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Retired couple builds vintage tiny home for freedom

September 18th, 2020

Everyone has a different perception of ‘home’. Some people love the big house with collectibles and picture frames while others love finding new places to travel to and call home.

The wanderlust lifestyle has really flourished over the last 20 years.

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Pexlels/gya den Source: Pexlels/gya den

Renovating an old bus and making it home has become the new “life goal” and the youngsters aren’t the only ones who are dreaming this up. People aging from their 20’s to ’60s have found the minimalistic life is the way to go.

Meet Sharon and Bobby Childers! A couple who is changing the game when it comes to retirement.

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Instagram/the_nomadic_ramblers Source: Instagram/the_nomadic_ramblers

They had the house and all of the fancy things inside until one day they decided none of that was bringing them joy anymore. That’s when they chose to let go of everything materialistic holding them down.

Both Sharon and Bobby had always dreamed of traveling the country, and what better way to do that then in a home on wheels!?

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YouTube/TinyHomeTours Source: YouTube/TinyHomeTours

That’s when Sharon dove into Craigslist and found a withered 1970 Holiday Rambler listed for $800. Sharon had a strong feeling this trailer was special so they checked out the trailer and took it home for only $400! Now that’s what you call a bargain.

Of course, the vintage trailer needed a lot of work to bring it back to life, but they were up for the challenge.

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The retirees learned about renovating as they went, along with plenty of YouTube ‘How To’ videos. But after plenty of sweat, this dynamic duo ended up creating the traveling home of their dreams.

Now, they have everything they need in the comfort of their 1970 Holiday Rambler.

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YouTube/Tiny Home Tours Source: YouTube/Tiny Home Tours

They thrifted and repurposed all kinds of things from their stove to their front screen door. The final product is truly the cutest cottage you’ve ever seen!

People on the road can’t help but fall in love with what The Childer’s call The Pheonix Rambler.

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YouTube/Tiny Home Tours Source: YouTube/Tiny Home Tours

Bobby explained to Tiny Home Tours that the first time they hit the highway people were pulling over and following them into gas stations to check out their vintage teal RV!

“They’d say ‘thank you so much for showing us, it just brought back so many good memories’, from when they were children, and that’s a great feeling!” Bobby added

The feedback on the road confirmed that their decision to live life on wheels really was the best decision for them.

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YouTube/Tiny Home Tours Source: YouTube/Tiny Home Tours

They travel East Coast to West Coast enjoying their cottage and the great outdoors visiting family along the way. They also have a YouTube channel called the Nomadic Rambler’s where they document all of their ventures.

Sharon and Bobby have been at it for the past 5 years and wouldn’t have it any other way.

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YouTube/Tiny Home Tours Source: YouTube/Tiny Home Tours

There’s something so fulfilling about the nomad lifestyle, especially when you rebuild an entire trailer to turn it into your tiny home. Now Sharon and Bobby inspire people from all over the world to live life to the fullest.

In this video, Sharon and Bobby give you a grand tour of their hard work and explain just how they made their dreams become reality.

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YouTube/Tiny Home Tours Source: YouTube/Tiny Home Tours

Viewers had some lovely things to say about the Nomadic Ramblers.

Kay325 wrote, “These are some down to earth folks. Wouldn’t mind being parked next to them in the national park for a day or two.”

Annie Carrol commented,“What a wonderful couple, this is the America I remember growing up. Folks were all ways ready to help, they laughed with you and cried with you.Thank you so much. Blessings”

Obviously, the nomad life isn’t for everyone but the Childer’s really know how to make you consider it!

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Instagram/the_nomadic_ramblers Source: Instagram/the_nomadic_ramblers

Watch the video below for the grand tour

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Source: Tiny Home Tours, Instagram/the_nomadic_ramblers, The Nomadic Ramblers

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