S.S. Intrepid

Beach House On Wheels For Sale

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The featured photo (see more photos here) is a snap of the front of my beach house on wheels. My latest contrarian act. The beach house on wheels,  which I have proclaimed the S.S. Intrepid (She Shanty Intrepid). I have been asked “Why a beach house? Are you going to park it by the beach?” My response, “The beach house is an attitude thing. Where ever I am I will be at the beach. And Intrepid isn’t about parking, it’s about traveling, exploring, living, unlike tiny houses on wheels which are built to move but not necessarily travel. Intrepid was to be my home for few next few years and part of the Big Contrarian Plan. BUT…

Contrarian Plan B: Building Intrepid was born from love of the idea “living as art, home as art”. I accomplished that goal in materials and approach. I am an artist. There is no difference between who I am and what I do.

I admit also in the forefront of my mind was the thought as long as I had the beach house I would never be homeless. Homelessness is a valid fear. I see the homeless everywhere. The possibility scares the hell out of me. The Big But is that my mantra is “base no decision on fear”. Now that I am near completion of Intrepid and at age 62, it is clear to me that selling Intrepid gets me closer to my personal long term goals of travel abroad, writing and photography than if I were to live in her. Travel, writing and photography are my passions and my goals are an experiment in making an income following those passions. Fear of not realizing my goals is stronger than the fear of homelessness. I am looking at this transition as downsizing even further to realize the freedom I seek.

Some time, in the future, when I am ready to settle in the U.S. again, I have the confidence and skills to build whatever I desire at that time in my contrarian life.

And it will be life as art, home as art.

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