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Jenna Spesard BioAbout the Blogger

Hi! I’m Jenna. Not too long ago I was working full time at a job I hated, just to pay the rent. Then, one day, I decided to change my life. I downsized, built a tiny house, and found freedom. Now I’m a fulltime happiness addict with the freedom to travel the world on a part-time job, and I’m never turning back. So far I’ve visited more than 30 countries around the globe. Building a home on wheels, and becoming financially secure, has taken me farther than I ever imagined possible. I hope my blog inspires you to follow your own journey to happiness.

Below are some of my most popular articles to give you a taste of what this blog is all about!


Tiny House Stories & Tours

These Animal Lovers Live in a School Bus with 5 Pets!

These Animal Lovers Live in a School Bus with 5 Pets!

Animal lovers Adam and Rachel converted an old school bus into a rolling home for themselves and their 5 fur kids (2 cats, 2 rabbits, and a dog). See how they designed the space for their pets!
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Modern Tiny House in the Mountains Expands to the Outside

Modern Tiny House in the Mountains Expands to the Outside

Mark & Mary's modern Tiny House in the mountains is brilliantly designed to sleep six people without feeling cluttered! Check out this creative of space as I show you the key features, photos, and a video tour.
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Craftsman Tiny House Built by Artsy Couple to Escape Rent

Craftsman Tiny House Built by Artsy Couple to Escape Rent

Laurel and Brandon built a Tiny House so that they can escape the rent trap and starting working on their careers. I can relate. This is one reason why I went tiny! Check out this article to see the inside of their stunning craftsman-style Tiny Home.
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My Favorite Products & Appliances for a Vintage Camper Remodel

My Favorite Products & Appliances for a Vintage Camper Remodel

A list of recommended camper appliances and innovative products that I used in my 1971 vintage camper remodel. Great for any Tiny House, Van, or Bus Build!
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Custom Awnings & Cushions for my Vintage Camper

Custom Awnings & Cushions for my Vintage Camper

The journey to renovating a vintage camper is a long one. In this article, I tell you how I chose my custom awnings and cushions, and how they work!
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Family Downsize into a Luxurious Self-Built Tiny House; Happier Now!

Family Downsize into a Luxurious Self-Built Tiny House; Happier Now!

After losing his job, Steven Mejia decided to build a luxurious Tiny House in Los Angeles for his family. Now they own their own business and are financially stable.
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Backyard Cottages: Minimalism in the City

Backyard Cottages: Minimalism in the City

Backyard cottages are becoming a popular investment and housing alternative as the city of Seattle sees increasing rent and home prices. I interviewed an architect that specializes in building small backyard cottages in the city, as well as a couple that built and downsized into one themselves.
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My New (Epic) Tiny House Porch

My New (Epic) Tiny House Porch

After four years, I finally built my dream Tiny House porch. It's covered, with string lights, and it's my new favorite place in the world! Read this article for the full story and a video of the porch's creation.
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Panorama Glass Lodge: Stay in this Gorgeous Icelandic Tiny House

Panorama Glass Lodge: Stay in this Gorgeous Icelandic Tiny House

This gorgeous Tiny House- the Panorama Glass Lodge - has a glass roof, so you can see the northern lights the next time you visit Iceland. Now available for rent!
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Ecotourism: Stay in a Tiny Dome Home in Mexico

Ecotourism: Stay in a Tiny Dome Home in Mexico

We all know about the gorgeous (yet unconscious) resorts that line Mexico's coastlines. It's hard to say no to this extreme luxury, but as a tourist, you can choose to stay in accommodations that are less impactful on the environment. For example, on my recent trip the Quintana Roo state, I stayed in an eco-friendly dome home!
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Living Small Advice

Learn how you can build a Tiny House with my budget, materials, and design tips. I share my story, the mistakes I’ve made, and the lessons I’ve learned. These articles will help you start your own Tiny House Giant Journey.

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Travel Journal & Guides

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This blog is also about traveling abroad (that’s the Giant Journey part)! So far I have visited 6 continents and more 30 countries. Every year I cherish my time abroad, experiencing new cultures and meeting fantastic people. Join me on my adventures by viewing a full list of destinations here.

Recent Travel Articles:

Top Things to Do in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Top Things to Do in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Let's explore one of my favorite towns in the world - Ubud! This cultural gem has plenty to offer, no matter your budget, and the unique vibe will make you fall in love with Bali.
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Epic Iceland Waterfalls to Visit in Winter

Epic Iceland Waterfalls to Visit in Winter

A list of easily accessible Iceland waterfalls that are among some of the most impressive in the world! See them all on your next winter road trip.
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Visiting the Burj Khalifa: Tallest Building in the World

Visiting the Burj Khalifa: Tallest Building in the World

Step onto the 124th floor of the tallest building in the world - the Burj Khalifa in Dubai! In this guide, learn about the costs, the best time to visit & why I felt it was both thrilling & disorienting.
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My Crazy-Amazing First Time in India!

My Crazy-Amazing First Time in India!

My crazy amazing private tour of India, where I saw the Taj Mahal & wild tigers. Also... something very special and life changing happened!
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Sahara Desert Glamping Experience

Sahara Desert Glamping Experience

Luxury tents, traditional Moroccan food, camel rides in the desert, and an in-ground pool? This incredible glamping experience was one I'll be talking about for a long, long time.
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Panorama Glass Lodge: Stay in this Gorgeous Icelandic Tiny House

Panorama Glass Lodge: Stay in this Gorgeous Icelandic Tiny House

This gorgeous Tiny House- the Panorama Glass Lodge - has a glass roof, so you can see the northern lights the next time you visit Iceland. Now available for rent!
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Ecotourism: Stay in a Tiny Dome Home in Mexico

Ecotourism: Stay in a Tiny Dome Home in Mexico

We all know about the gorgeous (yet unconscious) resorts that line Mexico's coastlines. It's hard to say no to this extreme luxury, but as a tourist, you can choose to stay in accommodations that are less impactful on the environment. For example, on my recent trip the Quintana Roo state, I stayed in an eco-friendly dome home!
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Tulum Travel Guide: Mexico’s Bohemian Beach Destination

Tulum Travel Guide: Mexico’s Bohemian Beach Destination

In this guide to visiting Tulum, Mexico, I share where to stay, the best restaurants for budget travelers, and my favorite things to do at this destination.
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South Iceland Top 10 “Must Stops” Near the Ring Road

South Iceland Top 10 “Must Stops” Near the Ring Road

My favorite, jaw-dropping, stops along the ring road in South Iceland. Easy to visit during winter. These beautiful sights will have you wondering what took you so long to visit Iceland!
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2 Days in Amsterdam: Layover without a Hangover (It’s a Miracle!)

2 Days in Amsterdam: Layover without a Hangover (It’s a Miracle!)

You CAN visit Amsterdam without getting a hangover! In this article, I list my favorite activities in this gorgeous city, known for pleasure shops and marijuana. Easy to do on a short two-day trip!
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Favorite Resources

A detailed list of my favorite Tiny House gear, building materials, parking advice, books, appliances, off-grid / alternative systems, and travel gear. These tools will help you plan your next tiny (or giant) adventure.

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My Tiny House

View photos of my Tiny House traveling around North America – I went 25,000 miles in just one year – and step inside the stunning interior. Construction took 1 year and was finished in 2014. Also, did you know you can now rent my house?!

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My Vintage Camper

My 165 square foot Tiny House seemed too big for road trips, so I purchased and renovated a 60 square foot vintage travel trailer for a more portable option. Read stories from my most recent project – the restoration of my 1971 vintage camper.

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Vintage Camper


My Life Abroad

 Each year, I spend approximately 3 months traveling abroad, visiting 5 new countries. How am I able to do this? My lifestyle is extremely affordable. Living tiny also means that I live within my financial means. I spend less on material objects and I waste less. This is my definition of the American Dream.

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