A 55-Square-Feet Converted Van Is So Gorgeous, It’s Like a Minimal, Modern, Woodsy Cabin on Wheels

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Name: Kayleigh Ann Archbold and my husband, Jason
Location: Traveling throughout North America but originally from New Jersey
Type of home: Van
Size: 55 square feet
Years lived in: 2.5 months, owned

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: My husband Jason and I purchased our 2019 Ford Transit in January of 2020. We moved out of our New Jersey apartment in March and moved to upstate New York into my in-laws’ home. We then spent three months building the van out. We left June 1 and have been on the road ever since, searching for a new place to call home. [Apartment Therapy toured their former apartment!]

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Earthy, boho, cozy, and minimal.

What is your favorite room and why? My favorite part is most definitely our kitchen. I love the contrast between the copper faucet and black sink and how they look against the oak countertop.

I also love the beauty of the ash cabinets and subway tile, plus the fact all the wood is from my in-laws’ property.

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? The last thing I bought for our home was a wool pillow that was hand woven in Teotitlan, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Any advice for creating a home you love? You do not need a large space to create a beautiful home. Invest in some handmade, unique pieces that you love and have some inexpensive items (pillows, blankets) you can switch out to change things up!

This submission’s responses were edited for length and clarity.