Wednesday, June 10, 2015

This trailer life

After two weeks we are feeling pretty settled into our new trailer-home. Jason was gone all week last week for a wildfire training camp, so needless to say Luke & I are both very glad to have him back this week.

For those of you who have wondered what a FEMA trailer looks like, here are some photos :) I often find myself thinking about those for whom one of these becomes their replacement home after a natural disaster and it sobers me up a bit. We are super happy to be living here and find it fun to experience a type of housing different from any we've lived in yet ... but I know that most who end up living in one of these have lost everything they have and that knowledge haunts me a little bit, making me thankful to have the personal things we were able to bring up in our jeep when we moved.

We've been loving the extra space this has compared for our last two homes. It has a 3rd bedroom/office which is awesome!  That combined with sparse furnishings and the fact that we only brought what we could fit in our jeep make it feel very, very spacious.

Down the hall to the right of the living room are two bedrooms - Luke's & ours. Not overly roomy, but more than enough space for us.

And beyond the kitchen, laundry machines!! LOVE those! Plus very roomy bathroom and an office/guest space.  Luke's room and the bathroom are the only rooms with doors :)

We live on a compound with a full-time employee in a more traditional home, a bunkhouse full of unmarried forestry/fire interns that Jason works and the shop/equipment for everything handled by the Dept of Lands.

We have been enjoying many aspects of living here, one of them is that just beyond our trailer lies a gorgeous grass airstrip which comes equipped with it's own campground for those who fly in. We can see the planes take-off and land from our windows which Luke absolutely LOVES to watch. If we get tired of walking the 200 yards to the lake-beach, we can access the park-like grass of the airstrip for fun with Luke.

1 comment:

donna porter said...

Thanks for sharing your new home with us!! Fred has talked about Priest Lake many High School he and some buddies went camping there and wanted to live there!! Needless to say that never happened. Now he live vicariously through your adventure :) You two are amazing and I love being part of your adventures ... through your blog!! Luke is getting quite an education!