Photographer Francesca Coviello Dunham of Coviello Photo is based in Delray Beach but lives out of her 26-foot 1962 Airstream Overlander when traveling to shoot weddings and engagements. She and her husband renovated Sterling with the help of local vendors before embarking on her maiden voyage: a 16,500-mile cross-country adventure.
“Transitioning from a big house to under 200 square feet was no easy feat,” Dunham admits. “But having built-in creature comforts made us always feel at home on the road.”
To the many young professionals embracing nomadic lifestyles, Dunham recommends investing in little luxuries to make it work. “We made the bed a priority and splurged on a custom latex mattress,” she says. They keep several sets of organic sheets on hand to stay fresh between laundry days, maximized kitchen space since they both love to cook, and are self-contained with water tanks—“a total game-changer” since running water is a tiny-living rarity.
In a home on wheels, Dunham says, every item must have a purpose and less is truly more: “Be methodical with your systems and storage, and only bring belongings that will spark joy on a daily basis,” she advises. And, of course, a WiFi hotspot is “a necessary evil.”