Couple Quits Their Day Jobs & Takes Their Tiny Home On Tour

Written by on April 15, 2015 in Economy, Tiny Homes & Frugal Living with 0 Comments
Jenna, Guillaume and Salies in Central Park, NYC

Jenna, Guillaume and Salies in Central Park, NYC

Just a few years ago, Jenna Spesard and Guillaume Dutilh of Tiny House BIG Journey had a pretty common lifestyle. They both had regular jobs and resided in pretty typical homes. Jenna lived in a 2500 square foot home with roommates and Guillaume lived in a 1000 square foot apartment that he had all to himself.

So it’s an understatement to say that their lifestyle changed radically when they both quit their jobs to build a tiny home on wheels and tour the U.S. and some parts of Canada. Since the fall of 2014, they have been traveling around blogging and offering open house viewings of their miniature, rustic-style abode with their beloved dog Salies.

If you’re not familiar with their home and their journey, you may want to take this little video tour of their tiny place and check out their blog here:

Living in such a small space can be a real challenge in terms of your material property because you have to constantly take stock of what you want to keep and what you need to get rid of. Similarly, being in such a small space, can try even the most cohesive relationship. If you have any doubt of this, watch this short video of two different couples trying the tiny house lifestyle for an afternoon.

When asked how living in a tiny home and being constantly on the road has affected his relationship with Jenna, Guillaume said, “Living in such tight quarters definitely changes the dynamic in a couple. You have to deal with issues, disagreements and opinions. Fortunately, we get along pretty well and don’t fight much. But if there’s something we argue about, we always try to take a step back and look at where are lives are today. A month ago we were in Texas, a month before in Florida, before that was North Carolina, Massachusetts, Nova Scotia! Our lives are so much better today thanks to the minimal lifestyle, that it’s easy to forget minor differences.”

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When asked about the biggest unexpected gift he’d received from choosing his tiny house, alternative lifestyle. Guillaume shared this:


“The biggest reward is to see that our project resonates with everyone out there, regardless of political or religious beliefs, regardless of income level or color of skin. We’re talking about a ‘home’ that allows us to live a life on the road and pursue our passions of travel journalism. People get it, people smile. We didn’t expect that to happen, and it’s been one of the biggest and most rewarding surprises!”

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If you’d like to meet Jenna and Guillaume (and Salies) and see their awesome tiny home, you can still see them on their tour. Click here for their tour schedule.

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Vicki-Howie-headshot-redVicki Howie is a Writer and Editor for CLN, as well as the host of the Conscious Life Awakened Speaker Series (CLASS). You can sign up for the free weekly series here. Vicki is also a chakra healer and innovator. She’s the Creator of Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™ and Chakra Love — a critically-acclaimed, contemporary healing album. Read other articles by Vicki here.

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