Living in 200 square feet automatically means you have very limited space for clothing. But actually, this has turned out to be more liberating than anything. At first, I thought I wouldn’t be able to survive without a giant closet of clothes to choose from every day. But I’ve always been somewhat of a wardrobe minimalist anyway. I stick to a neutral palette of colors for all my basics and t-shirts (whites, grays) and then add color when it comes to flannels and kimonos. This has proven to be very easy to translate into a tiny space as many of the pieces are mix and match.
We have three areas for our clothes. The first area is the original wardrobe closet (seen above) is where I hang things I don’t want to wrinkle like flannels, coats, cardigans and dresses. (I haven’t used an iron in years.) I use one half of the closet space and Jason uses the other. He hangs all of his shirts, even t-shirts, since he has fewer clothes than me.
This is my half of the closet. From left to right are my three jackets, three flannels, maybe a half dozen dresses and a half dozen kimonos. I only buy dresses that are jersey knit or forgiving materials that don’t wrinkle or need to be dry cleaned. Most of my kimonos are from Earthbound Trading. The one hanging on the door is my favorite – it’s from a mobile Airstream boutique called Bohemian Groove on the Move. They even have an online store!
I’ve tried a lot of flannels, including the uber expensive Rails brand (which are very delicate and snag easily) and have stuck to BDG brand from Urban Outfitters. They’re soft but durable.
The second place we store clothes are in these vintage locker bins in the living area. They’re the perfect size for undergarments. Jason takes the top bin and I take the bottom.
The third place we stash clothes are the original overhead compartments. They allow for so much storage that we just didn’t see the need to get rid of them. It did take a long time to quit hitting our heads on them but eventually we learned. We each have two big compartments for our clothes. Mine is seen here, Jason’s is on the opposite side of the trailer. I keep all of my t-shirts on the right half. I have a lot of graphic tees and basic white and gray tees and tanks. The basic tees and tanks are great for daily wear and hiking/exercising.
The left side of my cabinet is full of two stacks of leggings, bike shorts, one pair of boyfriend jeans and two pairs of jean shorts. I also have a pair of sweatpants and a couple of pairs of lounge shorts.
I only have five pairs of shoes along. Two pairs of trusty Rainbow flip flops, one pairs of Chacos, my Nike running shoes and Ahnu hiking boots (which are the BEST!). We store all of our shoes in the cabinets underneath the sofa. We also have a couple of compartments for shoes underneath the refrigerator.
I love backpacks. It’s probably an unhealthy obsession. I have to restrain myself from not stuffing backpacks in every compartment inside the Airstream. These two colorful backpacks are from Cotopaxi. They are all one-of-a-kind and made of recycled materials so it’s a surprise what color you get when you order. I mean, how exciting is that?! I have the Luzon 18 and the Batac 16. Also, we have a K9 Sport Sack for Riley when he tires out on hikes. For reference, Riley is 10 lbs and uses a size small.
My favorite hair accessory are Pendleton bandanas. They’re a great way to pull your hair back. I also wear them around my neck when I’m feeling extra snazzy.
I have three hats – all giant head approved (I have a 23″ head so I’m always overly excited to find hats that fit my head.) I have a Pendleton Waxed Outback hat (size XL, don’t be jealous) and two trucker caps from Patagonia and North Face. One is for sweaty activities and one is for non-sweaty activities.