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After Divorce She Moved Into a 5k Van

This is the story of of a woman named Bridget who used van life for a adventurous life after divorce.

She travels with her dog as a companion and is excited about life everyday now, even though van life definitely has its downfalls. What do you think? Have you ever considered doing something different when things unexpectedly change?

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She Downsized Into a Van w/ a 5k Budget Post Divorce

Bridget van makeover

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Bridget meet

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Bridget and dog

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Bridget driving

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Video – After Divorce She Downsized Into A $5,000 Budget Van Conversion

Bridgett’s life didn’t go to plan, but she found happiness and freedom in her budget campervan. One of my favorite sayings is “If you want to make god laugh, tell him your plans”. Like many nomads on the road, you learn you can’t choose what happens to you, but you can choose how you react.

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YouTube | Tiny Home Tours Channel | Bridget’s Instagram

Related: Van Conversion Course w/ Ross Lukeman (How To Do Your Own Van Conversion)

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Avatar Steve in Micco
    October 29, 2019, 5:30 am

    I salute you! Most every woman I know, while talking a good game, would not have the courage to live your life. Most seem held back by the fear of “what would people think of me if I do this”. Am curious though, from the appearance of the now-wielded shut side door, what about insulation? Can obviously get real hot or cold in a metal box. That exhaust fan can only do so much, I should think.

  • Avatar Claude Philippe Pariseault
    May 5, 2020, 9:31 pm

    Hi Bridgett, all I can say, is that you have all my admiration, you are living what I have dreamed about all of my life. Once I bought a 1988 Roadtrek, renovated it for my taste and that was it! Left it parked and sold it some years later. Please enjoy the moment and be careful all the time.

  • May 6, 2020, 4:16 am

    Two things that keep me from living the nomad, mobile lifestyle: health issues and lack of steady, meaningful income. I daydream of how things might be every time I watch a YouTube video by others who live the nomadic, mobile lifestyle.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      May 6, 2020, 1:05 pm

      It’s very tricky to find work that works with a nomadic lifestyle for sure.

  • May 6, 2020, 7:25 am

    Nice video find, Alex. Thank you!

    The rust on the top of her van needs to be addressed before it gets worse.
    Bill did an outstanding job on the build.
    I wonder what she is doing for showers since all Planet Fitness locations are shut down.
    It would have been nice to know what she does for income.

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