Life Update: Our New Home
Today, I’m taking a break from the outfit content and capsule closet posts to share a little life update with you all.
As you may have noticed, I’ve been a touch MIA the last few weeks. True to the way we typically do things, we made a major decision very quick. Let me explain.
In late August, we were just north of Seattle. We literally just got done with the trim paint on our RV, which I have lovingly called the Glam-V 2.0 (which we got in February). We loved that RV. We were not even looking for another one.
We started traveling full-time in August of 2016 – so for a bit over a year. Our first one was very inexpensive, because being transparent, it was all we could afford at the time. It was a small class C, with no slide out and it was our ticket into our new life, but It had some major issues and wasn’t really livable for the long run. You can see the full renovation here.
Then, after a lot of hard work and saving, we upgraded in February. This was a huge jump for us in terms of our quality of life. It was 33′ long, with a large slide out and was a Class A. We loved it to pieces, truly. It genuinely felt like home to us. It was where we Brough both of our pups home in (Nova is the red merle and Jett is the black tri).
Then, we pulled over to a dealership because there was a big diesel Class A my husband wanted to look at. I walked in and said “absolutely not.” This is because it was a lot more money for nothing more than we already had, just in diesel. I told him “if we are going to update, go through yet another renovation and go through all of the hassle associated with selling and buying, we were going to really upgrade.”
That’s when I walked into a 2006 Alfa Founder that was 40″ long, three slide outs, diesel engine, super high ceilings and was 423 square feet (literally an apartment on wheels). We thought about it for a half hour and put in (an admittedly low) offer. We didn’t need to upgrade, so our mentality was, the worst they can say is no.
We were 99% sure they would simply say no or counter pretty high. We spent the weekend daydreaming about how amazing it would be and how we would renovate it if it was ours. We tried not to get our hopes up, but as many of you have probably experienced with your home, it’s hard not too.
On that Monday, my husband called to check in and the owner of the dealership said very nonchalantly that they accepted our offer and asked if we could have a check there within the hour. I cried tears of joy because I truly could not believe it.
We had a long talk about how long we want to be nomads and travel full-time for. Yes, we have other plans in the works (which I can’t wait to share with you all once it is official). But after that talk, we mutually agreed we absolutely love this life. Especially with the much larger and nicer coach, you can expect much more travels and RV content out of us in the future.
I’ve been trying to be more open and share the renovation process via Instagram Story. I would say we are about 60% done at the moment. We have to finish our new floors, finish painting, finish tiling, swap the hardware and redo the counter tops. I seriously could not be more excited about this unexpected blessing that this new RV is to us.
Thank you all so much for all of your sweet words! Anything you want to know about traveling full-time, renovations and more – just ask.
As always, thank you for reading.
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