Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lifecation Part One: St. Augustine

There was a time when this blog cataloged the things we were doing as we built the tiny house. Not only would I write about the construction but also the adventures we would have while we were building.

I want to do that again.

This time in the form of a travelog of our month long adventures. We are calling this our Lifecation because we are doing all the same things we would at home, such as working, just from a different location.

St. Augustine

Piglet exploring our tiny cottage.
Of the four places we are visiting in our month along the southeastern coast, St. Augustine was the only one we hadn't been to before.

We left Asheville at the crack of dawn on Wednesday, February 4th and drove straight down until we got to Anastasia Island where our tiny AirBnB cottage was located. The owners created an amazing jungle landscape in the back yard of their own home where the little cottage was nestled.

And when I say small, I mean small. And that is no small statement for someone who lives in a tiny home. The square footage was probably about the same size as our tiny house but the layout was quite different. Most of the space was taken up by the bed. There was a very small kitchenette and a bathroom with a boat-style shower. We are very used to small spaces so we didn't have a problem staying in this cottage. There was also a screened in porch and a large backyard deck that allowed us to expand our living space a little.

What I will say is that over the course of the week we started to find it difficult to work in the small space. Because there was no desk or living area we were working from the bed which was fine for a while, but became frustrating. But we coped.

I very much enjoyed St. Augustine. It is a tourist town and so is Asheville so I am used to those types of crowds. We enjoyed plenty of great food and beer.

We also took advantage of the beach. We brought our bikes and rode down to one park and the next day drove to a beach that was a little further away. That afternoon we ate an amazing seafood boil on a restaurant balcony that overlooked the ocean. It was beautiful. 

We were able to meet up with some friends who had recently moved to the south Georgia area. They came down to St. Augustine and we all went on a Historic Pub Crawl, which was full of beer and history.

After a week in the tiny cottage we packed up and drove just three hours north to Savannah where we will continue this story next week.

5 comments:

  1. Piglet seems to be enjoying the trip too :)

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  2. I think I am going to like this blog. I love traveling, but don't have the funds. I live in Florida and I love driving around the cities here. Your next stop is one of my favorites. Savannah has such history, like St Augustine. So I look forward to your blog on that City. Just a suggestion, give us more detail on where you go. Maybe a pic or two. Thanks.

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  3. Yes. We have been living in a tiny trailer for the last year, and work becomes very frustrating. Thank God we are upgrading to a 26' trailer very soon!

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  4. Needs more pics. Pictures are an important part of any travel log. Be sure to photo the bones of each TH and not just the furniture! Thanks :D

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    1. Thanks for your comment. Not every house we're staying in is a tiny one. In the case of the back yard cottage I didn't have access to the "bones."

      That being said, I'll be happy to share the photos I choose to share. I really love enjoying a trip rather than looking at it through the lens of a camera.

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