We named our 33’ RV “Harvey”. We put our own touch on the interior, updated the batteries, and got a full tune up. Harvey was like driving your apartment to the campground—spacious and comfortable. We loved the space when it was set up, but travel days were stressful, and we were nervous to take it into the mountains. We also felt it may struggle with towing our car and felt limited by its capacity to boondock and be off grid.
So again we were at a crossroads, trying to figure out the right rig or us. While we were reconsidering our options we came across a blog post about a company called Homegrown Trailers starting to make wooden trailers outside of Seattle, Washington. It was like a lightening bolt hit us. It was the tiny house that I always wanted, but in the aerodynamic shape that Steven was looking for. What do you do when you are considering purchasing a completely sustainable trailer? Fly to Seattle for the day of course! (We see the irony of using those fossil fuels, believe me). The result of our speedy trip? We fell in love with Homegrown Trailers and put in an order. And almost a year to the day of picking up Harvey in a whirlwind trip, we drove to Seattle to pick up our new wooden trailer.
This was the right rig for us. We got to customize the trailer to our specifications and we were supporting a new small business. These trailers are made out of sustainable material, and come with solar and batteries that allow for off grid living. We had to downsize, but the benefits far outweigh the choices we had to make of what to keep. Furthermore, I feel like I am living in a hobbit house and Steven is confident driving the trailer because it tows really well. (Added bonus, we got to keep our beloved 4runner as our tow vehicle!)
Find out more about Homegrown Trailers on their website: www.homegrowntrailers.com. They also do rentals!
So here we are, officially beginning our trip in the perfect trailer. Ahead of us is adventure. And it’s ours for the taking.