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This Guy In Old Removals Van Builds Dream House For Just £16,000.

This Guy In Old Removals Van Builds Dream House For Just £16,000.

A guy has managed to turn a removal van into a stunning 'house on wheels' and now lives a rent-free life and spends just £18 ($23) on bills a month.

Jacques Parker, 25, decided to allow himself more independence and, in an old removal van, he discovered an unexpected alternative.

Parker was able to turn the vehicle into a spacious portable pad, complete with a full kitchen, a cozy bed, and even a double sofa bed for visitors, after spending a year and three months showing it a lot of attention.

In all, it cost him only £16,000 ($20,700) to have an economical solution to a mortgage-plus the cost of the van.

 

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He has even ensured that his very own 'guy cave' has all the mod-cons, including a tumble dryer, WiFi, smart plugs, a breakfast bar, working telephone, 360 infrared CCTV, outdoor lamps, gas hobs and microwave, a 'decent-sized house fridge-freezer', hot and cold running taps, tub, compost toilet, an outdoor tap to clean off his wetsuit and surfboard, and even a cacti garden in the cab.

Parker, who lives in Barnstaple in North Devon, told LADbible: "Living in a home on wheels is always something I've wanted to do. The reason I've done this was freedom. And I wouldn't take that word lightly either; it brings so much of it and it feels amazing.

 

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"Home is wherever I go, everything is just easy."

"My van inside functions like a house does," he said.

 

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"People that come over and stay tell me it's easy to forget you're actually inside a van.
 
"And if you work hard enough you can do it. I myself only had little experience in wood work and the rest I had to learn asking my friends for tips and advice, learning on the internet and YouTube.

"If it wasn't for my friends supporting me and helping me though this I don't think this would exist right now - six years I've dreamt about having my own man cave I could call home, two years of me working three jobs, working early morning 'til late night, every single day to save for it, and then a year and three months to convert."

 

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Parker said there were many complicated construction materials, including electricity and plumbing, two aspects of which he had little experience.

"What surprised me is how much longer everything takes than you think," he continued.

"You think something will only take you a day? It'll take a week. If you estimate something will take a week, it'll take at least a month.

 

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"If I have any advice though it's to only think of the step you're on and take it in little bite sizes. Don't think too far ahead or it will become too overwhelming."

Parker added: "It wasn't easy. But if you want something bad enough anything's possible. It's great because I live by the beach so I'm always there enjoying it right on my door step and just going out for a surf.

 

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"In total it cost me £16,000 - safe to say I didn't cheap out on anything. I wanted the best for my home as I want to enjoy the space I'm living in."

Also, read: This Couples Lives Out of a School Bus with Their Two Children and An Adorable Toy Dog.

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