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Nikki & Ben live in her self-built 2017 Ford Transit that Nikki and her family converted in just 30 days!

This cabin-inspired beauty is absolutely gorgeous — and yes, it does have a toilet (hidden under the bed) and even a full oven. Nikki and Ben are Commercial Photographer/Videographers (@nikkibigger on Instagram) and are able to travel when COVID-19 isn’t keeping them in one place.

If you want the nitty-gritty on how and what she used to build her van, read her post here. But first, you’ll want to scroll through our pictures below and watch Nikki’s video tour of her van. We also got the chance to interview her, so be sure to stick around and read our Q&A with Nikki at the end of the post!

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She Renovated This Van in Just 30 Days!

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This is a bright red, tall, and modern tiny house near Belleville Ontario in a place called Castleton, Ontario (Canada).

This, by the way, is a vacation rental available to book via Glamping Hub. It was designed by an architect and its dimensions are 10 x 10. The tiny home features a separate outhouse with an outdoor sink and there’s an open-air shower facility nearby. The property is on a hilltop. What do you think?

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Tall Tiny House Getaway near Belleville Ontario

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Are rooftop tiny houses becoming a trend in big cities? That might be a far stretch, but it’s an idea that’s slowly been catching on because if you’re in a city, there’s just no place for a tiny house on wheels, so rooftops could be an option for some. And it’s not the first time something kind of like this has been done.

That’s what el Sindicato Arquitectura did with its Casa Parasito project located in Ecuador’s capital Quito. What do you think of the idea of tiny homes being built on the rooftops of buildings? Is it a good idea or a bad idea? Why? Would you ever consider this if it were an affordable housing option?

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Rooftop Tiny Houses Built On Top Of City Buildings

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Photo Credits: Andrès Villota for Casa Parásito/el sindicato arquitectura

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This is Jay Shafer’s latest tiny house that he built for only $5,000 in material cost.

His new tiny house design is aimed at taking things back to the absolute basics and simplicity in all aspects. That means a home which is simple and pleasant to live in, simple to build and also simple to afford. This new tiny house design costs a remarkably low sum of US $5000!1

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Jay Shafer Designs/Builds a Beautiful $5k Tiny Home

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Could this be the world’s simplest tiny house on wheels? Is this not what the tiny house movement is all about?

A simple and truly affordable tiny home on wheels for only $12,000. Thoreau on wheels?

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16ft Tiny House on Wheels For Only $12,000

16ft Tiny House on Wheels For Only 12k

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Most of you here already know Derek “DEEK” Diedricksen but some of you might NOT know his brother…

Dustin Diedricksen and his wife, Dawn, live in this super simple 850 square foot house.

Dustin jokes, “No arguments because there’s no place to run to!”

They kid around that they have to get along in order to live in such a small home. But the benefits are obvious…

  • rent/mortgage savings
  • much lower expenses and utility bills
  • being able to pay off house fast
  • keeping life simple

And they seem to love it.

Plus there’s a baby coming… But they’re making room for that with no issues (they’re handy and they’ve found the extra space within the 850 square feet).

Small House Video Tour

That’s a screen shot of their upstairs sleeping loft in their simple home… You can watch the full video tour right below.

By the way… Derek and Dustin will be hosting an outdoor/indoor tiny house/shelter building workshop in 2011. Exact date is yet to be announced but if you have any interest (I’ll most likely be there!) message Deek at kidcedar-at-gmailDOTcom for more information.

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