In this YouTube video titled “Transforming a Skoolie into an Off-grid Oasis: Watch the 2-Year Journey in 10 mins!”, the journey of converting a school bus into an off-grid oasis is showcased. The exciting and creative transformation process is compressed into a 10-minute video. Stay tuned to witness the remarkable journey unfold!
An amazing overlander tiny home built by a couple who likes to take their home wherever they go. The couple went nomadic four years ago and built their home on a 2008 GMC c7500 that they personally converted. The home has 600 amp hours of lithium phosphate batteries and 1850 watts of solar panels on the roof, making it totally self-sufficient. The interior has an open space, with a big counter for cooking and lots of storage space. The couple added personal touches like a Polaroid wall of their travels.
Andrew and Ashley give DIY truck conversion tips for those looking to go overlanding on a budget. They take us through the process of building their home-built expedition vehicle, the Muse Roamer, which is a converted 2004 Ford F-550 four-wheel-drive. They reveal the components they used, such as solar panels, lithium-ion batteries, propane tank, and more. Andrew shows off the compartments and storage spaces, custom-made furniture, and finishes with a tour of the inside, highlighting their favorite features.
In the YouTube video “Inside a Self-built Ford Transit Van: A Solo Female Adventure,” Lauren gives a tour of her 2018 extended 148 wheelbase Ford Transit van that she converted herself and has been living in for about a year and a half. She shows off her shower cabinet, swivel seat with a desk area, kitchen appliances, electrical system with five 100 amp hour battleborn batteries, 12 volt AC unit, and solar panels. Lauren also shares her budget-friendly tips for creating a comfortable and functional living space in a van.
Jess and Sean showcase their DIY van transformation, including a Murphy bed, closet, composting toilet, and recycled wood accents. They discuss their decision to downsize and live on the road, citing the freedom to travel and discover new places, as well as the sense of community they have found along the way.
Elliot gives a tour of his camper van which features a large sink, projector, magnetic locks for cabinets, and a custom lighting system. The van runs on a Tesla power system, which includes a fridge and freezer that can last up to three weeks without needing to go grocery shopping. The camper van is perfect for two people and a dog, and Elliot has added several convenient features, including a pee funnel for emergencies and a shower hose that can be attached to the back of the van.
See the incredible journey of turning an ambulance into a fully-functional living space for expeditions. From installing solar panels to creating a kitchen and sleeping area, watch as this innovative project comes to life.
The ambulance is a 2001 Ford E-450 with a 7.3 liter diesel engine. Danielle shows the outdoor storage, 20-gallon water tank, pump, tankless hot water heater, and propane for the heater. She also gives a tour of the interior, showing the bed, couch, closet, shower, speakers, and kitchen with a large fridge and freezer. Danielle also explains the benefits of living in an ambulance.
Grant shows off the incredible conversion of an old ambulance into a fully functional and stylish living space. He takes us through the kitchen, living area, storage, and even the exterior storage. The ambulance still has all the original wiring and mechanics, but they have been cleverly repurposed into a comfortable and inviting home on wheels. Grant did the entire conversion himself, relying on inspiration from the tiny home and van life community he follows online.
Ben Harris, the owner of a 1995 F-350 four-wheel drive ambulance, converted it into his tiny home. The space inside is full of creative DIY modifications that are budget-friendly. From the closet space to the kitchen, Harris repurposed the ambulance’s cabinets to look less medical and more homey. The vehicle has cedar-lined shelves, a sink that doubles as a shower, and lots of storage underneath the bed. The ambulance lights were replaced with power-saving LED lights. The space inside is functional and perfect for someone who loves traveling.
A couple shows us how they created their dream overlanding home on wheels by converting an ambulance into a camper. They took out the original cabinets to add a window for more natural light and put in a queen-sized bed that doesn’t need to be put up and down. They added a propane stove, a big sink, and a Dometic fridge to make it feel like a regular home. The ambulance is well-insulated for cold weather and has a shower and cassette toilet. The couple also added swivel seats for comfortable lounging.
Ginger and Greg build the ultimate overland adventure rig. They share their experience with different types of campers before settling on an aluminum one, and how they did thorough research on rig selection to ensure a long-term solution. Additionally, they provide an in-depth look at the customized modifications they’ve made to their truck, including tool and outdoor gear storage, bumper lights and solar panels, to make it off-road and off-grid capable.