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19-Year-Olds Choose RV Travel Over Online College

Meet Sofia and Ruben, two 19-year-olds who decided to ditch online COVID-era college and travel the country in their updated RV instead!

I’ll confess, I’m a rule-follower and care a little too much what others think of me. That’s why I think their youthful exuberance is so attractive! No doubt they’ll get far more memories from life on the road than life in their high school bedrooms taking classes online. Good for them!

This tour by Tiny Home Tours was taken on their very first day of travelling, but now they’ve been on the road for about 7 weeks, and you can check out their travels on Instagram here.

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Cruising in Christina, Their RV Renovation

Love the muted orange they chose for the bottom cabinets.

Love the vintage crocheted table runner.

They have a comfortable Tempur-Pedic bed.

Plants add life to their tiny bathroom.

The decor makes them happy!

VIDEO: RV Tiny House Renovation at 19 Years Old


  • 19 years old
  • Sofia works 5 days a week on the road
  • Ruben works when he can get gigs
  • Chose RV travel over online college in NY
  • Been on the road for 7 weeks so far

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • Janet
    December 16, 2020, 10:28 am

    Good for them! I’m all for a gap year – especially right now. Online college is great for working adults who need that as an option, but if you’re looking for the complete college experience, you’re not going to get it until the vaccine is wide-spread

    • Natalie C. McKee
      December 16, 2020, 1:50 pm

      Yes, I agree! Online college is a great thing, but it’s not for everyone.

  • Sheila Plourde
    December 16, 2020, 11:01 am

    This is beautiful and the runner on the table is pretty. Am impressed as at this time what is college about? This is a great way to learn. Wait till this virus stuff goes away and keep smiling as you are in the picture. Take a break and enjoy and education will always be there. This can teach you more than a classroom. Education is important. Life learned is also important.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      December 16, 2020, 1:49 pm

      Totally agree, Sheila! College during COVID-19 is such a bore — I bet they will learn way more on the road and they can always go back to school.

  • Amanda
    December 16, 2020, 2:04 pm

    Natalie, this young couple did wonderful work, imo. They updated and changed as wanted. They didn’t gut and rebuild it, which would have cost plenty more time and $$. Kudos to both-Christina is efficient and charming!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      December 17, 2020, 1:06 pm

      I completely agree, Amanda! I think it’s so great that they worked in their budget and made it happen, while still making it distinctly “theirs.”

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