Living on the Go

There is an emerging trend in the younger generations of today to “live small”. The idea is to sacrifice a large mortgage and larger type of home in order to spend that money traveling and/or doing things you want to do while living in a more modest home. In that spirit, this oil change Peoria services company thought it would be neat to talk about some of the types of “homes” available today for those who want to live small and also travel around in mobile homes.
 
Tricycle home
 

That’s right, it’s the home we have all been waiting for: the Tricycle Home! Made by People’s Industrial Design Office (PIDO), picture the comfort of living in one’s own home with the convenience of going anywhere you want to go. It folds out like an accordion so it can be expanded or made compact and is lightweight enough to tug it around on a trike! PIDO even makes towable gardens that you can bring around with you, as well. According to weburbanist.com, the Tricycle Home comes with a sink, stove, bathtub, water tank and transforming furniture which are all manually powered.
 
Ecocapsule
 

 
This egg-like living space can be towed around behind a car like a camper and has all the essentials needed in a home from a toilet and shower to a sink and stove. According to its website, the Ecocapsule is powered through solar power, a wind turbine, and rain collection. If you have an electric car, the Ecocapsule can charge it. Go green or go live in your normal shaped home! Does the Ecocapsule intrigue you? If you’re interested, there are pre-orders are available. The first 50 will go for 79,000 Euros (approx. $84,000). Significantly cheaper than a house, it can make sense for those wishing to not have a mortgage for years to come.
 
Idaho Sheep Camp Wagons
 

 
It’s about to get old school up in here. This one is for the pioneer in all of us. According to choicehomewarranty.com, these beauties feature “stoves, electricity, sleeping areas, storage, and more.” The Idaho Sheep Camp Wagons are a cool nod to the past. Would you want to live in one? That’s up to you. But like their name suggests these can be used to just go on short trips for camping or other activities which could definitely be a neat experience. And don’t worry, these wagons are designed to be towable on freeways, too. But why would you do that when you can be pulled by horse?
 
House Bus
 

 
It’s the magic…house bus? In our last feature, we have what was once an ordinary school bus now turned into a pretty unique living space. According to wpicreative.com it is a, “beautiful, 1978 International, 35′ bus with custom, all-wood interior, full kitchen and living space, wood stove, and roof deck (everything but a bathroom).” This is a quality refurbishment that seems to have been done really well. Unfortunately, this puppy has already been sold. It’s still pretty neat, though.
 
Has this lifestyle intrigued you?These homes may not be for everyone but it’s cool to see what other people are doing and how they are choosing to live life. Need an oil change? We have oil change Peoria services so stop on by! Have fun on your mobile living adventures!

How to create your own Car Emergency Kit!

As any parent knows—especially those with boys—it never hurts to be prepared for anything. Nobody wants to have to clean up their kid’s bloody nose or a bruise with whatever napkins and hand lotion you can find in the glovebox! This is why it’s so important to have a car emergency kit ready to go for whatever life throws at you and your family.

 

Here’s a great car emergency kit checklist to use as a baseline!

 

□ Baby Wipes

□ Children’s and Adult Ibuprofen

□ Instant ice pack

□ Various assorted Band-Aids/bandages

□ Children’s and Adult Acetaminophen

□ Antacids

□ Migraine medicine

□ Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes

□ Benadryl

□ Eye drops

□ Anti-nausea medicine

□ Bottles of water

□ Bug repellent

□ Cortisone Cream

□ Antibiotic ointment

 

Find a nice little box with a lid that will slide under your car’s seat, the trunk or another little spot tucked out of the way. You’ll probably get much more use than you think out of this handy car emergency kit—especially if you have kids! You may have to skip a few of the medications due to the extreme heat we experience in Peoria and the rest of the valley that may cause some medications to lose potency. Check the packaging for each medication for more information.

 

Don’t forget to keep up to date on maintenance for the vehicle you keep your family and newly created car emergency kit in and visit our Carlife Glendale/Peoria location for all of your oil change needs in Peoria! Contact us today to schedule your maintenance appointment.

 

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (10/21/2016) 8one6 (Flickr)