mvaussies

Age: 55-65

Member since April 2012

Jack of all Trades(designed & hand built 2 homes, Last one to go in WNC) Interests, Dog Trialing, Home building, Gardening, Art, Traveling, still maybe horses.

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I have traveled & lived in quite a few places, West & East(driven 3 times before I was 21). 30+ yrs on Martha's Vineyard Island. Where I was in the Home Buildiing trades for most of them. On top working 40 hrs, I also Bred & Trained a few Warmblood horses, Ran a Daylily Farm, Built Koi ponds, Then started raising & training Aussies(Australian Shepherds). I sold my Hand built Home on 3 acres at The Peak & took the money ran. To Ithaca NY. Where I sunk my money into 2 homes before the housing crash. :-( I have been traveling Up & down the eastern seaboard for yrs now. My last horse & I used to "winter" in Ocala, FL while I delivered Foals on the big farms, for a side job. Then my dogs & I have traveled for years now to Naples, FL to care for my aging parents. So traveling with dogs...... I now use the boondocking of Walmarts. To be able to just stop with the dogs when tired & leave early.

Soon I hope to travel the country Running Agility Trials with my dogs in a Class B Camper Van, before my aging injured body gives out.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I know a little about a lot. home Building is probably the best. but am pretty good at just figuring out to make something work. Vehicles are NOT my area, which is NOT good for traveling!

Favorite Boondocking Locations

I have come across a few Great Walmarts for running my dogs. but I always seem to be in a hurry to remember to take notes.

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mvaussies's Rig

Right now I have older 31' travel Trailer,that I Demoed down to the frame & rebuilt as a Tiny House Trailer. To live in while I build my house in WNC. It is not for traveling with. I plan on picking up a used Class B Sprinter Camper Van for the Great Agility Tour I ended up buying a 1995 Rialta QD. It has more floor space for dog crates, with the second seats removed. I have done a lot to the interior for traveling with 5 large dogs adding storage.