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Their Story for The Work To Be Done

The camper came to us mostly gutted, with plywood flooring and walls but it needed to be insulated for all weather and some of the wood needed replacing. We replaced the rotten wood that was currently in the flooring and walls, lined every window, door, and crack with Tescon sealing tape, insulated all the walls using recycled denim and ReWall (recycled paper plastics turned into drywall) sealed everything with a non-toxic spackle, sanded it down, and painted using second hand Benjamin Moore Natura Paint. We insulated the roof, replaced the bendable plywood with reclaimed pieces of untreated wood. Then wired in reclaimed lighting from BIG, and put in a tin roof style ceiling made out of recycled paintable wallpaper. 

We found a lightweight herringbone pattern flooring at BIG secondhand and cut it to fit in the space. After that we needed to cover the wheel wells to make it weather proof in the winter and it was the perfect place to create storage for supplies. We insulated the wheels using the same recycled denim and built cabinets on top using cabinet pieces we found on the street. The hooks and speakers we thrifted nearby and installed. 

This was our sketch of the cabinet design mockup and the exterior of the camper. 

This is our sketch of the counter space for once we're able to purchase machinery and install a sink. Currently the space only has a pour over station. 

For the exterior of the camper we built a door out of reclaimed lumber from BIG and installed ourselves to create a more secure entryway. The metal sheeting has been re-sealed and the brake lights replaced but it still needs many of the vintage lights replaced and we plan to give it a whole new paint job.

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