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Ryan has always loved outdoor activities and wanted a lifestyle that would allow him to do more of what he loved. Vanlife was the answer. But instead of rushing into a conversion right away, Ryan took his time, carefully planning out every detail of his future home on wheels, and spent a solid 13 months converting it.

You can see his care and dedication when you watch his tour. He has some great upgrades, like an induction cooktop, closet for hanging clothes, and a full bathroom with a self-cleaning door, Nature’s Head, and even a clothesline for muddy stuff. But his pride and joy in the van in his epic garage, which fits his mountain bike and all his adventure gear in a streamlined and organized fashion. Check it out below!

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Shower, Toilet, Induction Cooktop & Hanging Storage

His $80K Van w Incredible Garage Storage

Images via Tiny Home Tours

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Small home, big yard! Doesn’t get much better than this. Not sure about the zoning regarding animals in this area, but what a great spot to create a large kitchen garden and raise your own food. This manufactured home looks wonderfully cared-for, and comes with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious kitchen, and even a dining room.

There’s a separate garage for vehicles or as a hobby workspace, as well as a large covered back porch. Part of the yard is fenced in (great for kids/dogs), but there is tons more acreage to do with as you like. Do you think manufactured homes are a good way to save on housing?

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1200 sq. ft. Small House with Huge Back Deck!

Manufactured Home with Separate Garage on 5 Acres in FL 16

Images via Brooksville

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David and his wife have been building a small home in Kenya, but just before the pandemic hit they were in the process of selling their country home in France and renting out their townhome, leaving them with nowhere to stay! So they took the space above their garage and created a 300 square foot tiny house. They were able to move in just 2 days before France locked down.

While they are no longer living tiny in France, they spent about a year (during all that quarantining!) living in their gîte. David shares all the details in a little story after the photo tour, so be sure to read that!

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Wait Until You See This Before & After Garage Transformation!

Lockdown Living in Gite Over Garage in France 11

Images via David

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Mary and her husband reached out to show off their amazing 371 square foot garage-turned-tiny-house. The couple wanted a vacation spot on the pricey Coronado Island in California, so they bought the “big home” and then spent $25,000 renovating the adjacent garage into their holiday home.

The result is a sleek and modern one-floor apartment just minutes away from bars, beaches and beauty! While Mary did this so as a vacation property, it’s not a bad idea for your full-time residence depending on permitting rules. You could easily cover a mortgage payment by renting out the main house, and enjoy a tiny “rent-free” life in the garage! What do you think?

Enjoy the photo tour below. Thanks for sharing, Mary!

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Sleek & Modern 371 Sq. Ft. Garage Conversion

371 sq ft Garage Turned Tiny Home on Coronado Island, Ca 2

Images via Mary

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This 470 square foot garage conversion is on the Sunshine Coast in Gibsons, BC and the owners converted it into a rental space on Airbnb as a form of house hacking to help pay their mortgage!

It’s kind of like a micro cabin but instead of being out in the woods, it’s in a backyard and close to stores and other services.

470-sq.-ft. Garage Turned Cottage, on Airbnb

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Paul and his family live in Canada, but had a three-season shed on their property in the Thousand Island region of Upstate New York. They wanted to spend more time at their vacation property, but first needed a spot to stay.

So they spent about 4 months of weekends (over 4 years) renovating the old shed into their cozy vacation home! They had lots of help from family and friends, and are looking forward to enjoying the property once COVID restrictions allow.

Take a look at the photo transformation below, and read Paul’s full story at the end of the post.

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They Made a 3-Season Shed into a Year-Round Home

Shed to Vacation Cottage for Family in Upstate New York

Images via Paul

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Diana and her husband had a dilapidated cinder block garage in their Oakland, California backyard, but instead of seeing it as an eyesore, they saw it as an opportunity! They turned the space into a lovely guest house called the Rockridge Casita for both family & friends and to rent out on Airbnb. In just four years the tiny house has paid for itself, meaning anything else they get from now on is profit that goes to support the couple and their two kids.

Inside there’s a lovely studio-style space with a queen bed and kitchenette, as well as an ensuite bathroom complete with a large walk-in shower and flush toilet.

When their kids are older, they plan to use the guest house as a homework/hangout space for them, but who knows what the future will bring. Huge thanks to Allison at Tiny Home Tours for the great video tour of this spot you can watch below.

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Oakland DIY Guest House from Cinderblock Garage

From Garage to Guest House: Rockridge Casita 2

Images via Airbnb/Diana

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Measuring just 20 feet long, the Mica cabin by Cabinscape has a surprising amount of comfort and convenience.

We went to film a full tour of Mica cabin this summer and the first thing we fell in love with was the double bed on the main floor.  How nice is it to have an option to sleep on the main level (next to the bathroom!) without having to climb up and down a ladder?  Unless you want a bit more privacy, or to have guests, in which case there is a second bed in the loft. The ladder is attached to the wall in a bunkbed style and there is an extra handle on the wall to make it easier to get up and down.

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20-ft. Mica Cabin with Dual Beds And A Garage Door Window by Cabinscape in Ontario

CABINSCAPE – Off Grid Tiny House Tour 1

Image © Exploring Alternatives

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This is the Hemlock – it’s a tiny cottage with a 1-car garage by Trafalgar Homes. I thought it could be the perfect tiny home as long as you don’t mind the upstairs bedroom although you could make the living area double as your bedroom with a murphy bed or a sleeper sofa.

The main floor is 364 square feet and there is an additional 415 square feet upstairs. There’s less on the main floor because of the 10 x 19 garage. So what do you think? This is a pretty nice and simple design with a very small footprint.

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The Hemlock Tiny Cottage With A 1-Car Garage

The Hemlock Tiny Cottage With A !1-Car Garage 001

Images © Trafalgar Homes

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