You know that sinking feeling you get when you're sitting at your desk and it's a beautiful day outside? Two years ago, couple Guillaume Dutilh and Jenna Spesard decided that they'd had enough of that feeling. It was time to pursue their dream of living simply and nomadically.
They attended a tiny-house building workshop in Seattle and set to work building their small home on wheels. By using their savings to build their home, they could live rent-free while traveling and creating an amazing photography portfolio.
Their 125-square-foot home has ample space for creative pursuits with a lofted sleeping space and plenty of storage for the couple and their dog. It took a full year to build the home.
They agreed to spend at least one year on the road, documenting the process in their blog, "Tiny House Giant Journey."
Since they are both aspiring travel journalists, the trip made perfect sense to really get their new careers off the ground in a fresh and exciting way.
Painted Desert, Arizona.
It seems to have paid off: their blog has avid fans and their Youtube channel has been viewed nearly 400,000 times.
Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona.
They're remarkably candid about the financial reality of living on the road. They say they spend around $800 a month on gas and their very minimal utilities.
Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas.
They make a living with their travel writing and photography, supplementing it by hosting workshops for the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.
Wedge Studios, Asheville, North Carolina.
"If we enjoy the lifestyle on the road and aren't losing money, then why not explore a little longer?" Dutilh says. "Taking a step back and realizing where we are, where we have been, and where we’ll go, thanks to this lifestyle, makes any minor challenge seem futile."
New Brunswick, New Jersey.
They finally made it all the way to New York City. "There were taxis cutting us off, cyclists flying by, and pedestrians jumping in front of our truck," Dutilh says. "It was as if New Yorkers, when they peeled their eyes off of their phones, were completely unfazed by the sight of our house on wheels in the middle of the skyscrapers."
Would you be able to do a full year living in 125 square feet if it gave you the opprotunity to travel?
Credit: Tiny House Giant Journey