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Tiny House Giant Journey

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Jenna and Guillaume are in love, and also in love with travel. Unhappy with their careers, their debt, and their stationary life, these two appealing young people (and their equally-appealing dog, Salies) built themselves a portable tiny house, quit their jobs (Salies didn’t actually have a job), left behind most of their possessions, and have been wandering the world in the portable tiny house which they designed themselves. Their blog, Tiny House Giant Journey, chronicles their happy, happy trails. For two people forever in search of parking, they seem very positive.

Their adventures have taken them from Manhattan to the Florida Keys to Nova Scotia, all the way to Alaska, visiting more than thirty U.S. States and five Canadian Provinces, all the while braving the elements, unknown territories, Ninja Moose, and even Canadian border guards.

“Do you have any guns?”
“No.”
“Are you planning on moving into Canada?”
“No, we will be leaving October 5th, via a ferry from Yarmouth to Maine.”
(Beat)
“And, you have no guns?”
“No, no guns.”
“Hmmmm. This (re: tiny house) is very unusual. Please pull over.”

Tiny house notwithstanding, these intrepid souls have endured all manner of homeowner-related indignities including lock outs and threats of eviction, but also flats and breakdowns, issues most people don’t experience with their homes. I hope you enjoy their travels as much as I have (and as much as they seem to)!

All images the property of Tiny House Giant Journey.

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Alaska

Alaska

Arctic Circle

Arctic Circle

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia

New Brunswick

New Brunswick

Canadian Border

Canadian Border

Financial District, New Yorki City

Financial District, New Yorki City

Central Park, New York City

Central Park, New York City

Canada

Canada

 

Florida

Florida

 

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

19 thoughts on “Tiny House Giant Journey

  1. The house is adorable… but could I do it??

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  2. Great story: I love the picture from New Brunswick: about 70 clicks up the road from where I live. Our forest dressed in its Autumn best.

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  3. OMG another blog I see myself becoming obsessed with! I’ve been seriously in love with the idea of tiny-house living for the past 2 years. Did you see what they did with America’s first mall in Chicago? See here: http://www.curbed.com/2014/8/29/10054364/americas-first-shopping-mall-is-now-stuffed-with-micro-homes

    Lots of reading to do… (and videos to watch!) 🙂

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  4. I love the idea of a tiny home but only as a vacation home. I loathe camping but I could totally travel in a tiny house. I could not live in one, however. I’m a realist and know cabin fever would set in if I was trapped even with just my husband in such a confined space. With the kids it’s just preposterous. They don’t give me adequate space or privacy even in our four bedroom house. Then there’s the issue of possessions. I’m not a hoarder by any stretch but I like things. I think my art materials alone would use up all the discretionary storage space. So living space it’s definitely not me but as a holiday home I would love it. My 10 year old watched the first video with me and now wants a tiny house as a gang hut for his brothers and him.

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