Patrick & Anna’s Treasure-Filled and Travel-Ready Camper

published Apr 20, 2016
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Name: Patrick & Anna
Location: Tequesta, Florida [currently traveling across US]

Last we were published, my husband and I were working on down-sizing to a 28′ Starcraft camper, in which we decided to get out of the hustle for a while and travel the US with our two children, Harlee Faye (she’s 2), Declan (he’s almost 1), and our pit bull Gypsy Lou. We’ve since made it from Florida to Utah, and are loving the freedom the smaller space (and a traveling home) gives us!

I knew we shouldn’t buy a brand new camper, because we’d just re-do it regardless, so I loved that this one already had white cabinets and a “wood” floor. We painted the whole inside from gross camper brown to a light, gray/blue that we’re loving. Patrick took out the chunky table and seating and added a custom folding dining table/desk, giving lots more space for the kids to crawl/wrestle on cold or rainy days. The kitchen countertops were completely replaced with rough cut cedar, and we replaced the typical small kitchen sink with the biggest one that could fit – we spent a week with the original sink and this by far made the biggest difference in camper life for us (it’s the little things).

The bathroom is tiny and the sink was awkward, so we replaced the vanity top (again with cedar), changed the faucet, added a few towel hanging spots for function, and a cute shower curtain.

We knew we needed a camper with a separate bunk house for the kids, and this one was the perfect setup! The top bunks are typically storage, and Harlee and Declan each have their own bed on the bottom and share the dresser in the middle.

I am obsessed with the vintage hand made bed cover and Mexican rug I found at a consignment store, and know wanted to keep space to add treasures as we find them on our travels. We love the little details, like replacing all the knobs, the hanging fruit basket, and our shelves for our collection of essential oils, that really make the camper feel like our home by making it super functional for us.

Thanks, Patrick & Anna!

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