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They weren’t looking for an ambulance when they decided to transition from backpacking to vanlife, but it’s what popped up in their budget — and they made it into an awesome home for two digital nomads.

Because of the extra width (compared to a Sprinter), they were able to comfortably fit a stationary full-sized bed. Raychel has no problems standing in the van, but with a 5’8″ clearance, Nick has to crouch a bit. They both agree their tiny sink is the worst part of the build. Enjoy the tour!

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Married Couple Go From Backpackers to Vanlifers

Their $12K Simple Ambulance Conversion 3

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While there’s certainly nothing wrong with gutting something like an ambulance and transforming the bare bones into a cozy house, the way Keith made a liveable space while using most of the original hardware/furnishings of the vehicle is impressive.

He wanted to pay homage to the first responders and children who used the ambulance before him. He even left up the adorable Sesame Street stickers they had used to decorate it. Enjoy the tour!

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He Converted this Ambulance into his Tiny Home while keeping most of the Original Features

Former Children’s Ambulance Becomes a Home 2

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Meet Dritzz. He and his dog, Cedar, were tent-living in Alaska when he came across an amazing deal on an 1986 4-wheel drive Ambulance with just 35,000 miles.

He put about $2k into making it a home. His girlfriend wanted a kitchen and a library, and you’ll find both inside his build. There’s an induction cooktop, Murphy bed made from locally-sourced lumber, and plans for an indoor shower down the road.

Enjoy the Tiny Home Tours video at the end of the post.

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Wait Until You See the Murphy Bed!

Alaskan Budget Ambulance Build-Out $7K

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This is Jason (he goes by “Happy”) and his “Overlandbulance” — a converted ambulance with a 4×4 kit designed to go wherever Happy wants to!

After an injury forced him to retire from firefighting — his dream job — Happy had to figure out where to go from that point. Others encouraged him to do whatever he wanted, and eventually he took the plunge and purchased an ambulance at auction for $11,000.

Inside his rig you’ll find a peel-and-stick subway tile backplash, cedar plank roofing, and tons of garage space. I appreciate how honest Happy is about the challenges of #vanlife in his interview with Tiny Home Tours (posted below).

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He Converted an Ambulance into a 4×4 Exploration Rig

Former Paramedic Firefighter in his Overlandbulance

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Greg and Ginger were maxing out on their vacation time every year, just waiting for their next adventure. Finally one day they decided they wanted to travel full-time! They purchased their ambulance sight-unseen while quarantined in Mexico, and then got to work doing a full 4×4 conversion.

They really figured out how to utilize every square inch of space in their build-out. Just wait until you see their hidden drying rack and storage compartment for dishes. Brilliant! They have a shower and toilet as well, and their electric bed slides out when it’s time to sleep or watch a movie.

All in all, they spent $59,000 on the ambulance and build-out. Enjoy Jenna’s tour of it below!

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Off-Roading Ambulance Build for $59K

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