Prepping A Tiny House For Travel

Ever wondered how to prepare a tiny house for the open road? Highways and even side roads can be crazy bumpy. Anything not tied down or secured can and will fall, or even break. There is much to learn from RVers on simple products that can be used to keep your things in place. There are also many low-tech options available, think bungee cords.

Over three years of tiny house travel, we have perfected our travel prep routine. The less we have to put away, the easier it is to hit the road and set back up in a new location. We can now be “wheels up” in 15-20 minutes. That means everything inside and out is ready for the open road. For example, we secure our bookshelf by placing boards (cut to size) on each side and then wrapping a bungee cord around the boards, hooking each end into small eyelets. And there are some things we don’t worry about, like our shoes. The number of shoes that fall depends on how bumpy the road is– a fun way to document the quality of roads in different cities.

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-Alexis Stephens, Tiny House Blog contributor

My partner, Christian and I are traveling tiny house dwellers. Together we’ve been on the road two years for our documentary and community education project, Tiny House Expedition. We live, breathe, dream the tiny home community every day. This is our life and our true passion project. We are very grateful to be able to experience this inspiring movement in such an intimate way and to be able to share our exploration with all of you.


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