Did you know that Karly lives and works out of a vintage motorhome? Here's a little piece she wrote about life on the road:
Our is the the most tech-savvy, well-connected and locationally-liberated workforce ever. So why not take advantage of that freedom to live and work where you please?
Tiny living is no longer a trend, it’s a movement. And honestly, it’s been going on long before the media got a hold of it. I’ve met countless RV nomads on my travels, and plenty of other people who choose to be homeless and work seasonally (firefighting, guiding, etc.).
People often marvel at the fact that I truly work remotely, and I mean — the middle of the freakin desert. Yet I retain a full roster of clients, stay connected with my network and keep the paychecks coming — even though technically I have no physical mailing address.
Mobile Office Must-Haves
Cell Booster* — I recently added the weBoost 4G cell booster to my line-up and that thing is worth its weight in gold. Keep in mind, it won’t create service where you have none. But it will take me from one bar of 1X to three bars LTE. Snap.
Solar Power* — Knowing this particular trip would involve copious amounts of sweltering sunshine, I decided to capitalize on this by having a 190 watt solar panel installed before I left. This allows me to live off the grid indefinitely, or until I run out of water or propane.
General Delivery — It would probably be more effective to have a carrier pigeon deliver my mail, but the USPS does a pretty damn good job. My 90- and 94-year old grandparents lovingly collect my mail back in Oregon, and ship it to me General Delivery or to friends’ houses along the way.
*BIG shout-out to RV bloggers, Jason & Nikki, from Gone With the Wynns for their invaluable product reviews and recommendations. These kids rock.
The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Living an off-the-grid, creative life is a conscious decision you get to make each and every day. As with anything, there are pros and cons. But the rewards are infinite.