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Meet Brendan and Sam, a couple with a thirst for adventure and a passion for entrepreneurship.
After reading the book, The 4-Hour Workweek, they were inspired to mix the two and set out for life on the road.
They’ve been traveling the country in their 36 foot RV since December 2016, along with their 3 dogs and 2 cats. It’s safe to say there’s never a dull moment in this tiny home on wheels!
Off-Grid Tiny Home on Wheels… that’s for sale!
Their 2007 motorhome, also known as “Phileas”, has been completely renovated and is off-grid ready, which has allowed them to boondock in some of the most spectacular places!
In case you’re unfamiliar with “boondocking”, it’s basically free camping in remote areas without water, electric, or sewer hookups.
Sam and Brendan are avid book readers and plant fanatics, and I love how they’ve made space for both.
After spending 2 years on the road, these two have decided to carve out some time to live stationary for a bit, and recently put their rig up for sale!
Check out the photos below to see if this RV is the off-grid tiny home you never knew you needed!
What kind of RV do you have?
2007 Fleetwood Bounder 35e
How long did the renovation take?
About two months in total
How much did it cost?
How would you describe your decorating style?
Modern, clean, bright, colorful
What made you decide to go “tiny”?
We wanted to see the country but not give up owning a home. With the RV, we could have the best of both worlds.
Why was it important for you to update your camper?
We knew we were going to be spending a lot of time in the RV. We would be working, sleeping, eating, traveling, and just generally living in it. It was very outdated and old-looking, and we wanted to make our new home beautiful.
Where did you draw your inspiration from?
I was inspired by many other beautiful camper renovations I had seen, but also by some pieces I had collected throughout prior international travels.
Where’s your favorite place to shop for décor?
World Market, Etsy
What was most challenging about your renovation?
Painting was the most time-consuming. It seemed like it was never going to end! There are so many nooks and crannies, and the taping and prep-work were killer. It took me almost entire week of 6-8 hours of painting per day to complete the interior.
What project made the most difference?
Removing all the upper cabinets in the RV made the most difference. It really opened up the main room.
Do you have any future projects or changes planned for the interior?
No, we ended up completing every project we had on the list! (That’s something I never thought I’d say).
What piece of advice would you give someone just starting a camper renovation?:
When you think about however long you expect it to take and however much you think it will cost, and double or triple that number. Make sure you know how much of a commitment this is before starting.
What’s your favorite aspect of tiny living?
i like that I’m never too far from my bed, my kitchen, the bathroom, and all my furry babies.
What’s your least favorite aspect?
I miss having a bathtub!
What is something you’ve learned in general or about yourself since going tiny?:
I am so comfortable living with much less than I used to think that I needed.
What has been your favorite place to explore?
My favorite area was the Pacific Northwest. The beaches of Oregon and Washington are full of UNSURPASSED beauty.
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After removing all your upper cabinets, where do you store your clothes and other essentials. My uppers store a LOT of things we use.
You may want to reach out to them directly but it looks like they have a built-in dresser across from the bed – you can sorta see it from the hallway angle. I’m guessing that helps them store quite a bit of clothes. We removed one of the nightstands in our RV bedroom and haven’t missed it once. Hope that helps!
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