Learn the Interesting Way This Couple Made a Home
Uninspired by the cost of living but inspired to strike out on their own, UK couple Adam and Nikki decided to forgo renting a place in favor of a tiny home. Tired of struggling to scrape up rent money each month, the pair embarked on a mission to make a home for themselves. Literally. They had been discussing the idea for some time before making the leap. “Pretty much all of our wages were going. At the end of the month, once we had paid for the running of the car and living costs, we wouldn’t really be left with anything,” said Adam. As lovers of travel, he said they wanted to find a way to save on rent and be able to travel inexpensively. Their idea: build their very own mobile home. Though virtually inexperienced in DIY projects, the two succeeded at their goal and are on the road traversing Europe!
Nikki and Adam started on eBay to find the house of their dreams, and landed a used Ford Transit Luton van for around $5,000(USD). With the support of their parents, they spent an entire year working on the van to turn it into a livable space. They both ended up moving back home and spent spare time and money to build their house when they had it. With YouTube videos and websites as their teachers, the couple learned and built as they went, making it a learning experience in the process. All in all, it cost roughly $13,000 U.S. dollars to renovate the truck. SWNS TV’s video below shows us how they did it!
The kitchen has a countertop stove and tiny bowl sink that sit a few inches apart. Perfect for a warm cup of tea! Plenty of shelving lines both sides of the truck, providing storage space for dishes, books, and cooking utensils. To let in additional natural light, there’s also a built-in skylight that sits above their bed area. The wood flooring brings in an additional touch of luxury, and has been accented with rugs.