Nikki & Ben live in her self-built 2017 Ford Transit that Nikki and her family converted in just 30 days!
This cabin-inspired beauty is absolutely gorgeous — and yes, it does have a toilet (hidden under the bed) and even a full oven. Nikki and Ben are Commercial Photographer/Videographers (@nikkibigger on Instagram) and are able to travel when COVID-19 isn’t keeping them in one place.
If you want the nitty-gritty on how and what she used to build her van, read her post here. But first, you’ll want to scroll through our pictures below and watch Nikki’s video tour of her van. We also got the chance to interview her, so be sure to stick around and read our Q&A with Nikki at the end of the post!
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She Renovated This Van in Just 30 Days!
Inside you see the coziest van I’ve ever witnessed, with beautiful dark wood ceilings.
That oven is perfect for baking, and how adorable is her spice display?
I think my favorite part about vans is this feature: The view from bed when they open the back doors!
I really love how she closed off the cab entirely, making it a wall rather than a curtain.
And that wood circle art piece — it’s those little details that make a place a home.
What a brilliant feature: A pull-out table/desk (underneath it is the pull-out toilet!).
Take a look at the rough-edge bedframe. Also the leather pulls on all the cabinets.
Here’s another look at her fully-functional kitchen. Don’t forget to take her video tour and then read our Q&A below!
VIDEO: 30-Day Van Conversion Tour
VIDEO: My REAL monthly VANLIFE expenses: USA Roadtrip
Why did you decide to go tiny? What are you hoping to get out of living tiny? I decided to go tiny because I’ve never been a fan of the system, and want to be completely off-grid eventually. Vanlife is an amazing way to live and shows you what really matters in life – which is connection, love and nature. I’m hoping to be debt-free and off-grid one day soon!
How did you first learn about vanlife? I saw someone living in a van in Jasper Alberta when I lived there and it blew my mind! I thought it was the coolest thing ever. So I moved to New Zealand and decided I wanted to live in a van and I did just that. I made a video here.
Is there anything from your old life that you miss? 10000% No, I don’t miss a single thing about my old life. I could life in a van/cabin forever and be so happy 🙂 This lifestyle is perfectly for me.
What benefits are you experiencing after going tiny? The benefits I would be experiencing would be saving money; being uninfluenced by the urge to buy because I simply cannot consume; and finding what truly makes me happy which are not physical possessions, but connections, love, learning and experiencing.
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