The windshield of Lauren's RV broke. It also needed new tires, which cost $5,000. Relationships are hard enough without adding a wrinkle like demanding the other person give you $2,500 for new tires. I feel weird splitting the check with my girlfriend at dinner. You might not be surprised to learn that things like this could put tremendous strain on a relationship. Even worse, she had to go online using a hotspot, which meant she couldn't watch Orange Is the New Black in a high-res format! How can you even tell that her eyes are crazy if you're watching it in low-res?! Life in a tiny world is the worst
And then there are issues that have nothing to do with money, but are annoying nonetheless. Even if you're living in a super tiny space with someone you love, it can be tough. "That's definitely a challenge," Justin says. "We're independent people, we like our space. And we don't have that. There's no room."
Lauren is keen to point out the differences between what social media made her think the tiny life was going to be like, and the reality. "I thought [living in an RV] would be a perfect Instagram scenario -- I'd be naked, wrapped in an American flag with my hair blowing in the wind, with people taking my photo saying, 'You're so young, wild, and free,'" she says. "But the reality was me sweating my ass off in a bathing suit because you can't turn the air conditioner on. Instead, you have to use the generator to vacuum up the 600 moths infesting the place."