This couple wanted a chance to travel Europe — and do it inexpensively. So they decided to build out a campervan! Before it became their home, the van was a 4-wheeler transporter and completely gutted inside.
Now they have a folding couch/bed setup, a bench couch, and a nice kitchen space. Enjoy the photo tour below and then read our Q&A with the couple.
Cody and Christina love living in their 2018 Sprinter, which they named the Desert Cruiser. Their interview with Tiny Home Tours is extra special because they spend a few minutes discussing how perfect vanlife fits with their relationship: They haven’t spent a night apart in four years, and that’s the way they like it!
But in terms of the vehicle nuts and bolts, they have some great features including a 4-foot-wide sliding bike rack that makes storing and using their mountain bikes incredibly easy! And yes, there’s a toilet hidden in this build.
Sometimes good things really do just fall in your lap! Hanna and Cody weren’t looking for a van, but when they saw one on the side of the road for sale by owner, and they had plenty of COVID-era free time on their hands, they chose to jump at the opportunity to convert it into a home on wheels!
They took out two of the extra passenger seats to allow for more room and an epic cooler. They did choose to leave the original orange shag carpet at the front of the van, but otherwise replaced it with laminate flooring that offers an easy-to-clean surface.
You’ll want to check out all the details (like their hidden toilet) in the Tiny Home Tours video below! Follow them on Instagram here.
When on the road, the pod stays tucked up inside the back of the vehicle. Once the driver stops and decides they’d like to settle down someplace, however, it electrically extends out of the rear in under 45 seconds, adding approximately two meters (6.5 feet) of useable interior space.1
This is one couple’s unique tiny house lifestyle where they are living in a converted garage legally converted as an ADU (accessory dwelling unit) in conjunction with a campervan that they also converted themselves.
So whenever they want to adventure, they’ve got the van to jump into and take off! When they want to be home, they have a relatively tiny home with minimal maintenance. What are your thoughts on a lifestyle like this? Enjoy the full video tour by Faircompanies with the couple and then let us know what you think in the comments below. Thanks!
The seller’s grandpa bought the van and converted it shortly after his wife passed away. He used it to travel with his dog. Now his grandson is helping him sell it because he recently built a house and no longer uses it. Take the full tour, learn more about it below, and let us know what you think of it in the comments. Would you travel around the country in a vehicle like this?
After buying it, he got rid of his apartment, quit his job, and has been living in it and focusing on his New Year’s resolution. To do so, he’s decided to only keep his “top 5 favorites” of just about all of his possessions. His wardrobe, for example, is very minimal.
As for work goes, now he’s doing something more in line with his passion since he’s able to afford to make the decision after the drastic downsize. He now works for Hofmann Architecture helping to restore Airstream travel trailers. And Sam’s goal is to upgrade into an Airstream in the near future.
Young Man Moves Into 1985 VW Van to Create His Own Destiny
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