Here's how a family of 7 makes it work in a 320-square-foot RV.

“Home to them is that machine on four wheels.”

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People usually like to settle in one place once they have a family. But that lifestyle isn't for everybody! There are some families who prefer to live an adventurous life, where every day is different from the previous. That is exactly what Trent and Siobhán Walker wanted when they decided to move in with their five children in a 320-square-foot RV.

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Trent and Siobhán Walker took a trip with their five boys to California and fell in love with the experience back in 2015. The family was then helping an organization that gathers fruit and vegetables from farms and ships them to poor families around the world. It must be said that Trent is a Christian pastor and love "doing whatever we can to make the world better. "

After that trip the family wanted to go on many other trips to discover the world. However, just like many other families they had a house and a mortgage! The family was then living in Battle Creek, Michigan and it was not an easy decision.

However, the couple decided to take the risk; they sold their house and bought an RV with the goal of living in in full-time while traveling. They bought a 1995 Foretravel motorhome for next to nothing! 

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It wasn't an easy start for the couple as their eldest son, who was 9 years old back then, was sad to leave his school and his friends. Eventually, things seem to have considerably and the family is now really enjoying this lifestyle.

The RV needed to be renovated for it to be livable and make it a real home. 

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Now, it includes a sofa that converts into a double bed, a kitchen, a bathroom and a children's room with bunk beds. The front of the motorhome, meanwhile, has been transformed into a small workspace. Nothing is missing in the RV, and the children, who moved into the motorhome from an early age, do not even remember having lived in a traditional house.

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Trent had to quit his pastoral occupation, and for a living he and his wife formed a band and performed at churches and cafes. They then succeeded in creating a brand which is now their main source of income. 

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Courtesy of Trent Walker
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Courtesy of Trent Walker


The couple can't see themselves living an other than this way: on an adventure!

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What do you think of their nomad lifestyle?