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Videographer’s Stealth Budget Van Build (With a Toilet): $5.5K


If you’ve been following Tiny House Talk for any amount of time, you’ve probably seen the handiwork of videographer Travis Cosentino (@travis_travels on Instagram) — he does the filming for Tiny Home Tours, which we show you quite frequently.

But did you know he’s a van-dweller? He’s been living in his stealthy conversion now for about a year, and only spent $5,500 on the build, most of which went to mechanical repairs. He loves meeting like-minded people and sharing their stories, plus he gets to travel all around the country as he interviews.

Travis’ home is wonderfully simple, but he did manage to fit a sneaky toilet into this itty bitty build! Watch the video tour to learn more.

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He Interviews Tiny Home Dwellers While Travelling in His Van!

Travis fit a full-sized bed into his rig.

The shelves store all his stuff he needs frequently.

He edits from his bed. Pretty neat!

He kept the cab pretty simple.

Toilet and a bolted-down safe. Very smart!

Video Tour – His $5,500 DIY Van Conversion

Highlights:

  • Videographer for Tiny Home Tours
  • Been on the road for one year
  • Travels and interviews other tiny house dwellers
  • Hidden toilet
  • 10 gallon fresh water
  • 7 gallon grey water
  • Full-sized bed
  • Storage shelving

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Natalie C. McKee

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Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife and mama of two little kids. She and her family just purchased a small fixer-upper and are starting a self-sufficient homestead on their happy little acre.
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  • Avatar Robert
    August 14, 2020, 7:41 pm

    So COOL I can’t wait till I can do this

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      August 17, 2020, 10:28 am

      Absolutely!

  • Avatar Michael
    August 14, 2020, 9:12 pm

    He must be a short guy. My height doesn’t fit into a van across driving direction.
    And having my own shower is a must for me.
    Working from bed long term isn’t great for blood circulation because us humans aren’t ‘designed’for that.

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