In the summer of 2014, after reading one-too-many DIY blogs, we somehow got the idea in our heads that it would be awesome to buy and fix up a vintage travel trailer. This led to a spur-of-the-moment decision to drive 4 hours into Wisconsin to buy a vintage 1969 Shasta Loflyte travel trailer.
After trying to describe it to our two toddlers as a “house on wheels” – they started calling it the “houses wheels” and the name stuck!
How hard can fixing up a travel trailer be? Turns out quite a lot! The amount of work quickly escalated, and we spent the following two summers putting in around 500 hours of work to fix up the trailer. Perhaps it was the paint fumes, or reading about so many others who’ve taken epic adventures in tiny homes, but somewhere in that renovation process we started dreaming about taking this thing on the road for a year.
We took it camping for the first time in the fall of 2016, and knew then that this tiny tin can was going to be the home for our journey ahead.