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WHAT IN­SPIRED YOU TO EM­BRACE #TENTLIFE?

We orig­i­nally came from Orange County, Cal­i­for­nia. We were sick of work­ing just to live, never hav­ing enough money to ex­plore. With a two-year-old, and an­other baby on the way, we packed up and headed to New Mex­ico where my wife Katie’s fam­ily is. While rent­ing a house, we dis­cov­ered we had an acre of un­de­vel­oped land in my wife’s name and could live on it for free. Who the heck wouldn’t do that? We went through every tiny house pos­si­bil­ity, but they were all too ex­pen­sive. When I heard about peo­ple liv­ing in ‘wall tents’ [sim­i­lar to a square yurt], Katie thought I’d lost my mind. But, we save US$1600 a month in rent.

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