This couple converted an old Fiat minibus into a luxury beach hut on wheels - and are living the dream travelling through Europe on just £15 a day
And they're doing it with a 2005 Fiat Ducato mini bus they paid £5,500 ($7,365) for in April, which they have since renovated in order to use it for their travels across Europe.
They initially had a budget of £12,000 for the bus conversion and £5,000 for the travelling, but said that they ended up going about £6,000 over budget on the renovation.Here's a video of the restoration process.
"We stripped it back to its very aluminium shell core state, insulated it, installed electrics, plumbing and gas - with no idea of how any of these systems worked.
"(It) completely drained our bodies and soul to get it here - but we were finished - and what we saw we were in love with."The results are pretty impressive. The bus now resembles something closer to a plush - albeit cosy - holiday cottage rather than a mobile home, thanks to the attention to detail and luxurious soft furnishings.
There's a kitchenette, which is decorated with handmade turquoise tiles, and comes complete with a hob, ceramic sink, mixer tap, cupboards, and shelves for cookery books.
The couple wrote it was "(the) hardest part of the build, took us days to work out how to get the cupboard doors on, and we had to router out the solid wood counter top for the sink and stove. We also made all the tiles and the spice rack."The couple have made the most of the tight space. There's also a stylish (mini) lounge area with a large window, presumably a good place to admire the surrounding landscape.
Some of the luxury finishing touches include the copper light fixture and handmade art and cushions pictured below.
The bedroom is fitted with a "comfy" double bed, as well as a projector, which the couple use to transform their room into a private cinema.
The couple told MailOnline Travel that they manage to get by on a budget of just £15 a day.
They added that they still haven't had a single argument on their trip, despite living in such close proximity. They said "that they are loving life on the open road."
San Sebastian in Spain is their favourite place so far - thanks to the tapas - and they'd also like to visit Italy, Slovenia, Croatia and Romania - if their shoestring budget allows.
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