If there is any downside that we’ve noticed, it has more to do with the current reality that we are living in our driveway, and of not having a sewer connection.
It hasn’t been a real big deal, just a little bit of an inconvenience to have to head into the house for those necessary things, like showers and bathroom facilities. Harry and I have called it our big outhouse. (You will probably laugh, but I actually have thought more than once over the past few days of my great great grandparents and beyond, who had to use the non heated variety of the same.) I do take care of washing dishes etc. inside the trailer, and then we bring the dishwater into the house to get rid of it.
That is really the only “negative” that we have found. We love everything else about our new home. Our bed is more comfortable than the one in the house. And we have found the smaller space easier to keep at a comfortable temperature than we could in the house. I grew up cooking on a gas stove, so that has been an easy adjustment for me. I haven’t tried the convection microwave yet, but I probably will. I have used the oven and it has worked great. I read about putting a pizza stone on the bottom to even out the heat, so we had already done that a while ago.
The cats have adjusted really well. So far their favorite perch for watching the “goings-on” outdoors is the table. Both Harry and I are more tray table people, so we really don’t use the table at all. I put a tablecloth over it, and the cats enjoy going up there and watching the birds, squirrels and chipmunks doing their thing outside.
Living in the fiver just makes us more eager to hit the road, and we are so looking forward to our first outing for the year, which is coming up THIS month!! Two weeks from Saturday we head out for Hartwick Highlands Campground! We can’t wait!