TINY Transit Connect EASY, CHEAP Van Build! Turn a Tiny Van Into a Cozy Home on a Budget!

TINY Transit Connect EASY, CHEAP Van Build! Turn a Tiny Van Into a Cozy Home on a Budget!

Today we are speaking with Marie. She started in an SUV and then moved into a Tiny Van! Marie and Dee are two friends who have happen to have matching red Connect Transit vans! It gets 30 mph! Marie was ready to enjoy her life and wanted to transition to van life part time. Marie chose a Transit Connect because she wanted something she felt she could easily drive. Marie says: “Go for it. If not now, then when?”
Check out our tour with Dee and her matching red transit van as well!
See Dee’s van tour here:


Battery 100Ah

Battery Isolator

1500 Watt Inverter

USB Powered Sink Faucet

Memory Foam Bed

Collapsible Toilet

Plastic Drawers for Shoes

Horse Pellets

Small Sink

JoyTutu 12 volt fridge

Dokio 100 Watt folding solar panel

Charge controller

Magnetic Light Switch

Decorative Pillow Covers for Storing Blankets Inside

Double Burner Propane Stove

Water Jug

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  1. ThaGoodzGirl on July 5, 2022 at 12:33 am

    Very pretty lady, good energy.

  2. Rick S. on July 5, 2022 at 12:33 am

    She is AWESOME …… LOVE her energy about life !!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  3. The Magic of Wigs on July 5, 2022 at 12:34 am

    Yeah for Maria! I was widowed this past year and was thinking about this same type setup. Only problem is the crash of the stock market loosing my money to get started.!
    Hugs from Oklahoma

  4. Brooke Just4fun on July 5, 2022 at 12:37 am

    I canโ€™t wait ๐Ÿ˜›!

  5. Linda Voll on July 5, 2022 at 12:37 am

    OMG! This is my favorite build to date!! Wish I could find someone to hire to help me! NJ feels like itโ€™s totally out of the loop on this stuff…any one have a connection to share?

  6. Shirley Frederickson on July 5, 2022 at 12:38 am

    Very inspirational!

  7. Texas Girl on July 5, 2022 at 12:38 am

    Very cozy and well thought out build. She definitely has my taste.

  8. P & B Camping Life on July 5, 2022 at 12:40 am

    I see lady bugout off to the side. I love watching her. I’m very much considering one day to move to transit connect from my truck

  9. Charlotte on July 5, 2022 at 12:41 am

    See this is why I love these videos. Out of all the vanlifers I follow this chanel has the best ideas first. First time hearing about Pine Pellet Stall Bedding for the potty and love pine smell. Will check out tractor supply next time I’m there.

  10. 1stHawk Feathers54 on July 5, 2022 at 12:42 am

    Beautiful ! What a great build ๐Ÿ‘. I love seeing the practical uses Marie has used her space and little utilities for her on the road home. Blessings from Florida Meema and Jessi Beagle ๐Ÿ‘ต๐ŸผโœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ•

  11. justflooreit4me1 on July 5, 2022 at 12:45 am

    I still have my sticks and bricks. I love that that’s awesome

  12. MamaW on July 5, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Love the color,energy- and build!!

  13. Lynn Sweet on July 5, 2022 at 12:48 am

    She did an amazing job on organizing everything. Very inspiring.

  14. sherry muzyka ZEKEโ€™s Travels on July 5, 2022 at 12:48 am

    I really enjoyed this video! I long for the day when I can do this๐Ÿ˜ข

  15. timestamp on July 5, 2022 at 12:49 am

    I have a new Van want to trade it in for a high tower donโ€™t know where to begin?

  16. Alina on July 5, 2022 at 12:50 am

    Just found this video. I love her energy and enthusiasm. Great van build on a budget!

  17. A Par1160 on July 5, 2022 at 12:51 am

    Your build is perfect thanks for sharing happy trails

  18. YourFishWish on July 5, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Great attitude! Thanks for sharing

  19. Debrajoy on July 5, 2022 at 12:54 am

    I absolutely love your fabrics and all the color! I decorated my camper van so that every time I entered it it, made me happy! And I totally agree, women just have to start small and get out there and do it! ๐Ÿ’œ The inside of your van being red already is a big plus ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Shari Cooper on July 5, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Great build! Could you tell me about the awning, please?

  21. TruthNoLie on July 5, 2022 at 12:57 am

    I love her energy. What an inspiration she is.

  22. MrsS on July 5, 2022 at 12:57 am

    Encouraging! Nice set up

  23. Candy Alexander on July 5, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Soooo vibrant and joyful lady..another great video.. greetings from NC just one more mile

  24. Shari Cupit on July 5, 2022 at 1:00 am

    If you are by yourself start small and stay small. Gas prices crazy! I have similar set up as this one and love it for my weekends!

  25. Regginald Williams on July 5, 2022 at 1:00 am


  26. Dennis Mitchell on July 5, 2022 at 1:01 am

    just a nudge the standing still is kinda *** tension producing ****** walking while talking would reduce this and we really get too many —- head talks already —–

  27. Puerto Rican Prepper on July 5, 2022 at 1:02 am

    Looks so cozy!

  28. Think for yourself John 3:16 on July 5, 2022 at 1:02 am

    Very nice impressed how everything is so organized and nicely decorated. Great size van for parking in tight spaces and getting around. Marie has such a lovely and upbeat personality such great advice start small. Thank you for the uplaod.

  29. Testi Musicali on July 5, 2022 at 1:02 am

    Is that roof height typical for ford transit connect? Looks so high. Or did you have the roof heightened yourself?

  30. Susan Strickland on July 5, 2022 at 1:03 am


  31. Life with Nana on July 5, 2022 at 1:04 am

    Great build

  32. Sophie Jugovac on July 5, 2022 at 1:06 am

    Lovely lady and van

  33. Tones Briggs on July 5, 2022 at 1:07 am

    Just inspiring! So happy for your happiness-๐Ÿ™‚โœŒ๏ธTones

  34. Linda-K on July 5, 2022 at 1:11 am

    Is insurance higher for cargo vans? I expect it would increase once it’s converted to a campervan but what about immediately after purchase and before building it out?

  35. Lynne Briggs on July 5, 2022 at 1:14 am

    Thank you for sharing. I am inspired! Love what you did to your transit. I am 68 semi retired and I can’t wait to start this journey.

  36. P & B Camping Life on July 5, 2022 at 1:15 am

    i’m getting ready to travel in my truck camper for 3 weeks i’m very excited with a few nerves for a first time on the road

  37. Camelot House on July 5, 2022 at 1:16 am

    Oh my goodnessโ€ฆ when looking at the thumbnail for this, I was thinking about Dee Lady Bugout because of the red van and now I see there IS a connectionโ€ฆ
    Looking forward to seeing your โ€˜twinโ€™ Marie!!!
    Wow! Love the material you have used for your sofa/bed.. beautiful sunny colours and patterns
    And the collapsible toilet looks like it would make a great little stoolโ€ฆ (once disguised..no one needs to know what may or may not be inside ๐Ÿฅธ)
    USB powered tap looks wonderful!! So much to investigate!
    Thankyou for letting us nose inside

  38. Janice Peck on July 5, 2022 at 1:17 am

    From OKLAHOMA ,Thank you for a great tour Q&A(as always Bob ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’–) HAPPY SAFE TRAVELS!

  39. Marty Young on July 5, 2022 at 1:18 am

    Marie, thank you for sharing your van build! It is fantastic! Can you please let me know exactly what kind of USB-powered faucet you are using (link?)? The link listed below the video simply goes to the CheapRVLiving store and does not show your exact model. Thanks so much!

  40. Adam W on July 5, 2022 at 1:18 am

    Love her. Great video!

  41. Tree Rat69 on July 5, 2022 at 1:20 am

    I love the pillows that are blankets what a great idea. When she said she just turned 60 I was floored she looks amazing truly a wonderful person and great idea’s.

  42. Theresa Moore on July 5, 2022 at 1:21 am

    Sweety I enjoyed ur vedeo it is encouraging for the women single doing this I’m a widow love to travel I’m starting this yr since the pandemic with state pk prayers for ur safety and mines I’ve retire for 17 ur was a librarian and a widow don’t like that word smile keep on doing what u doing with grace smile Theresa moore

  43. judy clark on July 5, 2022 at 1:23 am

    Hi – what does it mean your bed is on slats? I was hoping you would pull it out so we could see how that works, how much room it takes up, etc.

  44. Maui Real Estate Photography on July 5, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Definitely inspiring! Love your van!! Thanks for sharing Bob and Marie! Thanks for your positivity!!!

  45. Helene D on July 5, 2022 at 1:26 am

    No clutter but a cozy, orderly home. Love it.

  46. RV CampHer on July 5, 2022 at 1:27 am

    EXCELLENT job Marie!!! Marie โค๏ธ

  47. Fiinta Infinita on July 5, 2022 at 1:27 am

    Ok, so the isolator charges the batteries while driving? And the inverter is also part of the electrical build. Thanks for the info. Good to know what to ask for when I would talk to an electrician.

  48. Carol Dorsey on July 5, 2022 at 1:29 am

    How is her awning attached & how does it unroll etc

  49. D Frost on July 5, 2022 at 1:31 am

    Great video. Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธI can vouch for horse stall pellets. They are VERY absorbent. I have used them for my horses before. If you have ever been around horses you will know when they pee it’s a LOT. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ

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