Highway to Hoeftland

Adventures with Kristin & Mike

Our tiny trailer.

Our tiny trailer, before adding all the cat supplies.

We’re heading into our ninth week of living full-time in our 17 foot Casita travel trailer. We must admit that it’s been challenging at times, due to the tiny living quarters, as well as Mike needing to work full-time from the trailer, and sharing the space with our three pets, one of which is very sick. (Lei Lei, one of our senior cats, has Cancer and is not doing well).

The “CATsita”

In fact, we have renamed our Casita travel trailer; we now refer to it as the, “CATsita.” It’s true, the place is all set up for our cats. We’ve got cat food, cat sip, treats, and water on the kitchen counter, the liter pan in the aisle, and a scratching post, which is all taking up space in our 72 sq. ft. of interior space. We also have supplies for our dog in the food cabinet.

Sharing the Casita with two cats, our dog, and my husband.

Sharing the Casita with two cats, our dog, and my husband. At least we’re together though! 🙂

We believe our dog Jet is looking forward to getting some more personal space away from the cats when we finally move out of the Catsita and into a house again. He’s been a great sport though! He’s such a sweetie pie. They’re all good pets and we love them. The three of them cuddle together quite often.

On the Positive Side – We’re Under Contract on a House (Again)

And that brings me to the next subject: We are all set for closing on our new (to us) house in Central Oregon! We close in just a few short weeks.

In my last post, I mentioned that we found a historic home that we made an offer on and the sellers accepted. Well, unfortunately, during the inspection, it was discovered there were major electrical issues that needed immediate resolution. We were so sad, but we decided to back out of the contract.

Luckily, a few weeks later, we found another old home that was completely renovated in 2007 (new electrical, plumbing, roof, fence, appliances,–the works). The house is around 1,000 square feet or less (finished space), and it has two bedrooms and one bathroom. It also has an unfinished basement that we’re going to turn into a game room, A.K.A, Mike’s “man cave.” The backyard is private and pretty and there is a covered front porch. The interior flooring consists of the original hardwood floors from when it was built in 1924, slate tile in the kitchen and ceramic tile in the bathroom. It is a very cozy, beautiful home. I’ll share more pictures once we move in.

This is the back view of the house we're buying. Move in day is Oct 13th.

This is the back view of the house we’re buying. Move in day is Oct 13th.

Additionally, the home we’re buying has a smaller footprint – less cleaning, less maintenance, and less utilities. We’re very happy about it. It fits our values and personalities perfectly!

The number one reason why we chose the house that we did is because it’s walkable to many amenities, including gorgeous parks, grocery stores, restaurants–and it’s even walkable to downtown. We are very excited! For years, we have dreamed about living in a home that is walkable to amenities. We believe that living in a walkable neighborhood will help us become healthier, it will get us out into the community more, and it will keep us happily entertained. We’ll go from driving most places, to walking and biking most places. We cannot wait to try out our new lifestyle.

Below are some pictures from our Central Oregon adventures over the last few weeks.

If you have any questions or comments, I’m all ears. As always, thanks for your readership. Cheers!


6 thoughts on “We’re One Step Closer to Our Dream of Living in a Walkable Neighborhood!

  1. Patricia Cunningham says:

    I’m so happy for you. Boy, that’s going to seem spacious after your “tiny house.” A walkable neighborhood is so fabulous. We’re pretty good where we are now. Not quite as good as in the old house. But this area is booming, so lots of good things coming along.

    Hope to get over and see you when you’re settled.

    Love you,

    Auntie T


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    1. Thanks Tricia! We would love to have you guys come visit us; You can stay with us anytime. We are beyond excited to get into the new home. I’m glad you guys are enjoying your house. We need to come visit you guys too! Love you too, Kristin


  2. Marsha says:

    The house looks great and I love your cute backyard. I’m sure 1,000 sf will seem palatial compared to life in the Catsita with your pets. Congratulations, and looking forward to hearing more and seeing pics.

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    1. Thank you Marsha! Isn’t the backyard cute?! I cannot wait to hang out back there. It has a very cozy and peaceful feel to it. 🙂

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  3. cathybrak says:

    Congratulations on finding your house! It’s very cute!

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