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Woman's modest-looking camper van feels like a log cabin inside

June 8th, 2021

Have you ever just wanted to sell your home and spend a life living on the open road? One woman made her dream a reality and now goes wherever she wants in her converted camper van. Most importantly, she designed the van herself to provide everything she needs.

Taking up the “gypsy” lifestyle

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At just 64-years-old, Clare has changed her life completely, becoming what she likes to call a “gypsy,” going from a large home to the smaller van. A Fiat Ducato Maxi, the van is usually used for commercial or other conversion purposes. For Clare’s purpose, though, she made it into a home.

The van provides just what Clare needs

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Similar to other conversion vans, the large size of the Fiat works great for what Clare needs it for. One of the best parts is that Clare can live completely off the grid at the same time. To do this, she added some water tanks and solar panels, so that she can provide her own water and electricity.

Making her dream a reality

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In fact, Clare designed the whole van herself after doing a ton of research online. Once she had an idea of what she wanted, she turned to Roaming Wild Campers to make her dream home a reality. Now, she can go wherever she wants, whenever she wants without having to worry about paying a mortgage.

The Mouse House

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Nicknamed the Mouse House, the camper van has a kitchen, bathroom/shower, sitting area, bedroom, and workstation where Clare, a photographer/artist can work on her computer. She can even pull out an awning outside and get some fresh air when she feels like it.

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She also has an ample kitchen area which allows her to easily prepare and cook her meals on her three-burner gas stove or in her small oven. The van has plenty of storage space to hold all of the essential items needed to make a functional home.

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And, to make it even easier to go when needed. The van has a doorway that allows Clare easy access to the cab of the vehicle, So, if she needs to leave in a hurry, she can just climb up front and drive away. This is a feature that Clare recommends for anyone, but especially for women living on their own.

Hideaway toilet and shower

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The dual toilet and shower are hidden away under a counter next to the kitchen and she has a track in the ceiling for when she wants to take a quick shower. Further back is the sleeping area with a single bed and a skylight to look at the stars as she lays in bed at night.

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The camper van provides Clare all of the comforts of home and gives her the freedom she seeks. You can find more on Claire on her YouTube channel, art page, or Website.

To see more of this amazing camper van, watch the following video.

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Sources: YouTube – Jordon Osmond, MotorBiscuit

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