The Big RV Reveal! (Pictures and Video Tour)

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The Big RV Reveal! (Pictures and Video Tour)

Well, we’ve promised this for quite a while and here it finally is. We are so thrilled to show you our little 300 square foot corner of the world to which we’ve been called.

Before you take a moment to look at the pictures below, I’d like to make a few points. First of all, as you may have read in our previous posts, we are a family that chose to walk away from a 4 bedroom home in a gated golf community, a career that took years to obtain, and a somewhat secure lifestyle to pursue the life we believe we were created for. As you take a look through these pictures and video, know that we are not putting these on to brag or focus on ourselves or what we’ve done, but to highlight the joy we are experiencing through our journey of decreasing. Know that before we stepped away from our old life, we had no idea of what the future was going to hold. The step into full-time RV living was a way for us to drastically decrease our housing expenses (by over 80%), absorb increased costs for Sy’s therapy in our budget, and, most importantly, for us to be able to more fully focus on investing more in the Kingdom.

The work we have done together as a family has been so much fun and we have proved that moving in the opposite direction of the world’s road signs can be a lot of fun. This does not negate the fact that every day is a new challenge (our current issue is having enough water pressure to wash your hair) and it takes A LOT of teamwork to pull this off.

Just know that every painted wall (thanks for the inspiration Sara Janssen), every piece of kid’s art, and every glass of juice is done to the glory of God and the fact that He will provide as He guides (and that He has a great sense of humor). We are still putting the pieces of our roadmap together, but we pray that our journey so far will be an exciting exclamation to encourage you to follow Christ and radically test your faith every day.

It’s tough to have a housewarming party when you don’t have a house and it’s probably a little too warm to pack people in a small space during a Florida summer, but this post is to thank all the family, friends, and supporters who have helped us live out the Great Commission in a mind-blowing way. (Btw, we have no problem if you’d like to come visit us one family at a time.)

Enough with the sentimental gabbing, Jordan. On with the show! The video tour is at the bottom.

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By |2015-03-09T10:21:22-04:00September 4th, 2014|Gerson Therapy, Green Living, RV Living|24 Comments

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24 Comments

  1. Organic Sport Chic September 5, 2014 at 10:10 am - Reply

    That was AWESOME! Loved the tour and what you all have done so far with the RV. It certainly makes me want to jump in and GO! Love it and love how God is using you and your family.

    • Jordan September 5, 2014 at 10:53 am - Reply

      Hey there, lady! You know how big of a part you’ve played in this story. We are so thankful for you and that amazing family of yours. Love y’all!

  2. Juli September 6, 2014 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Heather, you look great – haven’t changed a bit!! 🙂 Love what you have done with the RV. We don’t live in out camper (and yours is much bigger – ours is a 26 footer) but it is amazing what you can do in a small space!

  3. Cat September 7, 2014 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Did you do your storage video yet? And your video on not using the stove? Do you use your onion much? hehe 😉

    • Jordan September 15, 2014 at 4:23 pm - Reply

      Hey Cat! Thanks so much for your comment. Our storage video should be coming soon. With all the other things we are juggling, we squeeze the filming in when we can. It’s hard to keep these four kids from stealing the show, ya know?

  4. JulieAnnFilter September 7, 2014 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    This is great! We have a 33 footer, but yours looks enormous! I’m amazed at the two kids rooms…wow! We have a quad bunkhouse for 5 of our 6 kids, which is working out for now. I know things will change over time =0). Thanks for the key into your home!

    • Jordan September 15, 2014 at 4:27 pm - Reply

      So glad you could come visit us (even if it’s virtually). Ours is only 5 feet longer, but every foot can make a world of difference. We are so thankful for what God has provided. Let us know if you ever make it to the Orlando area. If you get a chance, video yours for us!

  5. Amanda September 8, 2014 at 10:06 am - Reply

    I love it! I am totally jealous! You are so brave to live this lifestyle. It’s something I would love for our family. Off to check out more of your blog 🙂

    • Jordan September 15, 2014 at 4:31 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much for the compliments! I’m not sure most people would use the word “brave.” Most people would just call us plain “crazy.” This has been a huge leap of faith for our family, but because of how God has led us, we’ve adjusted pretty well. There are certainly things in an RV to not be jealous of (small fridge, black tank, doing laundry, etc.) Let us know how we can encourage you in your journey!

  6. Lisa Miesner April 14, 2015 at 12:31 am - Reply

    Loved watching your video I’ve been trying to tell my husband that our family of three could live in a 5th wheel quite nicely for a while till we figured out exactly where we want to be. Why not do the traveling now before we get to old or sick? But I digress your video is proof of how much room there is in some of these homes…how old do the 2 bedrooms go back? What are the round about prices to get one? And what are the average monthly bills? I’m thinking bills would be cut in about half am I way off? And just FYI I did grow up for a few years in a trailer with 4 of us. But one lyrics 1 bedroom. .dad bought a second little room trailer for their master room and it was able to be pulled with the car 😉 any other questions I should be asking or thinking about? Thanks for getting back with me. I appreciate any advice you have for me. Lisa Miesner

  7. Dana June 24, 2015 at 12:25 am - Reply

    Hi Heather,

    I’m in the process of re-doing our old 27′ Wilderness. How did you paint over the vinyl walls? What sort of prep did you need to do, and what type paint? Thanks, and great job on yours!

    • Tesha August 27, 2016 at 10:55 am - Reply

      Hey Dana..I have some ideas for your painting inquery. While we dont have an RV we have painted vinal walls several times. I have found this process to offer the most even coverage and durability. These are the items you will need: A pack of ultra fine sand paper, primer, large sponge, brushes and paint
      First wash and dry walls thoroughly. Take your sand paper and lightly go over entire wall. The paint sticking and staying is key because of this step. So be sure to be thorough. Next wipe all walls again with wet cloth and either wipe or air dry before moving to the next step. Next..Take your primer and sponge paint it onto walls..Every nook and cranny does not need to be covered at this point. Let dry enough that you can brush paint an additional coat of primer on without previous primer smearing or clotting. This layer of primer should cover every single spot for best results. Be sure to follow the directions on your brand of primer regarding the length of time between that and the actual paint. Lastly..Paint with the color you have chosen. Your walls will be beautiful and stay that way for years to come..Good luck with your task. PS
      Adding pizza , beer and a few friends to your list makes it go faster ????

  8. Pamela December 3, 2015 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Hello. We are a family of 5 that travels in our fifth wheel as well! I have followed your blog for a while now and every now and then a part of it just hits me. Thank you for that!

    • Heather June 11, 2016 at 11:23 am - Reply

      Aw, thank you! How are your travels going??

  9. christy March 24, 2016 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    how many pairs of clothes do the kids have?

    • Shawn Kovac April 26, 2016 at 6:55 am - Reply

      Christy, in case u haven’t found its yet, they have posted a 2nd video at: http://nomuck.com/easy-tips-tricks-to-rv-organizing/

      in this video, Heather shows their clothes bins and storage. Just by rough estimation from that storage video, it looked to me like maybe ten or a dozen shirts, maybe ten pants/jeans, maybe ten pairs of shorts. they have hang up clothes like dresses in addition to those.

      • Heather June 11, 2016 at 11:15 am - Reply

        Thanks for watching! Happy trails!!

    • Heather June 11, 2016 at 11:21 am - Reply

      It varies… I tend to be simple with bottoms & find cute tops. Whatever I could fit in the bins was what they had. The older kids had bigger bins since their clothes are larger. Hope this helps!

  10. Christina May 1, 2016 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    How did you by your RV? I’ve been looking and looking, but I don’t know what to look for. We would need a 3 bedroom. We have twin boys and 1 on the way. Not sure how to start this process. Thanks!!

    • Heather June 11, 2016 at 11:13 am - Reply

      We bought ours from friends. Ours was a 3-bedroom Cedar Creek Silverback. If you do some searches on-line, you should at least see some models come up. Exciting about your little on the way! Congratulations!!

      • Danialle May 3, 2017 at 1:29 pm - Reply

        What year is your silverback?

  11. Lesley June 20, 2016 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Hi guys, just saw your video on fb. What a great job you’ve done.. My hubby & I live in a 5th wheel and are so tired of everything brown.
    What sort of paint did you use? Did you have to do anything special to the walls first?

  12. Sarah July 5, 2016 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Have you heard of tbe Oxygenics shower head? We recently replaced the shower head on our campers shower and oh my gosh HUGE difference!! Now I have more water pressure in my campers shower than I do at my house!!

  13. Becky June 24, 2017 at 11:24 am - Reply

    This is amazing! Good for you! I wanted to share something with you that is excellent for teaching and It comes with lesson plans and everything! It caught my ear when you mentioned your son that you have to juice for. That must get very expensive and I can’t even imagine the dedication! Iam a distributor for Juice Plus and Tower Gardens. I will leave you my websites and you can take a look. The tower garden is a soiless unit that can grow up to 20 different plants at one time. It waters itself too. Very ideal for limited space. If you’re interested please reach out. There is nothing better that prime picked veggies. It can grow tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, etc.
    Good luck on your journey!!
    http://www.beckyblack.towergarden.ca (there is a link for Juice Plus too- it’s prime picked fruits and veg in a capsule or chewable)

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