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This post is for those who want to see my new living quarters - I've had several requests...
Did you ever get to make blanket forts when you were a kid? We did. We'd unmake all the beds, claiming tables, chairs - anything with a space under it for our temporary homes. We'd carefully drape the blankets over the furniture, grab our favorite toys, and crawl inside for a wonderful afternoon of make-believe.
My daughter tagged it for me - I've moved into a blanket fort!
The closet is about 18" wide and a bit under 2' deep - but does go floor to ceiling - it's amazing what you can cram into a space that size, as long as you don't mind a few wrinkles. No dry-clean clothes allowed...
The bed is good-sized; I keep it made up as a single mattress, which is basically a short queen-sized bed. There is an option to make two twins with a center aisle, but I haven't tried it that way because I like to sprawl. I have a camping air mattress to add a little support in the center of the space, which is where I sleep.
Much to my chagrin, the sides of the bed have become my dumping grounds - that's where I keep everything that doesn't have another home. I don't like clutter - but where else to keep the jackets that won't fit into the closet, the books (that's another story) and the extra blankets? If I pared down just a bit more, I could find places to tuck them away, but... what if I need it???? Besides, it's not a good blanket fort without some treasures scattered about!
The van fits into a standard parking spot, so I can stop in to visit busier areas when it suits me. (OK, parking spot plus an extra three feet or so, since I have the bike on the back.) It's easy to hook up and the mileage isn't TOO bad (13-15 mpg) for a home on wheels.
I can see where I will be ready to climb out of my fort into a real home by the time I'm done with my sabbatical, but for now, it's perfect.