“Change is hard because people often overestimate the value of what they have and underestimate the value of what they may gain by giving that up.” -James Belasco and Ralph Stayer, Flight of the Buffalo

It wasn’t that long ago that Shari and Hutch had fulfilling jobs in higher education, a three-bedroom house, and enough disposable income to live comfortably. They were also stressed, unhealthy, and so busy that it was difficult to make time for each other. They knew they wanted a change, but they weren’t sure what that change might look like until they started taking steps in a different direction.

In this episode of the Wandering Workers Podcast, we talk about how they downsized to a 72-square-foot trailer in order to make MORE room in their lives.

In this episode you’ll learn…

  • How you go from wanting a change to actually making one.
  • Why it’s important to set a date.
  • How to decrease your possessions and increase your bank account.
  • Where to find seasonal work and volunteer opportunities around the U.S.
  • How to make—and save—money on the road.
  • Why the Bank’s Fry-Bake pan is an indispensable tool.

Shari and Hutch Camper Trailer

“When I say I’m going home, it means I’m going to where you are.” -Unknown

Scroll down for links to download the full episode or to find it on iTunes.


Apps That Hutch and Shari Use on the Road

Websites With Volunteer Opportunities

Finding Seasonal Work

Shari Galiardi

You can find Shari’s photography, along with a range of products that incorporate her images at galiardisl.redbubble.com.

To learn more about Shari and Hutch, and for answers to their frequently asked questions, visit their website, at followshariandhutch.blogspot.com.

We hope you enjoyed this episode of the Wandering Workers Podcast. If you want to share your story about how you live the travel life, or be a guest on our podcast, we’d love to hear from you. Please email me at michelle@audioimprints.com or reach out to us via the contact form on our about page. We look forward to hearing from you.