Sick of paying sky-high rent, Jacqueline and Josh LaDue decided to downsize and move into a 31-foot RV—a 2018 Forrest River Grey Wolf, to be precise—with their five-year-old son, Brayden. With a budget of only $2,000, the couple renovated the tiny home to make it suitable for full-time dwelling in South Carolina.
Their overall goal was to create a rustic-modern vibe pairing neutral tones with a black-and-white motif. They started with the main living space, replacing the oversized dinette and leather sofa bed with a compact, fully equipped kitchen.
In order to maximize all 200 square feet of the RV, the LaDues prioritized function in every design decision they made. Though it was a challenge, they were able to fit two separate bedrooms into the small space: a bedroom for them, and a small bunk room for their son. There’s also a sitting area, which doubles as a reading nook and dining area, and a bathroom.
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When they purchased the RV, it had a small bunk bed in the corner. It was Josh who came up with the idea to eliminate the bottom bunk and create a cool loft space for Brayden, with a playroom underneath.
It’s been 10 months since the LaDue family moved into their RV, and they haven’t regretted it for a single day. Says Jacqueline, "I love having a unique home. Though living in an RV is gaining popularity by the day, it still feels pretty cool to be doing something out of the 'norm.'"
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