How We Bought Our 34-Foot Motor Home for $1500

In January 2018 we finally made a decision to actually BUY a motorhome and get started on the building of our tiny house. This was a big decision to make because we were now committing to actually do the project.

We had no previous experience with motorhomes, so the first thing we needed to do was just find out about them. To begin learning what was available, we went to Fairfield, California because they have many motorhome dealers there by the side of the highway and we would be able to see many different types of motor homes.

Why We Chose to Build Our Tiny House on a Motorhome Chassis


When exploring the building of a tiny house, the first decision you need to make is whether you want the tiny house to be stationary or mobile.

A stationary tiny house is so small that it would be easy to move to a new location if you were moving it to another stationary spot.

But many people who build tiny houses want to be mobile so they can live wherever they choose. Indeed many mobile tiny houses are moved from location to location fairly regularly.

Tiny Living in a Healthy Town

This post was first published in October 2017 on

Last week I wrote about how much I am loving living in Sebastopol California. This week I want to tell you more about how it’s a perfect place to live in a toxic-free tiny house.


Our Decision to Build a Tiny House

The concept of living in what we now call “tiny” or small houses has been around since the beginning of humankind. Caves were the first tiny houses, and as history went on, we humans came to live in tipis and cliff dwellings and cottages and cabins and living quarters on boats and other small spaces. In cities, studio apartments are popular and in the mid-twentieth century, suburbia was populated with small post-war bungalows of less than 600 square feet. In-law units and garden apartments add income to single-family homes.