As you can imagine, living in 80 square feet presents some challenges in terms of space. At 20 square feet per person, we've necessarily streamlined our lives getting rid of both our cars, furniture items, clothing we didn't wear, and junk that had no meaning or regular use (goodbye, food dehydrator). What didn't come with us needed to be stored in a ~6x12ft space. But, perhaps unsurprisingly, three weeks into our trip we've found that the less we have, the better we feel. A couple outfits each, cooking basics, a little toy box filled with books and artsy activities, one dump truck, two bikes, and a beach bag filled with cars, collapsible buckets, and shovels is about all we need to keep us going. Luckily, every place we have parked Spud so far has offered us an incredible backyard with lakes for swimming, dirt for digging, ducks for feeding, fireflies (aka "lightning flies") for catching, and paths for biking.
As we mulled over what to bring, we stuck to one guideline and asked ourselves the following question every time we added a new item to our list: Are we going to use [enter item] on a daily (or every other day) basis? There are a few exceptions - We won't need jackets or even our sleeping bags while we are here in the humid Midwest. And a few items like the skateboard and camping table didn't make the cut after day three. But everything else we have been using regularly.
Every item you see below has a place in Spud - Thank you to the creators of the Westfalia for developing such an awesome interior for storing things. Without further ado, this is, more or less, our stuff: