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Size does matter

It has been nearly a year now that we have been living in our RV. Norm and I have been thriving in our 175-square-foot Brave Winnebago, and have adapted to living in a confined space.

Clean up is a snap! I do not need to invest hours and hours into clean up when there is so little space to get dirty. A quick swipe in the bathroom with a disinfectant, dish washing when needed, and frequent sweeping is the most time I spend on clean up.

We have gotten really creative with storing items and like the fact that by shopping often, our food is fresher.

We are living in the RV because we are in the process of building a house. The floor plans of the house seemed large on paper. How much space do two people need in a house that isn’t going to be lived in full time? Once the walls started going up, I had second thoughts about the square footage. Perhaps we should have gone larger?

However, we recently went home and spent three weeks in our new, not quite finished house and have come to realize that size truly does matter. One thousand square feet does not sound large for a house, but when you compare it to 175 sqaure feet of living space, it is palatial!

We especially enjoyed our large shower while we were on vacation. No bending over to shave our legs, no bumping into the wall with your elbow. Yes, I could easily get used to the space in my new home.

All good things must come to an end. Vacation is over and it’s time to return to work, and our house on wheels.

It didn’t take any time to unpack and get back into our normal routine in the RV. It is nice to be back, despite missing my space. Even though I love my RV, when I win the Powerball jackpot, I plan to upgrade.

After all, size does matter!

About Cathy Duesterhoeft

Cathy and her husband, Norm, travel throughout the United States in their Brave Winnebago working for Mainly Marathons. When home in Westfield, Wis., their RV is parked on a gravel pad while they finish construction on their new home. Cathy documents their many adventures on her website at

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