At age 67, I started all over again, but I had help, and a warm place to sleep. This remarkable woman had none of those things. At 65 yrs. , Feb. 2012, she returned to her home town, and 2 acre wood with nothing but a tent, a propane heater and two dogs, to rebuild her life, clearing one tree at a time-- in the dead white of a Vermont winter- sleeping with her two dogs, Lily and Junior ,in THEIR bed.
8 years earlier, she lost her home of 18 years, where she had raised her daughter and pursued her career, just within site of where she stands, today, due to a mysterious illness that left her too week to hold down her job. Recovering her health through conscious nutrition, she decided to return and start over, one tree at a time, cutting a clearing in woods for her envisioned tiny cabin. Now, two years after her return to Vermont, she has built her small cabin, with no amenities, except for the "running water" of the stream outside. She plans to continue, and add a second story plus a downstairs bedroom for when she is 90 and no longer wants to climb the stairs. Now, that's a lady with pluck ! CLICK HERE for the rest of the story of this woman who would not give up on her Dream.
When the economy crashed and Jaclyn was being forced from her home due to foreclosure, she knew she wanted more than just a roof over her head. She wanted to travel, and have adventures, but didn't want to live in an RV. She wanted her home to be soul inspiring and nurturing, but needed to create it on a shoe-string budget. So, with minimal funds and a little help from her friends, she built her tiny traveling sanctuary.
In this blog, you'll find the story of Jaclyn's journey from foreclosure to Living Large, Tiny in her Gypsy Island Sanctuary.
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