Turtledove Trailers

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At the end of 2022, I bought a cargo trailer in hopes of having storage, thinking someday I’d like to convert it into a tiny house.

I’d been doing a lot of caregiving at the time, and bouncing from place to place. My vision was to have a spot where I could have a stable routine and a space to get away, even if it meant being parked in the driveway of whatever person I happened to be looking after.

My brain went into overdrive on what I could do with that space, and before I knew it, I was headlong into making that box on wheels into a place I love.

My mom had been on Hospice for nearly a year by then. We joked that with the drop down door in the back, I had a ready-made wheel chair ramp, so she could come visit.

That got me to thinking about possibilities. For caregivers, and for people who have been incapacitated in some way.

I’ve got some ideas I’d like to post about here someday; but for now, I’m busy getting books ready for publication and trying to build this website – and a writing business around it.

Last May my mom passed away, and then I packed up my parents’ house, which they’d lived in for forty-eight years. It was a flurry of boxes and box trucks, because my dad had signed up to leave on a three year cruise in November. The glitch that got the better of his plans was that the shipping company never bought a boat, so that idea sunk.

Those are all things I’ve been writing about.

My cargo trailer is an ideal spot to sit and type, or stand and do the same.

I know a lot of people are trying to work from home these days, and it’s sometimes hard amongst the hustle and bustle of a household to get things done. Cargo trailers are quite a bit cheaper than expanding a house, and I’d like to share my design for Do-It-Yourselfers who do or don’t have much construction experience.

I utilized pieces that came pre-wired, so that saved me from a lot of intimidation. From nose to tail, I have access to electricity.

Building out my cargo trailer has been a lot of work; but worth it, and I’d like to set forth the highs and lows of what I learned in the process through these posts.

Thanks for reading what I’m writing,

Jody Susan

Here’s a sneak peek video of the back end of my trailer. I’ve got plans to change it quite a bit. Please subscribe, if you’d like to be kept up to date as I do that:

My little writing studio on wheels