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Couple Downsize from Living in a Motorhome to Van Dwelling

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When you hear of downsizing, you likely picture people leave large houses for smaller ones. But this couple went all-out and downsized from a motorhome to a Ford van.

The video below shows the motorhome that they spent a Canadian winter living in that used solar panels and batteries for power and had no running water. They used the rock climbing gym shower and washed dishes with a small water tank inside the house. It was a standard motorhome with a dinette, kitchen, and sleeping area.

They converted their new van into a home by stripping it of its seats and building a bed with storage underneath and a small table for a little cook top. Doing so allowed them to spend a summer travelling and spending nothing on heat. Watch the whole video and see how they’re doing it!

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Couple Downsize from Living in a Motorhome to Van Dwelling


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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • Theo
    March 1, 2016, 11:57 pm

    Well, that was a lot of non-information. In one shot the van bed looks like it is set up sideways, another lengthwise. For me, it just goes down hill from that. I am really not interested in ‘what’ they are doing, what IS of interest to me is how, and I just am not getting the how from this.

  • Theresa Perdue
    July 6, 2019, 7:58 am

    There’s no way I could or would spend my life having to depend on using someone else’s bathrooms.

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