Danielle takes us on a tour of her converted ambulance. From outdoor tables and showers to a spacious kitchen and even a closet, this home on wheels has it all! Join us as we dive into the details of Danielle’s impressive conversion project.
Turning an Ambulance into a Tiny Home: A Tour Inside
This 2001 Ford E450 ambulance is a beast with its 7.3 liter diesel engine. Although the exterior may need a fresh coat of paint, I’ve made some modifications to make it more functional. For starters, I added a bus mirror on the side to improve visibility while driving.
One of the best features of ambulances is their incredible outdoor storage, and this one is no exception. The lower compartment houses the batteries, and there are a total of five batteries that come with the ambulance. I rarely use the closet door that opens to the outside; instead, I prefer using the inside door. This space also doubles as a foldable outdoor table, which is perfect for cooking and dining outside. Plus, there’s an indoor-outdoor shower for those picturesque moments when you want to enjoy nature while showering.
Moving on to the back of the ambulance, we have the garage space where we store tools and our trusty Mr. Buddy heater. The water compartment is another convenient feature that allows us to fill the 20-gallon water tank without worrying about leaks inside. We also keep our propane and extra water in this compartment. Additionally, there’s ample storage space for camping chairs, tents, canopies, and even a keyboard.
Inside the ambulance, the front cab is where we spend most of our time driving. We’ve customized it with an aftermarket head unit for music and a backup camera for better visibility. The back of the ambulance is separated by a door that helps insulate the space and maintain the desired temperature. Here, you’ll find wires, clothing, and even a subwoofer amp for our music-loving souls.
Next, we have our front door, which features bug nets to keep those annoying critters at bay. Stepping in, we open up my spacious closet, although it may look empty now since we’re temporarily staying at my parents’ place. There’s also a mounted safe for keeping important belongings secure. Underneath the bed, we have shoe storage, and the bed itself transforms into a comfortable couch that accommodates two people.
Continuing the tour, we enter the shower area, which also serves as storage most of the time. We primarily rely on external shower facilities, but having our own shower is a convenient option. Other highlights include two speakers, a cat door (although our feline friends didn’t join us), and cabinets for organizing clothes, art supplies, and cleaning materials.
In the kitchen, we have a portable camp stove that can be used indoors or at our outdoor table. Dry food and spices are stored in cabinets, and the fridge boasts more space than your typical van build. The freezer is a real game-changer, allowing us to have ice on the go and store frozen goodies like popsicles and fruits.
Well, that wraps up our tour of this transformed ambulance. It’s been an amazing journey, and I couldn’t be happier with the cozy and functional space I’ve created. Who knew an ambulance could make such a perfect tiny home?
The Stats of Danielle’s Ambulance-Turned-Home
It’s a 2001 Ford E-450 with a 7.3 liter diesel engine. Despite needing a repaint, the ambulance is in good shape. Danielle has even added a bus mirror on the side for better visibility. One of the best features of ambulances is their outdoor storage, and Danielle takes full advantage of it. She shows off a small door in the side that holds the batteries.
There are a total of five batteries in the ambulance that power everything from the lights to the fridge. Danielle also points out a table that folds down into an outdoor cooking space, as well as an indoor-outdoor shower. She mentions how nice it is to have the option to shower outside in scenic areas. Moving to the back, Danielle opens the double doors to reveal what she calls “the garage,” which is currently empty due to organization purposes. She then shows the water compartment with a 20-gallon water tank and a tankless hot water heater.
Additionally, she mentions the propane for the heater and a hose. Danielle also mentions the various compartments for storage, including a tall one for camping chairs and tents, as well as two batteries that power everything on the inside. In the front cab, she points out the aftermarket head unit for music and a backup camera for better visibility. Moving to the back, there’s a door that separates the front from the back, providing insulation and temperature control.
Inside, Danielle reveals her closet, which is currently empty as she’s staying at her parents’ basement while renovating the bus. She also shows the pull-out couch that turns into a small bed and various storage compartments for clothes and belongings. In the shower area, she demonstrates the indoor shower, although she mentions that they usually prefer to shower at places like Planet Fitness. Danielle also points out speakers, a cat door, and cabinets filled with art supplies, clothes, and more.
She showcases the kitchen area with a portable camp stove, dry food storage, a fridge, and a freezer, which she finds to be a luxurious addition. Overall, Danielle’s ambulance-turned-home boasts ample storage, functional amenities, and a cozy living space.
Outdoor Storage: The Best Part About Ambulances
Ambulances are known to have incredible outdoor storage, and that is the best part about them. Ambulances come with three batteries, and there’s a total of five batteries in here. This outdoor storage space is not only practical but also essential for the functioning of the ambulance.
Moving to the side, there is a foldable table that can be used for cooking or other outdoor activities. It’s perfect for enjoying a meal outside in a scenic area. And speaking of enjoying the outdoors, there is also an indoor/outdoor shower. While it can be accessed from the inside, having the option to shower outside adds a unique experience when you’re in a beautiful location.
Now, let’s take a look at the back of the ambulance. There is a double door and a sliding door that provides ventilation and easy access to what we like to call “the garage.” This storage area is ideal for keeping tools, a Mr. Buddy heater, and other items that we don’t use frequently.
Additionally, there is a water compartment with a 20-gallon tank and a pump. This means you can fill the water tank from outside without worrying about leaks inside the ambulance. It’s a convenient feature that allows for self-sufficiency on the road.
The outdoor storage doesn’t end there. On top of the ambulance, there are solar panels that connect to two batteries. These batteries power everything inside the ambulance, such as the fridge, lights, and 12-volt plugs. It’s a reliable and efficient way to ensure all your electrical needs are met while on the go.
As you can see, outdoor storage is the best part about ambulances. It provides ample space for all your belongings, tools, and even outdoor activities. Whether you’re a full-time traveler or just enjoy occasional adventures, the storage capacity of an ambulance gives you the freedom to bring everything you need for a comfortable journey.
From Garage to Living Space: How Danielle Organized Her Ambulance
Starting with the front of the ambulance, Danielle points out that it needs a fresh coat of paint but mentions that she has added a bus mirror on the side to improve visibility. Moving to the side, she highlights one of her favorite parts of the ambulance – the incredible outdoor storage. There’s a small door at the bottom that houses the batteries, with a total of five batteries in total. Danielle mentions that she mostly uses the inside door for accessing her closet.
Next, Danielle reveals a fold-down outdoor table that doubles as a cooking space, which she finds very convenient. She also shows off an indoor-outdoor shower, explaining that while it can be accessed from the inside, having the option to use it outside in scenic areas is a nice feature. As she humorously mentions, it’s perfect for those who want to be “naked out in public,” if the weather permits.
Moving to the back of the ambulance, Danielle calls it the “garage” area, where she stores tools, a heater, and other items she doesn’t frequently use. She then points out the water compartment, which holds a 20-gallon tank that can be easily filled from the outside. She explains the presence of a tankless hot water heater and a gray tank for extra water storage. Additionally, she mentions having propane for the heater and a hose in this compartment.
Danielle reveals that the tallest compartment is dedicated to camping chairs, tents, and other larger items. She continues by showcasing the two batteries responsible for running everything on the inside of the ambulance, from the fridge to the lights and 12-volt plugs. These batteries are connected to solar panels mounted on top of the vehicle.
Moving inside, Danielle takes us to the front cab, emphasizing the aftermarket head unit and backup camera she added for convenience. She then demonstrates a small door that separates the front cab from the back, providing insulation and temperature control. Inside the door, she shows a mess of wires and some storage space. Moving further back, she reveals her closet, which is currently empty as she is living in her parents’ basement while renovating her bus.
Underneath the bed, Danielle has shoe storage and additional storage space. She explains that the bed is a pull-out couch, which she admits can be a bit small for two people used to a queen-sized bed. She also showcases her safe, mounted in the closet, where she keeps important belongings when away from the ambulance for long periods. Danielle proceeds to show the shower area, which also functions as storage space, and mentions opting to use gym showers most of the time.
Continuing the tour, she reveals speakers, a cat door, and art supplies in various cabinets. Danielle mentions the convenience of the existing cabinets in the ambulance, pointing out cleaning supplies on one side and an abundance of toiletries on the other. She then highlights a recently added charging drawer containing wires for charging phones, laptops, and speakers, neatly organized and out of the way.
Moving to the kitchen area, Danielle showcases a portable camp stove that she uses both indoors and outdoors. Above the stove, she stores canned goods, and nearby, she has a drawer dedicated to silverware and utensils. She points out plumbing for the sink and shows how to turn on the running water. Danielle proceeds to reveal dry food storage cabinets and her spacious fridge and freezer, which she admits to being spoiled by.
The Kitchen of an Ambulance Home: Fridge, Stove, and More!
Welcome to the kitchen of our ambulance home! This space may be small, but it’s fully equipped with everything we need to cook and enjoy delicious meals on the go. Let me show you around!
We’ll start with the fridge, which is probably the biggest fridge you’ll ever see in a van build. It’s spacious enough to store all our groceries and even has a freezer compartment. Having a freezer is a game-changer for us because we can have ice packs, popsicles, and frozen fruits whenever we want. Trust me, I don’t know how people do without a freezer in their mobile homes!
Next to the fridge, we have a cabinet for dry food storage. We keep cans, spices, coffee, tea, and all sorts of dry ingredients in here. It’s always nice to have everything organized and easily accessible, especially when space is limited. Speaking of storage, we also have another cabinet for more dry food storage. I guess you could say we love food and like to be prepared for any culinary adventure!
Moving on, we have a portable camp stove that we can take outside to our outdoor table when the weather is nice. It’s incredibly convenient for cooking outdoors and adds a fun element to our meals. We usually connect the stove to a big propane tank outside, but we also have little propane canisters for on-the-go cooking.
To keep things tidy, we have a sink with running water. The plumbing is neatly tucked away, and all we have to do is turn on the pump to have access to running water. It’s a small luxury, but one that makes a big difference when it comes to daily tasks like washing dishes or cooking.
Overall, our kitchen may be compact, but it’s fully functional and designed to make cooking and dining on the road as enjoyable as possible. From the spacious fridge to the convenient stove and running water, we have everything we need to prepare delicious meals and make lasting memories in our ambulance home.
Q: What is the video about?
A: The video is about a woman named Danielle who turned an ambulance into a tiny home and she takes us on a tour of the inside.
Q: What kind of engine does the ambulance have?
A: The ambulance has a 7.3 liter diesel engine.
Q: What is the outdoor storage like on the ambulance?
A: Danielle says that ambulances are known for having incredible outdoor storage and one of her favorite parts about her ambulance is that it has a little door that contains the batteries. There are a total of five batteries in the ambulance and she also has a table that folds down into an outdoor table and an indoor/outdoor shower.
Q: What is the garage area used for?
A: The garage area is used for storage. Danielle has her tools, a Mr. Buddy heater, and other things that they don’t use often but need to have.
Q: What compartments are in the ambulance?
A: The water compartment is located in the back of the ambulance. It has a 20-gallon water tank and a pump that runs it. There is also a diesel compartment for the heater, propane for the water heater, and a hose. In addition, there is a tall compartment where Danielle keeps extra camping chairs, tents, and canopies.
Q: What does Danielle keep in the front of the ambulance?
A: Danielle spends most of her time in the front cab of the ambulance while driving. She has an aftermarket head unit for music and a backup camera. She also talks about the insulation that separates the front from the back.
Q: What is inside the ambulance?
A: Inside the ambulance, Danielle has the front door which leads to a closet where she keeps her clothes and a safe. There is also a pull-out couch which turns into a double bed, speakers, a cat door, and art supplies. She also has a shower and bottles, toiletries, and cleaning supplies, as well as her kitchen. This includes a portable camp stove, a dry food storage cabinet, and her refrigerator/freezer.
Q: What is the charging drawer that Danielle added?
A: Danielle added a charging drawer to the ambulance to keep all the wires organized and charged like their phones, laptops, and speakers. It is convenient and saves them from packing too much stuff when leaving for a trip.
Q: What is the biggest fridge Danielle has in her van build?
A: The fridge Danielle has in her ambulance build is the biggest she has ever seen in a van build, and she also has a freezer which is really nice because they always have ice, ice packs, popsicles, frozen fruits, and other frozen items.
And there you have it, a glimpse inside the cozy and charming ambulance-turned-tiny-home of Danielle. From the spacious outdoor storage to the inviting living space complete with a functional kitchen and refreshing shower, this is the embodiment of minimalist living at its best.