When Darcy’s sister was diagnosed with Leukemia, she decided to forego chemo and travel the country by bus instead. Darcy didn’t want to miss out on that time with her sister so she and her husband quit their jobs, bought and renovated an RV and have been traveling full-time with their children McKenzie and Maxwell following Darcy’s sister around the country.
The RV itself only cost $5,000 and the family gutted it and renovated it to make it home, reusing and re-purposing anything and everything they could to save money. While their story started in the midst of tragedy, it’s been a great experience for the family and has actually made the pandemic easier to deal with because they were already distanced in many ways and homeschooling.
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Family of 4 Traveling the Country in Middie the Winnie
What was once a dark 1990s RV has become a light & bright home
Little mudroom cabinet for coats, shoes and books
They replaced the pull-out bed with a comfortable storage couch
They added bunk beds for the kids in the back
Mom & Dad’s Master suite
VIDEO: Family of 4 Renovated Budget RV into A Full Home
- Started journey to spend time with sister diagnosed with Leukemia
- Bought RV for $5,000
- Winnebago RV
- 32 feet long
- Gutted large portions of the RV
- Reused tons of materials
- Built custom bunk beds
- Created new bathroom
- Nature’s Head toilet
- Homeschooling kids
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Great video ! Hope and wishes for your sister , my sister had breast cancer 2 yrs ago , had left breast removed and lymp nodes has been in remission for a yr now , will keep fingers crossed . she went thru rebuilding of breast from her own body but had hardtime with infections from it . but is doing really good now . I wish the best for your sis and hope the way she is going does her well . great work on your home . sincerely deb b in vermont
I am fascinated with all the stories of a tiny house. We have talked about doing that ourselves. We are of retirement age and only have SS. Would love to get out from underneath a mortgage. I guess I have the same problem as many, land to build it one!! We live in the midlands of SC. Does anybody know where tiny homes or RVs are allowed in these parts? I know there are some areas in the upstate but unfortunately can’t go that far right now anyway. Thanks for info that anybody might have.
Hi Pam, Here are the two communities in SC I know of:
Here are some relevant links…