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Solo female enjoying van life at 72-years-young

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This is the story of Ruth’s custom van conversion thanks to Trent & Allie on YouTube.

She enjoys the van life as a solo female at 72-years-young.

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Van life at 72-years-young w/ custom van conversion

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Images via Trent & Allie/YouTube

It’s a RAM ProMaster cargo van conversion.

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It’s a very well-thought-out van conversion, too.


She’s even got her files in an easy-to-access place.

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It’s home!

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And it’s on wheels. 🙂

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Images via Trent & Allie/YouTube

Video tour & interview

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  • ChuckY
    August 15, 2019, 2:23 pm

    One of the nicer looking van layouts I have seen. Good for her!

  • hunter
    August 15, 2019, 2:57 pm

    Way to go Ruth, as a sister I love this idea…you go girl……………………

  • Lisa Dalgliesh
    August 15, 2019, 3:53 pm

    Love it! Gives this 67 year old youngster some hope for the future… Just have to divorce myself of a life of accumulating.

  • Melissa Robinson
    August 15, 2019, 5:56 pm

    I hope to be like Ruth when I grow up! She’s a fantastic role model for us all….

  • dyanne
    August 15, 2019, 7:50 pm

    I love This! I’m curious approx. how much did it cost to have this built? it’s beautiful!

  • Theresa Perdue
    August 16, 2019, 2:53 pm

    It’s beautiful but I myself could not imagine living anywhere if I don’t have my own bathroom. To me it’s as important as my microwave 🙃

    • Glanda Widger
      October 25, 2019, 8:36 pm

      At 72 I have been looking at the small buses used for transport at the local health dept.( sethra call and ride) slightly larger than a van and actually easier to change into a home and room for a compost toilet as I too have to have that in my home.

  • Arlene Penlington
    August 19, 2019, 6:42 pm

    Loved the video and Ruth! She is very inspiring!

  • Dominick Bundy
    August 19, 2019, 8:56 pm

    Ruth is such a inspiration , She is my kind of people. Watch her on YouTube. That’s where I first came across this awesome women.

  • Allison
    October 25, 2019, 7:54 pm

    Love it!!!!💚 Ruth rocks & the van is totally awesome!

  • María Nieves
    October 25, 2019, 9:16 pm

    Great design and nice lady! Lol

  • Lynn
    October 27, 2019, 4:53 am

    Stunning van!!! The thought that went into this is pure genius. Kudos young lady

  • Bear
    January 10, 2020, 12:06 am

    Like your Van Home. I recently right-sized outside of the city, to the country in an area near a park and greenbelt. I had though to go on develop some of the property with tiny cabins, but how can I make it work for Van Homes like yours? Aside from electric, what could I add? Maybe outdoor kitchen, patio, grill, picnic area, sports area, putting green, laundry/bath house. Would others come and stay for seasonal trips? Scenic lake views, what makes a stop appealing?

  • Louise
    October 4, 2020, 9:14 pm

    Who built Ruth’s RV. I love it

  • Peggy
    March 23, 2021, 2:10 am

    Who built this for her? Love the layout and quality of work. Please e-mail me with builder’s name and address. Thank you! Ruth is adorable!

    • James D.
      March 23, 2021, 2:44 am

      Check the youtube video, in the video description they provide her email to ask for details about her builder…

  • Nancy M.
    November 30, 2022, 11:18 pm

    I am 74 and if I were still capable, I would love to join you (in my own van, of course), but alas, I will have to live vicariously through you! Love your layout. Only thing I would do differently is add shower capability (with a portable shower pan as I have seen in other vans — take no real floor space, except while in use). Love your design, and wish you the best!

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