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Living in an RV : Day 10

I've lived in my RV for 10 days now. I have only gone back to the condo to get clothes, and to sleep one night (basically I picked a loud parking spot that was 10 feet from the condo and it was 5am so I just went inside instead of driving to a quiet spot). A lot of things have panned out as expected, but there have also been some big surprises.

I could go on and on, but you probably get the idea. I totally love living in this RV. It's a great feeling to drive over to my mom's house and have her say "Oh, you didn't happen to bring those tickets, did you?" and to just be able to walk into my house and get them.

My parents are really into the RV thing, which is funny. They're always a bit skeptical about my schemes. My dad helped me take out the CRT TV and the Microwave which I replaced with a flat panel and a flash bake oven. My mom made me nice curtains. I'm trying hard to resist the urge to totally trick out the RV. The carpet smells a bit musty so I might put in granite tile or bamboo floors. I think that would be neat.

Earthships, Sustainable Living, and the Future

On A Business Odyssey - Nat Bruno

I visited Taos, NM last year and I stayed in an Earthship while I was down there. The experience of living in an off-the-grid 'house' blew my mind. It was a completely self-sustainable, mortgage-free structure - electricity was generated by solar panels on the roof and stored in a huge battery, rainwater was captured by a large water tank built into the house, heat was produced by a long South facing window, and the toilet/water waste produced was composted and recycled back into the earth.

I was skeptical at first and I was expecting some of kind of issue to arise - being too hot or too cold in the house, having restrictions on our water or electricity use, simply something malfunctioning or breaking. But I have to say, staying in an Earthship for 4 days was extremely easy and I didn't have to change a thing with my daily routine.

The Earthship experience really got me thinking and asking questions about the future of sustainable living. Why aren't these Earthships the predominant method of building houses? There are many reasons but a few include:

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