This man had been chasing a bigger paycheck his whole life, just like he had been told to, but eventually, he decided that wasn’t what was making him happy so he chose to convert a van instead!
Now he lives full-time, traveling around Germany’s Black Forest and enjoying nature and simple living. Take a look at his van below and read our Q&A with him.
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His Self-Converted “Lady Red” Van in Germany’s Black Forest
He enjoys traveling around Europe.
He recently updated his original conversion to make it fit his needs better.
He has a little kitchen spot in the front.
He has a couch/bed set up.
I like the mini spice area.
Here’s his closet and storage.
There’s more storage on this side of the bed.
It’s really nice that he has an awning.
Twinkle lights make everything better.
What got you into tiny living?
I’ve been working all my life. I was pushed to make as much money as possible. I wanted luxury, I wanted to buy everything I wanted. Over time I forgot that I was completely stuck in a system. This tunnel vision was my only motor. But the older I got, the less important it all became to me. I started to let go of this stress and converted my first camper.
Did you build your home or buy it? How long did the process take?
I wanted to be free as much as possible.. I changed everything in my life within 6 months. No compulsion, no stress and, above all, found peace inside me.
How has tiny living changed your life (for better or worse)?
It turned my Life into the best way it can be for me. I feel happy when I’m in my little Home on Wheels.
What’s the hardest part of tiny living?
There’s no hard part for me. I think, “What’s the difference compared to other living lives?” It was a choice for a better Daylife🤷
What’s the most rewarding part?
Freedom, Time, Soul, Happiness
Any advice for people looking to go tiny?
Don’t be Afraid. If the Think inside You, don’t block it. Do it…It’s a lifechanger….Good or Bad it’s only up to you
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Looks cozy and organized. Love the kitchen!
Thanks…Its completly Fullrange Kittchen but i stored all inside the Covers😊
Love your van and your placement of everything. Especially the spice section. I wish you much happiness. Van On.
How hard or easy is it to find spots that allow parking overnight and camping and such? Do they have the clubs and groups that host vanlifers like in the states?