However, one couple wanted the roof over their head to be affordable and travel-friendly. Psh – not in this lifetime. Well, that’s what I thought until I saw their incredible self-made apartment in the back of a white van. Doesn’t seem like the ideal living situation, but trust me, this place is pretty sweet.
Adam Croft, 29, and his partner Nikki Pepperell, 32, spent one year and £10,000 ($13,040) creating their own little dream house in the back of a Ford Transit. The UK couple decided that the cost of living was too much to handle, and instead got a sweet deal on a £3,500 van off of eBay and then spent around double that on doing it up.
The van/house comes complete with a bathroom, kitchen, shower, bed, windows, a couch, new flooring, and even a porch. Though it’s a tight squeeze, for that price it’s incredible. They definitely beat the housing crisis on that one. I would say their project turned out pretty well.
The pair left their office jobs and plan to travel and work around Europe in their new home for at least a year. They’re chronicling their journey on The Van Diaries. Forget a penthouse in the south of France – this is my new dream home.