First, allow me to introduce you to "The Big Brown Cow." It's circa pot-smokin' hippie movement. So, as you can guess, I'm quite fond of it and all its brownness. Four of our children call this cow home. Yes, I'm a wonderful mother and put the kids in the crappier camper. They're just going to trash it up anyway. I'm no dummy.
We've danced back and forth on where to cook and where to store. Right now, this is where we store most of our groceries. You are looking at one kid's bed - what used to be the table. Aren't RVs cool? They're like Transformers for adults!
Another bed. This was a sofa. Not quite as cool, but it still adds a touch of flair. This is where everyone sits to watch a movie. The TV is not actually hooked up to anything, yet. However, it makes a great shelf on which to put the DVD player and computer speakers.
This is the bed in the back. Two of the kids have this back room all to themselves. They were quite disturbed I was taking pictures. They are planning a Talent Show for this evening, and the box is part of their magic act entry. I hope I didn't give anything away.
Here we have the Brown Cow bathroom. In true RV fashion, there are a few broken items. The shower head is missing a piece, so it's sitting next to the sink (they always just use the park showers, anyway). It does, though, make for an excellent pretend microphone!
At the base of the shower is a missing panel. These are quite popular in the antiquated recreational vehicle world. Some find it fascinating. Some find it disgusting. I find it to be yet another thing on the "To Do" list ... which means you won't see this fixed until we actually build a house and its time to rent this puppy ... er ... COW!
Walking between the two "cows," you'll notice our playroom ...
And our "guaranteed not to overheat the breaker in the RV" cooking facility.
Last, but certainly not least, is "The Big White Cow" - A.K.A. the master suite.
Where the magic happens, baby! The master bed
Notice the brilliant use of space. Laundry baskets do NOT function well in a simplified space. So, they sit at the table at night, on our bed during the day.
Our child's bed, which is pulled back up into sofa position during the day.
The dining room and kitchen. You can fit an adult and a child in this walk space, but not two adults. Trust us. We've tried.
The master potty. Ya' know, if one of us catches a really nasty virus where it's shooting out both ends, we are SET. Got the sink right there. JACKPOT!
My very favorite place at the end of the day - the master
And sure, with our kids issues and the crazy behaviors and separation rules we have with siblings, this isn't ideal. Yet, I can't deny how utterly amazing it is that THIS is my backyard ...
And this is our front yard!
Yeah. We just take the crazy outside. Isn't it beautiful??
We've also learned how very little we actually need. The kids spent hours yesterday building roads and "traps" for ants. Hours. We all have a week's worth of clothing. We have THREE washers and dryers. Yes, they take quarters and we have to either scrounge some up or open up the money compartments to get a load going ... but still - THREE WASHERS AND DRYERS! With five kids, that's super amazing.
Anywho, there ya' go. The Moers Mansions. The Big Cows. Home Sweet Home.