The tale of the tiny trailer, part i

Once upon a time, a family – with many small children and not enough time, conceived of the three-month-long summer holidays approaching rapidly. They wondered; how could it be possible to road-trip to all the beautiful places near their home on a little island, with minimal stress and maximum fun?

Have car, will travel

Last year’s staycation was a success: this year’s long haul epic was the perfect return home/not home. But the summer ahead was hinting at Tofino and the Rockies; maybe even a cross border Utah trip, or north to the Yukon.

Were we looking at a summer of tents? Of trying to pitch a tent with four small helpers and all our associated baggage? I was a little apprehensive.

We reminisced about the time we rented an RV and drove up to Dawson City, Yukon:

And then, a little thing called Instagram reared it’s head and one of us spent far too long looking at images like this:

Image credit: caravanof_ourdreams

And this:

Image credit: honeysucklesweetlife

And this,

Image credit: our_emerald_life

And, well, this:

Image credit: our_emerald_life

And so it was decided, that the only sensible solution was – of course! – to buy and renovate a trailer.

This meant a day venturing up island – for some of us – to collect the perfect trailer.

(Some of us manned the fort at home, which involved baking bread, cakes; walking up a mountain, and having a cosy nap.)

It was a long and arduous day

The trailer made it home! Tiny (about as tiny as you can get, but still fit six people and a kitchen); and ready for a few cans of white paint.

And then the fun began, with tearing out and unscrewing and sanding and priming and all that constitutes a great bank holiday weekend.

Like this:

And this:

And this:

To be continued! With some less devastating photos of our trailer looking sparkling and ready for a summer on the open road.

tMatM x


1 Comment

  1. Debbie Esposito
    May 25, 2018 / 5:50 pm

    Excited to hear more about this adventure!!

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