This past weekend we headed to the Tetons to do some paddling, hiking, and soaking in some hot springs in Lava Hot Springs.
We were so fortunate to chat with Melissa via Skype. She has an incredible personality and a fantastic YouTube channel dedicated to minimalism. She had so much great advice about minimizing.
After months of searching, we may have finally found our solution!
In this episode we chat with Melanie and George from asmalllife.com. They are minimalists living in an airstream full time. We really enjoyed getting to know them and hearing their story.
It's no secret that Steve has wanted a big 4x4 van for years, but now he actually has justification for one. If we got a diesel E350, we could convert it to 4x4 and it could tow a travel trailer behind. We could use it as a mini (or not so mini) garage for the bikes, packrafts, paddles, sleeping bags, and all our outdoor gear. That way we could detach from the trailer and take off on our adventures for the day. Hm... definitely a strong contender.
Local Expedition Portal member, Ryan, was kind enough to give us a tour of his rig. Yup, Steve still wants one. :)
Since we love airstreams so much, we decided to look into some other similar trailers. Back in the 60s, a company called "streamline" made aluminum-shelled trailers. In this episode we head to a local version to see what it's like. Far too much of a project for us, but it's a very cool starting platform.
We've heard that airstreams are some of the best-built RVs in the world. We just had to see for ourselves.
There are SO many options out there. We sort them out for you to know what's going on and what the pros and cons are of each model.
The most difficult part about finding an RV that fits our needs is finding a place to store the bikes.
We've kicked the tires at a few dealerships before, and they always ask us what we want. The problem is, we don't really know. Here's an attempt at listing our "needs."
Steve and Tess love to explore nature, whether it be backpacking, packrafting, mountain biking, hiking, or just wandering. The more we explore, the more we realize just how little we've seen.