09/07 Woman turns an old van base into a tiny off-grid home on wheels

Elizabeth Pearson in front of her tiny house

Elizabeth Pearson in front of her tiny house

When Elizabeth Pearson was given an old van base by a stranger, she immediately knew that she wanted to transform it into a dreamy tiny house. There were just two problems: she had a limited budget and no previous building experience. But that didn’t stop her – instead, she taught herself how to construct her tiny home from the ground up in Spain, sourcing as many recycled and found materials as she could to cut costs.

The finished home on wheels is completely off the grid and equipped with everything needed for daily life. Standing at 5 by 2.20 meters (about 16 by 7 feet), the completed home holds a full-sized shower, composting toilet, a rustic kitchen with a gas oven and hob, a double bedroom on a mezzanine level, and a sofa with built-in storage which doubles as a day bed on the ground floor.

Read more – http://inhabitat.com/women-turned-an-old-van-base-from-a-stranger-into-an-off-grid-tiny-home-on-wheels/

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Elaine Walker