From my Tiny Home in Yellowstone to Yours

More than a week without Internet, and I managed to survive! The hardest part of it all was not being able to immediately share all of the incredible sights right away. Yellowstone National Park, where I just spent a week, is truly one of our Nation's greatest treasures. Ken Burns called our parks "America's Best Idea," and - as a former Park Ranger - I wholeheartedly agree!

 Tuktu at Soda Butte, Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, WY

Tuktu at Soda Butte, Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, WY

 

Because it is such an amazing, wonderful, magical, special place, I'll save the next post to talk more about Yellowstone and share some of the photos & adventures from the park. 

Right now, to answer your questions about it, I want to share with you some photos of my tiny home - the Lance Lite 825 camper.

 That's the fridge on the left. There's a closet on the right, and the door to the bathroom.

That's the fridge on the left. There's a closet on the right, and the door to the bathroom.

The camper is 7 feet wide so it doesn't stick out too far beyond the side of the truck, making it easy to carry - and to see around! Inside, it seems quite spacious! The view from the bedroom, which is located in the cabover (forward) part of the camper is airy & open. There's a queen-sized bed that's too big for me and the 4 stuffed critters, Tigger, Taiga (the moose), Wiley (the black-footed ferret), and Griffen (the brush-tailed possum)! Plenty of overhead storage for clothes, a case for my natural history books alongside, and other stuff. My friend Bobbi helped me make the curtains and I love my aubergine-colored bamboo sheets!

 Before the addition of all the stuffed animals :-)!

Before the addition of all the stuffed animals :-)!

There's a cozy kitchen on the left (driver's) side of the unit. There's storage over the sink & stove for spices & coffee (both are must-haves!), dishes, and a microwave. As long as I'm plugged into power, I can use the microwave. If there's no power, I use propane for cooking and to run the fridge (the fridge is opposite the sink).

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 The microwave & storage above the sink & stove.

The microwave & storage above the sink & stove.

My girlfriend, Nina, gifted me that cute towel I hung as a backsplash. Unless I'm on a really rough road, the knives stay in place on their magnets. The camper has a large water storage container, so I've plenty for all my cooking & cleaning needs.

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Over the settee (which converts into a bed) is more storage. 

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And at the rear of the camper is a bathroom! I wasn't sure I'd care about it but I confess it is nice to have a separate room in which to wash up. It makes it feel more like a home. There's a shower I can attach to the sink, as well as a shower outside.

My tiny home is cozy & compact and has everything I need to work on the road. This week, when I crawled into soft sheets under a cozy blanket after a full day I fell asleep quickly, windows open to let the deliciously cold Yellowstone air pull me into dreamland.

I'm going to have a hard time for the next post choosing from all the photos I took with both my Lumix and phone!