I was going to title this Starting Over, but it’s not really like that. Starting over feels like I’m scrapping everything else, and completely doing something different. That’s not entirely the case. I’ve been working on getting into a simpler life for a few years now. You can read more about that here, but really we’ve spent since 2012 changing the things that matter to us and changing how we live.
And now, I’m changing another aspect. I’ve been working remotely for a great company for the last 4 years and I was also working on a website about RV living. While we were traveling in the RV, I loved sharing all aspects of that lifestyle because it’s different. So many people use to think tha tyou had to toil at a 9-5 job for 30+ years before you could retire and start traveling. We were part of the emerging crowd that started traveling while working and making a living on the road.
Then we stopped traveling. Not forever. But for now. We decided that having a home base is super important to us and I like the idea of slow traveling a little more than constant travels.
So I sold that side last month and have been itching to start something new. Then I realized that, even with the RV living site, I really just wanted to share my thoughts on doing life simpler.
Before traveling, we had 3 different houses in 10 years. Each were at lease 1,300 square feet. For two people. Now, we live in a quaint 720 square foot concrete house that was built back in 1965 and I love it. I think I love this house more than any other house we ever had.
Because it’s simpler 🙂
Now, don’t get me wrong, we are doing a few things to this house that aren’t necessarily simple. There are great projects planned in the next few years. I’ll definitely share those projects when we get to them.
- New kitchen. We’ll do an IKEA kithcen remodel in here and will create a kitchen island to give us more counter space.
- New bathroom – We never take baths and have an aging bulldog. Not to mention we are aging 🙂 We plan on taking out the tub and replacing it with a shower with a smaller step. We are also looking at adding a pocket door to make the very tiny bathroom feel a little bigger.
- Adding a back door. It’s a concrete house and we want a backdoor to go out onto our new deck. Creating the deck was one of the first items on the project list and now that it’s finished, we want an easier way to get to is from inside the house.
Don’t worry, we’ll share all the details as we go along. Our goal will be to show you the little things you can do to your home to make it more appealing and how to save some money by doing it yourself. We’ll also share some things that you might want to hire a professional for.
Even though we have a long project list, there’s so much I love about this house. Mainly the cost of the house. We chose something that wouldn’t require us to both work full time at big companies just to afford it. And I love the simplicity of the house maintenance. It also takes very little time to clean it.
With this new site I hope to share ideas about where we were in our own rat race, how we got out of it, and how our simpler life is working out for us.