You don’t need a physical home to feel at home. That’s the motto of NYC-based nomadic food blogger Rebecca Doudak ( @veganbodegacat ), who built her own teardrop-insulated trailer that allows her to take her show on the road. Take a tour of Rebecca’s portable home in this episode of In The Know: Extreme Minimalists!
Rebecca affectionately refers to her trailer as “Peanut.” She reveals that she built the waterproof and weatherproof mobile home over 9 months, and combined with her car, it fits everything she needs.
“When I live in my trailer, I condense my life into three separate boxes,” Rebecca explains. These boxes are divided into the categories of clothing, equipment and hygiene products, and emergency equipment. Beyond that, Rebecca travels with a heated lunchbox that warms her meals and a collapsible kettle to make hot water.
As for the trailer itself, it comfortably fits a queen mattress and is where Rebecca does most of her relaxing. “I basically use the trailer the same way you would use your bedroom,” she explains. “It’s really cozy in there, especially with the insulation and all the bedding. Think of it as a wooden tent.”
Rebecca’s sleeping arrangement includes a small air mattress, a sleeping bag and several blankets. “There’s really no need to make things more complicated than that, and I think it’s comfortable,” she says.
Peanut also houses a portable battery that allows Rebecca to use electronic devices. It also has three fans and a strip of LED lights that use little electricity.
While Rebecca’s minimal lifestyle may be radical to some, she feels right about it. In fact, it might even have been fate. “A few years ago I started having these dreams every night of elephants with butterfly wings for ears and I just thought it was so beautiful,” says Rebecca. “So I got it tattooed on my forearm, quite large, and only then did I look for the meaning, and it basically means being so sure of yourself that you don’t need a physical home. And I just feel like Peanut is the personification of those dreams that I once had.”
Can you fit your life into a trailer?
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