Everyday Magic: A Mini-Move

by Tammy Strobel on April 29, 2013

our supervisor likes the view too

{Every week, I run a photography series called “Everyday Magic.” Enjoy!}

I spent a few hours on Sunday morning cleaning the tiny house and packing mason jars, food, and books, while Logan made sure the Powermover was working. We bought the Powermover for our move in 2011 and it’s been a great tool!

After I finished packing, we used the Powermover for a mini-move. We turned the house around to prepare for our upcoming move to Red Bluff. It will be easier to hook the tiny house up to my mom’s monster truck with the house turned.

Once we got the Powermover set-up, it took less than 20 minutes to turn the house around. Now, our picture window frames Mt. Shasta perfectly! I love the new angle of our home.

I’m really excited about the move and I’m also anxious and sad. Moving is never easy and last night I questioned our move. I’m thankful Logan talked some sense into me.

He said, “It’s natural to be scared. But we’ve thought about this decision backwards and forwards for months. We are doing the right thing and we can always come back. I need a job, your mom needs help at her place, and you need to be around more people. We’ve made the decision, so strap on your seatbelt and get ready for the ride.”

I loved Logan’s advice and I slept better after our talk. This week, I’m going to prep for my upcoming writing class and I’m going to make time to enjoy Little Shasta.

And last but not least, yesterday, we recorded an impromptu audio segment. Listen to the audio clip here.

In the audio, I mentioned Logan’s blog and our Powermover. For more on information on our Powermover, check out these resources:

Enjoy the photos from Sunday’s mini-move.

The start

setting it up?

testing

Woah!

almost there

Making the turn

a new view!

Be well,
Tammy

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1 lisa fine April 29, 2013

Love this. Even though we originally moved to Vermont to have quiet and the mountains nearby, after nearly a year here we’re moving back to the NYC area to be closer to family and friends. The social piece is really important, I’m learning, and there’s nothing like having a network nearby.

Good luck with everything, and thanks for sharing your thoughts, as always.

2 Paula April 29, 2013

It’s always good to have that handy partner around to talk some sense in to us isn’t it? You’ve mentioned before you have trouble with change….but change allows us to push past the comfort zones we create for ourselves. Just focus on seeing your mom and a little more action to be a part of in Chico. Looking forward to the writing class!

3 Cynthia April 29, 2013

I just went through a move, so I know how you feel, but it sounds like you’re well prepared and have given this a lot of thought, so you’ll have a great time with your Mom and then in Chico! Good luck and looking forward to seeing new photos of new places :)

4 Jeff April 29, 2013

Good luck to Logan and you with the move next week. I can understand how nerve-wracking and also exciting it can be to move somewhere new. Coincidently, I posted a quote on my blog yesterday morning. It might apply to the current situation at the farm.

‘Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.’ ~ Dr. Seuss

5 Mickey@EuroAmerican Home April 29, 2013

Good luck with your move! I moved continents and I, too, miss my previous job and my circle of friends. What I wouldn’t give for some genuine social interaction right now.

6 Beth Bardino April 29, 2013

Yes, a move is always stressful, whether it’s across town or across the country. It’s got to be comforting to know that your home is going with you!

7 Jen Lambrecht April 29, 2013

When my husband spent a few hours in the basement this weekend trying to get the motor on our sump pump fixed AGAIN, I thought of you. :)

8 Angela April 30, 2013

Great post! Love that you & the kittens are enjoying the new view (;

I’m happy to hear you’re feeling more at peace with your upcoming move. Very awesome you have the flexibly to move your tiny house. It’s been so uplifting to watch your guys journey!

9 Anne-Marie April 30, 2013

Very interesting to see how you move the tiny house around.
Change can be scary but sometimes you just know that it is time to make a change.
At least you can take everything with you in your house, that’s great.

10 Michael April 30, 2013

Good luck on the pending move!
It’s another chapter to add to your wonderful life!
Enjoy!

11 Pam May 1, 2013

We’re in the process of selling our home and went through a major purge to get ready for showing it to potential buyers. Our house feels so much lighter now, and with so much less “stuff” to hold us back we were able to make an offer on a beautiful little 1920’s cottage. The new home will let us declutter and scale back our lifestyle even further, and simplicity feels wonderful! You’ve been an inspiration through this process. Thank you so much for sharing your tiny house lifestyle!

12 Joy @ Joyfully Green May 1, 2013

Aw, I love the kitty in the window–so sweet! I always look forward to your photos, and seeing your tiny house. I love tiny houses and have ever since I saw Jay Schaefer’s video a few years back. It wouldn’t work for our family (two kids and a dog, plus a husband who gets serious cabin fever), but ever since childhood, I’ve gravitated to nesting in tiny, cozy spaces. Your blog is my vicarious way to live tinier!

13 Jessica M May 5, 2013

Hi Tammy! Your tiny home looks beautiful, whichever way it faces. :)

I was wondering about the two black pockets hanging from the window. Are they fabric windowboxes? I have a vision of them with herbs growing, but wondered if they might have another purpose.

Happy trails!

14 Katie May 6, 2013

Hi Tammy, Just wanted to drop you a line to wish you and Logan lots of luck and love with your move. I’m doing the same at the moment, I’m on the move (but totally solo – no Toby, no van, nothing!) with just a sack on my back with everything that I need for the next few weeks. I wrote about it here, if you fancy a peek: http://www.jesuisunemonstre.blogspot.fr/2013/05/so-long-pikey-park.html

I’m really excited! And excited for you guys too. Great photos also, thanks for sharing. I love the one of Logan pulling your tiny house – shows how tiny it really is, when it’s got a person next to it! WOWEE! :) And the fact that a person can pull it!
Hugs, Katie. XXX

15 Tammy Strobel May 6, 2013

Thanks Katie! Good luck with your trip. I’ll head over to your blog to read your post. :)

xo,
Tammy

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