All photography by Meg MacG

We hope to travel through all 48 of the Lower States and as much of Canada as we can starting in 2017.


A work in progress

October 9, 2015, we departed the backyard of Meg's father in North Texas for the little town of Loveland, Colorado for our first winter in our tiny house. We thoroughly enjoyed our maiden voyage to Northern Colorado, but sadly there were too many unforeseen additional costs of living there that not only prevented us from making any headway on our debt-reduction but actually created even more debt in a short six months. Yikes! As such, we've headed back to Texas for a reset that will not only give us plenty of opportunity to truly become debt free, but it also lets us take our time fine tuning the tiny house interior after discovering a few areas that need improvement for the elements and ease of use without having to do so while actually living in it full-time. Sure, it's a bit of a setback, but it's also a setup for an even better financial future for the real tiny house adventure yet to come: a cross-country road trip across North America!

Once we start our road trip, the plan is to head south along the Gulf Coast region with a stop at Disney and Universal Studios for some fun (and maybe a half marathon for Meg... hmm...). We'll then sweep northward along the East Coast to visit various family and historical landmarks along the way. Depending on the time of year, we may settle in for a couple months in order to replenish our coffers with a travel nursing assignment for Meg. While we're up north we'll head into Canada before dipping back into the Midwest. Another northward trek into Canada will precede some important national park visits and a chance to spend some time in a fully functional tiny house community called Lemon Cove Village, where a second travel nursing assignment may be squeezed in. Lastly, we'll cruise up to Washington State and start settling into our new, permanent home state. We'll top off the adventure with a visit to our new Alaska-based tiny house friends and a flight to Hawaii for vacation from our vacation. That'll be all 50 states!


The Tiny House enjoying it's first heavy winter snow in Colorado on Thanksgiving Day. The rigid foam skirt might not be pretty, but it sure helps keep our toes toasty.

The Tiny House enjoying it's first heavy winter snow in Colorado on Thanksgiving Day. The rigid foam skirt might not be pretty, but it sure helps keep our toes toasty.


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