Resurgence of Vintage Little RV’s and Tiny Houses


It’s happening. People are buying up old recreation vehicles and refurbishing their insides and appliances. If looking for a new home, they may be seeking one of the little tiny houses.

In this “forgotten Corner” of Eastern Washington State, there are two older and shorter RV’s being remodeled and two local carpenters who are planning to build a few of these tiny houses.

Not many years ago, we, too, bought an old l976 Scout, 19′. and in it we had many adventures. Many of my adventures end up in books.

The Scout, or Our Girl or Angel, became a story of a several-month trip. It’s entitled “Snowbirds” and is yet to be published. It even had a Florida agent.

Now that tiny homes, and the older and shorter RV’s are coming into vogue, we seem to be following that same flight plan.

Our Girl led to a 23′ Winnebago; on a trip South one winter, the rain came through the walls so hard that we agreed to turn her in when we found sunshine and an rv lot. But that new RV was parked one Sunday up in Greenwood, B.C. Canada on Highway 3 which goes through the town when a drunk driver ran into it and sent it rolling down the hill into a building. It was totaled.

Then, our journeys,looking for lost Spanish gold in Arizona, started to be in a 34′ Southwind until we gave up that dream and leaned more toward recreational trips to nearby lakes and camp ground and needed something smaller that could pull a boat.

We’re following the pattern of smaller! We go to town now in Sally, a converted van, we named after Grandpa Charley’s young, red headed girlfriend. She’s 20′ long, a Pleasureway made in Canada. It’s easier to drive, more fuel efficient, and takes less cleaning effort.

Author: lebensbornnovel

There at the base of a mountain, I live in a rustic cabin with my engineer/writer husband and loving cat, Alfie. I am a former journalist and pr consultant. In my blog I attempt to capture a sliver of WW history, the Lebensborn program to create a Master Race, and to add newsworthy tidbits which are 'somewhat' relevant to this subject.

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