Nelson is Yukon (think Yukon Cornelius) & Angie is Bean (a nickname from the movie “Rango” and because of her intense joy at sipping an excellent cup of freshly roasted coffee).
We have a simple mission and philosophy on life:
Have less. Live More.
Over the past few years, we’ve begun to make a total life transformation. From living in a town filled with “not our people” to moving to the mountains of Western North Carolina, we’re finding satisfaction in travel, writing, and photography.
No more commuting up to 100 miles a day. No more spending every weekend in the mountains, dreading the late Sunday night drives back to the town we didn’t love.
How did this major life change happen?
In 2013, we took a 16-day, 225-mile rafting trip on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon. On that trip, we had enough room to realize we were blissfully happy floating down that river, carrying minimal belongings, eating simply, and sleeping outside under the stars each night. We were blissfully happy with ourselves and with each other.
It was the rest of our life we were not were happy with.
In February of 2014, we rented out our house in the town we didn’t love and signed a lease on an even smaller house near Brevard, NC. We moved both our businesses (Yellow Dog Construction, Inc. and Your Organized Guide, Inc.) and restarted them in this new town. And thankfully, we haven’t regretted a single minute of it!
A year later, in March of 2015, we sold 80 percent of our belongings, and moved into a 30ft. 5th wheel camper (how we found the camper is a story all in itself). We park our RV in a corner of a friend’s farm. Selling most of our belongings has been quite an experience – liberating, terrifying, and in some cases, heart-wrenching but necessary.
Our ultimate goal is to travel, whether we do it full-time and live out of our Ram Pro Master Van (a Sprinter Van), or just take time for adventures big and small throughout the year.
How about YOU?
Frankly, we don’t care if you want to live tiny or go on big adventures like we do.
What we DO care about is encouraging you to be aware of what you consume (through eating or buying), how you live (and how that impacts the environment), and whether you are living a life you LOVE.
Yukon takes the pictures.
Bean writes the stories.
We’re “living tiny” with two big dogs and one yellow cat and loving every minute of it!