We sold a house and bought a dilapidated caravan – we converted it for £400 and live in it full time, it looks great.

A couple bought a 20-year-old dilapidated caravan and completely converted it; Now they are living full time.

After John and Emily sold their house and bought three acres of land with the intention of building their own house, John and Emily needed a place to live until then.

The travelers look scary and out of date


The travelers look scary and out of dateCredit: Youtube / Camp Out West
The couple transformed it into a modern and elegant space.


The couple transformed it into a modern and elegant space.Credit: Youtube / Camp Out West

The couple knew the caravan needed major renovations to make it livable for the future, so they spent £400 on a complete conversion.

Sharing the renovation process on their YouTube channel, Camp Out West, they showed campers how they renovated.

“It’s always been our goal to live within our means and be mortgage free, so we sold our house on Instagram and bought three acres of an abandoned caravan park with all our life savings, so we could build a tiny house on our own,” they shared.

John explains: “We didn’t have a huge budget so we were limited to the passengers we could buy.

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“We chose this one because it has a dining area and a bathroom in the back.”

The duo got straight to work and after removing the old lino, they quickly discovered that the floor was covered in mold.

Not only that, but the back wall in the bathroom was completely rotten, meaning the two men had a bigger job on their hands than they had originally planned.

Once the issue of the floor and mold had been addressed, Emily set to work painting the interior of the caravan.

“This took a lot of time because we needed to do two coats of primer first to make sure all the dark wood was covered and the paint had something to stick to,” she explains.

The outdated wooden cabinets and interior have been changed to a bright white space which makes the whole caravan look much bigger.

Emily continued: “Then we got all the seats in the car to keep everything fresh and neutral.

“We changed all the handles to a modern black and painted the faucets, stove handles and the top of the fridge.

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“We added subway tiles in the kitchen and bathroom.”

The bathroom needs a lot of attention, but the couple managed to not only remove the mold, but also transform the entire space, which looks very beautiful.

It was a lot of work to make everything look presentable.


It was a lot of work to make everything look presentable.Credit: Youtube / Camp Out West
The seat was old and dirty


The seat was old and dirtyCredit: Youtube / Camp Out West
They added new handles to the colorful cabinets


They added new handles to the colorful cabinetsCredit: Youtube / Camp Out West
The new seating area looks very nice


The new seating area looks very niceCredit: Youtube / Camp Out West

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