Augustine the Airstream

Photo by: @lydia.lavender.sylvester


Hello! We’re Nate & Taylor Lavender! We met in West Virginia and moved to Florida for 3 years. We bought an Airstream, remodeled it, got married, and now we’re living in it full time with our dog Summit.

One of the big reasons why we decided to live in an Airstream is because we aren’t ready to settle down. We love the flexibility and freedom that tiny houses offer. Tiny living is definitely becoming more popular, but it still shocks people when we tell them where we live. But to be honest, the thought of buying a house right after getting married made us sick. We want to travel around and experience new places before making a permanent home somewhere.

All of the renovations, except for the new A/C installation, were done by us. So if you’re looking to renovate an Airstream on a budget, we’re here to give you tips, advice, and DIY instructions.

We hope you find this blog interesting, entertaining, inspiring, and maybe even helpful when you decide to start your own journey to tiny living.

“And so my prayer is that your story will have involved some leaving and some coming home, some summer and some winter, some roses blooming out like children in a play. My hope is your story will be about changing, about getting something beautiful born inside of you about learning to love a woman or a man, about learning to love a child, about moving yourself around water, around mountains, around friends, about learning to love others more than we love ourselves, about learning oneness as a way of understanding God. We get one story, you and I, and one story alone. God has established the elements, the setting and the climax and the resolution. It would be a crime not to venture out, wouldn’t it?

It might be time for you to go. It might be time to change, to shine out.

I want to repeat one word for you:

Roll the word around on your tongue for a bit. It is a beautiful word, isn’t it? So strong and forceful, the way you have always wanted to be. And you will not be alone. You have never been alone. Don’t worry. Everything will still be here when you get back. It is you who will have changed.”

— Donald Miller