After a little over a week, Lulu’s finally able to relax. We’ve (mostly Lulu) gotten the casita to the point of a blank canvas. The photos will show where we’re at and what’s left to do. The previous owner removed all the upper cupboard doors as well as some of the lowers. So, while in Silverton this summer (where the table saw is) I’m going to build natural finished pine doors for every cabinet in the place. Until then we’ll live with what we have, which is not particularly difficult to do. I also need to do lots of shelves inside the pantry and the bedroom closet to take better advantage of the space available. Lulu’s going to be making curtains. We’ll also start shopping the segundas for some living room furniture and the local discount stores for a TV. The camp chairs are OK for now but we need a real couch with a real coffee table to put our feet up on.
We figured out how to make the vent fan in the bathroom work and also found out that the original trailer’s A/C unit still works. That means we have a total of 4 air conditioners. Should make summer a bit more tolerable. Hope we never have to use all four.
So far,we have been living entirely in the trailer portion of the place since we don’t have any furniture in the living room and Lulu was busy cleaning and painting it. And you know what? We could easily live in just the space of the trailer. The living room will be nice for spreading out but we totally don’t need it. The trailer is really very well set-up. The shower/tub is my favorite one ever. Here’re the square footage specs on the place:
Total: 629 square feet
Trailer, with the slide outs deployed: 350 square feet
As long as we had some sort of storage shed, I have no doubt we could be quite comfortable in 350-400 square feet of living space. We even have a washer and dryer. I’m telling ya, we’re living in the lap of luxury. I think everyone should spend a few years living in a small boat or RV, and, if possible, do at least some of it off-grid. And by “small” I mean 30′ in length or less. Makes one very appreciative of life back on the grid with even a little bit of room to move around in.
Well, time to go out and explore Puerto Peñasco some more. Saw a carnitas stand yesterday that needs to be checked out a little more closely.