…..But I Love My Casita

The coffee shelf that Rob built for me that has turned into an indispensable all-purpose shelf.

Dad used to love his tool shed more than any other place on earth.  It was his favorite place to escape to.  He would often say, “I like my house, but I love my shed!”

I feel the same way about my little trailer.  I like my house, but I LOVE my Casita!  Every time I open the door and walk inside, I feel a powerful sense of home.  Like it’s my place to be.  Like I belong there.

My house is comfortable.  It’s a nice place to be.  But in the 14 years we’ve lived here, it’s never felt like home.

I loved our Aliner until it started falling apart faster than I could fix it.  I also felt a sense of home in it.  No matter where we traveled, when we stopped, popped up the top and walked inside, we were home.

But it’s even more pronounced in the Casita.  Maybe because the quality is light years ahead of the Aliner’s.   Maybe because the happiest times of our marriage have been spent traveling and camping in it.

I named it Egg Harbor… obviously because it’s egg-shaped.  But also because I feel so sheltered and safe in it.

We talk sometimes about going fulltime, but we truly aren’t ready to cut ties to a house, garden, and property surrounded by woods yet.  So I don’t know why the Casita is home and the house isn’t!

I spent a couple of hours in it this afternoon, cleaning, rearranging, repacking…. actually just playing house in it!  It will be so much fun to be on the road again soon!

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13 Comments

  1. Emily

     /  October 2, 2012

    Know just what you mean – my Eggie is MY home, I live in a house.

    • So glad to know that someone else feels the same way about their egg! I didn’t think anyone else could relate. I don’t feel so terribly weird now! 🙂

  2. I just get the feeling of cozy and comfort when you speak of your egg. And of course love what you have done to her.

  3. You are definitely not alone! Just wait until you attend one of the rallies…..I wrote to a friend a few years ago, after an egg gathering, telling her that I had just spent 4 days with people who were absolutely demented about their little white trailers!

    Maybe it is not just the cozy aura inside the tiny space, but everything the trailer represents…freedom, tranquility and making the most of the time that we have.

    • I think you are right about it being everything the trailer represents. It’s the stuff of dreams. 🙂

  4. ain't for city gals

     /  October 3, 2012

    Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too!! Sounds like you have the best of both worlds!

  5. Elizabeth in NC

     /  October 4, 2012

    What a cute, cute idea…that little shelf!! Thanks for sharing that!!

    • Rob made it so that when I was propped up in bed, I would have a place for my coffee cup, after I had spilled a couple of cups trying to balance them in bed. But it has turned into so much more!

      It’s strange how one little thing like that can add so much functionality to a tiny space!

  6. I love your Casita too! I know exactly what you mean about house vs. home. Well-said.

  7. How long did you have your Aliner?

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