Moving Into a MINIVAN (With 3 Cats)

Moving Into a MINIVAN (With 3 Cats)

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Natasha Hynes, from Montreal, Canada, bought a Dodge Sprinter van in 2021 with the dream of waking up in the mountains of the West Coast. After downsizing her life to move out of a toxic living situation and into a van with her 3 cats, Natasha crossed the country overcoming many obstacles along the way.

Over the following four months she would cross the country two more times, once on her way to document a historic moment in Canada, and another after being abandoned without a vehicle by her then co-traveler on the wrong side of the county.

While facing many life-threatening scenarios along the way, she made her way back to her van on the west-coast. Her vlog, Quest Out West, chronicles the good and bad of van life, travel, and life struggles without the glamorous bias you see on social media, with the ultimate goal of inspiring you to face your fears, transcend limitations, and go after the life you really want.


  1. Life with 9 Cats on March 25, 2023 at 9:28 am

    You got this! Last summer I traveled 3,000 miles in a small jeep with my 9 cats over a 3 week period. It wasn’t bad. My black cat was really interested in watching Spot πŸ™

  2. I B on March 25, 2023 at 9:28 am

    Cats + Cat Urine = _____. Please consider finding homes for your cats.

  3. R S on March 25, 2023 at 9:29 am

    I’m going over 2,500. Miles with 4 cats and my Beagle mix dog. They’ e all been with me since they were born. I’m not a creep who would abandon them. My mother would abandon me in the middle of a bridge if I so much as wet my diaper at 16 mos old. I’m not in a nice van I’m in a Toyota Yaris. That’s right, a Yaris. I love and respect your relying on your angels. I don’t always have a clear tower w them but when they want me to hear them it’s loud and clear. I know only 1 thing clearly right not which is that I’m meant to leave the hell hole town I’m in now and we are starting over in the far west. I am terrified but doing it anyway. You inspire me and watching you helps me be brave. You are helping people like me more than you’ll ever know. Wish I could drive along w you. Thank you my little darling fawn. Be safe, be full of faith & God’s/ the Universes courage. β™₯οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™πŸ»

  4. PRANK MOBIL TV on March 25, 2023 at 9:29 am

    Nice video my friend

  5. #dina on March 25, 2023 at 9:31 am

    Had to have my whole brake system changed on my minivan which happens to be my home too. Almost all my savings went to it gahh

  6. My Life Journey on March 25, 2023 at 9:31 am

    Just watch for that bag. I had one. And it filled up with water. The zipper let water through.

  7. Matthew Osborne on March 25, 2023 at 9:31 am

    I noticed you didn’t cover the coolant radiator when you sprayed the front grill. Remember to check it in case you blocked the cooling cells with paint.

  8. Kelly Brown on March 25, 2023 at 9:32 am

    U should get the foldable cat carriers, at least u can fold them in the corner

  9. Michelle Castaneda on March 25, 2023 at 9:33 am

    You don’t end a video like this.

  10. Maxine Barretto on March 25, 2023 at 9:34 am

    Love your videos ! I’m happy every thing getting better for you β™₯️ your my inspiration to never give up .

  11. Starland Sweetgrass Van on March 25, 2023 at 9:35 am

    So happy to see you’re not only living with challenges but, thriving. Kudos! Strong, positive energy sent to you & your 3 babies.

  12. BigFoot on March 25, 2023 at 9:35 am

    What was wrong with the sprinter?

  13. L S on March 25, 2023 at 9:35 am

    Paint looks great! Re letting go of stuff, I organize for people and I promise you, less is the way to go:) Check out @TheMinimalists You tube… lots of free videos about this and especially the book they wrote, "Everything that Remains"… all. about letting go of"stuff"

  14. Michael Justice on March 25, 2023 at 9:37 am

    The van looks good

  15. Mystical Souls on March 25, 2023 at 9:41 am

    Glad to see things are starting to look up & forward for you 🌟

  16. Flyin Hawaiian on March 25, 2023 at 9:43 am

    3 cats in a van!!!!!!!!!

  17. Green Monkey News on March 25, 2023 at 9:43 am

    your awesome, never forget that…xoxoxo God Bless

  18. Helene on March 25, 2023 at 9:44 am


  19. Michael Berlin on March 25, 2023 at 9:44 am

    Why have you not made any videos playing your guitar? Seems like all your videos focus on the negative things that happen. Why not share some moments with less drama.

  20. JoDee Jackson on March 25, 2023 at 9:47 am

    Just sub yesterday. Been catching up .wow lots of drama but I get it. Some times the chaos star hangs lower on others. Thanks for sharing. Life is a highway 🌈

  21. Jesus junkie on March 25, 2023 at 9:47 am

    We started of in our Ford Transit. Currently, moved into a class C Winnebago πŸ‘ Good luck!

  22. Minivan Venturing on March 25, 2023 at 9:50 am

    I had to stop at 2 mins and go back to the previous video somehow I missed it lol. What kind of paint is that I like it

  23. Steve Shea on March 25, 2023 at 9:51 am

    I’m on tenterhooks

  24. Michele My Bell 08andKts joy on March 25, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Why did you decide to downsize?

  25. Nyakundi Bose on March 25, 2023 at 9:55 am

    Trust in God always. It will all work out in the end.

  26. Darrell Fort on March 25, 2023 at 9:57 am


  27. Kaltrina Demiri on March 25, 2023 at 9:58 am

    If you can live this lifestyle with 3 cats I can do it with 2 dogs. I need to stop making excuses

  28. Cindy Smith on March 25, 2023 at 9:59 am

    Looks great!

  29. Julie Castagnaro on March 25, 2023 at 10:00 am

    What do you do for a living?

  30. ThatGirlLib on March 25, 2023 at 10:00 am

    This video randomly popped up on my feed. What in the world is happening and why is she selling the sprinter? That seems to be what a lot of van life people are working towards.πŸ€”

  31. Mouse on March 25, 2023 at 10:05 am

    Your minivan looks good Natasha πŸ‘πŸΌ πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ I need to work on my suv. Just been so down going on 2 months living in my suv with 3 dogs.

  32. Wild Tiny Life on March 25, 2023 at 10:06 am

    I totally know what you felt what you let the bose go to the guy. I have had those moments in my life, where I just listen to my intuition and it tells me I can trust in someone or something, and it’s never led me wrong. I love your videos so I hate how you always leave us on cliff hangers! Now I want to know what happens next! Longer videos pleassssseeee : )

  33. Travels with Maddie Girl on March 25, 2023 at 10:06 am

    Hope your not going to BC for nicer weather I lived on Vancouver island for 3 yrs after leaving Ont worse winters ever cold and rain for months ,,bought a rv and headed south now in Arizona heading for Mexico ,,cheers and good luck

  34. 읡선 on March 25, 2023 at 10:08 am

    You.did very good job!

  35. Cathy on March 25, 2023 at 10:09 am

    Hope all worked outπŸ’•

  36. Laura's Lanes on March 25, 2023 at 10:09 am

    Could you please tell me where you got the bag that goes on top of the van and will it go on top of a car that doesn’t have the racks? I also am worried about if somebody might steal it? I just think they could cut it off and open it up…take stuff out 😳

  37. Graham Purchase on March 25, 2023 at 10:09 am

    MINT <3

  38. Cindy Smith on March 25, 2023 at 10:10 am

    How much are you selling the sprinter for I am very interested

  39. Cyndee H on March 25, 2023 at 10:12 am

    Oh goodness gracious! I was so happy things were finally working out for you, until I saw the end. Shit. I’m gonna pray for you, and send positive vibes your way On a damn daily basis. Maybe your gonna hafta get chains for your tires. Some minivans just don’t do good in the snow.

  40. LaVonne P. on March 25, 2023 at 10:12 am

    Hi Natasha… I hope you are well.. I started watching your videos couple wks ago, while being super sick.. I actually binge😁 I haden’t commented yet, so thought I would.. I really watching.. and I keep you in my prayers!πŸ™ I’m glad you found th3 sound bar.. and congrats on selling the van, hopefully the papers come quick. Oh and thx for sharing your story.. have a good night.. stay safe and warm.. πŸ’•

  41. Misses Donaldson on March 25, 2023 at 10:13 am

    Hi πŸ‘‹ from Phoenix AZ sending you ❀️ & light β˜€οΈ M

  42. Graycee Calloway on March 25, 2023 at 10:17 am

    Enjoy your best life!!!πŸ‘ πŸšŒπŸ‘ 

  43. Keto Auntie on March 25, 2023 at 10:17 am

    I wonder if you could put the 3 Cat Carriers in your rooftop carrier instead, but I know this is at least 6-weeks ago. They can handle the weather at least or do you have to use them on a regular daily basis?

  44. Linda Thaler on March 25, 2023 at 10:17 am

    Love your videos. Thanks to you and for your words of advice. I did this. Thank you for inspiring me

  45. traci wray on March 25, 2023 at 10:18 am

    Happy for you!

  46. Mizz. Person on March 25, 2023 at 10:21 am

    Wow, Spot is magical. She (he?) Turned from black to red, in then sun! πŸ˜€

  47. E Baby on March 25, 2023 at 10:23 am

    Glad it all worked out for you and trusting the angels.

  48. Luc Smith on March 25, 2023 at 10:24 am

    The caravan looks amazing, great paint job. I cannot imagine trying to drive on icy roads, you’re very brave!! May you reach warmer climes soon!

  49. Denis_den on March 25, 2023 at 10:24 am
  50. Life of Lucretia on March 25, 2023 at 10:24 am

    Hello NEWEST FRIEND!πŸ‘‹ Looking forward to seeing more πŸ˜€! Have a beautiful and blessed day πŸ™ ❀️. LUCRETIA

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