Hi everyone. I know I have been decidedly absent the last few weeks (okay months), and I wanted to apologize. It’s been an incredibly busy few months for me personally, and the blog sort of fell towards the bottom of the “to-do” list. It was hard to find things to write about while everything else was going on. For those of you who sent me notes to say hi and to make sure I was okay, thank you! I have to say I love the tiny house family!
If you read the title of this post, you might have guessed what I wanted to talk about today. The big news I wanted to share is that I am moving back to Colorado! In fact, yesterday the transport company came to pick up my house in Georgia, and I started my trek across country. I am super excited about the change! I am also excited about sharing all of my experiences with you.
One of the unique things I have found out about moving is a tiny house is that people someone how think it is exponentially easier than moving with a normal house. While, I do have fewer possessions these days, I can’t say that moving with the TH is way easier than a traditional move. In fact, in some ways there were more things to coordinate and plan for taking your entire house across country…but let me explain how I got to this point.
A few months ago I applied for a new job and approximately 6 weeks ago, I got notified that I got it! The Air Force is giving me another chance to move and try something new. It’s a great opportunity for me from a career perspective, and it allows me to move back to a state I love. For the first week or so I was floating on cloud 9! But as soon as the excitement wore off, I might have been a tad overwhelmed by everything I needed to get done before I started my move.
I am no stranger to moving, in fact after counting all of my moves, I realized I have moved 28 times in my life. That is a lot of boxes, packing paper and tape! I normally get really excited about the moving process, but this time it was a little more daunting. I realized that moving with a tiny house brought a new set of challenges that I wasn’t sure how to navigate.
I realized I needed to find a new place to park, figure out how to move the house, pack all of my stuff, figure out how to pack stuff in the house, learn how to disconnect and reconnect everything for my house and of course, all the “normal” moving tasks.
I will have to wait until I get settled to decide if I actually planned everything well, but so far so good. Well, other than the moment of panic when my house started driving down the road! Over the next month or so I will be passing on a lot of the things I learned (some of them the hard way!) during this move. If you have questions about moving with a TH, post them here, and I will share my experiences.
Until next time,