Two weekends ago, I saw a Teardrop trailer for the first time and it was true instant love. I love many things about Teardrops: a place to sleep, a place to cook, a place to write, but most of all, it’s a place to call home.
I’ve spent the past seven years moving around the country every four to six months as a professional housesitter. Caretaking is an awesome side career for a travel writer and one I hope to continue, but as somebody who values personal space, never having my own is starting to wear on me. The idea of being able to customize a small space and have it be mine makes me downright giddy!
I have about a month left at the Earthship, before the owners come back and then I’m hitting the road for the summer! As of now, my route is totally to be determined and I plan to keep it that way! The goal will be Alaska, but there’s a lot of ground to cover between here and there. I’m open to wherever the road may take me and the Teardrop will give me a place to sleep, work and call home along the way.
I may live out of my car, but I’m no bum. I’m ambitious and decisive and very good at making things happen. Yesterday, I had a tow hitch installed my Subaru and this weekend I’ll be taking off to Nebraska and Colorado to check out a couple of Teardrops! This time next week, I just might be bringing one home! Stay tuned!
*** For those of you wondering how a freelance writer who doesn’t believe in accumulating debt or buying things on credit makes her Teardrop dreams come true, money is nothing sacred to me and I’m happy to share: years ago, when I sold my horse, I took a few grand and bought stock in Apple computers. I know nothing about playing the stock market, but that was a really good idea. Four iphones and three ipads later, I’ve made enough to jump on this idea and still stay in the black. I am nothing if not resourceful… 🙂