Jocelyn knew the cost of college housing is expensive, and after going down the campervan rabbit hole, she wanted to jump on the bandwagon. Although most parents of 20-year-olds might discourage a nomadic future, her dad supported her endeavor and the two of them converted a commercial van into her home on wheels!
He admitted the build-out would have gone faster (and better) had he just done the work himself (since he works in construction), but Jocelyn wanted to be a part of the entire process, and he agreed to learn to work with her. The end result is a home soaked in Jocelyn’s personality and a father’s love!
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#VanLife College Dormitory Alternative: DIY Build
A five gallon galvanized tub from Tractor Supply became her sink.
She covered a burlap sack in epoxy to create a custom counter!
The duo used reclaimed pallet wood wherever they could.
Here’s Jocelyn, getting comfortable with power tools!
VIDEO: 20 Year Old Builds Stealth DIY Camper Van
- Commercial van turned college dorm
- Jocelyn (age 20) and dad (construction worker) outfitted the van
- Lots of pallet wood and reclaimed materials in the van
- Hanging closet space
- Comfortable bed with garage space underneath
- Propane stove under cool burlap bag countertop
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