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Her Self-Built Van Conversion with No Prior Experience

When her job went remote in 2020, Annette found herself feeling lonely working from home and wanted to change things up. She was also hoping that a van to vacation in would bring her closer to her then-partner. But when that relationship ended, Annette was faced with a choice: Sell the van or do it solo. She decided to rise above the pain and enjoy her hard work!

Now that she’s tasted nomadic life, she has no intentions of going back to “normal.” She’s found an incredible community to support her as she learns the ropes of solo van life. Her van has a great U-shaped dinette and a hidden toilet! What do you think?

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Her Self-Built Van Conversion w No Prior Experience

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She has a beautiful little kitchen and pine tongue-and-groove ceilings.

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Her U-shaped dinette allows her to host a number of people at a time.

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  • Annette started this van conversion because she was hoping to travel with her partner and reconnect through vacation time, but when that relationship ended she decided to keep the van and travel solo!
  • She chose a U-shaped dinette which makes her van a popular hang-out space during van events.
  • A fold-up solar system provides her with power when she’s on the road.
  • She still works about 9 hours a day and travels in her spare time.
  • Because she had no experience when she started the conversion, she got a lot of virtual help from people on YouTube and Instagram!

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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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