Our Newly Renovated Trailer Tour!

i am happy to share the photos of our most recent trailer renovation!  we had taken our original 1950 spartanette out of the road for the first six weeks of our trip earlier this summer and in that time we realized quickly that we needed to figure out a better sleeping situation and also solve some storage challenges.  gracie had grown a good foot since our last roadtrip and we now had three big kid beds needed and somewhere to put the baby.  so we pulled everything out of there and switched it around a bit.  we moved our bed (double size) to the living room area of the trailer.  we bought an ikea bed with drawers under to store our clothing, it’s perfect.  and our bed also serves as our sofa… we all prefer to lay down and snuggle instead of sit up straight anyway so it works well.  plus someone is always napping in there.  and in the back portion that was previously our master bedroom has now become the kid’s room.  donny build custom bunk beds back there, fitting the curves and the galley just perfect.  he made them tall enough that clementine can still walk under them and they have toy storage under brandon’s bunk and clementine sleeps beneath gracie.  he also built in a little seat/shelf with storage all across the back curve of the trailer.  we store our extra tent, camping supplies and extra blankets in there and can use the little door on the front of the cabinet to lock it closed.  it’s the best use of space, the kids always have some project going back there and it’s so great how it is out of the main walkway.  donny also built a bathroom and put up an extra wall there between the kitchen and the kid’s room and that cubby became the bathroom.  it’s small, but it’s private and that makes me happy!  on the flooring, we put down wood laminate, and that made it feel a lot cleaner.  it brightened up a bunch when we painted all the interior birch a soft white instead.  then i painted the cabinets in an ombre style using shades of coral.  donny custom built cabinet doors and painted them with chalkboard paint.  for art, i have my hoops wall that i am slowly adding to.  all special little things from along the journey.  i’m sure there are a bunch of things i’ve missed but this should help give you an idea of the space.  also, i must say that these photos were taken on a very very very clean house day – we get it pretty messy in there typically, but if you give me a half hour’s notice to clean up, it can be pretty darn cute.  the most fun update is the reveal of the opposite side of our trailer, just completed by the fabulous katie daisy when we came through bend, oregon again last month.  we love the final paintjob, it’s so special to us!  donny especially appreciates the new manly trees among the flowers.

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items in trailer:  bed: ikea. yellow curtains: anthropologie panels cut down and made into tiny curtains.  quilt top curtains on clementine’s bed and back window:  made by me out of an old quilt.  adult bedding & floral wallpaper: anthropologie.  bunk beds: made by donny.  yarn wrapped antlers: yarn bombed antlers.  banner in bedroom:  made out of old doilies.  rug in kids room:  target.  kitchen stools:  pier one.  art:  wild & free, to fresh woods & pastures new: by katie daisy.  several hoops on wall done by frances bluebird.

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42 Responses to Our Newly Renovated Trailer Tour!

  1. Katie says:

    This is so gorgeous I cannot cope! Can I hitch a ride?

  2. Elina says:

    I can’t stop looking at these pictures! I love it so much!

  3. Victoria / Justice Pirate says:

    You and your family are so talented and beautiful! Wow. Wow!!!!

  4. Melissa says:

    In love with your trailer. It’s perfect and such a cozy sweet home.

  5. Roz says:

    so so so so soooooo cute

  6. Dana Fry says:

    I have had dreams about this trailer! Its beautiful!

  7. christina watkins says:

    Amazing! What a wonderful family experience to cherish forever!

  8. Angela says:

    Beautiful! You’ve inspired us tremendously in our own camper-turned-cozy-home journey, though we are at the beginning of the process. We’ll be moving to Africa before long and will possibly be living in the camper before the big move. What a lovely family you have with such great adventures.

  9. Sarah Scharbrough says:

    This is AMAZING! I love it – idyllic, creative, and totally charming. We are hitting the road for a music tour soon and my wheels are spinning… pun intended. :)

  10. Megan James says:

    I am GREEN with envy. This is beyond amazing. Such great work!

  11. Angela says:

    It is just absolutely lovely. Childhood memories made there will be priceless. What an amazing adventure for your children and your family!

  12. Jessica says:

    Absolutely LOVE it all. Fantastic. So charming and full of love. Please keep the updates coming as often as you can.

  13. Sarah Cavazos says:

    I want to hitch a ride too…AMAZING!

  14. Jenna Walker says:

    Does your littlest one sleep with you still? I only saw three beds. Do they just sleep on the wood from the bunk beds with blankets or is there some sort of cool hammock we cannot see?

    All of it is GORGEOUS

  15. Dominique Felicity Chapman says:

    This is just so very beautiful, and serving as so much inspiration for our own renovation :)

  16. Dominika says:

    Waw … I love these photos :) Fantastic

  17. Amanda says:

    Oh, this was amazing. It inspires me about my family and somehow takes me back to my childhood. The late 70s in Eugene, OR with a VW bus and earthy parents and idyllic afternoons spent in sunny windows or beneath blossoming bushes.

    Thank you for the trip.

  18. Lisa S says:

    Perfect in so many ways. “Live the life you love, love the life you live”

    Keep on keeping on! Love your pictures, especially Montana. Wowza!

    Southern Cali follower

  19. cindy k says:

    You inspired me to get our Spartan remodeled its gutted and wants to be worked on.. I would love to know what you have for your walls??? Is it paneling?? so cute how you painted it.. completely loving this!!

  20. Sara says:

    I can’t get over the sheer cuteness of your trailer! It looks amazing! What blessed children you have! I commented on one of your instagram photos that my family sold everything when I was 11 and we traveled on our sailboat for two years. It was an amazing adventure. One that has completely shaped me. I get so excited when I see other families taking a risk and truly living! God bless your sweet family & your journey! xo

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  22. summer says:

    what a lovely home you have! Beautiful, fresh, fun and homey!

  23. Kaisa says:

    This is SO awesome!! xx

  24. katesw says:

    Too cute! But where’s the stove?

    • Trisha says:

      They might use something like an electric stove or skillet. That’s what I would try to use. Easy to clean up. HTH.

  25. Eric says:

    Wow, what a great shots of your life with your children and your camper. You sure have a warm home! Thanks for sharing!

  26. Trisha says:

    This all makes my heart skip a beat. Gorgeous trailer and a happy little family. Safe travels!

    -Trisha from St Louis

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  28. Heidi says:

    I love your home and would be so excited to be able to do what your doing with your family – how amazing!!

  29. Len says:

    This is just awesome, you have put so much effort into this blog, and love those photo’s landscapes are my favorite

  30. Care says:

    This is plain incredible!! I love the renovations!!!:) man your heart for your kids even shines through this… Just beautiful!!!!

  31. Mary says:

    This is beautiful. Look what imagination can do. Be Blessed

  32. bella hamilton says:

    Positively Dreamy!

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  34. Brittany Thompson says:

    I needed some inspiration today and your blog provided that and more!
    Thanks!! Beautiful family.

  35. Sarita says:

    Thank you for the inspiration. Your blog was a god send. I’ve been searching for something to do with my daughters loft bed and Have not liked anything till I saw yours. It was a great reminder to just have fun with it and a little love goes a long way. My best decorated rooms were pulled together with little money, supplies on hand, and just having fun. How boring is a planned out, uniform, color coordinated room? I now have the mind set to just go for it. Your trailer is soo original it makes my heart hurt. Great job!

  36. Archie Downer says:

    It is awesome. Thanks for sharing it.

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  39. Mindy says:

    What an awesome trailer, and a precious family you have! You have some amazingly creative ideas!

  40. Dee Bruyette says:

    Absolutely gorgeous I looked at everything 3 times I love doillys and now know where to put them in my camper. No where as cute as yours. My husband is not a cutsie kind a guy put I sneak something in every now and then. Have a wonderful time and God Bless.

  41. Mindy says:

    What Freedom! Why do we think we can’t live free like this? Until my husband can get on board with this idea,…I live my life vicariously through you and others. Love it!!

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