Alek Lisefski was tired of paying rent in high-end towns like Santa Monica and Boulder so he decided to build his own house on wheels. He and his girlfriend Anjali Krystofiak moved in with her parents and put their rent money toward building Alek’s design. With no construction experience, it took Alek 6 months (while simultaneously working as a web designer) and $30,000 to complete the 240-square-foot home.
When Anjali enrolled in graduate school in Northern California the couple hitched up their home and towed it 2300 miles from Iowa to Sebastopol, California. Here the median home price is over $600,000 and median rent is $1850. Alek and Anjali are parked behind someone else’s home and in lieu of paying rent they maintain the landscaping.
The Tiny Project (more photos, and Alek’s house plans for sale): http://tiny-project.com
My deepest thanks to my teacher Jundo and to my Sangha for making this beautiful day possible. I am honoured to walk this path with you all. Deep bows =)
At 19, Rickey Gates dropped out of college and headed on a road trip to South America. It was a trip that would kick-start a life of adventure and travel.
Over a decade later and now a sponsored trail runner – Rickey’s love for the road has not diminished one bit. “On the Road” shares Rickey’s thoughts and philosophy on the life he has chosen as he road trips from Aspen Colorado to San Francisco in search of wild lands and some of the best trails in the USA.