Diana and I always like to have a personal project that we work on together as a hobby. This past couple of years, that personal project has been finding and renovating our RV, Birdie. Many weekends, if I was not showing houses, I was working on renovating Birdie for her big debut. Birdie is a new kind of multi-purpose real estate for me—a house that can we can travel in OR a great stationary rental property for those who want to visit the great city of Austin.
We found Birdie up in Fort Worth one day and by 5 pm, we had driven off the lot with her! As a side note, this is very much the way that Diana & I operate. We have an idea; we find the right match, and we act on it right away! We are pretty fast decision makers when we both have the vision and know what we want.
Our first step was to gut the entire inside of the RV. Demo day is always rewarding and fun. It feels great to get rid of the old and make way for the new vision to be accomplished. We also wanted to make sure that the mechanics of the RV were renovated and running properly, so Birdie spent some time in the shop getting all her mechanical systems updated as well.
Next, it was on to the renovation! I installed new flooring and reconfigured the water tank system that was housed under the bed. We also epoxied the shower floor and painted the entire interior. Next, Birdie went to the cabinet maker to get some custom cabinets made for the kitchen. Once the cabinets were made and installed, we continued with the rest of the kitchen and bedroom install.
Why the name Birdie? Because birds live a carefree lifestyle, and they have everything they need to travel wherever they want to go! We hope you love renting Birdie as much as we have loved renovating her!
We have recently put the finishing touches on Birdie and she is now in a stationary location and ready for to rent for the night in Austin, TX! You can follow Birdie @Tinkins on Instagram or visit our website to see finished pictures and look into renting Birdie for the night.