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This is Michelle and her van, Carl, named after the man who sold her the vehicle.

Michelle (@michelle.lawrencee) and her dad transformed her van in just about three months into a super-cozy home that she’s taken around the West Coast. After a variety of jobs/gigs that have funded her travels, Michelle is launching her freelance photography (@michellelawrencephotography) business this year.

Enjoy the photo tour of her van below and be sure to read our Q&A with Michelle about her vanlife at the end of the post!

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Retro Vanlife in California (During Quarantine)

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This is Steph and Matt‘s 1996 Iveco van they converted for full time living and traveling.

Steph and Matt are two traveling, free thinking creatives and adventure seekers living full time in a 1996 Iveco motorhome – their moving studio.

Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks!

Couple Live and Travel Tiny in Converted Van


Photos via Slow ‘n Steady Livin’

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You may remember Michele’s story when we first featured her back in 2017. Today, we’ve got an update from her to share with you!

All is good with Michele, thankfully. And she’s made a few changes to her tiny home to share with us.

Michele’s got a new barn, three pot belly pigs, and two goats! Plus, some new decorations. Enjoy!

Michele’s Beautiful Tiny Home on Wheels

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Images © Michele Wilson

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This is the story of Kelley Lewis. She’s a single mom of three who started building her own tiny home after her divorce.

When Kelley Lewis was left on her own as a single mom to raise three young children, she was determined to still achieve the dreams she had in mind for her family – including a lakeside cabin for weekends and getaways. In Going Off Grid, Laura Ling examines how more Americans are choosing to live a more sustainable, simple lifestyle.

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Single Mom of Three Building Off-Grid Tiny Home After Divorce

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Images via YouTube/Stories

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This is the story of a single father who wanted to simplify his life after divorce by living in a tiny house with zero debt so that he wouldn’t have to stress about money and be able to spend more quality time with his daughter.

So he converted a shed into his very own debt-free tiny home and has been living in it for over three years. He was even featured on HGTV! You can enjoy a video tour of his tiny home plus enjoy an interview with him below thanks to the folks at Our Journey to Bliss.

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Single Dad Turns a Shed into his Debt-free Family Tiny Home

Single Dad Turns a Shed into his Debt-free Tiny Home

Images © Our Journey to Bliss via YouTube

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Thinking about going tiny? Wondering what benefits you can expect after simplifying your life and moving into a smaller space?

Whether you end up downsizing into a tiny house on wheels, an apartment, school bus conversion, a little cabin on a foundation, or any other sort of small space, you’ll likely experience most of these benefits.

Which one benefit do you think would have the biggest positive impact on your life?

Top 5 Benefits You’ll Probably Experience by Moving into a Tiny House

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Image © ESCAPE

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Lucy from Lulastic Hippyshake lives fully off-grid in New Zealand in this stunning yurt with her husband and two children.

Image © Lucy AitkenRead from Lulastic Hippyshake

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Travel Trailer, RV,

Beautiful custom-built tiny travel trailer or tiny home

“Cultivating the riches of less” is the mantra of Moksha Woodwork designs, the builder of Incubate. It has a two burner Atwood cook stove, sink with gravity feed facet, four LED light sconces, large solid maple kitchen counter and maple sliding cabinet doors.  The sofa folds out into a full size bed, two large trunk storage cabinets behind sofa, and Douglas Fir plywood interior paneling. The exterior features a mix of salvaged and new redwood and cedar siding, 26 gauge galvanized sheet metal covers the arch roof and sides.

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This is a tiny Winnebago camper.

On the outside, you’ll notice aluminum siding with a small arched doorway.

When you go inside, you’ll find a bed, table, and storage cabinets. That’s about it!

It’s very much like a teardrop camper, isn’t it? Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Handmade Aluminium Winnebago-style Drop Camper


Images © Jacqueline Perry

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