Liz Kamarul and her Winnebago @liz_kamarul
With the coolest Winnebago in town, this "home tour" is with the amazing Liz Kamrul, who has given up her day job to go travelling in her van around the United States, looking for somewhere new to call home. I am totally in awe of someone who can just take off and choose a different life for a while, to be brave and give up what you know for something new, and to do it in such style!
You can read about her makeover of her new Winnebago home here and on her blog here.
Prior to setting out travelling Liz worked staging homes, following a degree in interior design. Her bungalow in Portland, Oregon was a popular feature on blogs and Instagram and in many publications.
Filled with items she had carefully thrifted and with art and plants to give a fantastic boho look "moody, plant loving, bohemian retreat" is how Liz describes it here so it was no surprise that when she announced her and her husband Tim were renovating an old Winnebago, that it would turn out to be an incredibly stylish place to hang out.
Go enjoy the tour below!
Hi, I'm Liz Kamarul,
I'm a follow no rules, go with your gut, designer and stylist. A thrift shopper at the core and a plant lover.
I grew up in beautiful Sandpoint Idaho and spent most of my 20's traveling to different parts of the world. Including a couple years in Australia.
Now, in my 30's I'm determined to combine my two obsessions, design and travel. Currently, travelling the country in our renovated 1982 Winnebago living a carefree life and offering design consults along the way.
Before we left for the trip I was a home stager, I did that for 3 years. Now Tim and I and our two dogs Cudi and Bo are living in an RV touring the states. We've been on the road over two months and 3,000 miles, with probably two more months to go. We decided to quit our jobs and take this trip because we wanted to stir things up and start fresh. While we're on the road we are looking for a new place to move, so far, the contenders are Long Beach, Dallas or New Orleans.
The inspiration for the RV didn't come from one particular place or person. It's very bohemian and busy for sure and it's still changing!!
We have been planning this journey since August 2016 and thought we would save a ton of money but as per usual we really didn’t. Fortunately, we made it work in different ways. This year we had a tax return so all of that was set aside (about $2,000), my grandparents had left me $3,000 that I’ve been holding on to for a special occasion and this seemed like the perfect thing to use it on. We also sold almost everything in our house and made around $3,500.
So, the day we left (June 1st, 2017) we had $8,500 set aside.
While we’re on the road I will be working with companies as an influencer and expect to make some extra money doing that. I think having that opportunity is such a gift, I get to choose brands that I love and want to help grow their businesses while supporting our journey.
Total renovation cost of the RV was around $6805 and the RV cost $5000.
I have been obsessed with interiors all of my life and began thrifting very early on, says Liz.
So there you go, an unusual home tour from a Winnebago that is no less stylish than you would expect from Liz Kamrul. If you want to follow her journey, hop over to instagram. Liz, thanks for sharing your new home.
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