I started camping with the Boy Scouts in junior high. After marriage, I introduced my wife to tent camping.
We had a Lacke & Joy cabin tent model which is still being sold for $1300! We went camping on vacations when we lived in Wisconsin, mainly in Door County. After moving to Washington, most of our vacations were spent flying or driving to Wisconsin to visit parents. When the kids grew up, and the parents had died, we started camping again.
Then in 2008, during a camping trip to Port Townsend, I said, "I just can't do this anymore."
Serendiptiously, a fellow pulled into the camping area with a 16' Casita
. I went over to look at it. I hadn't realized that such compact travel trailers existed.
That started us on our search. I found this website and read about many of the trailers. We first thought we would like a Burro
because of the double hull and the relatively close location, Southern California. But then we found out that just because there is a website, that doesn't mean that the company is still in business!
We finally decided on a Trillium
because of their location relative to us, and that they have opening windows
on all four sides. The rest is history. We love our Homelet and feel it was one of our better purchases.