California-Country Inspired Travel Trailer Renovation
Have you ever thought about buying land and staying in a camper while you build your home? This is something Eric and I dream of doing once we find that perfect mountain town calling our name. And that’s exactly what Brittany and her family are doing now!
This week we’re touring her renovated travel trailer that she shares with her husband of 15 years and their 4 kiddos.
California Country Travel Trailer Renovation
After selling their previous home, Brittany and her husband bought some land in the country, along with a camper they could live in. They then began renovating the camper, doing all of the projects themselves.
They also added 2 large storage bins to the property. One they use for holding items from their previous home, and the other is utilized as their laundry room but is also where they store additional clothing, a fridge, and food. This has made the transition much smoother for this family of 6 while they wait to build their home.
What kind of camper do you have?
We have a 28 foot travel trailer
How long did it take you to remodel?
We did the main remodel in about 2 weeks but we are still finishing up!
How much did you spend on the renovation?
Here’s a before photo of the interior:
Slide over the images below to see the before.
What led you to the tiny life?
We bought a piece of land to build our dream home and tiny living has helped us save a ton of money. It has also allowed us to enjoy our land while building our home!
How often do you travel?
4-5 times a year
Who do you travel with?
Family and friends
Did you do everything yourself, pay a professional or do a mix of both?
We did everything ourselves
If you updated the flooring, what kind did you use?
We use peel and stick laminate flooring.
What is your favorite project or piece of decor and why?
I would say painting and flooring, I feel Like those two made the biggest difference.
What was your least favorite project and why?
Painting, while it made a huge difference, it took forever! I think We ended up having to do 4-5 coats!
What was most challenging about your renovation?
Renovating while living in our trailer was pretty challenging.
What project made the most difference in the space?
We did extend our backsplash to almost the full wall and it really makes a huge statement.
What do you enjoy most about your space following the transformation? Is there a specific area you spend most of your time?
We love it all! We spend lots of time everywhere, that is one great thing about small spaces, it all gets lots of love!
Where’s your favorite place to shop for décor?
Really anywhere, but I usually only buy items that are not full price.
What piece of advice would you give people starting an RV/Camper renovation?
It will be challenging but it will totally be worth it!
What’s your favorite tiny home hack?
Finding and be creative with storage space!
What’s your favorite aspect of tiny living?
All of the time that we are forced to spend together as a family. We are always together.
What is something you’ve learned in general or about yourself since going tiny?
We don’t need so many things, it’s just not necessary.
What’s your favorite meal to cook in your tiny home?
Tacos are usually the favorite!
Thank you, Brittany, for sharing your amazing camper with us!
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