One Couple’s Post-College Plan: Turn a 250-Square-Foot Camper into a Minimalist Haven

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Name: Courtney, her fiancé Gregg and their pets
Location: Decatur, Illinois
The basics: 3 months, owned | 250 square feet

How’s this for a post-graduation plan? Buy a camper, fix it up, move into it and live a more minimalist lifestyle. Sound good? Well that’s exactly what Courtney and Gregg did after graduating in 2016.

Tell us a little about your home and the people who live there: We purchased our camper in September of 2016 with the intent to remodel and move into it. We both graduated college and decided to embark on a journey of living minimally. It took us six months to get the remodel completed between work and school. We now live here with our four fur-babies. Our cats Bella, Bentley and Blair and our German Shepherd, Berkley.

What is your favorite room and why? Well there aren’t really rooms, but I love the “office” area. I can be playing with the puppy and still sit down and work and not feel enclosed in a room.

If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? If I could fix something it would be the exterior. I would prefer it to have a faux wood or metal look and be a bit more rustic and not so camper-y.

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? The last thing we bought/found was probably our dog table. My stepdad helped us create and build a table to go over the dog kennel so we could maximize more space.

Which fictional character would be most at home in your place? Hmmm…any animal really. We are animal lovers so they could make themselves quite at home!

Courtney’s words of wisdom: Start with a vision, then develop a plan! We found out some things were a lot more affordable when we researched and planned for them!

Thanks, Courtney!

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