From the writers at The Bedford Bowery.
Mika Tarkela and Danielle Conant began their journey like so many others before them. When they made the decision to move into a camper together, they agreed to do a trial run first. Tarkela, a musician and graphic designer, told Conant, a design assistant, they’d “do it for a year, and see how it went, just to prove that we could.” When the year was up, neither wanted to stop. This past June marked their two-year anniversary of living in a camper.
Tarkela said, “I’ve grown attached to it, and I feel very comfortable in it. Like, when we went to visit her parents recently [in Massachusetts], we slept in the car for the first couple days because, it’s our house!” Which is actually kind of funny because Conant’s parents were the previous owners of the 1997 Dodge/1998 Leisure Travel camper van. Conant had been camping in it since she was a kid, and a few years ago, her family put it on the market to sell. Tarkela, who had entertained the idea of living in a camper before, and was feeling increasingly frustrated with NYC rents, suggested maybe they be the ones to buy it. But Conant wasn’t sure.
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