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We spent £16k converting an old van that we travel round the world in – here's how you can do it too
A COUPLE converted an old van and transformed it into a home on wheels so they could travel around the world – and they've got tips on how you can do it too.
As reported, Cazzy Magennis and her boyfriend Bradley Williams, both 28, bought their van in June 2020 for £6,500, and spent three months doing it up, costing a total of £16,000.
They travelled across Europe in 2021 and are currently in Canada with plans to drive all the way down to South America, before getting the van shipped from Argentina to South Korea.
Now they've shared their advice on van conversion so you can do the same thing.
The pair broke the process down into two phases. The first phase was planning, the second phase was doing.
Starting from the beginning, they said the first thing anyone considering van life should do is to set a budget.
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Cazzy said: "The first thing you need to do is work out how much you can spend and how much you want to spend.
"Set a budget and decide what you're going to use the van for – if it's just for weekends away or surfing trips, then you won't need to spend as much compared to a van you're going to live in full time."
Once you've decided what you want from your van, you then need to go and find it and get it insured.
But be warned, your insurance has a time limit, so don't get caught out.
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