The former reality TV stars bought a 2001 Freightliner Fleetwood, Bounder, Class A, Motorhome, and she told fans they are now in the process of remodeling it. “We plan to replace all of the flooring, paint the cabinets and walls, update the hardware and convert our closet into a bunk room for the kids,” Joy-Anna told fans on August 18. “Some of my fondest memories are from family road trips and so I cannot wait to get this remodeled and on the road!”
The mom of two showed off the many rooms inside their new ride via Instagram and revealed it will take them some time to get it up to par, but they have faith it will turn out spectacularly.
In February, the proud parents of Gideon and Evelyn Mae announced they bought the fixer-upper RV and detailed their remodeling progress.
The lovebirds pulled up to their “giant” Dutch Star mobile in a new YouTube video she shared that month. “Are you excited?” Joy-Anna asked Gideon when they arrived at the pick-up spot. “Yeah!” he sweetly told her while examining their new motorhome.
The RV came equipped with a TV, plenty of storage space, a small kitchen and dining room, a washer and dryer, a bedroom and a shower to rinse off in.
“We’re brainstorming on what we’re going to do to the RV,” she said at the end of the YouTube video. “If we’re going to completely remodel it, or just do a few cosmetics, but we will keep y’all up to date.”
Prior to purchasing their current house, Joy-Anna and Austin, 27, had been living in an RV camper. “I think it’s pretty cool,” she shared about it in August 2019. “It’s a 32-foot-long camper. It has three slide-outs. It fits our family great. We’ve been living in it for nine months to a year, and I love it. It’s hard sometimes because you don’t have the bigger kitchen or space, but it works great. Perfect space for us.”
By November 2019, the TV pair were adjusting to their new digs. “WE BOUGHT A HOUSE,” Joy captioned her first post about their home, revealing they were looking forward to the change. “And YES! We plan to settle down and live in this one for a while! After a year and a half of camper living, we’re so ready!!! I love living in the camper, but I’m ready for more space and a little more organization!”
Austin and Joy had a lot to celebrate when moving into the three-bedroom, three-bathroom property. “It’s a very open floor plan!” she added. “We are just fixing up the basics … flooring, trim, new countertops [and] fresh paint! I think I want to go for the Scandinavian/boho/minimalist style, all brought together.”
Now, they have another reason to enjoy a family road trip!
Scroll through the gallery below to take a tour of their fixer-upper RV.
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