Hey friends! If we haven’t had a chance to meet (or speak) yet, we’re James and Steph. Welcome to ourlifeblood.com. This article takes a look inside our tiny house. Our home is a 1979 caravan. It’s simple and we love it! We’re based on 5 acres of land about 45 minutes from Brisbane city. Read on to see inside the caravan.
We’re often asked whether we enjoy living in a ‘tiny house.’ So often in fact that we wrote an article about it here. It’s called ‘why we love living small’. Essentially it’s the backstory — it’s about what inspired us to move into a smaller space. We also talk in the article about what the most rewarding and most challenging parts of living in a caravan are.
So, if you’ve made it this far you’re about to see inside our little home. Welcome! We renovated the floors of the caravan, but we chose to keep this little bit of original 70s vinyl as a reminder of the old.
Our beautiful table is made from a piece of 100-year-old Cypress pine. It makes the whole space smell slightly of pine. We love using this space for our morning cup of coffee (James) or herbal tea (Steph). We also eat dinner here, work from here and study here.
We find or create storage spaces wherever we can. These simple woven boxes are perfect for on top of the thin ledge that’s fitted around the caravan.
Our little lounge space is perfect for sipping tea and reading in the mornings.
We gain extra bench space by putting a covering on top of the stink (it’s the small things!).
There’s bench space on top of the fridge — ideal for sitting our ceramic water filter on and displaying fruit, magazines or flowers.
Before the renovated the space the caravan was fitted with two single beds. We knocked these out and replaced them with a queen size bed. All of the little windows open (well most of them anyway) to create airflow.
This is the view to the left of the caravan. The 5-acre property we’re based on is simply beautiful. Feel free to follow us on Instagram @our.tiny.home for a closer look into our daily life in the caravan.