At first glance, it may seem that living in a van is not really a pleasure. However, if you are offered the motor home created by a guy named Michael, then you may change your mind. After all, Michael has been able to turn an old ambulance into a comfortable home in which he can drive wherever he wants. And sleep in his own bed, too!
Michael is 28 years old, and he converted his first car when he was just 23
Back then, the guy wanted to live in his own home, but he didn't have enough money to buy an apartment.
Michael has recently decided to move into a camper
Michael describes the new vehicle as a "beautiful square monster." The 1992 Ford E-350 was first an ambulance, and then it was used to transport fake grass. It was retired when a newer replacement was found.
To begin with, Michael dismantled the interior of the van
And then he planned out where everything would be...
And that's where Michael decided to make the kitchen
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This is where he wanted to have the sink, countertops, shelves, lighting, and radiators.
And there would be a bed hidden in the couch, and the place for a mattress
The renovation took Michael four months
But he did it after work and on weekends. As Michael says, if he had given it all his free time, he could have done it in a month.
Michael was refurbishing his RV in different places
He would often stay at his friend's backyard and do repairs there. Another friend helped Michael with the mechanics, but he did the interiors himself
Inside the house, Michael used two types of wood
You might think it would affect the weight of the car, but the owner says if it did, it wasn't that significant.
Michael says that the result is similar to what he had planned
According to Michael, many people refuse to live in mobile homes, and their excuses are rather uniform but they are all outweighed by the benefits of such a home: "Living in a van allows you to travel a lot and save money."
The example of this transformation is really inspiring
Michael's home is gorgeous though it doesn't look so from the outside
And that's the case when you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Who knows what kind of palace is hidden inside that RV!
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