... Bradenton Village of the Arts. I was the healing art. It was half of a duplex with ratty grass, and no sand. I was too poor to have a sign made for my funky establishment, so I hand painted one, with the "Wave" of Oneness and healing services for adults, children and pets.
Soon, I had enough money to buy a home/ establishment with two structures. I could rip out all the ugly grass, haul in tons of sand/shell mix, and hand shovel it, recreating the beach landscaping of my V.I. Island home. I invested in heavy remodeling, and all my dreams had come true. I was living well, and business was good. Until it wasn't. We survived the first wave of the economic collapse. But just as we felt we dodged that bullet, my client's businesses collapsed, and so did mine. I lost that dream, so...
I had to find & develop my next dream. I wanted to retire and travel, spending my time with grandchildren and on adventures. I didn't like the RV option. When my grandson connected me to Tumbleweed Tiny Houses, I found hope and inspiration. But they didn't have the plans that suited my priorities. So I designed and built my own, traveling island, with my own beach front and boardwalk.
I'm just a simple Island Girl. And you know what they say, " You can take the girl out of the island, but you can't take the island out of the girl, especially when I've had sand in my soul as long as I can remember. As an infant, I was moved from my birthplace, Tucson Arizona, to Bakersfield, California. My mother tells me that, as a toddler, I would go to the public pool from when they opened in the morning, until I was pulled out, shriveled as a prune, at the end of the day. When we moved to my grandmother's, in Berkeley, Cal., I spent all the time I could, in the neighborhood park sandbox. When I married and moved to Nevada...
...moved to FLORIDA. My next beach, was in Boca Grande, but I had no time to enjoy it. After a year as director of a Child Care/Pre-School, with no school holidays, that I was accustomed to, I decided I was tired of working their demanding hours, and wanted control of my beach time, again. I became a massage therapist, and opened up my first "Body and Soul Wellness Island" establishment, in the .......
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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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