Hi there 👋 I’m Alexis. I like to go on adventures, and I want to bring you with me!
This all started with a dream - a dream of freedom, to travel freely, to learn new things, and to build community wherever I am.
Recently, I bought a conversion van - Dorothy Mae. That, along with a lovely ‘little’ pull-behind camper - Winslow Richard, will be my home for the next few years.
Over the last 8 months, I’ve been downsizing my life, searching for the perfect van, building a sustainable online business, and renovating the family camper. Now that summer has hit good ol’ Minnesota, I’m watching my dreams become a reality. The road is calling, and soon I’ll be answering.
I want to meet you! Introduce yourself and tell me about your dreams in the comments! ⬇️
The beach shack is shaping up. 🙏🏽
So In love with the rattan wall paper. I want to rattan wall paper everything. But Sabine has hidden the roll from me. Lol 😂
The only thing I will be adding to this space is:
1. More plants. I want a prayer plant, variegated rubber plant and a monstera. I’m so obsessed with plants and YouTube plant videos . 😍
2. Going to make some blue pillow covers. I love my leopard but I think the blue will be a nice change. Since I’m making the new blue ones, like I made the leopard. I can always switch back and forth. Well im exhausted it’s been a busy day! I pray you and your families are well!
So the 1st pic shows our current temperature, this is inside the rv!
And the 2nd pic shows the outside temp... 920pm and it's hot inside & outside. Hopefully the way we fix it cools it down!
Rv life is most definitely not for the weak & im beyond blessed that my kiddos are doing amazing with these shifts & changes! I'm also blessed to have a strong tribe that truly supports my craft.
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One year ago we hosted our very first glamping guests in our ‘89 Blue Bird skoolie conversion! Since then we have encountered so many amazing people! Folks have come far and wide to test out tiny-living, to check out the homestead, to just getaway & unplug, to reconnect with each other, and even to begin planning out their own home on wheels! To say we are in awe of the power of a cool space is an understatement, and to think it all started with Farm Mama’s own Airbnb stay in another bus (we will share in stories).
The Stay Bird will be celebrating by rolling into the DIY Project Pitstop for some upgrades this week and then our family will finally be taking her off property so she can be toured at the Atlanta @unitedtinyhouse festival in Conyers this weekend!!!! Check out this video of her today and then come out to see what has changed by this weekend!!!
We're back on the boat but it's hot AF in Maryland 🔥 It doesn't help that it's also very humid. So excited to shove off the docks and be back on the hook by the end of this week! We do not have AC on the boat but we're considering it 🌡 Okay, done complaining. Isn't Tharon so cute holding the pups in this pic 🤗
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“May you always find a way to see the light in the world and have the comfort in knowing that you are not lost, even if you don’t know where you are”
— D h i m a n
Feeling this quote more than ever rn.
Life ebbs and flows, & I’m still learning to ‘go with the flow’
It’s no use trying to predict the future, all I do is surrender to the moment & L I V E I T w/ as much light as I can muster✨
Such an inspiring house. This can easily be done with containers. I hope you enjoy this spectacular design
Don Juan House
📍 Location: Don Juan, Manabí, Ecuador
📐 Area: 110m² (1,184ft²)
🏡 Architects: @emilioflopez
📸 Photographers: @jag_studio
📆 Project Year: 2018
SoCal why you so hot lately? 🥵 My studio was hard to work out of today but I got through the heat & finished this piece. I’ve been trying to get ahold of this specific teal material for half a year & I finally settled on these dainty pieces of Moss Kyanite. They’re tiny like me..but mighty...also like me. 😂 How was your day? What do you think of this new piece? Let me know!
If you would have told us 6 years ago when we got married we would be living in a 200 square foot travel trailer, we would have laughed.⠀
6 years later here we are in our trailer, and we thank God daily that life didn't go "as planned".⠀
Through the tears, and the joy we are grateful we trusted in the bigger plan God had for us.⠀
We wouldn't have it any other way.⠀
Winter in the cabin is dreamy. Summer in the cabin is... a lot of work. It’s a constant battle with the climate inside (I empty our dehumidifier round the clock) and I have such envy for an HVAC system.
However, summer may be my new favorite season. And I am a little shocked with myself in making that statement! When I think of Kentucky summers I think bugs, humidity, bugs. I spent the majority of the last two summers inside and I was perfectly content with that (pregnancy and a new little babe are the best excuses to stay inside!)
But this summer I’ve been pulled out of my comfort zone and into the sun by that new little babe who looks more like a big boy by the minute. Armed with sunscreen and bug spray we are outside each day. And his joy and bravery is contagious!
I was in a lake today y’all. A lake! Title of “cool mom,” here I come!
Rate this garden house 1-10!
📐 Footprint: 25m² ⭢ 45m² (269ft² ⭢ 484ft²)
📏 Length & Wide: 6x4m ⭢ 12x4m (20x13ft ⭢ 39x13ft)
🏡 Architect: @casparschols 📸 Photographer: Jorrit't Hoen
💵 Budget: €20,000 ($22,400 USD)
This space measures 6 meters (20 feet) long, 4 meters (13 feet) wide, and meets the governmental restriction of a 25m² (269ft²) footprint, when at its smallest. The transforming garden house can be turned into an outdoor living space by slide opening its protective shell. The length of the space increases to nearly 12 meters (39 feet) long and its footprint is up to 45m² (484ft²).
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I think my face speaks for itself! 😱😍 FINAL van reveal, just posted on YouTube! 🚐
A year ago living in a van was just a crazy idea. NOW, it's my new reality! After months and months of planning, designing and building, my van is finally my home. OUR HOME. 🥰
This was honestly one of the happiest moments of my life, and I am so excited to share it with you guys! Stay tuned for a more detailed van tour coming soon!
✨ALSO, I am extending my HUGE GIVEAWAY another week to give more of you a chance to win!✨
All you have to do is subscribe to my YouTube Channel & tag your homies below. 🙌
3 winners will each receive a brand new iPad Air and ALL of my CPT Fit & Fuel Guides! That’s a $1065 value EACH. 🙌
This dream of mine wouldn't have come true without my friends at @adventurevancamp 🚐 I am still blown away by their amazing talent & craftsmanship. Jared and I not only gained the home of our dreams, but also lifelong friendships in the process. 💛
I’m also so beyond grateful for @ryanchisesi who came out and captured the van build and big reveal. I will always cherish these moments & I am so happy I get to look back at the incredible videos he created. 🙌
& @dillonvibes for these great photos. 😄
Go check out the big reveal on my YT at www.youtube.com/clairepthomas or click the link in my bio. 🤗
Buckle up guys, the adventure is just about to begin! 🚐👩🏼🤝👨🏻🌲🌻🌎🌈🏕🏝🏔
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