When I first met Laurel she was living in an almost empty van, in the process of making it into her full-time home.
The next time I caught up with her, she had a bed, a kitchen and… a home!
So in this post I’ll introduce you to Laurel and her van. Still a work in progress but I think we can do an episode 2…?
This is Laurel. We lived on the same street in London
See post: How to live in London, in a van, for a whole year – 20 tips
She travels in ‘Style’
Eats in ‘Style’
And has a CD Walkman
This is Style, her full-time home
She built it all whilst living in it, in London
Recharging her drill in cafes
Here’s the kitchen
Effective solutions to age old problems
The all important condiment drawer
Baskets for food items
The seating area turns into a large bed
With loads of storage underneath
Every bit of space used
And with much book space potential
There’s even a wardrobe
And removable table
It swivels round to wherever you want it
A switch to turn the lights on
A skylight to let the light in
And a thinking window
If you’ve been thinking of converting a van, I hope this helps/inspires you. Laurel had zero DIY skills before doing this. She just dove right in and started learning. Now she has the skills and she has her van-home. AND she did it whilst living in it, with no electricity or heating.
Stay tuned for episode 2 of Laurel’s van where she’ll have:
- A heater?
- Electricity and solar panels ?
- A toilet?
- Decor and details?
- And a full bookshelf?
Her Instagram is @travellinginstyle