Tag Archives: Giant Journey

Navigating to Alaska: Stewart-Cassiar Highway

We drove 2,000 miles to Alaska with our tiny house, taking the less traveled. We continue our trek with the Stewart-Cassier Highway, famous for abundant bears and Salmon Glacier.

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New Orleans, LA: Culture Soup & Slanderous Saints

It’s Mardi Gras! After a relaxing week parked on my uncle’s private property in Pensacola, we decided to change things up a little… and party! We parked our tiny home at the New Orleans East Kampground in Slidell, Louisiana. They reached out to us a few months back and offered us free parking, during Mardi Gras. How could anyone say “no” to that?!? During our stay, we also had a French TV crew fly in to film us for a documentary titled (in english) “My…

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A Fiery Tiny House Challenge

As you might remember, we parked our tiny home next to Nicki’s brand new fluorescent tiny home in Savannah a few weeks ago. During that time, we held an open house and created a video tour. But, that’s not all… Nicki is a firefighter. Her gear weighs sixty pounds and doesn’t fold up like regular clothing. “Where do you plan to store her helmet, boots and uniform?” I asked one night. She laughed and assured me that it would stay in the trunk of her car, as it always has. After…

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Fort Lauderdale, FL: Purple Mermaids & Drive-In Movies

After saying goodbye to the gorgeous blue waters of the Florida Keys, Guillaume and I scrambled to make it to Fort Lauderdale so he could fly out to host a Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshop in British Columbia. Because of this, you might notice the photography in this post is subpar to our usual. That’s because I lost my photographer to the snowy oasis of Vancouver… Salies and I stayed with the tiny house parked behind a the lovely Sanctuary Church, only a few miles from Fort Lauderdale…

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5 Tips for Tiny House Travel

Our modified Tumbleweed Cypress has rolled all the way from Los Angeles to Nova Scotia to Florida, where I’m currently writing this blog post. In the four months and 8,500 miles I’ve traveled with a tiny home, I’ve learned a lot through trial and error. Below is a short list of tiny house travel tips that I hope will be helpful to future tiny house travelers. 5 Tips for Tiny House Travel 1). You can weigh your tiny home at any truck scale The best way is…

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Florida Keys: Tortuga Titanic & Lobster Warrior

Excuse me, can you please refill my fruity drink? I’ll just be over here, sun bathing on the beach as my dog crashes through the shallow aqua waters of the Florida Keys. Do you know how expensive it is to RV in a the Florida keys in peak season (which is winter, because the “snow birds” are all traveling south)? It could easily cost $80 a night for a parking spot in a crowded campground! Guillaume and I were very lucky to be invited to…

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Crystal River, FL: Blind Scuba & Manatee Nipples

About a week ago we were in a random Savannah antique shop, browsing and chatting with the shop owner. One thing led to another and she ended up mentioning a place in Florida where you can swim with manatees. “It’s the only place in the world where you can do this,” she said. Our ears perked. Within a few minutes we decided to take a detour to the place she mentioned: Crystal River. And, within a few hours we had reserved a float boat and…

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Columbia, SC: Gators & Canoes

Goodbye Georgia (for now). Hello South Carolina. Our first stop: Columbia. Have I mentioned that Guillaume and I like roadside attractions? In the center of Columbia, is the World’s Largest Fire Hydrant. So, of course, we had to stop off and take a photo. We spent our first evening in Columbia relaxing and watching Stars Wars with Dale and Kevin, our driveway hosts. Dale made us a few martinis and Kevin crocheted us a hat and phone case!  Their two kittens immediately latched onto Guillaume. Salies…

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New Haven, CT: White Clam Za & Open House

Tick tock, tick tock! Boston to Charlotte. Tick tock. Six Days. Tick tock. 863 miles. Most of the time our tiny house travel motto is: “Let’s play it by ear.” Guillaume and I prefer not to plan too far ahead when it comes to traveling with the tiny house. We move slow. 300 miles a day is a BIG day. But occasionally, we have an event that dictates our schedule. That was the case for the Tumbleweed workshop in Charlotte on November 7th. In between Boston…

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Portland, ME: Duck Wing & Lobster Claw

It was my first time in Maine. We stationed the tiny house at the Disneyland of RV parks Bayley’s Camping Resort. The campground attendants actually led us to our campsite with a golf cart. Our spot overlooked a lovely pond with an iridescently lit fountain. They had TWO pools! It was absolutely the largest, most luxurious RV park we’ve stayed in thus far. But this post isn’t about camping. It’s about food. Excellent New England food to be exact. Like Quebec City, we only had…

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“Shipwrecked Minimalist”: A Border Crossing Story

It was time to leave Atlantic Canada. Guillaume and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour, but the date was October 5th and we needed to head south or commit to an icy winter in New England. How does one leave Nova Scotia with a tiny house? Dragging our heavy turtle shell behind us, the drive up and around the Bay of Fundy would take two full days and cost approximately $500 (gas, insurance, depreciation, maintenance, tires, license and registration, campground, etc…). The other option was to put the…

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