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He Built An Epic Life With A $5500 Van

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If you’re looking for some inspiration for living on the road cheaply, look no further than Dylan Magaster because he built an epic life with a $5500 van.

Jenna from Tiny House Giant Journey met up with Dylan, who converted his 1994 G20 van into an off-grid home for less than $5,500 (that includes the cost for the van itself). Because he works online (check out his YouTube channel here), he can make money while traveling coast to coast. Watch his tour with Jenna below to get all the details about his off-grid rig. Enjoy!

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Dylan Magaster’s Cheap Off-Grid Van Life

The outside of his van is perfect for stealth camping.

Here’s a “during construction” view of the inside.

Looking at his gear under the bed in the back.

His fridge and food storage (five gallon water bucket behind it).

Related: Hannah’s Rent-Free Full-Time Van Life

Video: Van Life: Cheap Van Converted Into Off-Grid Home for $5,500


Related: Kombi Life: Living in a VW Van from Brazil to Alaska

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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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  • Marsha Cowan
    June 28, 2017, 7:26 pm

    Cool! Very oganized and practical.

  • Carol Perry
    June 29, 2017, 2:57 am

    Awesome! Great idea! Loved what you did with your van! Nice job on your cabinets! Happy Trails & Be Safe!🏂⛷🚐

  • merryl
    July 15, 2018, 2:43 pm

    wow he makes money while traveling coast to coast im jealous.lol

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