Vintage Camper.

Just a quick note to say thank you for all the good words about the Babywearing Celebration. As of this morning Didymos is on board also.

Please spread the word! The more the merrier for this little online festival. If you have any suggestions on other baby carriers to request donations from do let me know!

~ Rachel

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When I was growing up we spent countless weekends and several weeks each summer camping in our Starcraft pop-up camper. It was the easiest way for my parents to get us out there – often – with the most comfort and ease for meeting their needs. I lived for it (My sister? Not so much.) and I grew into a passionate camper and paddler as an adult.

I am now definitely a tent camping person. I like the lightness, the mobility, the simplicity, and the connection to the earth. And a tent is affordable. But since we became parents we just don't camp as often as we use to. It seems more complicated now. (It isn't, but it feels that way as we stack ourselves like cordwood in our tiny tent.) We like the idea of a standing-height space in case of a middle-of-the-night kid crisis or perhaps a place to hang out if someone feels funky. We like the potential of an indoor space.

So we decide to "manifest a camper". Really. That was our conversation. Something we could use as a mobile cabin, something that could double as my LuSa Office in the driveway when the kids are rowdy and I can't get any work done, something that we could park in the woods for the summer and have our own little nest to come to.

And then it happened – Poof! Like that.

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For the cost of a half tank of gas we are the new owners of a 1960's hard side camper. It's pretty sweet. It was a gift from someone we'd never met. They even cooked us lunch and invited us back anytime to camp.

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The outside cleaned up beautifully. The inside? I'll hold off on interior pictures until I have some "after" shots to throw into the mix. But it's going to be sweet. You just wait.

Thank you Peter, Dawn, and Nina for the wonderful gift!

9 thoughts on “Vintage Camper.

  1. Sara says:

    *Poof!?* You are the masters of manifestation, love it!
    meanwhile I am working on manifesting a couple of old wool blankets… baby 2 on the way and I want to craft up a few extra puddle pads…. *poof!* 😉

    Rachel, I read your blog every day, and so look forward to it. I mean to comment more but my blog reading usually happens in tiny spurts… but thank you for your gift of this blog! Inspiring and so fun to read.

  2. Rachel Wolf says:

    Sara,
    As for manifesting wool blankets, you may have just done it. I have one – maybe two – homemade wool puddle pads that are looking for new homes. Shoot me an email with your address and Ill see if I can find them. (See how easy that was?) 😉

    Thanks for the sweet comments about the blog. I appreciate it so much.
    ~ Rachel

  3. Denise says:

    Poof! LOVE IT!! Maybe you guys are on to something. . . I could see a virtual manifestation board of sorts hosted on your blog – folks type in what they are looking to manifest and perhaps more and more Poofs! take place. . . just a thought. Me, I’m hoping to manifest one ornery first baby tooth to just come on down and join us!

  4. denise says:

    Wow – that is a big one! We’ve been considering one to live quarter/half time out and about (not to mention since I hurt my back I cannot sleep on ground any more. ever). But we live in a green built home/neighborhood and have a 8′ long driveway, so nowhere to store. There are so many HS families on the road with solar powered totally re-designed inside campers and RVs – such an inspiration! 🙂

    Can’t wait to see inside pix…share?

  5. Rachel Wolf says:

    Denise,
    Yes, we always imagined a teeny tiny camper but then this one arrived in our life and we thought it was fabulous. But its big for sure! We talked about putting a PV panel on the roof for power and making it our little Homeschooling Adventure Machine. I will definitely share pics when I have some. Right now Pete has the floor partially removed so its not feeling photogenic.

    ~ Rachel

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