Renovations begin!

A 40 year old trailer comes with a lot of history... and a lot of work. Despite the craziness of it all, we are excited to be able to completely customize the inside of our living space, instead of getting stuck with something out-of-the-box.

Betina gets stripped down. Photo: Townsend Travel Trailers

Betina gets stripped down. Photo: Townsend Travel Trailers

We have totally gutted the inside of the trailer and are starting with an empty space. Betina's makeover includes:

  • Paint
  • New floors
  • New appliances
  • New cabinets
  • Remodeling the bathroom
  • Building a new dinette
  • Adding solar panels
  • Polishing the exterior
  • Building a custom bed for Avery

This past week we finalized all of our design decisions, selected all our appliances and finishes. We're going for something that will feel big and bright after a few months on the road. What we arrived at is what could be best described as "mid-century modern bohemian":


Here's an early sketch of what's to be, courtesy of Townsend Travel Trailers. Note the cute side bed for Avery! We wanted to have a safe sleeping solution for her, and most of the other options we saw were lofted beds (cue: Gillian's massive anxiety). Aside from safety, the best part of this bed is that it can covert back into a storage drawer once she is old enough to sleep out in the convertible dinette.


This week, we head into our last week at work. Then we have two weeks to pack up our place and hit the road to Santa Barbara! It's about to get real.

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