Saturday, November 19, 2011

Shopping for some aluminum

So once we made the decision that we were actually going to do this thing, we started searching for our Airstream. We searched all the craigslists within a thousand miles everyday, from Arizona to Colorado and as far as Missouri. We wanted to stay away from the midwest and east coast due to the likeliness of corrosion issues because of the climate. We would've loved to get one from California but didn't want to go that far to get it. We were also searching ebay on a daily basis. We looked at one here in Austin, two in Houston and finally we found our Excella in Arkansas on ebay. It looked really great and I thought it was too good to be true so I started talking with the owner by phone and decided to make a trip up to check it out. I took a sick day last minute on a Tuesday and took off first thing in the morning in our Yaris and got there 8 hours later. Dom really wanted to come but couldn't get off work that last minute.
fellow Airstreamer
It looked great, better than I expected, so I struck a deal with the guy and planned to come back to pick it up later that week. I borrowed my aunt's Suburban (thanks Tia!) and took off first thing Friday morning on what would end up being a 30 hour trip...

Monday, October 17, 2011

We're going to live in an Airstream!

Hi, we're Dustin and Dominique! We're a 20-something married couple living in Austin, TX with our 2 chihuahuas Kali and Cheeky, and our cat Rocky.

To remodel and live full-time in a 1986 32' Airstream Excella.  We bought it in June of this year in Arkansas.

Why(in no particular order):

  • To save money to fund our emergency fund(Dave Ramsey), future retirement, future house, etc, etc.
  • Pay off all our debt including our car, very quickly
  • To stop renting
  • Flexibility- no contracts
  • Freedom
  • Travel More
  • Work less and eventually from home together
  • Smaller environmental footprint
  • Walk, bike and scoot more
  • Live closer to downtown
  • Experience more of Austin
  • Go to more concerts
  • Watch less TV
  • Read more
  • Live more simply
  • Because how cool is it!?  We don't have kids yet and think this will be an awesome adventure.