A family of five live stylishly in a 180-square-foot camper!

This just goes to show you that all it really takes to make a place nice is some creativity, elbow grease and a little money. With these design ideas, anyone can take even an old RV especially those brown ones from the 70’s, and 80’s with all that brown trim and carpet. What was it about the 70’s and 80’s that made them think that was all we wanted?  I dunno. Anyway, read more and get inspired!

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Via DWELL: When Ashley and Dino Petrone sold their five-bedroom house to purchase land for a future dream home they hoped to build in Ventura, California, fitting their family of five into a tiny mobile home wasn’t part of the plan.

Yet, when apartment rentals proved more expensive than expected, the couple took a chance with a 2003 Cougar Keystone camper they purchased used for $8,000. And after putting in $3,000 for renovations, they have revamped it into a surprisingly chic family home of just 180 square feet.

“The state of the RV was old and blue and dirty. The curtains were horrible and huge and the whole feeling just felt dark,” says Ashley when describing the trailer’s former condition.

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The cabinets were refaced to match the new aesthetic. Ashley Petrone

The couple began the remodel by replacing the camper’s blue carpet with pale timber floors. They also ripped out cabinetry and built-in furniture that crowded the interior. Original wallpaper was traded for wood trim.

 

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Pops of greenery and art imbue warmth into the tiny home.
The couple share the master bedroom, while their three young children sleep in triple bunk beds in the opposite end of the camper. Sliding doors are used to provide privacy throughout the space.
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The renovation was completed in three weeks for just $3,000.
 
A Couple Spend $3K to Turn an Old RV Into a Cozy Home For Five - Photo 6 of 10 - Their three young children sleep in triple bunk beds in the opposite end of the RV.
Their three young children sleep in triple bunk beds in the opposite end of the RV.

Read more about this conversion at DWELL

Inspired by her recent RV renovation journey, Ashley has also launched a blog, Arrows and Bow, to help others learn more about their process and trailer renovation.

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