Who said van-life was only for youngsters? Virginia (@veevanvoom on Instagram) is an incredible woman from Canada who was inspired by tiny house television shows to retire early in her own van conversion. That’s right, van life retirement!
She worked for 38 years as a massage therapist and with the help of some friends and experts built out her very own custom van home. Virginia even carved out some space in her little van for her massage table! She already traveled through her home country of Canada and is currently traveling through the states, building community and exploring beautiful places as she goes. Thanks Tiny Home Tours/YouTube for the great video tour you can watch below!
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Massage Therapist Retires and Travels US & Canada in her Van! Could You See Yourself Retiring To Van Life??
This is the story of Madelyn and Caleb and their van that they imported from Japan. They spent two months renovating it, and hit the road! It’s a 1993 Toyota van that they completely refurbished inside-out. It has a happy and vintage look to it and I think they did a really nice job of personalizing it for themselves.
So far, they’ve been on the road for over 5 months and love it! They’re traveling with their cat and are enjoying a once in a lifetime experience they will likely cherish forever. You can follow them on @patchworkcanteen on Instagram! What do you think of their bus and lifestyle? Pretty awesome, isn’t it?
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Couple Import Toyota Van From Japan, Spend 2 Months Converting It, And Have Been Living/Traveling In It For Over 5 Months
This is the story of Jake and Gianna and their young daughter Luna, and how the three of them are living and adventuring full-time in a van conversion!
This van tiny home features a loft bed for their daughter along with all of the other conveniences of home, only this one is completely mobile. Can you imagine adventuring like this during your lifetime?
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Family of 3 Full-Time Van Dwelling w/ Young Daughter
This is Lindsey and Danny. Danny is a traveling nurse and usually gets placements for 3-6 months at a time. They were becoming increasingly frustrated with the fact that they were having to pay higher rent prices because they weren’t signing a year lease and were living out of boxes from place to place.
When they discovered van life, they knew it was the right fit. They built it out themselves and it is absolutely beautiful. They actually even found something called a “tool library” where they could borrow tools to complete the build so they didn’t have to purchase everything they needed. They are so much happier and are finally able to save money. Lindsey is particularly happy that she never has to look at another box again.
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Couple Saving Big with Van Life And Traveling Nurse Career
This is the story of how Anna, a seasoned traveler, ended up becoming a van dweller thanks to Tiny Home Tours/YouTube. When she first converted her van, it was a standard low-top conversion, and she used it like that for a while. After a while, Anna decided that she wanted it to feel more like home, so she wanted to get herself a high top van.
After finding out how much money she would lose trading in her van, Anna looked into a company called Fiberine that would raise the roof on her current van for about $5,000 including the windows and additional framing the job would require. So she originally bought the van for about $24,000 used, and proceeded to spend approximately $31,000, for a total of about $55,000 to turn it into a tiny house, including the cost of turning it into a hightop van. Please enjoy for yourself below!
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Anna’s Van Life in a Custom Cargo Van Conversion
This is Exploring Alternatives’ Mat & Danielle’s new, DIY van conversion that’s based on a high top 2015 Ford Transit Van.
They’ve been living, traveling, and working out of their own van conversion for a while now, and have recently had the opportunity to upgrade to a customized van conversion which you’re getting to see right here and now. Yes, they designed and built it themselves and I think you might find this to be one of the most beautiful and most well thought out van conversions out there. Let me know what you think in the comments.
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Couple’s New, DIY, and Completely Custom Van Conversion