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The Trailer Saga Begins!

We have been very passionate about getting debt-free and living frugally--and living out in the country.  It has ALWAYS been on our radar for years, but never thought that we'd be ready to make the jump for several more years. After some inspiration from our wonderful friends Kristin and Daniel (who are running an organic farm and spending their time, energy, and money managing and growing the business--very inspiring and encouraging to see it done, let me tell ya!), Dan and I have been seriously considering simplifying to a trailer, getting out of debt, and hunting for our forever property (then building our forever home SANS mortgage!).

"The rich rule over the poor and the borrower is slave to the lender."
Proverbs 22:7
I don't know about you, but this family doesn't want to be a slave to anyone!  A few weeks ago, I blogged more in depth about our reasons for the move to the trailer (click here if you missed it).  Let me tell ya, it's gotten some high praise--and raised eyebrows.  Certainly not a typical move for someone in my world!


There she is!  Our ticket to freedom!  (And I'm taking name suggestions!)

She's a very pretty 16x80 single wide trailer, 1999 Clayton. 3BR, 2BA. Has a jacuzzi tub (that we're removing for extra space) and comes with dishwasher, stove, fridge, washer, dryer, and some random furniture that the previous owner is leaving behind.  The previous owner is a non-smoking, maintenance-man, bachelor.  So it's been taken care of, is minimally lived it, and tidy--and meets Dan's approval for structural integrity.  The previous owner is very nice, gave us a fair price--then called us a few hours later to let us know that he actually needed $100 less for it than he was originally thinking.  Honest guy.  I like doing business with honest people.  The moving guy was highly recommended--and actually moved this very trailer to it's current location. AND, he moved another trailer off the location that it's going to.  Let me tell ya, that makes me feel MUCH more comfortable having a mover that knows the trailer, the start location, and the end location!  And did I mention that he was the cheapest by about $500!  The interior screams 1999 and as we get it ready and repainted, I'll be taking some pictures of the interior for y'all.  Given it's nice condition, I actually am scaling back a few of my "essentials" on remodeling for a trailer, so it will be a little bit of a work in progress, but then we can pay cash for those upgrades--and enjoy it that much more!

We found it less than 48 hours ago--and we're moving it in 24 hours!  When things are meant to be, they fall into place.

We. Are. Excited.  It's really finally happening!


  1. Great news Paige! So happy for you guys. You and Dan are truly inspirational. Where will you move the trailer?

  2. We're moving it to some friends' farm locally to get out to the country while we look in their area for a farm of our own (and pay off some debt!).


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