Hi there! Welcome to Shiny Tiny Home - We're a family of 6 that travels full-time. 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.
We are currently on a quest to explore the country, simplify our lives 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, plots our adventures and creates amazing food out of our tiny kitchen.
How about that name? Well our last name is Longnecker. But you can call us the BareNeckers. We promise to bare our souls and be brutally honest about all this traveling stuff. 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 Tour: Before and After
- See the Whole Renovation Process
- Our Super Reliable Internet Setup for Working on the Road
- 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!
- BareNeckers Travel Route 2017
Go be weird,
The Longneckers (formerly the BareNeckers) Jonathan, Ashley, Adali, Jett, Jax & Ada