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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 28 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.

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Tiny House Stories & Tours

Best of the Blog 2018

Best of the Blog 2018

In 2018, I produced dozens of video tours and interviewed more than 20 different alternative structures on this blog. This is my 2018 shortlist for the best Tiny House, School Bus Conversion (Schoolie), and Van Conversion of the past year.
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Hoarder Downsizes to a Tiny House to Cure Herself

Hoarder Downsizes to a Tiny House to Cure Herself

With all of the convulsive buying and materialism in the United States, who among us doesn't know a hoarder? Most...
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The Best Van Conversion I’ve Ever Seen

The Best Van Conversion I’ve Ever Seen

Wes and Savana escape high rent to live on the road in their gorgeous off-grid sprinter van conversion with a huge solar roof deck!
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Grandma Builds Gorgeous Victorian Tiny House

Grandma Builds Gorgeous Victorian Tiny House

Shorty Robbins built a Victorian Tiny House in her 50s so that she could travel to Civil War Renenactments and live without financial burden.
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Stunning Tiny House for a Retired Police Officer

Stunning Tiny House for a Retired Police Officer

Shannon spent more than 20 years in law enforcement before retiring early with a medical pension. Now she's going to travel the county in a beautiful Tiny Home!
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Her Bus Conversion Was Inspired by Ellen Degeneres

Her Bus Conversion Was Inspired by Ellen Degeneres

Randy Hulse is the ultimate Ellen Degeneres fan. She renovated a school bus and plans to travel the country, doing good deeds in Ellen's name.
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He Made a Tiny House With Slideouts!

He Made a Tiny House With Slideouts!

Ray created a Tiny House for retirement with an innovative and spacious layout and plenty of high-end amenities.
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Renting a Campervan for a Great Britain Road Trip

Renting a Campervan for a Great Britain Road Trip

Are you interested in visiting the UK, but on a low budget? Read about how I traveled around England, Scotland, and Wales in a rented campervan, saving myself hundreds of dollars on accommodation, food, and domestic travel.
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Buslife with Three Young Boys

Buslife with Three Young Boys

The Millers live in a beautifully converted school bus with their three young boys
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This Stunning Tiny House Looks Like a Fire House

This Stunning Tiny House Looks Like a Fire House

John and Fin travel the country in their Tiny Fire House, using it as a tribute house to support fire safety awareness and raise funds for local fire stations.
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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. Below are a few of my most popular articles.

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Where I’ve Been

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So far I have visited 5 continents and more than 25 countries. Every year I cherish my time abroad, experiencing new cultures and meeting fantastic people. Join me on my adventures by clicking on the featured locations below or by viewing a full list of destinations here.

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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 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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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

When 165 square feet seemed too big for road trips, I recently downsized to a 60 square foot vintage travel trailer for life on the road. Read stories from my most recent project – the restoration of my 1972 vintage camper.

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Vintage Camper


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