This is our first post so please forgive any mistakes.
I (Ryan) work for the National Park Service seasonally and along with Savannah do a fair amount of traveling.
Sav and I, both in our very early twenties, do alot of moving around.
Originally from Missouri we moved to Washington State now on our way to Maine and after that it will be the southwest. We decided we were tired of car & rental life.
Over the winter we came across a completely gutted, windowless, bare bones 1984 Casita
. It came with plenty of holes in the shell, a couple unattached original parts and a little carpet on the inside and thats about it..
But we loved it!
With a completely blank slate and knowing nothing about Casitas we were free to completely construct our own unique home.
It was not easy and the plan didnt take off without several hitches.
With the help of family, especially my grandfather and this website we began constructing our new home.
In a matter of two months we have ended up with a trailer we love. The trailer is nothing like an original Casita
(hope not to offend any purists out there) but it does have a few original Casita
parts.. The benches and table are the original pieces and a couple small windows
.. everything else came from scratch.
The exterior is still very rough with the original paint
job and bondo spots. We hope to paint
it at the end of the summer. The interior still has a few finishing touches to complete but for the most part it is livable and we are moved in.
Hope you enjoy the pictures and we look forward to any comments/suggestions!
Also thanks to everyone who posts on these forums as they were a great wealth of knowledge to have easliy accesible when difficult issues arose
Also we have a blog for anyone interested, it is very new as well
a wanderful perspective | A guy, a gal and an '84 Casita.
Ryan & Savannah