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Family of 5’s Off Grid Adventure Van with Bunk Beds


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This family of five lives full-time in their 40-foot school bus conversion, but it doesn’t always allow them to get to remote, off-grid locations. So they built out a van conversion which they use for short trips away from the bus. That said, they spent 11 weeks in the van — with three kids and four large dogs — while their bus was remodeled one summer. Wild!

In order to sleep everyone, they have two L-shaped bunk beds over the main queen-sized bed in the back, a dog kennel in the garage, and a storage bench bed for the third child. Could you stay in this self-proclaimed “glorified tent on wheels”?

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There are two upper bunks above the parent’s bed for two of the kids!

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The exterior of the van is quite stealthy.

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Details:

  • This family of 5 and their four dogs built a van conversion so they could travel to more remote spaces than their 40-foot van will allow them to get to.
  • The van has two bunk berths for the kids over the main bed, and then a versatile bench seat for their third child.
  • Half of the garage is dedicated to a kennel for their four large dogs!
  • They have a DIY composting toilet behind a macramé screen.
  • There’s plenty of food storage in the van, since they have a lot of mouths to feed in their “glorified tent on wheels.”

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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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