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Woman living in tiny wagon falls in love with a baby goat and makes space for both of them
I've seen some pretty tiny homes before but I think this is by far the tiniest of them all. And it's so cute.
Jaclyn Abergas
08.24.22

When her daughter left for college, Kate decided to live out her dream of adventure and lived as a backpacker.

She sold her house and began to knock things off her bucket list, including hiking the Appalachian Trail and Continental Divide Trail.

Kate planned to make this nomadic lifestyle her life for now but then the pandemic happened.

Her plans shifted quickly.

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Kate went on Craigslist.

There, she found a wagon for $2,500 and it weighed only 800lbs. It was perfect!

There were a lot of parts in the wagon that needed to be repaired but all Kate saw was its potential.

She painted the exterior a different color and created cabinets, a bed frame, plus lots of storage inside the wagon.

She spent around $6,500 for the wagon and renovations, which is a pretty good deal for 2.5 years.

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YouTube - Tiny House Giant Journey

It’s still better than paying a mortgage for a house and staying in one place. With this wagon, she gets to travel all over the US.

In fact, she has been to around 30 states with the wagon and Little Leaf.

Kate travels with her baby goat.

Her name is Little Leaf. She adopted her from a goat farmer, where she stayed to fix her wagon.

They all thought Little Leaf was dying but Kate wouldn’t give up on her. She adopted her and did everything she could to revive her.

Two years later, they are both thriving in the wagon.

When you open the entrance, the first thing you’ll see is the bed, which occupies almost the entire wagon.

Underneath the bed is where Kate stores her portable fridge and her clothes, which are separated into winter and summer clothes.

On the left, she has shelves that house her books, toiletries, other personal items, and her shoes.

On the right is another shelf with a small table for her toaster/grill/coffee maker.

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YouTube - Tiny House Giant Journey

She’s solar-powered, too.

She has solar panels on her wagon for her electricity. But Kate does her part to still save electricity.

When she’s reading, she’ll use a battery-operated reading light. And she also has battery-operated amethyst lights, in case she wants light inside.

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YouTube - Tiny House Giant Journey

Kate hauls her wagon with her jeep.

Inside her jeep, she has a few more toys, like a kite, paddle boat, and life jacket for Little Leaf. Except for the driver’s seat, there are no more seats in her jeep.

She removed all of them to make room for Little Leaf so she can move around freely.

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A challenge worth taking on

It’s very challenging to live inside such a tiny space. But it’s a good thing Kate has lived a backpacking lifestyle so she knows how to survive.

She knows how to filter water for drinking. She waits until she gets to a campsite to shower. When there’s a laundromat, she stops in to get her laundry done.

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YouTube - Tiny House Giant Journey

Kate’s tiny wagon life is not as glamorous as it seems.

But it’s still totally worth it.

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YouTube - Tiny House Giant Journey

See more of Kate and Little Leaf’s tiny wagon home in the video below!

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By Jaclyn Abergas
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Jaclyn Abergas is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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