed our desire to live on the road.  That trailer was so large and cumbersome, it took a lot of fun out of the travel for...


We’re Mark & Michele, modern-day nomads perfecting the art of slow, full-time travel.  Our tiny home on wheels and slow-paced travel style allows us to minimize our expenses while maximizing our freedom.  May our unconventional way of life inspire you to design a life that you love.


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