With so many people tired of paying rent, yet unable to afford home-ownership, a large number of folks are starting to trend away from traditional lifestyles. Like Norbert Juhasz and his fiancee Dora, who found a 16-year-old van and decided it would be the perfect new home for them.
While some folks are entirely content settling down somewhere they love and building a life in one place, Norbert and Dora work in the freelance creative industry as a photographer and writer, allowing them the type of mobility that many other types of jobs lack.
$7,200 later, the couple had an entirely transformed van that would double as their home for their trip from Budapest to Morocco. They didn’t spend too much time worrying about the appearance of the van from the outside, but once you look inside, it’s clear where their hard-earned money went.
They got creative with their living amenities, having a seat that turns into a bed that fits two people with storage space underneath. They have a stove-top that uses gas, a gas cylinder, a sink and a water tank that utilizes a pressure-sensing pump. Their L-shaped cabinet houses a refrigerator, more storage and can also be used as extra seating.
Perhaps the coolest part about this van is that it’s 12-volt electrical system is powered by the 250-watt solar panels that line the roof of the van itself. It also makes use of a generator when needed, but any extra energy they acquire is stored by 200-Ah batteries that are hooked up to an inverter.