Sunrise2SunsetRV is full-time RVer Colleen Callahan and her two doggos, Gus and Trane. They travel the US in Serenity, a 1998 Coachmen Starflyte Class B+ RV, and share their adventures through Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and their blog.
But how did they get to full-time RVing?
Well, in 2012, before the “tiny home movement” had become the big industry it is today, Colleen started looking at gypsy caravans (yep, true Vardos) as a replacement to the 3 bedroom/2 bath house she found herself stuck in. Pinning inspiring images to her Pinterest boards and dreaming of a smaller footprint to move into, she grew more and more restless. It took a few years before Colleen made her desires known to her family, announcing it with tickets to the first annual Decatur Tiny House Festival in 2015. After a day touring tiny houses with hubby and son (and the girlfriend at the time), Colleen was hooked and announced to anyone who would listen that she would be in a tiny home on wheels in 5 years.
Fast forward to 2017. After an exhaustive study, it became apparent that tiny home living was not exactly what Colleen was looking for. The small footprint was, for sure, a strong plus, but the fact that tiny homes were not (and still often are not) widely accepted in US municipalities, made it almost impossible to follow that dream. Those little abodes are also not nearly as mobile as tiny house shows make them out to be.
So, how do you hack the tiny home movement to get your small footprint AND satiate your wanderlust? With the full-time RVer life, of course!
Follow along as Colleen prepares for her new life on the road. With drama like roof leaks and plumbing issues in the master bath, as well as a personal meltdown (for which we appreciate your respect of our privacy) you can watch as she prepares the old “sticks & bricks” to sell while simultaneously searching for her first rig. There’s a lot to do to get ready for this lifestyle:
- Determining domicile
- Figuring out finances
- Deciding where to go first
- Embracing the nomad life
- And did I mention purging?