How To Keep Plants Alive When Traveling Full-time in an RV/Airstream

Welcome to our How-To Series. In this video series, we will explain the many how-tos of Airstream Living. From full-time RVing, to travel, to living in a tiny space we will share what we have learned from living this lifestyle. We encourage you to comment below with your own advice on this topic, as well as any other How-Tos you would like to see.

This week’s topic is How To Keep Plants Alive When Traveling Full-time in an RV/Airstream.The Airstream is our home and part of making feel like one, for us, is having living plants. We struggled with maintaining plants in our moving house but after the last 6 months have come up with some tips and tricks that have worked well for us. First, make sure to pick hardy plants, they’re going to have to go through a lot of change so a delicate plant will probably not do well. Also keep in mind that in every new spot the plants might need different things, different lighting and different watering based on humidity. Lastly, you need to make sure the plants are nicely secured on moving days so we show you how we do it and talk about some other ideas.

Tuesday Talk – The Pros and Cons of Tiny Living

This week we’re answering a question about the Pros and Cons of Tiny Living. We discussed how much we enjoy living tiny in our 200 sqft Airstream in past videos but we’ve had a lot of questions about pros and cons. Well, we finally have a couple of cons to share with you. As we explain they are nothing compared to the pros in our book, but they are something to consider.

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life. If you have a question for us please let us know in the comments below or at our website astreaminlife.com

 

Friday Favorites – Our Favorite Kitchen Things

Occasionally on Friday’s we’d like to share with you some of our Favorite Things. These can be products, websites, or anything else that we love. Note we will ALWAYS say whether we are sponsored in any form from the companies we are sharing and these videos will ALWAYS reflect our true opinions. These are the things that bring us joy and we hope they can become your favorites as well.

This week’s Friday Favorites are a bunch of our favorite kitchen items. They include a citrus squeezer, garlic press, potato masher, cast iron pans, our tea kettle, silicon mitts and our immersion blender/mini food processor. We use many of these every single day in the Airstream and we absolutely love them!

This week’s links:
Citrus Squeezer (Amazon affiliate)
Garlic Press (Amazon affiliate)
Potato Masher (Amazon affiliate)
Immersion Blender (Amazon affiliate)
Tea Kettle (Amazon affiliate)
Cast Iron Pans (Amazon affiliate)
Red Silicon Oven Mitts (Amazon affiliate)

Thanks for watching!

Tuesday Talk – The Never-Ending Task of Downsizing

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life.

This week we’re continuing in our theme of Organization for the New Year. We’re once again talking about downsizing. We’ve done a LOT of downsizing in the last couple of years and we now live in a 200 sq ft Airstream but we’re STILL downsizing. We give our take on it and the tips that work best for us.

Do you have any suggestions on how to deal with clutter? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below.

Do you have a suggestion for a future Tuesday Talk? Leave a comment below and don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel to get our latest videos! Happy Tuesday!

Friday Favorites – Shoe Organizer + Vertical Storage for the Win!

Occasionally on Friday’s we’d like to share with you some of our Favorite Things. These can be products, websites, or anything else that we love. Note we will ALWAYS say whether we are sponsored in any form from the companies we are sharing and these videos will ALWAYS reflect our true opinions. These are the things that bring us joy and we hope they can become your favorites as well.

This week’s Friday Favorite is our over the door shoe organizer. It solved our shoe dilemmas but we also use it to store so much more. Living in a tiny home, like our Airstream, means storage is key. Vertical space is often not utilized. We show you how we use this one shoe organizer for shoes, dog stuff, shopping bags, laundry supplies and cleaning supplies. You could also do something similar for pantry items, crafts and so much more.


This week’s links:
Similar Shoe Organizer (Amazon affiliate)

Thanks for watching!

Tuesday Talk – Organization & Finding Everything a Home

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life.

This week we’re starting our January New Years series on Organization discussing our top tip for keeping any space, but especially a tiny space clutter-free. Make sure to find everything you own a home. We discuss why this is so important, how sometimes it takes a few tries to find the right home for things, what to do if you are not the organizer, and Courtney’s nightly routine which keeps things neat and tidy in the Airstream. Clutter is a pain anywhere but especially in tiny spaces like our Airstream home. We discuss how we deal with it.

Do you have any suggestions on how to deal with clutter? We’d love to hear about them in the comments below.

Do you have a suggestion for a future Tuesday Talk? Leave a comment below and don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel to get our latest videos! Happy Tuesday!

Our Airstream Bedroom Tour

Ever wonder how in the world we live in a less than 200 sq ft tiny home ( our 2005 Airstream Classic) and where we store everything? Let me show you! This time I’m giving a full tour of our Airstream Bedroom and all the storage within. I’m managing to fit almost my entire wardrobe in 3 storage areas inside…how crazy is that?

Let us know what you think! Have any suggestions for us? Any questions about Airstream Life? Let us know!

Our Airstream Home Tour

We know a lot of you have been asking to see how we live in our Airstream so we present to you, our first Home Tour! In this video we give you a brief overview of how we live both inside and outside of our tiny home. Features include our patio setup, outdoor storage, and how we use the small space we have inside.

We’re also looking for suggestions on possible places to go to get our desk and floor renovations done.  So if you know someone who does good work on Airstreams, please let us know! We will be mobile soon enough and are willing to travel for the best work.

Lastly, this was a pretty high overview for our home tour (because we didn’t want the video to be forever long). We plan to do more in-depth videos soon. As always if there is anything in particular you would like to see, please let us know! We’re always looking for ideas.

 

Moving our Tiny Home for the First Time

So if you follow us on social media (specifically Twitter or Instagram) you would have seen us moving our tiny home for the first time this past weekend. We were lucky that Steve’s parents (who were full time RVers for over a decade) volunteered to come down to Tucson and help us work through our checklists and relieve our minds.  Honestly we weren’t too worried about most of the moving process, except for hitching and unhitching the Airstream from the truck, but they caught a number of things that we either didn’t think of or weren’t doing quite right. Nothing that would have ruined our move, but things that would have been seriously annoying.

We hitched up Charlie to Clifford Friday morning and drove about 10-15 minutes down the road to another full-service campground where we unhitched and setup at our new home base. Then on Sunday morning we did it all again (this time with a much better checklist and with Steve’s parents looking on but not participating) and moved back to our original campground but to a new shady spot (just in time for our 1st forecasted 100+ degree day this weekend). While not relaxing, the weekend certainly was not stressful and in fact I think overall it was exciting. It showed we can do this and soon we WILL be doing this whenever we want. Now the hardest thing is to stay put for the rest of the year. You can be sure that on any upcoming weekend that is cool enough we will be out boondocking somewhere in Southern AZ, just because we can and now we know how.

I hope you enjoy our video montage of our move!!

One Month of Tiny Living in our Airstream

Steve, myself, and the girls have lived in our Airstream for a little over one month now.  I thought I would share what we’ve learned in our one month of tiny living and what we have come to understand about ourselves in that time. The passing of one month to the next is often not noted in today’s world. We don’t often sit back and think of the past 30 some days and reflect about what April meant to us. However when you change your lifestyle significantly refection seems to come more readily. We’ve certainly noticed a number of changes around us, and within our family as April progressed into May and those changes are helping us refine our WHY and continue shaping our lives to match and reflect our values.Continue Reading