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Traveling the World in Their Self-Converted Van


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Cazzy and Bradley are one amazing couple who have been globetrotting since 2016! Their travels have taken them from South America to Sri Lanka to Scotland and the US. While they’ve taken plenty of planes, trains, and automobiles to get around the earth so far, their latest mode of transportation has been their self-converted van.

And they are driving that van in a loop around the world! So far, I haven’t heard of anyone else attempting something that cool. Enjoy the photo tour of their van below, and be sure to read our Q&A with the couple at the end of the post.

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It Took 3 Months Working Overtime To Convert Their Van

Their van is taking them to so many beautiful places.

Here they are converting the interior.

A look at the garage.

Here’s their bed set-up.

And their kitchen.

Yes, they included a bathroom!

Cooking something good.

A funny sign!

It’s awesome when your backyard could be anywhere.

Dreamy twinkle lights!

Make sure to follow their journey around the world!

Read our interview with them below!

Interview

What got you into tiny living?

We had done a few trips in campervans over the years and loved it, and we even spent 3 months road-tripping Scandivina in a borrowed campervan, and that gave us a real taste of tiny living, and we loved it! Then during the Covid pandemic, we couldn’t travel, and decided to use the time to buy a van and convert it into a tiny home on wheels, so that when travel recovered, we could head off adventuring!

Did you build your home or buy it? How long did the process take?

We built our home! It took us 3 months of 7am to 9pm days, and it was finally ready to hit the road! We had never built anything before, so we relied on Youtube tutorials and advice from friends and family. But we are extremely pleased with how our van turned out. Because we built it ourselves, it’s completely suited to all our needs, which is awesome.

How has tiny living changed your life (for better or worse)?

It’s really shown us how little stuff you need to survive. I have suitcases worth of clothes and items at my parent’s house, and it made me realize, if I didn’t need them whilst living full-time in a campervan, then I really didn’t need them at all! It’s also allowed us both to problem-solve better. Living in a tiny home on wheels always presents challenges, whether that’s finding a safe space to park each night, finding fresh water, or disposing of grey waste, there is always something that needs done daily.

What’s the hardest part of tiny living?

To be totally honest, it can be frustrating when there isn’t always a comfortable place to park at night. This doesn’t happen often, but it does make you feel uneasy because everything you love is in this moving home. Also, there is an adjustment period for when you start living with someone in a small space. Even if you’re the most perfect couple, a small space will bring out flaws, and communication is truly key when it comes to that.

What’s the most rewarding part?

The freedom! We love our van life living because we have the freedom to drive where we want, explore what we want, and create an itinerary suited to us. Plus you do get to call home to a bunch of really cool places. Some of our favourite “homes” have been on champagne vineyards in France, or views of the Rockies in Canada!

Any advice for people looking to go tiny?

Trial it first. Tiny living isn’t for everyone, so it’s a good idea to test whether it’s suited for you by trialing it first. Whether that’s renting a campervan for a short while, or even renting a tiny house for a short while. This will give you a chance to really feel ready to make the change. But always keep an open mind, change can be scary, but change is a good thing and can lead to amazing things.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Marsha Cowan
    March 8, 2023, 8:28 am

    Sweet!!

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