Reclaimed wood butcher block.

Renovating our 1997 Fleetwood Mallard for Full-Time Living (Part 19)

This is the story of how my husband and I purchased a 20-year-old travel trailer and I DIYed the crap out of it to make it suitable for full-time living. In this series, I’m giving All of the details about the process step-by-step, as performed by me, a 26-year-old woman with No experience in construction. The first installment in this series was called “The Wind Rose: The Beginning”, detailing the purchasing process and the changes I planned to make. You can find that article in my blog at the link…


She doesn’t look like much… Yet!

Renovating a 1997 Fleetwood Mallard for Full-time Living (Part 1)

“This is crazy,” I thought as I walked into the used 30-ft trailer that would hopefully be our new home.

And it is crazy. They’re not meant for full-time use, after all. The 1997 Fleetwood Mallard we were standing in had just over 200 square feet of living space, which is about the same as the living room in most homes. That’s fine for a weekend; when you’re eating from paper plates and cooking hot dogs on a campfire and spending most of your time at the beach. But for…


Older travel trailers have So much potential for making it perfectly Yours!

5 Reasons Why Buying Pre-1999 Will Improve Your Travel

So, you’ve seen the shows, books, and blogs and you’re thinking that a camper trailer might be just the thing to set you free on a life of adventure and exploration. Or maybe you move around a lot and you’re tired of searching for a new apartment that will let you bring your cat but also isn’t a dump and doesn't cost as much as a mortgage.

In any case, you’re looking into getting yourself a sweet new camper trailer! However, when you Googled some models and dealerships the price nearly…


Renovating our 1997 Fleetwood Mallard for Full-Time Living (Part 25)

This is the story of how my husband and I purchased a 20-year-old travel trailer and I DIYed the crap out of it to make it suitable for full-time living. In this series, I’m giving All of the details about the process step-by-step, as performed by me, a 26-year-old woman with No experience in construction. The first installment in this series is called “The Wind Rose: The Beginning”, detailing the purchasing process and the changes I planned to make. You can find that article in the link below and start…


Renovating our 1997 Fleetwood Mallard for Full-Time Living (Part 24)

This is the story of how my husband and I purchased a 20-year-old travel trailer and I DIYed the crap out of it to make it suitable for full-time living. In this series, I’m giving All of the details about the process step-by-step, as performed by me, a 26-year-old woman with No experience in construction. The first installment in this series was called “The Wind Rose: The Beginning”, detailing the purchasing process and the changes I planned to make. You can find that article in the link below and start…


Renovating our 1997 Fleetwood Mallard for Full-Time Living (Part 23)

This is the story of how my husband and I purchased a 20-year-old travel trailer and I DIYed the crap out of it to make it suitable for full-time living. In this series, I’m giving All of the details about the process step-by-step, as performed by me, a 26-year-old woman with No experience in construction. The first installment in this series was called “The Wind Rose: The Beginning”, detailing the purchasing process and the changes I planned to make. You can find that article in the link below and start…


Renovating our 1997 Fleetwood Mallard for Full-Time Living (Part 22)

This is the story of how my husband and I purchased a 20-year-old travel trailer and I DIYed the crap out of it to make it suitable for full-time living. In this series, I’m giving All of the details about the process step-by-step, as performed by me, a 26-year-old woman with No experience in construction. The first installment in this series was called “The Wind Rose: The Beginning”, detailing the purchasing process and the changes I planned to make. You can find that article in the link below and start…


Renovating our 1997 Fleetwood Mallard for Full-Time Living (Part 21)

This is the story of how my husband and I purchased a 20-year-old travel trailer and I DIYed the crap out of it to make it suitable for full-time living. In this series, I’m giving All of the details about the process step-by-step, as performed by me, a 26-year-old woman with No experience in construction. The first installment in this series was called “The Wind Rose: The Beginning”, detailing the purchasing process and the changes I planned to make. You can find that article in the link below and start…


Welcome Home!

Renovating our 1997 Fleetwood Mallard for Full-Time Living (Part 20)

This is the story of how my husband and I purchased a 20-year-old travel trailer and I DIYed the crap out of it to make it suitable for full-time living. In this series, I’m giving All of the details about the process step-by-step, as performed by me, a 26-year-old woman with No experience in construction. The first installment in this series was called “The Wind Rose: The Beginning”, detailing the purchasing process and the changes I planned to make. You can find that article in the link below and start…


Renovating our 1997 Fleetwood Mallard for Full-Time Living (Part 18)

This is the story of how my husband and I purchased a 20-year-old travel trailer and I DIYed the crap out of it to make it suitable for full-time living. In this series, I’m giving All of the details about the process step-by-step, as performed by me, a 26-year-old woman with No experience in construction. The first installment in this series was called “The Wind Rose: The Beginning”, detailing the purchasing process and the changes I planned to make. You can find that article in the link below and start…

Samantha Goodwin

Writing to you from beautiful Coastal Oregon (Tillamook area), I’m a Forest Service Botany Field scientist, backpacker, farm wife, DIYer, and writer.

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