I had this dream, and then that dream became an obsession. A dream to unplug for a while from daily life, to see the country, spend as much time as possible outdoors and make art. I searched for months for a teardrop style camper that my VW GTI could pull and finally found the tiniest camper ever made. Thank you Facebook Marketplace! I fell in love. In love with life, in love with possibility, the unknown… a passion for stories and fresh air.
I finally got hitched : ) I picked up this handmade birch beauty in Livingston, TX which was originally built to be towed behind a trike motorcycle! She was in need of some TLC, I named her “Wildflower” and went right to work with the renovations.
For the past couple of months, I found myself outside early in the morning every day building shelves, fixing things, insulating, decorating, measuring and “engineering” power supply ideas (ask me anything about inverters!). I found so much happiness in just being outside and using my hands. Newfound interests emerged in minimalism, multi-functionality, off-grid living, and all things teardrop camper related! I am most proud of the custom shelves that fold down into an office/nightstand/kitchen. Big thanks to my friend Maxen Lee for helping me build those!
The outdoors have been calling and I can’t wait to find out why. I know it’s a little wacky to leave my business for an entire summer and take off in a tiny wooden camper with my favorite puppy partner in crime, Lilli, but I couldn’t be more excited and can’t wait to share this journey. Headed East to see old friends and family and hopefully catch some waves… maybe I’ll make it to Montana by the end of Summer. Bon Voyage for now! Have a fantastic Summer 2017 and see you back in Austin in September!
All of these photos were taken with a Fuji XT2. I normally shoot with Nikon full frame cameras, but have been loving the smaller mirrorless systems for traveling. People often ask me what kind of camera they should get and my answer is ‘the best camera is the one you have with you.’ Having a smaller profile camera that doesn’t weigh me down keeps me loving photography every day! Yes, they are better than an iPhone!