Where did that nine months go!

We can’t quite believe it but we’ve been on the road for over nine months already. Sometimes it feels like we’ve been doing this for years, and then in another instant it feels like it was only yesterday that we were stuck at my parents, waiting for the repairs to the Moog to be completed so we could hit the road.

Practising selfies in Rotorua, our first week on the road

It’s been an incredible journey so far, and has more than exceeded our expectations of how we imagined this lifestyle to be. We’ve travelled thousands of kilometres, been to all four corners of the North Island, met heaps and heaps of really lovely people and attempted to earn a living along the way.

It hasn’t all been plain sailing though and there’ve been a few lows to go with the highs, just as there would be in any walk of life, but the highs have far outweighed the lows and we can’t wait for the next months and years of ‘Life on the Road’.

Justine awed by the meeting of two mighty oceans at Cape Reinga, Far North

With that in mind we thought it would be good to answer some questions that we often get asked, around how we can live in such a small space, how we earn a living on the road, and a few reflections on how we’ve found the first nine months.

Living in a Tiny Home

I’m sure that most people we know, think we are crazy for living in such a cramped, tiny space. The Moog is 7.5m long and 2.3m wide so about 17sqm in total, about the size of a small single garage. Excluding the vehicle’s main dashboard which is really wide, then it’s around 14sqm. The truth though is that we absolutely love living tiny and wouldn’t have it any other way.

Simply beautiful – freedom camping at Lake Taupō

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