While on my English flower farm adventure, I had the chance to live in a caravan for 6 weeks! Eeek! It was so fun and so cozy. I think I’d like to try it again sometime, or perhaps a tent somewhere by the sea for a summer. The caravan had a tiny little bed and a little sofa that could convert to a bed. It had windows and a skylight, and little bookshelves and storage.The kitchen and bathroom were in the house, so it felt a bit like camping which was fun. I filled it with flowers and taped up photos and things on the walls to make it feel personal. I loved being so close to the elements at night and listening to the wind, the rain, and the animals. My friend, Jenn, from Seattle came to join me for a couple days (pictured below) and she squeezed in the caravan with me. We stayed up late talking and giggling and it felt like summer camp! So much fun! The caravan was set across from a rowing pond. When you opened the door, you could see the pond and row boat, the flower fields, and the sweeping English countryside. There was a little bridge with an archway of weeping willow, the bridge led to a little island in the middle of the pond, where I would go for my nightly yoga/Ballet Beautiful. It was simply a dream! I’ve been living from a backpack and a tote bag, so the minimal living suited me perfectly. I found I wanted for nothing!
Have you ever lived in a caravan or a tent? What was it like for you?
Photos: Chelsea Fuss. Taken at Manor Farm Cottage Flowers in Somerset, England.