The Adventure Begins!



Hello, Friends!

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote this post explaining the circumstances leading up to our requesting help. If you haven’t read it yet, I encourage you to check it out. 
We’ve been blown away by the response, and thought it would be a good idea to provide an update and a peek into what day-to-day life looks like for us now, as well as what's coming up next.

Update
We have begun our eighth week living in tents on property located ten minutes outside my hometown. During the day I spend most of my time raising our four young children while my husband, Wesley, works contracting jobs and building our tiny home—a 37' foot-long school bus our family has named “Farley.” Thanks to your generous donations, we are 2/3rds of the way to completing our dream home.

As we wait for Farley to become our home, life in the outdoors has proven to be far more demanding. We're "glamping"—meaning we have electricity, running water from a spicket, and even a partial roof—but it's not without discomforts and challenges. Despite those challenges, our souls have found much-needed respite and solitude in the country, and that alone has been priceless for me. The kids are thriving here; they are loving every moment in nature where adventure is around every turn. The freedom they've enjoyed here is unprecedented, and I love watching them experience the richness of life outside as summer draws to a close. Wesley and I have also learned and grown more in this short period of time than perhaps our entire relationship.

This experience has truly been an unforgettable chapter of all our lives.

What Now?
Our plan is to stay in our current location for another two to three weeks before moving to another nearby town where we'll live on friends' property and finish Farley. Our hope is to have insulation installed and be camping in the bus at that stage. The big kids will attend the local elementary school until we say our final goodbyes and launch into the next chapter of our Big Adventure, hopefully by mid-October!  

What Then?
When Farley launches we will embark on a "Visit Our Tribe" route which we’ve planned already (we'll share our stops soon, of course). Our general direction is to head south through the Midwest and then west to Southern California. There we'll drive up the entire coast through Big Sur, the west coasts of Oregon and Washington, take a ferry to Canada, and begin our new life on Vancouver Island. 

More details will follow, but first, we still need your help.

What We Still Need
Our GoFundMe campaign, The Farley Fund, is just over $3000 short of the total needed in order for us to finish building our home. All we have left are the few vital purchases, the large ones being:

-Water, Electrical, and Propane Systems
-RV Suited Washer & Dryer

Life on the bus as a family of six will not be possible without these components. We are so grateful for what has been given so far, as everything up to this point has empowered us beyond what we can express. These last few thousand dollars will make it so we can purchase the big ticket items and finish our home before winter arrives.

What Can You Do?
Donate if you can! Whether it’s $20, $10, $5, every little bit from our community of friends helps and chips away at this last portion. If donating is not possible, please share the link to our GoFundMe campaign. Maybe someone you know is willing to help. Spreading the word and raising awareness of our family's need is absolutely helpful.

We cannot thank you enough for being willing to support us on our journey! We are all extremely grateful. We are beyond grateful for every one of you who have gotten us to this point—by contributing your time, tears, talent, and friendship—and will absolutely carry you in our hearts wherever we go. 

We're extremely excited to share our upcoming adventures with you. When we hit the road in our tiny house on wheels, you better believe we're going to take to you along with us! I'll be sharing our experiences daily through social media—check out our Facebook Page and Instagram—inviting you along for all the adventures, bumps in the road, and joy from a life on wheels. Every one of us will be experiencing these adventures for the very first time.

So hop on board! 
We're going to have a blast together.

Thank you for reading and following.
Thank you for your support.
Thank you for forming a safety net beneath us.
Thank you for being excited with us as we leap into The Wild Unknown!!
As with all adventures, we don't know what happens next, but we're more ready for it than ever.

Love & Light,
Natalie
(on behalf of Wesley and the Tinies.)






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