Sunday, August 31, 2014


This morning we successfully stashed our little project at the parents-in-laws' place, where she'll rest until we get our house sold and find another place to live. We were not surprised, and you won't be either, to know that a 1999 Chevrolet Tracker is not a suitable tow vehicle. We were able to tow the trailer and all her bits with no problems, but at highway speed or on anything but a flat road we wouldn't have nearly enough power. We have a lot of other stuff on our to-do list before we get to purchasing a tow vehicle, though!


  1. Hi there, I am also in the austin area and looking to start a possible renovation on a casita I have found but haven't purchased yet. Your blog has been helpful and wonder if you have any further information about completing y'all's casita.

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Christina! I apologize for not responding sooner! Life kind of got in the way and our renovation project stalled. We relocated twice in a six-month period and had to move our Casita to storage while we got ourselves together. However, we're going to move it home this weekend. We'll be working on a shoestring so the reno will be slow, but we should have some progress to report soon!

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    1. We're planning to separate the shell from the frame in the next month, and then we'll evaluate whether we can make repairs ourselves or if we need to send the frame out to a professional welder. So finally, after way longer than we expected, I might be able to start posting progress reports soon!