All posts tagged: van conversion

A Tour of our Tiny House on Wheels

Living in a tiny house is somewhat of an art. Every space has to have a purpose. Every item within that space must be carefully scrutinized as to whether it is truly necessary. At less than 60 square feet, a good deal of thought went into the design and set up of our van in order to make it a live-able space for not one, but two people. The design is extremely customized to our own personal needs, which we have dialed in over time and are constantly improving and tweaking. Our bedroom is accessible by the sliding door on the side of the van or through a sliding door in the wooden divider that separates the front seats from the rest of the van. Our bed, made of two crash pads and a piece of foam, sits on a raised platform, which allows ample room for gear underneath. While limited head room is definitely the biggest downside of our van, the amount of time we spend in bed is fairly limited (and almost entirely spent laying down), so the amount of gear …

Converting our GMC Safari

As the van slowly puttered up the hill, I watched the needle on the temperature gauge steadily rise higher and higher. At the top of the hill the Pontiac collapsed on the side of the road in a state of utter exhaustion. We knew the routine by now. Adam opened the hood in an effort to cool the engine, we waited for the temperature to lower, and then we continued on our way. A mechanic had already broke the bad news to us – it wasn’t worth fixing. There was no telling how long it may hold on for – could be a week, a few months, or even a year. After 15 minutes Adam closed the hood and we pulled back out onto the highway. Our Pontiac Montana wasn’t your average minivan. It’s metal frame contained years of memories. It carried Adam and I across the country three times, survived numerous pot hole covered dirt roads, and somewhere along the way, it had evolved into ‘home’. But, as we drove down the highway headed for Jackson, Wyoming, we …