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Nomad’s Downsizing Journey, from 250 to 54 Square Feet

Terraform One

Just months after moving into “Terraform One”, he converted his Honda Element into a stealth camper. The plan was to travel the country, in search of a new place to call home and a place to park his tiny home. Through his five-month road trip, he fell in love with nomadic living. As a result, he decided that he wanted a home on wheels that would allow him to travel more freely.

That’s when Richard started his next build. He upsized from the Element into a relatively luxurious 54 sq. ft. off-grid micro-house. It combines the best of tiny house living and car camping. At 6’ wide, 10’ long and less than 9’ high, it can easily be towed by most small SUVs and fit in virtually any driveway. When we ran into Richard for the second time, he had just finished “Terraform 3”, and he was itching to hit the road. And yes, he ultimately had to upgrade tow vehicles, due the Element’s 1,500 lbs. towing capacity.

Richard on the Pacific Crest Trail

Through all of his simple living experience, Richard has become a minimalist travel guru who loves intimately experiencing new places and people. He’s downsized again. Currently he’s hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with a backpack—over 1,000 miles traveled by foot so far.

Richard proves that home is wherever you make it.


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