Pete Thuli (24) and Taylor Bucher (23) spent US$5000 converting their Dodge Sprinter van into a a fully functional home, complete with a kitchen and all-in-one living room and bedroom. Their photos show them snuggling up in front of the fire and enjoying a meal with Snoop.
“After coming home from travelling through Southeast Asia for ten months, we realised how much of our own country we had never seen,” say Pete and Taylor. “We knew that committing ourselves to an office job straight out of college wouldn’t make us happy, so we started brainstorming ways we could travel for an extended amount of time.”
“Once we came across the van life community, we were instantly hooked. Living and travelling out of something we built with our own hands, what’s better than that?”
Pete and Taylor have clocked up 7000 miles on the clock so far and have traveled through twelve states to the west coast in pursuit of warm weather. They say that life on the road is simple as they only travel with the objects they need, eat food they’ve cooked themselves and use alternative energy sources to live sustainably.
“This lifestyle also forces us to spend our time intentionally, rather than filling empty spaces in our day with TV and other modern day distractions,” they say. “We never feel too confined in our tiny home, but if we do, we just open the back doors and step into our backyard, wherever that might be on that particular day.”
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The couple say that living in the van is action-packed and there is nothing stopping anyone else from doing the same. They love the freedom that this lifestyle affords them, as they can travel anywhere at any time.
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“If you’re passionate about traveling and living a similar lifestyle, put your whole heart into it and follow that passion,” they say. “We all have the chance in one way or another, so if you want it, go out and live it.”
We haven’t been posting as much this past week, but we have a good excuse. We reunited with some good friends and had such a fun, adventure-filled week. The van is our home, and we love sharing our little house with amazing friends, both old and new 🍻
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