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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 wanted an easier way to get places — so she bought a van instead and spent 3 months building it out. While she did have a shower at one point, she got rid of it because going to the gym to shower is easier and she appreciates the storage space. Check it out below!

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She Got Rid of Her Shower & Purposely Has No Windows in Her Van!

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

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She chose not to have windows because she read most break-ins happen through van windows.

She Went From a Bus to a Van & Visited 48 States. 2

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So far, she has no regrets about going tiny!

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

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VIDEO – Her Ford Transit Camper Van Tiny Home

Highlights:

  • She was working 60 hour work weeks
  • Someone told her “shut up & do it”
  • 3 Weeks later she bought her bus!
  • After #buslife, she decided she wanted something smaller
  • Has visited 48 states
  • Van is easier to maneuver

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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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