Get inspired

Subscribe to our Newsletter for design inspiration, DIY tutorials, and travel tips! Plus gain instant access to our FREE guide, 5 Tips to Create an RV you Love!

Yes, subscribe me!

Search

  • No products in the cart.
This outdated motorhome was transformed into a bright and beautiful home on wheels

This outdated motorhome was transformed into a bright and beautiful home on wheels!

Megan’s husband, Timothy, is a freelance filmmaker, which has allowed them to travel to some incredible places.

RV tour featuring @meganleannjones on MountainModernLife.com

Of course, constant traveling can make it difficult to have a home base, which is why this duo decided to buy a home they could take with them.

2000 Damon Intruder renovation from @meganleannjones

Their 36-foot motorhome was in decent condition, but dark and outdated and definitely not their style. However, it only took them one month and $2,000 to completely transform the interior into a bright and beautiful home on wheels!

RV Tour: 36 ft 2000 Damon Intruder

I love how they’ve re-imaged the space to work for their lifestyle, such as taking out the recliner next to the kitchen in order to create more counter space. And when Megan realized she no longer needed a large desk, they switched it out for a cozy sofa.This outdated motorhome was transformed into a bright and beautiful home on wheels

“If you buy a used RV, don’t be afraid to think creatively about the space. Just because there’s a recliner chair or couch or dinette doesn’t mean you have to use the space for that! Think about what’s important to you and modify your rig accordingly.”

- @meganleannjones

Let’s dive into the tour!

Do you travel or are you stationary?

We are constantly traveling, that’s one of the reasons we got into RV life in the first place!

What made you decide to go “tiny”?

There were so many things that went into us deciding to go tiny. The main reason being that my husband, Timothy, is a full-time filmmaker and gets film jobs all over the US. We literally lived out of hotels and off of fast food for the first year of our marriage. About 6 months later, I was over it. Here we were 1 1/2 years into our marriage and had never had a place to call ‘home’. That’s when we started talking about possibly buying our home on wheels! It was a slow process for us, but through many conversations and because of watching many of your videos, we eventually decided to go for it!

Why was it important for you to update the interior of your tiny home?

While everything was in good condition in our RV, it was all soooo outdated and just didn’t feel like us. Not to mention it was so dark! Renovating it made it feel much more modern, cozy, and like a home.

How long did the renovation take?

We took about a month to renovate everything! Thankfully, we didn’t have to live in it while renovating, that would’ve definitely made it take longer!

How much did it cost?

The renovation cost us less than $2K.

Where you do draw your inspiration from?

I definitely got some inspiration from Pinterest, and as far as practically renovating the RV we got a lot of inspiration from you all! For the design of the RV, I honestly just know what I like! Even though trends have changed some since we renovated, I still would’ve renovated it the exact same way because that’s just my style! I love a neutral color palette, specifically gray and white, and adding in some blue accents and wood here and there.

How would you describe your decorating style?

Farmhouse because of all the wood, and maybe a touch of modern?

beforeafter

After
Before
After
Before
After
Before
After
Before

“I looove the rustic shiplap that we ended up doing in here! I originally wanted legit shiplap but we were on a very tight budget, and Timothy’s dad happened to have these cool looking fence boards lying around so we decided to just go for it. And I’m so glad we did, I love it so much!”

- @meganleannjones
After
Before

This outdated motorhome was transformed into a bright and beautiful home on wheels  RV tour featuring @meganleannjones on MountainModernLife.comThis outdated motorhome was transformed into a bright and beautiful home on wheelsRV Kitchen Renovation from @meganleannjones - Featured on MountainModernLife.comThis outdated motorhome was transformed into a bright and beautiful home on wheelsThis outdated motorhome was transformed into a bright and beautiful home on wheelsThis outdated motorhome was transformed into a bright and beautiful home on wheelsRV Bedroom Renovation from @meganleannjones - Featured on MountainModernLife.comThis outdated motorhome was transformed into a bright and beautiful home on wheelsMotorhome RV Kitchen Renovation from @meganleannjones - Featured on MountainModernLife.comThis outdated motorhome was transformed into a bright and beautiful home on wheelsThis outdated motorhome was transformed into a bright and beautiful home on wheelsThis outdated motorhome was transformed into a bright and beautiful home on wheelsThis outdated motorhome was transformed into a bright and beautiful home on wheelsRV Bathroom Renovation from @meganleannjones - Featured on MountainModernLife.com

qa

Where’s your favorite place to shop for décor?

I actually don’t have too much decor because we don’t have a lot of wall space! I like to keep my decor simple anyways, so I have a hanging plant and a chalkboard that I can write on and that’s about it.

What was most challenging about your renovation?

Everything just took longer than we expected! Getting the carpet up and pulling out all the staples and also painting everything took forever!

What project made the most difference?

Oh definitely the painting. It went from a dark and dingy RV to bright and modern over the course of a week of painting! Also, the countertops. I absolutely love them and I feel like they are so unique!

Do you have any future projects or changes planned for the interior?

We actually just switched out my desk for a couch! I just recently talked about the switch on my Instagram, specifically about making your tiny space work for YOU. We always keep an open mind about every single space in the RV and if we feel like a certain area would be better used in a different way, we go for it!

What piece of advice would you give someone about to embark on a renovation?

Get ready to learn A LOT! Be open to hearing advice from others and don’t be afraid to ask questions. And get excited, because you’re about to embark on the most memorable journey of your lives!

What’s your favorite aspect of tiny living?

I love that we can have our house with us everywhere we go!

What’s your least favorite aspect?

Probably the cost of driving it around. Our rig gets 6 miles to the gallon when we’re towing a car, so it’s very expensive any time we want to go somewhere.

Do you work on the road?

Like I said before, my husband is a full-time freelance filmmaker (say that 10 times fast haha!). So we were already traveling a lot for his job and it just made sense to buy the RV so that we can both feel at home no matter where we are! I work for myself and I’m still trying to figure out exactly what it is that I want to do. For now, I have an Etsy Shop called Wild + Worthy where I sell shirts and goods that I design myself and I’m really enjoying that!

What is something you’ve learned in general or about yourself since going tiny?

To keep expectations low and be flexible when traveling! There are a lot of variables and things that can happen when you’re constantly on the road, so always keep those two things in mind and you’ll be good.

What has been your favorite place to explore or a place you are excited to explore in the future?

We were able to take a whole month this past winter to go to Miami and that was amazing!

RV tour featuring @meganleannjones on MountainModernLife.com

Follow Megan!

Follow Megan for some incredible travel inspiration and tiny living tips! She shares tons of great advice, is super encouraging, yet keeps it real, which I love! And be sure to check out her Etsy shop, Wild + Worthy, for beautiful, handlettered apparel (plus they donate 10% of every order!).

be featured

Interested in being featured on Design Vibes? Submit your RV reno here! 

Find additional RV inspiration from our Design Vibes series here!

Leave
a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You don't have permission to register
X