Van Tour: Solo Woman Turns CHEAP Work Van Into an Incredible Cozy Home!

Van Tour: Solo Woman Turns CHEAP Work Van Into an Incredible Cozy Home!


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  1. Lisa Paxton on May 2, 2023 at 11:16 am

    A creative genius! I want to do a project with this woman!!

  2. ToriLynn Travels with Torah on May 2, 2023 at 11:17 am

    An amazing build!

  3. Dave Christian on May 2, 2023 at 11:20 am

    10:22 I totally agree n have always done the same "used the floor" n trust me if there are blankets n so on under your mattress n yes you heard right ‘thats mattresses ‘at least 2 ‘like an under-lay one n then the main one only if u new how comfy my bed is n there isn’t a bed bass raised up can be such a waist of room only if u new .. will subscribe to your Vanessa ) cheers from sydney nsw.

  4. MommaFaye Calder Traveling with Humor on May 2, 2023 at 11:21 am

    As always Bob thank you!

  5. cybersal7 on May 2, 2023 at 11:23 am

    Such an artistic flair, she should be an interior designer (if she isn’t already).

  6. Roy R on May 2, 2023 at 11:24 am

    I’ve been homeless for about a year and I’m getting it together saving for a van.

  7. Leigh D on May 2, 2023 at 11:25 am

    Thats one of the nicest no build I’ve seen.

  8. Destiny Sisco on May 2, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Beautiful van!

  9. mary marmande on May 2, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Love her ❤ oh btw your gorgeous!! So my husband.and I were going to do the van life. However seeing all of these women and men for various reasons having to do this.
    ( many times no choice of themselves have to do this because it’ can travel with the money you’ll be saving. So after much talking and watching the people show their masterpieces created by themselves os so rewarding#! We’re fortunate to own land it’s all in rural areas no restrictions and crime is nearly crime free. So as soon as we can. We’ve decided to build them with shipping containers ( reason is because of the strength of these structures that can easily survive a cat 4 or cat 5 hurricane. . ust

    hurricane Ida that hit us dead on and even the round homes were completely destroyed so many really gorgeous homes were destroyed completely. So we’ve decided on building these on wheels in case of a hurricane we can just leave with our home and tow put it in a place where the hurricane will not go. So if anyone doesn’t have something big enough to move their home NOT A PROBLEM because can do that ourselves ❤ we’ll definitely build on wheels the 20Ft and the 40ft high cube maybe some 10ft high cube on wheels. We will put these high cubs on our property with extremely low rent of the land and the tiny home rent be different because it will be according to their monthly income. Very low who knows maybe as little as 100 dollars total. Sorry this isn’t to long i tried my best to explain exactly what im trying to say. We’re just trying to " pay it forward"

  10. Pamela Rodriguez on May 2, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Wow! Very, very nice van!

  11. Patricia Muskevitsch on May 2, 2023 at 11:27 am

    Very nice build!

  12. AllMyKittys on May 2, 2023 at 11:29 am

    She did a beautiful job.

  13. Christine Sibley on May 2, 2023 at 11:29 am

    Wow Vanessa YES ❤❤ I think I needed to see this today . I’ve been rubbing my earlobes all
    Morning & thinking to myself boy it’s been so long since I’ve worn earrings

    Then I can home & thought of you out of the blue & the second video was you talking about your earring holes 😮

    I too live sort of off grid . It’s been six years here with very little & I do believe this is what has prepared me for these next steps

    Thank you for all you do Vanessa ❤❤

  14. CoquiSound on May 2, 2023 at 11:30 am

    Absolutely one of your best videos, Bob. Congratulations, Vanessa, on your excellent van build. You are an inspiration to us dreaming about van life. ❤

  15. Ted Turner on May 2, 2023 at 11:30 am

    Nice build. Very creative van design.

  16. Phoenixman on May 2, 2023 at 11:33 am

    Thank you for sharing and educating us those that have or are about to fall on harder times. I’m almost ready to change my life and going. I never want to mow a lawn again and I want to live under the stars out west. Just learning how and where to go. I kinda just feel like I need to mentally too.

  17. Christine Sibley on May 2, 2023 at 11:33 am

    Happy to have found this beautiful interview ❤❤❤

  18. Geesi on May 2, 2023 at 11:34 am

    Great episode. This was inspiring in so many levels. Thanks

  19. Sonia Cheek on May 2, 2023 at 11:36 am

    I was truly worried that if I became homeless what would I do. But that fear is gone. I have a H2. I know now I will be fine. Thanks Vanessa

  20. Sharon Spencer on May 2, 2023 at 11:37 am

    She is very creative, organized, and has good taste.

  21. ZezaMix on May 2, 2023 at 11:38 am

    Excellent video! It talks about the survival and strength of a woman who, despite all the difficulties in life, managed to preserve her motivation and even increase her talent for art, beauty and joy! ❤👍

  22. lovely titi on May 2, 2023 at 11:39 am

    Is safe to keep propane tanks in a hot car?

  23. Michelle D on May 2, 2023 at 11:39 am

    Wonderful planning!

  24. GoldenGlow LADore on May 2, 2023 at 11:40 am

    Wonderful! I’ll check out her YouTube channel. Thanks Bob and Vanessa!

  25. User144 on May 2, 2023 at 11:42 am

    Vanessa is inspiring !

  26. Joan Sidor on May 2, 2023 at 11:43 am

    Wow, so creative….. Joan

  27. Ohizkimmie on May 2, 2023 at 11:44 am

    This is the most glamorous van I’ve seen! 😍😍😍

  28. Barbara Patrick on May 2, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Thanks Bob and Vanessa! I hope this van holds up for a long time. It’s really beautiful!

  29. Joe Osiel on May 2, 2023 at 11:45 am

    Great job, your so good at Decorating
    Good luck out there, might bump into you sometime…..joe from Conway,mo

  30. Happy Smile on May 2, 2023 at 11:46 am

    Vanessa is so talented 🎉

  31. The Reign on May 2, 2023 at 11:47 am

    Wow that was amazing

  32. De Col on May 2, 2023 at 11:48 am

    Thank sooooooo much. 😊

  33. At The House Publishing - Gloradine Gause on May 2, 2023 at 11:49 am

    Thanks Bob! She is absolutely amazing 💯 Definitely inspired me!

  34. Lostcats EM on May 2, 2023 at 11:50 am

    Wow wow wow ❤❤❤

  35. Sue Hull on May 2, 2023 at 11:50 am

    Creative and a great attitude! I love this woman!

  36. Daniel Smith on May 2, 2023 at 11:54 am

    Love it! Thanks

  37. Harold Lee Dye on May 2, 2023 at 11:54 am

    Wow ! A cool set up and what’s nice lady.

  38. Sonya Johnson on May 2, 2023 at 11:54 am

    From homelessness to a traveling homeowner. Love Vanessa’s joyful spirit and creativity. Beautiful person and home. Safe travels ❤

  39. VANESSA’S VANLIFE JOURNEY on May 2, 2023 at 11:56 am

    Thank you Bob so much for sharing my van with your Audience. I really enjoyed meeting you and it changed my life to discover BLM land.

  40. A Cowan on May 2, 2023 at 11:56 am

    I am so impressed!!!! You are so organized and creative! ❤

  41. Poppy Diamante on May 2, 2023 at 11:58 am

    Love treasure 😊… absolutely great van… happy trails🥰

  42. Debbie S on May 2, 2023 at 11:59 am

    Very nice van build! If you rub a candle or a bar of wax on the top and bottom of the closet doors; it might help them to slide better.

  43. TIKI TIKI on May 2, 2023 at 11:59 am

    you are amazing! love your stuff!!

  44. Carol Sakaguchi on May 2, 2023 at 11:59 am

    Incredibly creative and beautiful

  45. Deborah Hatswell #BBR on May 2, 2023 at 12:01 pm

    Your a beautiful soul and it shines out from you. Blessings from the UK

  46. Tam Tam on May 2, 2023 at 12:02 pm

    I appreciate your videos. I have a Chevy van I am trying to build out now.

  47. Mike Klinger on May 2, 2023 at 12:05 pm

    Canning stuff to cut back fridge needs is really smart

  48. Roe Dee on May 2, 2023 at 12:07 pm

    What an awesome lady! ❤ Great going Vanessa! God Bless you!

  49. Village Idiot on May 2, 2023 at 12:10 pm


  50. Cat TFD on May 2, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! I am impressed! ✨😀

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