SftR 022: Crystal Seay’s Journey to Pay Down Debt by Living Simply // 🎧 Podcast 4369

Living Simply with Crystal Seay

Looking to become debt-free and inspired by the tiny home movement, Crystal Seay downsized her family’s life and hit the road in an RV. Their renovated 36-foot fifth wheel is their “tiny dream home,”  and now Crystal, her husband Paul, and their two children travel the country chasing adventure, living simply, and paying off their debt.

Some highlights from this episode:

  • 3:50 – The Seay’s first six months of traveling.
  • 5:02 – Crystal and the Tiny Home movement.
  • 9:20 – Pros and Cons of downsizing their lives.
  • 14:45 – RVing and becoming debt free.
  • 20:45 – Saving and debt progress.
  • 23:40 – Raising a family in an RV
  • 28:20 – The Seay’s RV Community experiences
  • 30:40 – Crystal’s stories from the road.
  • 32:50 – RV buying advice.


Crystal says that the most difficult aspect of downsizing was letting go. It can be hard, even painful, to let go of items you know you spent your hard-earned money on, but Crystal says that you’ll feel the difference when it’s done. You’ll immediately feel a huge weight lifted off of you and it will make you more intentional with your purchases going forward.

Paying off debt by living simply

The Seays were tired of living paycheck to paycheck and wanted more out of life. They wanted to be debt-free. Living simply through downsizing and moving into an RV was their ticket to get out of debt and into a life of freedom. By living in such a small space, they decreased their expenses and purchases and have made great progress on paying off debt.

Advice for living in an RV

Have fun with it. Do your research and buy an RV that’s going to fit your family. Make sure you’ll be able to go where you want to go. Then, decorate it to suit your family and make it your home!

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