Queensland base camp
9 September 11
After almost two weeks back in our shed home, we’ve brought it to a state where we can live comfortably in it as well as store our things while we’re away. Although we love our nomadic lifestyle, it’s wonderful to have a base camp — somewhere familiar where the girls can be reunited with treasured toys and David and I can just chill out.
This is what our shed looks like now as our base camp. It’s a huge warehouse, and when out of the country, we park our truck and trailer inside. So we’ve laid down a hodge-podge of floorcoverings that cover the concrete but can easily be rolled up to bring the vehicles inside.
We have taken all David’s tools up to the large mezzanine floor and have begun bringing down some of our household possessions to make the shed more “home-like”. We’ve been spending a lot of time re-thinking bed-spaces and are experimenting by sleeping ourselves and the girls in multifunctional areas.
We keep our camping toilet and the potty behind the privacy screen in the Clothes Corner. The house has a bathroom with an exterior door, so we have access to that, but sometimes it’s nice to use an “ensuite” — particularly in the middle of the night!
We’re pleased to have set up our base camp. Now we can focus on fitting out the truck again (with a new perspective — travelling with less!), and we’d also like to have some friends over. So if you’re in the area, do pop in!