I am often asked why I chose a teardrop to live in. Sure, I could have sprung for something a bit larger for a similar amount of money, but I’d like to share a few key reasons I chose my path, and hopefully they will help you choose yours as well.
- I wanted to live simply. And simply means tiny. The more space you have, the more you will fill it with things you don’t need. To truly have perspective on what is most important in your life, you must force yourself to define it.
- I didn’t want to buy a new car. Let’s face it, I’m a 30-something starting over in life, driving a mid-size SUV. I can barely afford a new trailer let alone a brand new big truck. What’s great about the nüCamp trailers? You can probably tow one of them with what you already own.
- Quality over quantity. Just as you could buy a big brand new cookie-cutter house in the suburbs, you could also buy a big cookie-cutter trailer off the press – one of a hundred made that day. But I can’t afford my house falling apart on me on the road – so quality was a top priority. And we all know, quantity rarely means quality.
But above all else…
- I didn’t want anything to keep me from going where I want to go. We’ve all seen them, the big 5th wheels, the motor homes, and even the long tow behinds. Those people have to plan their route carefully to drive only on RV friendly roads. They can’t count on boon-docking anywhere they want. And most of all… they can’t go down that tantalizing dirt road – at the end of which you know awaits your adventure. No, I wanted none of that.
And so to share with you the possible adventures that await down that dirt road, I made a video to showcase some of the roads I am grateful to get Rocky down. Please enjoy this 3-minute expedition with me!