A van build for the PEOPLE

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⚠️ WARNING ⚠️ is *not* the outrageously expensive, over-the-top #vanlife experience you see taking over Instagram. ⁣ ⁣ Bertie is a van for the people. 😂🥰⁣ ⁣ Actually, this whole process taught me that you can make something beautiful AND highly functional on a serious budget. I’m talking about $1,000 including build and decor, compared with $150K versions of #vanbuildout that you regularly see. (I had to request people to stop sending me links of those for “inspiration” about 8 times.)⁣ ⁣ I went down to Atlanta to meet my friend @usapastorblue (pictured!), bought $300 worth of wood and supplies and installed a bed frame over the tire wheels, two shelves over the bed, and a counter top with leg space for a desk/table and three more small shelves, plus a wooden basket for inside the side door and a small built-in drink holder. ⁣ ⁣ Later, back in North Carolina, my mom and I installed a third shelf over the desk/kitchen “area” with a 1×8 she had lying around and a cut 1×4. ⁣ ⁣ From there, it was screwing in a couple of spray painted metal baskets, bigger hooks for hanging jackets, towels and bags, and smaller hooks to hold lighting and eventually, plants. 🥰🌱 ⁣ ⁣ I sanded and stained everything (twice, cause I messed it up the first time 😩) and then… it was time to decorate. ⁣ ⁣ Have you seen pictures of my final designed #tinyhome on my Instagram highlight yet?! How many stars would you give Bertie & I?! 🥰 #vanlife #vanconversion #projectvanlife

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