Episode 11 of Today’s Tiny House Parking Spot
Welcome to tiny house parking spot in Corrales, NM! We visited our friends Trebventure, a skoolie family of five. Together they traveled for many months before creating their new homestead oasis near the Rio Grande River. They have 1.5-acre property that is home to their school bus conversion, a converted container multi-purpose room (office and homeschooling space), storage shed and outdoor living space. In the future, they plan to build a small house and use some of the extra available land to host traveling tiny dwellers, like ourselves. For more details on Trebventure’s set-up, watch the above episode of Today’s Tiny House Parking Spot.
Where they live in Corrales, there are no restrictions on RV parking. That means that RVs, skoolies, or tiny houses on wheels should be live on their own or someone else’s property without fear of eviction. There are currently several skoolie families living in the area, like the Nomadic Millers. We had a blast joining them and Trebventure for a night of delicious tapas with a nightcap at our place. Tiny house hangs are the best! Especially with fun, genuine people, which are plentiful in the tiny living movement.
We had a few challenges during our stay. First, we almost got stuck in the clay mud while trying to park. It was just damp enough to make our tiny sink down significantly when trying to level the house. Luckily, we found a drier spot to settle then. Then we struggled with plugging into a 15 amp GFI outlet. Our entire house can easily run off of 15 amps, but when the outlet is a GFI, we always seem to pop a breaker. Fortunately, our friend Brandon is electrically savvy. He helped identify the issue in our breaker box—the neutral is bonded to the ground like a house, not ideal for RV setups. One of the things we most love about the tiny living community is the generosity and willingness to help each other solve problems.
-Alexis Stephens, cofounder of Tiny House Expedition