A COUPLE has shared how they determined to ditch their home and spend $430k on designing and constructing their dream motorhome.
Now, it’s their very personal mini mansion, full with a state-of-the-art kitchen, wine fridge and even a rooftop seating space for them to place their ft up on once they’re on the highway.
American husband and spouse Robert Barkley and Julia Santos, who’re from California, all the time dreamed of proudly owning their very own RV in order that they might journey round and discover a new state to name house as soon as their kids had left house.
Nevertheless, when the time got here, Robert and Julia couldn’t decide on a motorhome that they favored, so that they determined to take motion and create their luxurious house on wheels from scratch.
Talking as a part of Channel 5’s Million Pound Motorhomes, which airs on Sunday 4 September at 8pm, Julia explains they’d put their coronary heart and soul into making the £430,000 automobile actually distinctive.
Julia, who works for a consultancy agency, says: “It took us a couple of 12 months and a half to design and construct it and we love the result.”
Swedish-born Robert, then admits that neither of the couple had any expertise in designing motorhomes previous to investing in their very own, however they’re thrilled with the result of their 34-foot mini mansion, which is pulled behind a truck that additionally carries a automotive.
The pair then gave a particular guided tour of their VIP automobile, beginning out with their pièce de résistance – their kitchen.
Julia says: “The center of the house is definitely the kitchen. [We have] high-quality home equipment that vary from a tiny waffle maker to macchiatos and cappuccinos, and likewise an support mixer.”
Julia provides: “I like to prepare dinner and I like to entertain so I wished a chef’s kitchen.”
It’s a very life-changing expertise
Elsewhere, the plush property boasts giant bifold doorways, a homely double bed room with a Queen measurement mattress, a bathe room, lounge diner room, and a wooden burner.
There’s additionally below ground storage in order that they’ll take advantage of their area, and a suntrap space on the roof in order that the couple can get some much-needed R&R.
Plus, their rotating TV display and at-home Google system permits them to get pleasure from film date nights – and the curtains even shut themselves.
The pair may even work remotely as there’s an workplace space with a foldaway stand-up desk that later turns right into a useful bar prime. And proper subsequent to it there’s a wine fridge.
Regardless of initially investing within the motorhome as a stopgap till they discovered someplace everlasting to reside, the duo now wouldn’t have it some other method.
In actual fact, Robert – who beforehand labored in software program and advertising – has even launched a brand new enterprise enterprise providing recommendation to others on customized constructed motorhomes.
He says: “I actually get pleasure from this life. It’s been an amazing expertise waking up each day in a brand new place. That’s laborious to surrender.”
Whereas a really contented Julia concludes: “One of the best factor about motorhoming is the liberty. I do take into consideration this as being a eternally way of life.
“It’s a very life-changing expertise.”
Million Pound Motorhomes continues Sunday 4th September at 8pm on Channel 5