Jennie's Caravan Hedge Home

by Jennie Mika in Totnes, England, United Kingdom

Jennie's Caravan Hedge Home
We did it
On 20th May 2020 we successfully raised £680 with 23 supporters in 21 days

To raise funds to help me buy the caravan that has become available close by so that I have my own space to build my home here.

by Jennie Mika in Totnes, England, United Kingdom

Hello family and friends, 

I went out on a limb last year, and went roaming, living in my car to pursue a lifestyle better suited to me and my wellbeing, closer to nature, wilder and more true to my gypsy heart. It went really well, I fuelled my car and earned enough money to get me out of my overdraft by doing hand poke tattoos at the festivals. I landed here in Totnes in October where I have been caravan sitting for my dear friend while she travelled in Central America. Over the last months, I have had possibly one of my hardest Winters, with many challenges, it was very difficult for me to sustain getting tattoo clients without being at events, and almost as hard to find a full time job! It is very competitive at entry level to find work in this town! On top of that I managed to contract a gnarly infection which had me bed ridden for almost 2 months! Which made working and looking after myself off grid even harder. I finally managed to get a foot in the door at the Riverford farm, which has been an amazing support to me, but as you have to first do 12 weeks in their warehouse through an employment agency, the work has been erratic and I am just about scraping by financially. With the outbreak of the Covid, my friend has returned much earlier than planned, and the 2 of us are currently making it work sharing her 19ft caravan, I am so blessed to have a friend who that is possible to do so with! And I am loving it now it is Spring and living this way is much easier, however, I do need my own place, and there are ideal options around. I am in need of some financial support at this time, to help me buy a decent size and quality caravan that I can love in long term, and to get it here to our site. If you are able to donate anything, even if it is just £1, I would be so grateful, if you would like a tattoo or anything else I might be able to offer you in future, please let me know and I'd be happy to talk about that.

Thankyou, its so vulnerable to ask for help like this but more vulnerable to not! 

With love, gratitude, humility, togetherness ♡

Wishing you well xx

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