The Newer Greener Mobile Homestead

| 3/12/2015 10:42:00 AM

Homesteading with Mrs DAs our big off-grid adventure drew to a close, we found ourselves with the opportunity to upgrade to a brand-new, 26-foot trailer with a slide-out. Um, yes! Thank you!

We never did get the bugs worked out of our electrical set-up in the tiny trailer, as we had to run the heater every single night in Texas.

new trailer 

The new trailer is totally set up for off grid. The batteries are properly wired so they will charge when we are driving down the road. We have a built-in heater and air conditioner. The heater works off the batteries if we’re not plugged in, we tested that out in a couple of store parking lots. The fridge automatically switches from electric to propane – no need to manually light the pilot. The stove and oven work. The bathroom is spacious and the shower has a special curtain surround that keeps it from leaking out onto the bathroom floor. There are lights everywhere and even a TV, DVD player, radio and microwave for when we are plugged in somewhere.

I have my own queen “bedroom,” Yak has a “bunkroom” and, yes, the dinette folds down into a full-size bed for company! We are really living now, more than camping. Did I mention the water system works? Yes. 40 gallons worth. Sigh.


3/25/2015 7:55:17 PM

Thanks, Dave. And the adventures haven't stopped just because the roof leaks did and we got a couple extra square feet. And plumbing that works. And batteries that charge. I do have to say I'm also grateful it's finally warming up! Will have to come by and see what's growing in your garden.

3/15/2015 9:13:48 AM

Robyn, sounds like you are in for some new adventures to write about. Congrats on the newer, greener, mobile, homestead. I'll be looking forward to the adventurous tales that come from mobile homesteading. ***** Have a great mobile homesteading day.

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