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When Sam Jacquette was paying $1100 a month in rent and working at a job that he didn’t enjoy just to pay his bills he decided he would make some changes.

He set a 2014 New Year’s resolution to stop doing things he didn’t enjoy doing and to start doing everything he wanted to do. And making this 1985 Volkswagen Westfalia van his home on wheels would be the first step.

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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So here’s my tiny house. It’s a 1995 Intervec Falcon 190 Class B RV.

Lately I have been calling it our guest house because it’s parked outside of our 500 square foot apartment–interior pics coming soon!

It’s a micro efficiency on wheels. It has a couch that converts into a small bed. A loft sleeping area up top with very little head room.

A little kitchenette with a refrigerator, cook stove, sink, and cabinets.

And a little shower and toilet in the rear.

Note: This has since been sold.


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