Downsizing your home is something that crosses a lot of people’s minds these days. Maybe the kids have left home, maybe you just want the solitude, or maybe there is an option for comfortable, affordable independence. The following clip shows such a story.
Sharon lives in a 2015 [email protected] [email protected] S model teardrop trailer. She hauls it using a 4-door Jeep Wrangler. She purchased the trailer for $15,000 plus taxes. It is a very convenient accommodation, weighing less than 1700 pounds dry and is easily pulled by her Jeep. “I really am a gypsy at heart,” she told CheapRVliving. “It’s like it’s not there,” she says. “Sometimes I look in the mirror and go ‘Oh, you’re still there.'”
The trailer is powered by using electricity or by three solar panels that conveniently fold up into a case. This is very useful when she’s off-grid. She put a lot of research before getting her teardrop. She checked each and every single trailer in the market. Believe it or not, she can fully stand up in every part of her trailer.
Nevertheless, it took her some time to get used to living in such a small space. Her trailer might be small, but it includes a kitchen with a small three-in-one refrigerator that runs on propane, plug-in electricity or a battery. She says that running it on a battery is bad news; it will end up eating all of it faster than you can say: “hermit.” There is also a sink with a cutting board cover; and a two-burner stove. It is very functional, but she often likes to cook outside.
When asked about her accommodations, Sharon says: “The best thing about a little rig like this is it forces you to spend a lot of time outside,” she explains. “When you’re doing this lifestyle, it’s about being out in nature and enjoying other people. When you’re in a little rig you can’t hole up too long, or you’ll get ‘a little nuts,’ and you got to come outside.”
Just so you can get a better idea of the space, the trailer includes a total of 12-feet of space and is 5 feet and 9 inches at its tallest point. It is heated by a furnace. This was included with the trailer. She also uses a propane heater if she wants to heat things up. The best thing is that it only takes two to three minutes. Everything you need at a fraction of the cost!