In 2018, founder of the Girl Camper podcast, Janine Pettit, organized a raffle to benefit the HoldYou Foundation, an organization based in Sherman Oaks, California that assists families facing financial hardship due to a child with a life threatening illness or injury. The foundation assists with services such as rent & mortgage payments, utilities, groceries, gas, child care, transportation, and insurance premiums. The prize was a 2019 Little Guy Mini Max, and the raffle generated some $61,000 in ticket sales at the close of the raffle in February 2019.
In September 2019, the 2nd Annual Girl Camper charity raffle was started, and will conclude February 14, 2020. This year, the grand prize is a 2020 R-pod 196. But it’s not just any R-pod. As Janine tells us, “We partnered with Spoonflower to take it from “Factory to Fabulous.” Spoonflower is a fantastic company that creates custom fabrics, wallpapers and linens from your own designs. You can upload your own artwork or use any of the art other designers have already created. I chose three different designs from three different artists and installed them in our r pod 196 to give it a home feel. What is great about the Spoonflower paper is that it is very easy to install and it is also removable if you decide to go with a different aesthetic.”
“I chose a pattern called Freedom Arrows by domesticate for the “bedroom” of our little home on wheels. I love the complimentary colors of the rust and navy. It was a nice complement to our Beddy’s Bed pattern as well. The bed in the 196 is a standard size Queen with lots of storage underneath it. On ether side of bed are nice wardrobe closets that provide lots of space for hanging clothes. The doors are frosted and when the interior closet light is turned on at night they make a pretty nightlight.”
Continuing on to the bathroom, “Modern Geometric by Lemonni was the winner for our bathroom paper. I love how sunny it is and it fits this bathroom that, while small, packs a punch. There is an overhead fantastic fan in the bathroom and the shower stall has a large skylight that lets in so much natural light. The lower sink has cabinet space for toiletries and the medicine cabinet has three pretty deep shelves. There’s also a towel storage shelf with bungee netting and a slightly bowed shower curtain for a little extra elbow room. The US map is a treasure of mine at home that I just had to lend to the project because it is such a great match to this wallpaper. Don’t look for it if you win the trailer though, I’m keeping it!!”
The living area features a jackknife sofa that converts to a twin bed for additional guests. It too had a makeover with new fabric installed on it. As Janine says, “When we took this camper from “Factory to Fabulous”, we took the sofa out and had it reupholstered to give it the comfort of home. I was pleasantly surprised it went far beyond aesthetics…that couch was really comfy. It has a large widow behind it to bring in lots of sunlight.”
The kitchen is basic, yet useful. It comes with a recessed two-burner stove, which gives you ideal cutting space. And the sink is a deep, stainless steel that comes with a swivel faucet. The convection microwave oven makes cooking a breeze and there is ample pantry, cabinet, and drawer space. The refrigerator is a 6 cubic foot, gas, electric, and battery powered double door with separate freezer.
Some basic R-pod 196 specs include a length of 22 feet, dry weight of 3578 lbs, fresh water tank holding 36 gallons, and gray and black water tanks each holding 30 gallons.
To enter the drawing , you can buy your tickets online here: https://www.rafflenetwork.com/public/102/1444 Tickets are just $10 each, and currently just under $21,000 worth of tickets have been sold. This is a great cause, so let’s get onboard!
For an in-depth walk through with Janine, click on the video link here: