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We Quit Our Jobs, Built A Tiny House On Wheels And Hit The Road
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We Quit Our Jobs, Built A Tiny House On Wheels And Hit The Road

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Two years ago my partner, Guillaume, and I were both burdened by high rent, a multitude of belongings, college debt and careers that allowed us to maintain that lifestyle. I was beginning to believe I’d never be able to pursue my passion for writing and Guillaume felt the same way about his photography. Then we came across tiny houses. These artistically designed tiny dwellings inspired us to upend our lives and pursue our dreams. We came up with a game plan: 1) Build a tiny home, 2) Travel around North America for one year, and 3) Create a travel journalism portfolio about alternative lifestyles. He’d photograph. I’d write.

We began our tiny house build with zero construction experience and a “we’ll learn as we go” attitude. What we didn’t realize was that we weren’t just building a home, we were also challenging ourselves to rethink the idea of “home” altogether. After dozens of mistakes, life lessons and a brutal downsize, we hit the road with our one-of-a-kind tiny house on wheels!

Six months and 10,000 miles later, our tiny abode has taken us on a wild adventure. Along the way, we’ve met numerous like-minded people who build and reside in small structures such as: tiny homes, tree houses, yurts, homemade house boats, etc. Guillaume photographs these alternative lifestyle pioneers in their innovative dwellings, while I write down their stories.

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Two years ago we were burdened by high rent, a multitude of belongings, college debt and careers

I was beginning to believe I’d never be able to pursue my passion for writing… but then we came across tiny houses!

We came up with a game plan: 1) Build a tiny home, 2) Travel around North America for one year, and 3) Create a travel journalism portfolio

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We began our tiny house build with zero construction experience and a “we’ll learn as we go” attitude

What we didn’t realize was that we weren’t just building a home, we were also challenging ourselves to rethink the idea of “home” altogether

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After dozens of mistakes, life lessons and a brutal downsize, we hit the road with our one-of-a-kind tiny house on wheels!

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Six months and 10,000 miles later, our tiny abode has taken us on a wild adventure

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Jenna Spesard

Jenna Spesard

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I travel around in a tiny house on wheels, tour alternative dwellings and document my journey online.

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Jenna Spesard

Jenna Spesard

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I travel around in a tiny house on wheels, tour alternative dwellings and document my journey online.

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ChloeClik
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a fantastic adventure and home, it looks like an amazing time and thanks for sharing, I loved reading about it and the photography is b

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DebbiePatterson
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Every time I read about these tiny homes it makes me yearn for the open road!!

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AuliaVriconella
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

where the bathroom? and how to supply water for bath,etc. energy for lamp etc?

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ChloeClik
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a fantastic adventure and home, it looks like an amazing time and thanks for sharing, I loved reading about it and the photography is b

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DebbiePatterson
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Every time I read about these tiny homes it makes me yearn for the open road!!

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AuliaVriconella
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

where the bathroom? and how to supply water for bath,etc. energy for lamp etc?

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