Soooo, remember, like, a year ago when I had these fantasies about living in a pull-behind camper trailer? And then I found out that Boulder makes it impossible (financially speaking) to do so while also working a full-time career? Well, the tiny home kick is alive and well (again)!
This time, I’m going about it a little more traditionally. And what’s more traditional than living out of a van? Gypsies and hippies have been doing it for generations. It’s certainly mainstream now, am I right?
I was hung up on running water, perhaps a toilet, and something that was at least constructed within the last decade. This time, the tiny home I’m eyeballing is a converted ambulance. A Ford E-350 with 7.3L diesel engine to be exact. (This one is relevant to my interests, but it’s out of my price range.)
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I almost got a very similar machine a couple weeks ago that was already mostly converted into an RV, but the shyster that promised me I could come see it sold it to someone else before I had the chance. I was devastated.
The reason I’m after that one is that I’m told that engine is bulletproof and gets roughly 20mpg. Now, I hardly know anything about cars, just enough to get by, so I’m entrusting my future home purchase with an expert friend. See, doesn’t he look expert:
He also mentioned that if I can’t get that one, an older Chevy G20 conversion van would be the next best thing. Easy to work on. Cheap to replace parts. And it’s already insulated. Ok, I guess if I have to…
So, here I am, scouring the internets for vans of all shapes and sizes. You can probably imagine how hard it is to convince myself to live in just a “small” conversion van when I had the possibility of a mansion on wheels (the ambulance). But for real, I’m looking for conversion vans, cargo vans, box/cube vans, and ambulances to try relive my dream of a tiny home.
If any of you fantastical readers out there have a hot line on one of them, please let me know!
Stay tuned later in the week when I discuss what made my previous attempt at tiny/mobile (ew) home living a failure.
Don’t Miss Your Chance
I was stuck in Corporate America for 9 years. I was miserable.
Then I took control.
You can too, and it starts right here.
Love the projects. These tiny homes and your vehicles are awesome. I built a really small home using this guide and have never been happier http://www.amazon.com/Small-Home-Tiny-House-Estimate-ebook/dp/B00IKT3TW4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404225854&sr=8-1&keywords=jobe+leonard