We have already spoken about how we can easily live without stuff….things that don’t make us happy, things that take up a house and fill up with dust. But did you know that there is one thing that I can’t live without, and one thing that David can’t live without!
Living The Simple Lifestyle
We love living the simple Lifestyle….actually I wonder if that should be our new tag line? “New life on the Road – Living The Simple Lifestyle“? We have sold of so much stuff that we don’t need in our life. I am sure that once we return to our shipping container we will be stunned with how much stuff is still stored in there….I guess there will come a time when we can either give the rest of the stuff away or maybe pass it off to our sons!
All That Is Really Important Is Family!
Sharing The One Thing That We Wished We Had!
When we renovated our Motorhome, David and I spoke to so many people – other Motorhome owners, to see what they thought was important in their bus, and what they could also live without. We wanted to make sure we were living with “Less Stuff” and travelling Austraila with the simple lifestyle, but still have the important things in our life. One of the things that we took out of the motorhome, and sold off, was the oven. It was almost like a brand new oven, but it was placed next to the Bunk Beds.
Our Bus Before Renovations – See What I Mean…The Oven Was right next to the bunk-beds!
No More Oven – More Bench Space!
It was actually making a burnt mark up the Bunk-beds and we thought it was far too dangerous. David wanted to keep the oven, but I was told by a few friends, that the Motorhome would become too hot with an oven inside. So we decided to sell it, and instead have a stove cook top on the bench. Seen as how I am not the cook in the family, I am happy with no oven. After all many years ago Australians cooked without ovens all of the time…they used outdoor fires!
David really misses having the oven to cook with – he makes the most yummiest meals, desserts, biscuits and slices! Maybe its a good thing….I don’t like to cook, but if someone cooks yummy food, then I am happy to taste it 🙂
What About The Countries Who Dont Have A Kitchen?
What about those countries/towns/cities/third world countries who don’t have a kitchen? They don’t have the means, the money, the equipment to cook the food. Actually sometimes they don’t even have the food ….so we are very grateful for what we do have. We have our Motorhome – a roof over our head. We also have the Convection Oven which cooks our food…and we have it set up outside so that our bus does not become too hot with cooking meals.
Did You Know What I Miss The Most?
It’s so funny – Living The Simple Lifestyle But Still Would Love One Thing……
Here is what we can live without….
- The biggest Fridge in the world – with five boys we used to have a huge fridge!
- Our three-piece lounge chairs – the ones with the recliner chairs!
- Our massive big king size bed
- Our gorgeous outdoors table setting – we loved sitting on our back veranda to look out over the back yard
- My Ikea book cases – I so love Ikea furniture!!
- All of my dresses….I have a limited amount of wardrobe space so most of my clothes went to lifeline 🙂
- My shoes – I love shoes – but I have no-where to wear my shoes, so again they went!
- All of our books…we are a huge book loving family – we actually had two big Ikea Bookcases, and then two smaller bookcases full of books!
- A big house to spread out in!
But There Is One Thing I Do Miss…..a Bath Tub!
We don’t even have a toilet in our bus, yet I don’t miss that!
We have a shower….but I so would love a bath tub. If we were building a Motorhome from scratch, and it was longer than our 9m bus, then we would have put in a corner spa….not that we have the water tanks for that much water!
Our Water Damaged Lounges – They were so dangerous but good for storage space!
New Lounges Made of Stronger Material – but less storage space!
In our motorhome we made some changes when David renovated. We got rid of the microwave – we never ever use one because they are so not healthy. We took out the small caravan fridge, and put in a bigger fridge – still not as big as our one we used to have in our house! We also had to replace the water damaged lounges. We had to put in steel lounges, so that seat belts can be added. Yes they look good, yes they are safe, but again we lost storage space.
Our Kitchen and Motorhome Before the Renovations
Our way of cooking simple meals 🙂
That is what happens when you live the simple lifestyle…you get used to the space you have, and you only take what you need.
When you think about it we can all live happily with less – but I wonder where I can find a place that has “Hot Spas” to fill my need for a bath, and I wonder where David can find an oven to cook something yummy in!!!
Do We Really Need A Household Full Of Stuff To Make Us Happy?
Todays Blog post was linked with others – other travelling families who all live with less stuff!! Please check out how they live….
1 Dad 1 Kid 1 Crazy Adventure – Living Better With Less
Tripping Mom – Less Stuff More Life
Living Outside of the Box – Living Without
A Kings Life – Living With Less Spoiling Ourselves
Global Trotting Mama – Living Without The Staff
With 2 Kids In Tow, Its Backpacking We Go – After 10 Months Living With Less
Family on Bikes – Living With Less What Can You Ditch
Raising Miro – Living Without the Norm
A Minor Diverson – What Weve Learnt To Live Without
The Nomadic Family – The Ying Yang of Living Without
Bohemian Travelers – More Experiences Are Easier To Collect
Livin on the Road – Livin Without
Carried On The Wind – Living Without