In a nutshell, we are a pair of newlyweds that through losing our jobs during COVID found our passion and purpose in creating beautiful renovated RVs for people. Shawn had always been an “RV guy” and when we got married I was not so sure that I was an “RV girl.” But he convinced me to take a few trips and I absolutely fell in love with the RV life. We bought our first one together in June of 2019 and SPUD ( named because we bought her in Idaho ) became our flagship RV.
We had experienced through our home that the Property Brothers renovated on their show, that the “sharing” market was very powerful. So when we were not traveling with SPUD we would rent her out to others that wanted to create those memories and experiences with their own friends and families. Spud led to buying more RV’s for our Rental Fleet and creating an additional revenue stream for us while allowing us to share what we had with others.
The Renovation side of our business did not come until March of 2020 when, as we all know, sh!t hit the fan and the world as we knew it changed. Shawn was a working musician that lost his gigs overnight and I was marketing for a construction company that furloughed me almost immediately. The change had never been something that scared either of us but we definitely needed to figure out what to do next. I had been obsessed with the Tiny Home movement for years and came across a renovated RV in Louisiana that had the vibe and feel of a tiny home. I was instantly in love. So much so that on a trip to North Carolina to buy some land we decided to cancel our flight home and take a little road trip down to Louisiana to take a look at this renovated RV. I won’t go through all the details of this trip because it could definitely have fallen into the category of a total disaster but we somehow managed to come out on top of it. We rented a car until about Alabama where we decided to buy a truck that could tow this newly renovated RV that I was sure I was going to adore. We took our new truck down to Louisiana and picked up what we named “Lulu” after our oldest dog. Lulu became the catalyst for the renovation side of our business. We saw what they had done and knew we could do even better. It started with one 5th wheel that we partnered up with another couple on and quickly turned into a full-time business.
Through this process of growing our newfound business and really finding our passion, we were able to grow a team of our friends that have now become our Free Bird family. We quickly outgrew our house as RVs were taking over our neighborhood and although our neighbors were exceptionally cool about it, we knew we needed a bigger space and FAST. We decided to really commit to what we were doing and rented out our house and bought a new one with a bigger lot that could accommodate all 14 of our new RVs. We cutely named our new headquarters “The Nest.” Get it, Nest for the Free Bird. HAHAHA.
We truly are just a team of people who love what we do and want to give the absolute best to our clients. Whether you are renting for the week, buying something that you can travel or live in or hiring us to completely remodel your own personal RV, we care about making you happy and giving you the best experience that we possibly can.