Spacious RV CONVERTED into Gorgeous TINY HOME


Hey I’m Ashley Cutrone and this is our
renovated RV. I live here with my family of five. We decided to buy land and in that
process we needed somewhere to live while we were building a house so we
thought let’s do an RV and renovate it and I don’t know just go on an adventure
like when else do get to do something like that? We saw this RV and it had
three bunk beds in the back and we were like “sold”. This is us. This is for
our family. This is it. Well we actually renovated the whole thing in
three weeks and we did it on a budget too. We renovated the entire thing
including all the furniture in it for less than $3,000. We decided to design
the interior of this because I wanted it to feel like home. It was just kind of a
place I guess for me to try new things and be a little bit old like doing a
really fun back slash in the kitchen. I mean sounds like a little thing, but it
was like oh this is kind of like I can do whatever I want because it’s a
trailer. So my husband and I did a lot of the work ourselves. We just got creative
with where we found things and because of that we are now
renovating an Airstream that we’re working on and we’re hoping to have it
done in the next month or so and we plan on selling it. Welcome to the Patron RV. Come on in. We renovated this entire thing in three
weeks. One of the things that we loved the most inside of our RV is this area over here. It’s our coffee station. We love coffee.
There was a piece of furniture right here that we actually ripped out and I got
super lucky with this. I didn’t even measure it when I bought
it and I put it together and just happened to fit perfectly into this spot right
here. Over here we have our kitchen and in the kitchen I really wanted to do
real tile inside of it. I knew we were staying stationary and I could have a
little more fun with the design so I put cement tiles inside of the kitchen and
then also did a little fun subway tile over here just to mix it up. I took a few
risks in here. We also re faced all the cabinets inside just to really update it
to a more modern look so they, all the cabinets have shader cabinets on them.
This counter top we ripped off and we put it was actually a desktop that we bought
and we ended up cutting it and configuring it. Like this piece over here
was actually inside of the sink area so we made it fit into this spot so it was
affordable and it works perfectly. This is our pantry and in our kitchen we have
four drawers and we really don’t need any more than that. I feel like we don’t
waste as much food really. We have a smaller fridge and we have a smaller
pantry. We’ve realized that we how much money we used to spend on groceries and then we would waste so much food because we would just buy to fill our fridge up
and then we would never eat everything. So now we really just buy what we need
which has been awesome to kind of realize that. This was like our game
changer. When we saw the RV we hadn’t really looked at a lot and so we saw the
triple bunk beds and we were like this is the only RV that has three bunk beds
like this is ours. We have to get it. It’s meant to be. Now we know that like RVs do have bunk beds in them. So each of our kids has a bunk and then they all have a
bin at the end of their bed for clothes and that is all they have. A few stuffed
animals. My older son has like a shoebox of Legos and that’s pretty much it on toys and extras. That’s all their clothes.
That’s everything. In this tiny spot over here we have another little closet space
to kind of hold some storage like all of our coloring books and like little arts
and crafts. Inside is our huge bathroom. It’s so big. It’s so tiny. We did like a
slight renovation in here. We updated the tile, painted to make it feel brighter,
and updated the cabinet faces and that’s pretty much it. We left the shower as is. Maybe one day we’ll update it, but it just wasn’t really a huge priority for
us. This entire area we actually ripped everything out. There were cabinets like
storage cabinets that came down to here. They went across the whole pop out. I
felt like we didn’t really need the storage space and I wanted it to feel
bigger and more open so we ripped all of it out, updated all the lighting
throughout, and then this was a built-in table here and we ripped out that as
well. And again, since we stay stationary, I was able to find a really affordable
table, brought one of our chairs from our old
house. This is where the kids color. We homeschooled here for a few months and
this is where we eat and have all of our meals. This was a very old nasty couch
and this whole area was carpeted on the ground so ripping all that out and
ripping out these upper cabinets here made it feel so much more open. I love
pillows and they’re like my number one thing I love to change is are my pillows
so I usually buy pillow covers so I’m not buying the actual pillow and every
couple months I’ll just swap one out. Kind of keep things fresh in this tiny
little space. I love playing with things like this in here for the kids. This sort
of thing is like a little letter board. I think stuff like that is important to
have when you’re living tiny like little things that make your family yours. This
is a bench and also our coffee table. It’s easily moved over there and it’s
also the cover for our trash can. Here is our master suite. This was like a
dark dungeon before. It was so dark and brown and kind of scary and on the back
of our bed here on the outside there was a huge cougar and even though I had a
curtain hanging there it actually shown through the the curtain and it was
terrifying. So we ended up painting outside the RV. Covering up the headboard back there. It was the window I just hung a shower curtain just to kind of make a
faux headboard. We each have our own side for storage. This is mine. This is my
husband’s. Down there we have our pants and then like a little dusky kind of bin.
Yeah this is a great space and then we also have doors that can close, which is
awesome so we have our own little space in here. One of the spots we
actually did not renovate is underneath the bed. The old blue carpet is still
underneath there and it’s on hydraulics and it comes up and so we store a lot of
stuff under here. There’s gifts or extra bedding things like that so we keep that
under here. So this is a great spot and everything inside of the trailer, every
cupboard has space. I don’t jam things packed with things. We have space to grow so when we open a cupboard it doesn’t feel like things are rolling out of it
so it makes you feel less cluttered and more comfortable in your house when
everything’s not just like rolling out. So I try to just keep everything
organized and just try to use every space for something. So this is the outside of the RV. This is
where the Cougar used to be that looked into our bedroom. This whole thing was
like kind of creamy and blue stripes had Cougars all over it because it’s a 2003
Cougar Keystone. We just decided to paint this recently to kind of elevate it to
the way we did in the inside and we’re so happy we did because now it feels
clean all over. So over in this area here everything’s kind of set aside right now
because it is winter time and because we stay stationary we are hooked up to
electrical and also hooked up to a septic tank. So here we have our hookups
for the septic and it goes over to the septic tank and the gray water and we
actually have a macerator which my husband installed so it allows
everything to flow up into the septic tank area. Back here we have some storage, keeps like all of our tools and everything and beach towels. I usually
put the kids backpacks back there so it’s a great spot for storage. Our
outdoor space we use a lot during the summertime or when it’s not windy and
cold like right now but we have a fire pit out here and little lights and the
need to make it feel more like home is always a good thing. So this bin here has all the kids shoes in it and a lot of times like balls and
stuff get put in there. Just an outside storage space. We can have the door open and come and sit out here and have the fire going it’s such an awesome like
hangout space and we really actually love to entertain here. Even though it’s
tiny inside we still have people over and families over and the kids run
around outside and we can use the outdoors also. It really helps for that
extra space. My best advice for downsizing or making
a big change like this or going tiny so I would say, less is more. You don’t need
everything like you don’t need salad tongs, you can use two forks you know. Little things like that seem so tiny but when
you add all those little things up it just creates more clutter. And then the
biggest thing is just you have to have grace for yourself and one another
because you’re gonna step on each other’s toes, you’re gonna get in each
other’s way, like you’re gonna lose your mind here and there. At the end of the
day you just have to be like okay you know what tomorrow’s a new day. You just have to have grace and you can ‘t be so hard on yourself. I hope you enjoyed this week’s episode.
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