Emotions feel bigger in a tiny house. When one person is having a bad day, everyone is impacted.
When things go wrong, it’s hard to see them as “part of the adventure” while they’re happening. And things happen. Some big, some little. But most of the time, they feel big… sometimes really big.
Rig repairs are a special pain when you’re a moving target and can’t just leave it somewhere. Mobile RV techs and independent service centers are my go to, but be prepared that your beautifully pre-planned schedule may be screwed up at times.
It’s VERY easy to get lonely. We had to give up our old friendships for the most part. People in houses are very busy and out of sight, out of mind. Fortunately we found an amazing community in Fulltime Families and I can honestly say we wouldn’t have been on the road for 5 years without them.
Date nights are harder unless you travel with friends or meet up with people you know and trust.
And sexy time… it’s different. RVs leak sound inside and out. There is no time the rig isn’t moving and we know our kids have felt us. The same goes for when my wife’s chronic back pain would flare up – she had a hard time finding a place where she didn’t feel every step that someone took.
Lastly, social media is a lie. We all post the happy photos, when everyone is smiling, when the house is clean, when we are at that beautiful monument. We don’t post about the boring life that occurs more, when the kids (or us adults) are having crappy days and being jerks, or when the sh…crap happens. And it does.
It’s not all sunshine and rainbows, but the goal is for the good to outweigh the bad. It did for us for 5 years. I would do it again in a heartbeat.