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Storage camper

Our land came with a 1969 Holiday camper.

Both realtor and sellers thought it was a liability rather than an asset. But we plan to use the camper for storage while we're getting up to speed.

We did ask the crew to tuck her away around the back out of sight, though, in case neighbors consider the ancient pull-behind an eyesore.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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My folks sold a smaller, similar vintage Mallard within an hour of posting the ad, it was near hunting season and a cheap camper with mouse and leak damage was an easy sell!
Comment by Eric Sun Oct 29 12:44:09 2017
Have you considered using it as a chicken coop? That has worked very well for me, after covering the windows with rat wire. Easy to control temperature and ventilation with the crank-out windows. You'll just need to gut it and add something for a perch.
Comment by Jennifer Quinn Sun Oct 29 15:07:28 2017
If it doesn't leak and has no holes for unwanted critters to gain access, it looks like an asset for you at this time.
Comment by Sheila Sun Oct 29 22:40:28 2017

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