Make the tiniest house a home

As of early June I’ve been living in a caravan. Yes, completely on purpose, no drama that made me end up in this situation. No I’m not planning to move into a real house any time soon. To answer the frequently asked questions.

Now that I’ve been living this life for eight months it’s time to change thing camping item into a home. Coming back to the caravan is already coming home, but there are some things in here not quite to my taste.

When I started living in the caravan I set no goals and had zero expectations. I had never slept in a caravan before, I only had experience in tent camping. So I agreed with myself that I would try this out and see where it would get me. If I wasn’t happy than I would pack my things and find a house or move back to my parents.

Now it’s January and I’m still very happy living this life. So since I’m not planning to sell this caravan anytime soon I can start to change it into a house.

Tent

The first change I made already a few months ago. I bought a new tent. The one that came with the caravan was old and started to fall apart a little. But that wasn’t the biggest issue.

The thing was so heavy, there was no way that I could tear it down and set it up on my own. So I found this way smaller tent this is a lot lighter. I’ve set it up all on my own and it doesn’t take up so much space when moving from one site to the next.

Seating area

The caravan has a very specific style of decoration, using blue and gold throughout the interior combined with a lot of wood. The cushions on the couch were a thorn in my side. Luckily this had a quick fix.

I had some olive green fabric lying around that I thought would be great for the pillows. I knew it wasn’t enough for all, so I decided that I wanted three different matching colors.  I started measuring, cutting and sowing, and managed to upgrade three pillows. Then I remembered left overs of white curtains I used to have. With that fabric I could do another three cushions.

With a sample of each fabric I went to a fabric shop where I was lucky to find the third fabric for the last two pillows. In two weekends I finished the job.

The moment the cushions were back in place in the caravan the whole corner looked so much more modern.

Do you have any suggestions for updates to the caravan? Or things that I shouldn’t touch or forget? Please let me know. I’ll keep you all posted on the progress.

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