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After Losing His Wife, zman Retires in His Overlander 5

Retired in an Overlander RV After Losing his Wife

Daniel served in Vietnam and Thailand and got married, had children, raised them, and retired. Just after retiring, he lost his wife to cancer.  He felt completely lost and ended up hiking the Camino de Santiago Trail in Spain, where he came to realize how little he needed to live and feel content — so [...]

Dancer and Fashionista’s Amazing French-Inspired Shuttle Bus 4

Dancer and Fashionista’s Amazing French-Inspired Shuttle Bus

D knows what she loves and is so unapologetically *her,* and you can see that all the way through her shuttle bus conversion. She actually built and owns her own tiny house, but found it was too difficult to tow around. So she used the leftover materials from her THOW build, along with other reclaimed [...]

Captain Tucker’s Escape to Baja in His Class A RV 2

Captain Tucker’s Escape to Baja in His Class A RV

It’s so secret that restaurant owners/workers/chefs work long, tiring hours. And during the past few years, it’s been harder than ever to navigate the ever-changing laws and restrictions. For Captain Tucker, he thought buying an RV to put behind his restaurant where he could catch naps during his 14-hour days would be enough to restore [...]

Redefining Selfishness Living in Her Escape Boho 2

Life in her Escape Boho Tiny House

I always enjoy getting to see a tiny house model that’s lived-in! We show off a lot of gorgeous, hot-off-the-press Escape models, but this one is extra special because Tyler has made it hers with artwork, plants, and mementos. She was trying to buy a home and put in multiple offers, but it all fell [...]

Colin’s Short Bus With Rooftop Deck 3

Colin’s Short Bus With Rooftop Deck

What better way to find your future home than by traveling the whole country? That’s what former manager Colin is doing in his 2003 Ford E350 Short Bus conversion. Tired of his high-paced life in San Francisco, he purchased and converted the bus to meet his unique needs. He ramped up his solar, so he [...]

Her Van with a Skylight & Lazy Susan 3

Her Van with a Skylight & Lazy Susan

Sarah was familiar with #vanlife when she graduated from college and settled into her 9-5 job, but the work routine finally convinced her that an alternative life was the right choice. She expected to do the conversion by herself, but it turned out her mother was very excited about the adventure and jumped all-in with [...]

Baker and Her chihuahuas in Their Tiny Heirloom

Baker and Her Chihuahuas in Their Tiny Heirloom

This is Robin’s beautiful tiny house, designed with a full kitchen for her baking and a cozy downstairs bedroom. She shares the home with her two chihuahuas, Jack and Louie. They live in a community called Park Delta Bay in Northern California. She has a dishwasher drawer, a full bathroom with a tiled shower, and [...]

Michelle Ignored the Naysayers, Sold Her Stuff & Bought a Van

Michelle Ignored the Naysayers, Sold Her Stuff & Bought a Van

The two things that were holding Michelle back from van life were her stuff and other people’s negative opinions. Once she got rid of those, she was able to jump into her van joyfully and after two years on the road her only regret is that she didn’t do it sooner! She travels with her [...]

Her Off-Grid Container Condo in Maine 6

Her Shipping Container Tiny House with a Gym

Emily was inspired by what she read in magazines about living off-grid on her own raw land and reducing her carbon footprint. She ended up buying a shipping container before she even purchased land in Maine to put it on. Thankfully it all worked out and she found her perfect spot. For the past decade, [...]

She Went From a Bus to a Van & Visited 48 States. 3

From 60-hour Workweeks to 48-state Van Life 

Gypsy was working 60 hours a week, talking about her dreams of escaping it all, when a coworker told her to just “shut up and do it.” She was shocked, but inspired, and within three weeks had purchased a bus she converted into her first tiny home. That said, the bus was cumbersome and she [...]

Jonnie’s Journey Building Vans & Travel Nursing 3

Jonnie’s Journey Building Vans & Travel Nursing

Jonnie wanted to get into travel nursing, and van life seemed like a perfect option for that lifestyle. It turns out that once she started building vans, other people wanted her to build theirs! Now she primarily builds vans and then travel nurses between builds. Her van has a shower, toilet and beautiful walnut accents. [...]

His Box Truck Condo with Full PC Gaming Set Up 10

His Box Truck Condo with Full PC Gaming Set-Up

Back in 2018, Jasper had two choices: Van Life or Homelessness. He managed to find a box truck and outfit it to make it a home, but as soon as he got back on his feet he returned to “sticks and bricks.” That’s when he found himself quite unhappy and decided to revamp his box [...]

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Savannah’s Babe Cave Compact Van Conversion 3

Stealthy ‘Babe Cave’ Van Conversion

Savannah had dreams on #vanlife but originally was worried about what others would think of her. Thankfully, she decided to outfit her own DIY van after realizing no one was living her life but her! The “Babe Cave” she built is gorgeous, with a full-sized bed, micro kitchen, and space for her cat and copilot, [...]

Heidi Lost Her Job & Chose Bus Life

Building an Epic $15,000 School Bus Tiny Home After Losing Her Job

Make lemonade out of lemons, right? Heidi saw her job lost in the midst of the pandemic as the perfect catalyst to bus life — she had been dreaming of traveling for years! With the help of her dad’s garage full of tools, she was able to transform her short bus for around $15K, including [...]

International Traveler to Van Lifer in Stealthy Ford Transit

International Traveler to Van Lifer in Stealthy Ford Transit

Blaine loved his life of international travel, but the pandemic shut the world down back in 2020 and he was looking for something to satisfy his wanderlust. When he dove into #vanlife research, he found his niche! His Ford Transit conversion is simple and stealthy and allows him to go just about anywhere. At 6’3″, [...]

320 sq ft. Conventional Foundation Tiny Home 6

Building a Tiny House in her Son’s Backyard

When ADUs became legal in a small Central Kentucky town, Janet and her son/daughter-in-law saw a great opportunity! The son and daughter-in-law own the land and larger home, and Janet lives nearby with her grandkids in a backyard cottage. It’s 320 sq. ft. with no wheels and was built by a local traditional builder. Minus [...]

Composer’s Snug Pod Tiny House in the Cornish Valley

Composer’s Snug Pod Tiny House in the Cornish Valley

Composer Freddie Hodkin lives in  a beautiful tiny house built by North East Log Cabin, called the “Camping Snug Star Pod.” Set up in a “plus sign” shape, each arched wing functions as either the kitchen, living room, bathroom or bedroom. He has his snug pod situated on beautiful land with views of the Cornish [...]

Chandelier and Velvet Couch in This Rapper & Undercover Treehugger’s Toy Hauler 3

Rapper’s Cargo Trailer Tiny House with Velvet Couch and Chandelier

You might remember Le’shaun’s hit rap single “Doin’ It” which she recorded with LL Cool J. Her first taste of tiny living was on the tour bus she lived on while traveling around the country. But eventually, she became the owner of a 2700 square foot house where she and her daughter lived during her [...]

She Used a Boat to Raise Her Bus Roof! 4

She Used a Boat to Raise Her Bus Roof!

Sarah had been dreaming of a nomadic lifestyle since she was 14-years-old, but it took crashing her beloved JEEP to push her into making it a reality. With the insurance money from the accident, she was able to get a jumpstart on her school bus conversion. Originally she thought of dealing with the lower bus [...]

Merchant Marine’s Part-Time Van Life Advenutres 3

Her Part-Time Van Life as a Merchant Marine

Caroline works as a Merchant Marine, which means she is on for two-and-half months and then off for about the same time. She used to just go home and “do nothing” during her time off and was wanting to use her time better. It was then that her captain actually recommended vanlife! She had no [...]

Tech Workers Empowering Van Life Conversion 2

Writer’s Empowering Van Life Conversion

For people who have grown up in a close family or always been in a monogamous relationship of some kind, jumping into solo #vanlife can feel terrifying and nearly impossible. That’s what Melody thought before she took the plunge. Now she feels empowered and happy living in her van with its super-deep sink, closet space, [...]

Manifesting Van Life & Her Super Cool Shower Set Up 4

Manifesting Van Life & Her Super Cool Shower Set Up

Tess didn’t actually know #vanlife was a thing when life pushed her into it, but her time learning meditation and mindfullness in Thailand prepared her for the massive life-shift. She went from having a large master bedroom and walk-in closet to paring down her things and enjoying her compact van closet. Her build includes a [...]

Musician’s 500 sq. ft. Bungalow in Arizona Tiny House Community 2

Musician Builds 500 sq. ft. Bungalow in this Arizona Tiny House Community

Musician Mary lived most of her life in the Bay Area, but she got the chance to invest in a community in Arizona and immediately felt called to live there. Her 500 square foot home was built around her gorgeous piano which she has paid to move with her from apartment to apartment for years. [...]

Cancer and Lyme’s Disease Survivor Builds Silver Bullet THOW

Built her Tiny House Against all odds

Vera had gone through a lot before she sold her home and started building her tiny house — 3 bouts of cancer and two battles with Lyme’s Disease. Resilient as ever, she spent two years sourcing and building a sustainable tiny house and has lived in it for nearly a decade now. Vera took the [...]

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