Couple converts 16-year-old van into a compact solar home on wheels

February 24, 2017 by  
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An increasing number of digital nomads are replacing their conventional houses with practical, mobile homes powered by renewable energy technologies . Freelancer photographer Norbert Juhász and his fiancée Dora, a writer, have joined the fray with a 16-year-old van they transformed into a solar-powered home on wheels, and they’re driving it from Budapest to Morocco. While the exterior of the van is unremarkable, its interior packs all the amenities the couple needs on their journey. A multifunctional seat turns into a bed for two and includes a storage space and electrical system underneath. Opposite the bed is a small kitchen unit with a gas cooktop, gas cylinder, sink and a large water tank with a pressure-sensing pump. The tank is connected to an extra hook-up that leads to the rear of the van, where the water is used for quick showers. An L-shaped cabinet accommodates a refrigerator and more storage spaces, and features another section that doubles as a seating structure. Related: How this photographer escaped the grid with her tiny Teardrop Trailer The vehicle is powered by a 12-volt electrical system charged by either the 250-watt solar panels mounted on the roof, or the engine’s generator. Excess energy can be stored in 200-Ah batteries attached to an inverter. The couple spent around $7,200 for the van’s transformation, including its custom-made furniture. They will travel through Southern Europe all the way to Morocco, and document their journey on the Rundabella website and Facebook page . + Norbert Juhász + Rundabella Via Treehugger Photos by Norbert Juhász

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This couple ditched their tech jobs for life and work on the road in a converted school bus

August 5, 2016 by  
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Many of the converted bus projects we feature are total eye candy and this one is no exception, but it’s more nuts and bolts than bells and whistles. After months of work, Pelletier and Hitchcock transformed an ordinary school bus into a chic minimalist dream. Not all buses are created equal, and it took some time before the couple found the perfect bus for their renovation project. They settled on a 37-foot 2001 GMC BlueBird found on Craigslist, and spent the early part of 2015 gutting it to build their dream home on wheels. The couple reinforced the floor, designed and built out the interior, added solar panels , and thoughtfully crafted a ton of details to create a smart and functional adventure-mobile inside 200 square feet. Related: How one woman turned an old school bus into the coziest little home The bus now includes a fully functional kitchen , cozy lounge space, a sleeping nook, a bathroom with a shower, and a high-tech office where the two run their consulting company. The bedroom, in a back corner of the bus, has a cute skylight and storage shelves made from wooden crates. The bus is outfitted with tons of storage, both in exterior bins under the living space as well as smart nooks and shelves inside the cabin. The pair reveal many of the tools, products, and hardware that went into the renovation project right on their website , enabling other DIY hopefuls to learn from their research, as well as their trial and error. Follow their journey across the continent on the Outside Found website , where the duo shares stories from the road, including tips for anyone who might want to have a school bus adventure of their own. + Outside Found Via Tiny House Town Images via Outside Found

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Tiny prefab home is a dreamy off-grid retreat on the island of Crete

January 26, 2016 by  
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Tesla unveils designs for a plug-in hybrid mobile home, the Model H

April 1, 2015 by  
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The best designed products these days generally come with a hefty price point, and the Tesla brand epitomizes this. Elon Musk understands that many people are so desperate to own one of Tesla’s incredible sexy electric cars that they make great sacrifices to afford such an extravagant purchase. In an attempt to ease the burden, and perhaps expand their market share, Tesla unveiled plans for their next ground-breaking innovation: a plug-in hybrid mobile home. Read the rest of Tesla unveils designs for a plug-in hybrid mobile home, the Model H Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “april fools” , electric cars , electric home battery , electric stationary battery , electric vehicles , elon musk , mobile home , model h , new tesla designs , new tesla products , plug-in hybrid , plug-in mobile home , tesla , tesla camper van , tesla mobile home , tesla model h , tesla tiny house on wheels

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This tiny home looks great and has a place for everything

January 27, 2015 by  
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Man Transforms School Bus into a Groovy Mobile Cabin Made from Leftover Forest Cuttings

September 9, 2014 by  
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Aaron Maret’s Pocket Shelter is an Amazing Tiny Home Fit for Small-Space Living

May 31, 2013 by  
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