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Couple Transforms Old Van Into Portable Tiny Home

By Brian Spaen

For some of us, living in a big house isn't very desirable. In fact, some people prefer an all around more flexible and mobile lifestyle. While the tiny house trend has certainly gained a lot of traction, people are starting to reimagine what constitutes a home to begin with. Take, for example, the families who are turning old buses and vans into mobile homes. Sarah and Alex James, businesses coaches themselves, are showing people how they unhooked from their conventional office jobs to live, work, and travel in a nine-year-old Dodge Sprinter van. 

Called “40 Hours of Freedom,” Sarah and Alex ditched their traditional living arrangements and joined the movement of younger people converting large vehicles into homes. Both of them enjoyed traveling and had the ability to work from home, making the transition especially plausible. When they thought about going tiny, they knew their first step would be gutting their old Dodge and getting to work.

The process began when the couple bought it for $25,000 with around 50,000 miles already on it. With the aid of family help and knowing how to construct homes, another $10,000 was spent to upgrade the vehicle with solar panels, a combination bathroom, a full kitchen, and additional storage space.