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photo of the back of a Mercedes van driving down a dirt road. Tall trees surround the van and a snowy slope is to the left. Blue sky above.

Artistic Adventurer Van

Completely built by Daughter and Dad duo for daughter’s full time solo vanlife. This beautiful van features professional cabinetry with Hard Maple, Wenge and Purple Heart woods, a women’s touch and storage galore. Daily photos of build on Instagram @artisticadventurervan “Best Ever”
exterior photo of a tiny house on wheels in the snow as the snow falls around it. The house has a porch with teal colored French doors and teal trim. It has metal siding and brown trim.

Tiny Hell on Wheels

Hilarie Kaczetow built her 120sq. ft. home over the span of 3 years. Using reclaimed and recycled materials, she was able to keep the cost under $20,000! Since finishing her build in summer of 2017, she has travel over 14,000 miles in her tiny alongside her pet pig, Crusher!
photo of former school bus in the woods. The bus is painted black in front with a pink door and light blue and pink on the side.

EllenDegenerBus

A girl and her bus is a beautiful thing. Randy is an artist & adventurer. She is converting her school bus into a rolling home to explore the country. Randy admires Ellen DeGenerous’s encouraging spirit and named her bus after the star. She aims to inspire, encourage and support others like Ellen!
photo of man standing outside of a small homemade camper

Lil Red

At a huge 66 sq. ft., Lil Red is the perfect full-time traveling home for Artisan Josh and his two pups, Bella & Toter. Built from the frame of a ’62 Apache pop-up camper with a reclaimed, hand-finished interior, Lil Red has explored more than 34,000 miles. Artisan Josh is a traveling carpenter who creates beautiful new tiny homes and projects for clients all over the country.
picture of a mint green small school bus with white trim. The bus is in a parking lot with a beach in the background and blue sky above.

The Meadow Mini

The Meadow Mini is quaint shortie bus that was Gavin & Alexa converted in only 72 days.. YUP only 72 days! They bought the bus for $3k and renovated a little under $7k.. so that makes a grand total of a little UNDER 10k! Yet it looks like a million bucks. It’s warm and inviting and a great traveling home for them and their 2 adorable kitties. 
side view of a small wood camper with flowers in front and a large wooden letter R on the side

Tiny On!

Renee has been living in 87 sq. ft. for over 2 years. She’s been using her experience of living in the teeny tiny space to learn more about how she uses space so that when she builds the tiny house of her dreams it’ll be just the right size and in the right configuration to fit her mobile lifestyle.
Young woman laying down on a bed in the back of a van converted to a camper. The blankets look fluffy and white like a cloud and the gal is looking at a journal.

Flipper

Bre & Lacey built their custom camper van themselves and enjoy helping others do #vanlife with in Southern California with San Diego Campervans. They are also helping to create an app that will be a complete resource for VanLife. It is a collaboration by vanlifers for vanlifers. The VanLifeApp will be launching soon to help you find vanlifers, facilities, and free camping.
exterior photo of a modern looking tiny house that has a big sliding glass window and windows up high. It silver metal roof

BigBoy

Handcrafted modern and cozy tiny house! This tiny house was built with love and passion for an eco-friendly way of living. The project was completed in April 2018 and exhibits 300 square feet of living space including two lofts. This tiny house is for sale! Come to TinyFest California to explore it in person and make an offer on BigBoy. 
Interior photo of a van with wood interior and a couch

Vanna White

Vanna White is a 2005 Sprinter Van that has been completely customized into a studio apartment on wheels. The conversion took 3 months and includes a full kitchen with an oven, refrigerator and reclaimed wine boxes made into cabinets & a Rooftop Deck. Matt Alexander travels in Vanna White full-time with his adorable Chihuahua Wilson Flynn.
Custom built custom that is wood on top and metal not he bottom half. It is sitting by a small palm tree and other tropical plants

TerraForm Three

Terraform Three is a 54 sq ft micro home that is fully self-sustaining and off-grid capable. It was built out of an old boat trailer and has traveled all around the country. TF3 is the third tiny house that Richard Ward has built. Each one is smaller than previous one as he continues to downsize his possessions and upsize his life. He loves living full time on the road.
4x4 camper van with the top popped up for extra space. It loos very rugged and is sitting by the ocean at sunset

Help Name This Van

Juan has lived in this adventurous 4×4 van for two years. It’s outfitted by Sportsmobile and designed to fit his outdoor lifestyle. When the top is up, there is a second bed which makes it perfect for taking his teenage son on excursion. He built a custom made bike repair station on the back and . The only problem with his van…. It doesn’t have a name yet. What do you think he should name it?
Tiny house being built in a warehouse. The house is nearly complete and modern looking

T. H. Shannanigans

Shannon’s tiny house is almost complete! It’s being built by Tru-Form Tiny and will be ready by the end of May. She’s excited to go pick it up very soon. Shannon will be adding her personal belongings and some personal touches then taking Tiny House Shannanigans out for their first trip together…. to TinyFest California! Come see her brand new home and wish her luck on her upcoming adventures. 
A couple with four young children who appear to be under the age 6 standing in front of light blue school bus that they live in.

Clarity the Bus

This family  6 has been living in their Skoolie conversion for the pst 2.5 years and have fallen in love with the tiny home movement! It’s so do-able with kids and they love to share that with people!! They are a full-timing family wildcamping, boondocking, and visiting as many places across the country as they can. Rob works on the road.  Robin homeschools (or unschools) the kids and is studying to be a master herbalist.
a 1970 vanagon VW with a canopy attached at the top, a big rug on the ground and a hammock and camp chair in front of it. The scene is set for camper van camping

Fred

Simply named and simply stated, Fred, a VW Vanagon diesel, is a van dweller conversion that demonstrates you don’t need to sink a bunch of money into your van in order to be comfortable and happy. What you need is creativity and a sense of adventure! Realtor Hanne Inman has just that. She specializes in vacant land for alternative units and loves traveling in her own ‘alternative unit’ (aka Fred). 

interior photo of a small narrow room. The room is empty as if no one lives there. There are no curtains or decorations.

Baja Box

Matt is a designer, carpenter & builder interested in the small, alternative dwelling movement. He began his first tiny house project (and personal home) in late 2016, learning the entire process from idea to completion and has expanded into other ongoing & planned projects including creative residential construction, camper vehicle conversions, furniture and art work.  For information on projects for sale or future contracting assistance, click here to email him.

 

exterior photo of a modern gypsy wagon. Looks similar to a replica of an old-fashion circus train car.

Gypsy Wagon

This wonderful vardo has a very nice wood interior which resembles the look of a sailboat. You can see it at TinyFest on Friday & Sunday. 
photo of a camper van with the side door open. A golden glow is coming from the lights inside the tall white van. There is a woman in the doorway looking up at the blue puffy clouds

Freebird

Freebird is the full-time home of Lisa with Vacay Vans, a solo female traveler. This 2012 Nissan NV2500 is a former chicken catering van. This conversion focuses on sustainable, reclaimed materials and the open floor-plan makes this the party van!

woman sitting on the running board of a blue camper van. The wide door is open and her dog is at her feet.

Hailey

Mike and Jess have lived on the road for over a year. With a background in architecture and design, Mike built their tiny home on wheels, a 2017 Sprinter 4×4 144” wheelbase, in 30 only days! It’s off grid with a composting toilet, running water & solar.

 

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