RV life : How we renovated an Airstream, hit the road and had much needed Cervezas.

Jun 19

Want to live the RV life? Have you ever thought about buying an RV and road tripping? We bought a vintage airstream, renovated it and did an RV road trip! Want to know how to renovate an RV, find the best places to stay and live life on the road? We are answering your questions here...

Have you ever thought about buying an RV and hittin’ the wide open road?

Wild hair. Don’t care.

Me too. Problem was, buying an RV from a dealer always made me think of a used car salesman, nonchalantly punching numbers in his calculator, one hand behind head, legs up on desk — $82,000.

ME : Looks at bank account balance. Wonders if I’ve been a victim of fraud or if my life is just a hot mess.

Then we found our 1976 airstream. I was always looking for ways to reinvent old spaces. And this was it. So we decided to renovate the old girl. Not me. The airstream. Although I could use some sprucing up.


airstream life

In the early days we had a lot A LOT lot LOT lotta questions about our new-found-vintage airstream. First and foremost… “Why does it smell like the inside of a belly button in here?”


Basically, it only took 23,579 hours to renovate the airstream + 458 glasses of wine. I won’t tell you who drank all the wine, so don’t even try to guess. It wasn’t me. Nope.

PS. You’re not drunk until you have to grab on to the grass, to keep from falling off the earth.

Airstream road trip with 1976 restored vintage airstream.



renovate it

Michael and I had two different approaches for renovating the airstream.

Michael is the “how-many-threads-are-on-that-bolt”, and “what’s-the-weight-distribution-of-the-hitch-system” kind of guy.

I’m (apparently) the “let’s-just-paint-everything-white-and-see-what-happens” kind of girl. Technically, I was in a paint coma for months.

Want to live the RV life? Have you ever thought about buying an RV and road tripping? We bought a vintage airstream, renovated it and did an RV road trip! Want to know how to renovate an RV, find the best places to stay and live life on the road? We are answering your questions here...


Me : Did I make the right choice? What kind of primer should I use? What the heck is boondocking and am I going to like it in the boonies?

I’m over it. Thinks about it 28974597 more times.

It all worked out. We loved renovating the Airstream and we supercalifragilisticexpialidocious love road tripping !!




What did we discover?

Want to live the RV life? Have you ever thought about buying an RV and road tripping? We bought a vintage airstream, renovated it and did an RV road trip! Want to know how to renovate an RV, find the best places to stay and live life on the road? We are answering your questions here...

We can be happy in small spaces. Unless all the cupboards fall out.

You can do more. And need less. For the win.

You can focus on what drives you <– see what I did there?

It takes 5 hours to cook dinner, 15 seconds to eat it and 3 business days to do the dishes.

We found some great, and not so great spots along the way. Some had a great view of a McDonalds parking lot. Some were like this.


rv life

Want to live the RV life? Have you ever thought about buying an RV and road tripping? We bought a vintage airstream, renovated it and did an RV road trip! Want to know how to renovate an RV, find the best places to stay and live life on the road? We are answering your questions here...
Want to live the RV life? Have you ever thought about buying an RV and road tripping? We bought a vintage airstream, renovated it and did an RV road trip! Want to know how to renovate an RV, find the best places to stay and live life on the road? We are answering your questions here...

Are you up for RVing? Then life is about to take an epic plot twist for you. Just get a hold of any strength you have. Or a glass of wine.

Want to know more? Best places to stay? Where to go? How to boondock? What the hellllla is boondocking? How to work on the road? How does the caramel get in the caramilk bar?!? Who let the dogs out?

Shop all our airstream faves here.

Want to live the RV life? Have you ever thought about buying an RV and road tripping? We bought a vintage airstream, renovated it and did an RV road trip! Want to know how to renovate an RV, find the best places to stay and live life on the road? We are answering your questions here...


Talk to me. Ask me anything about RV life that you want to know about. Anything. Except how they got the caramel into the Caramilk bar.


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  1. Liberty

    June 20th, 2019 at 4:20 am

    xoxo
    Yay for living your best life!
    And for white.
    And for wine.

  2. Jacquie @walkingthesix

    June 20th, 2019 at 9:06 am

    We purchased a brand new RV last year. I hate that it “looks like an RV.” If I could have a do-over I would love to purchase an older one and remodel it. I think I would enjoy my time in it much more

  3. Darlene Becker

    June 20th, 2019 at 10:33 am

    You were in Marfa! coolest place in all of Texas…………..would go back in a heartbeat…………enjoy your days whatever you are doing!

  4. Craig

    June 20th, 2019 at 10:48 am

    “Wherever You Go, There You Are” JK-Z
    Enjoy the journey… 🙏🏻🍷🍷💃🏻🕺🏻👣👣👣👣👣🏜

  5. deneen

    June 20th, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Road trips are my favorite, followed by international trips, followed by a psychedelic trip…kidding…maybe 😉
    Going through an especially difficult time right now so following along on your exploits is a great escape.
    XO

  6. Joanne Simpson

    June 20th, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    I had never done it before but when our son graduated university 2 years ago I said let’s take a trip to celebrate! We had 12 days to spend whatever way, wherever he chose, within a budget. He’s a tech whiz so he chose California. Must see Computer Museum! A friend suggested renting a Jucy RV. I looked into it and was hooked. San Francisco to LA in 7 days. It was the best experience I’ve ever had traveling. Waking up every morning in a very different location was incredible. My favourite was just off a highway running through redwoods. The mist and smell of eucalyptus will always be a favourite memory. Just the 2 of us making memories.

  7. Nancy Stephenson

    June 20th, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Road trips are the best as you get to decide where you will go off the beaten path. No one rushes you and the time it takes to reach your destination depends on how quickly or better yet…slowly…. you want to get there. There are so many amazing places to discover.

  8. Nicole

    June 21st, 2019 at 4:16 am

    I’m super jealous. The white makes it look so luxurious! I’m guessing that you either didn’t put stops/latches to prevent doors/drawers from flying open or they weren’t enough? Looks like you went to some incredible places!

  9. Kim

    June 21st, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Where did you get the “It’s beautiful here” sign above your bed at? I ♥ it!

  10. Angie

    June 21st, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Lynne I came to know you after husband died from Cancer in 2018. Your positivity, motivation, energy and in general your amazing sense of style have helped me through.Just love your love of life.

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