Hi there! Welcome to Tiny Shiny Home - We're a family of 6 that loves living off-grid. We're also counter-culture, against the grain, off-in-our-own-little-world weirdos. We love homeschooling, tattoos, dreads, art, food, travel and ignoring conventional wisdom.
We sold our house in May of 2015, bought a Grand Design Refelection 323 BHS 5th wheel and traveled the country for a year before we realized we fell in love with "boondocking" (camping without hookups) and rebooted our entire setup.
We sold the huge rig and dually for a 4WD truck and a 31' Vintage 1972 Airstream Sovereign Land Yacht. Then we spent 6 months completely gutting it and renovating it for off-grid living. Stuff like fold-down bunk beds for the kids, solar panels, lithium batteries, composting toilet and a robust internet boosting setup have allowed us to camp in gorgeous remote areas, save tons of money and experience nature like never before.
After 5 years of traveling full-time, we realized we loved boondocking so much that we bought 11 acres of undeveloped land in south east Arizona, and are currently in building an off-grid homestead. Let the new adventures begin!
We are on a quest to simplify our lives, live sustainably, and give our kids unforgettable experiences instead of disposable things.
Jonathan (the husband) runs FortySeven Media and handles the budget at home. Ashley (the wife) homeschools/roadschools/unschools our 4 awesome kids, and creates amazing food out of our tiny kitchen.
Our hope is that some of our crazy ideas will inspire you to change your life, marriage, family or business for the better. To take a chance, question the norm, and do something different.
Thanks for visiting! We hope you stay and look around. Here's a few of our most popular articles:
- Airstream Renovation Cost Breakdown
- Airstream Renovation Tour: Before and After
- See the Whole Renovation Process
- Our Super Reliable Internet Setup for Working on the Road
- All Posts About our Homestead
- All Posts About Travel
- Why we sold our 5th Wheel and bought a vintage Airstream - Part 1
- Why we sold our 5th Wheel and bought a vintage Airstream - Part 2
- IKEA + RV = True Love
- Full Time Travel Transition: Part 1
- Enjoy Time With Your Kids - They're Awesome!
Live Tiny. Live Shiny.
Jonathan, Ashley, Adali, Jett, Jax & Ada Longnecker
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