Woman Living in Her Off-Grid Ambulance Camper Conversion | FULL-TIME VAN LIFE

Take a full tour of this stunning DIY conversion of an ambulance into a camper van, built by Amanda and her dad over 7 months. The vehicle is a 2006 Ford E-350 cutaway that used to be an emergency response vehicle for the US Navy. Amanda bought it for $10,000 CAD and the conversion cost an additional $10,000 CAD. Outfitted with a full kitchen, fixed bed, work station, closet, composting toilet, solar power, and a woodstove, this van is ready for off-grid adventures! Amanda is a solo female traveler in Canada who is passionate about baking, making music, and yoga, and she works as a voice-over actor using a portable sound booth in her tiny house on wheels.

You can find out more about Amanda’s voice-over work and follow her van life journey here:

Folk Life Magazine is the publication that Amanda is volunteering for:

A huge thank you to Simon from Finding Simon for filming the footage for this video!
You can follow his boat-building adventures on YouTube here:

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle


Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca


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Music & Song Credits:
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.

Editing Credits:
Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives

Filming Credits:
Simon Stiles from Finding Simon

Photos of the Build:
Provided by Amanda Lemay

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39 Replies to “Woman Living in Her Off-Grid Ambulance Camper Conversion | FULL-TIME VAN LIFE”

  1. Sakura K

    What i love about this van house is how essential and individualized everything is. I get overwhelmed with all the complicated ways ppl build a tiny house and lose interest. But they made this van house in a beautiful minimalistic way. You got my attention again tiny living.

  2. Noname

    If she needs to wash up, she has her living area. Just a small basin or tray, a water pump / garden pump , towels she can take a bath 🥰

    Cute build!

  3. Dewayne Kaczmarek

    Who the heck pays 10 000 for an high mileage emergency vehicle. Who talked you into that. They sell all over the country for 3/4 thousand. You got taken. It's a good thing your rich.

  4. Gloria Maggs

    Thanks for sharing! This is the best ambulance conversion ever…..love the little wood stove…all so homey and cozy! G.

  5. Keeping An Openmind

    Nice set up, you and your family did a nice job. I liked something you said in the video that I felt needed to be mentioned.. again.. Time. you said.. well you get in touch with daily life … as in the time spent and energy needed to do things that you might normally not consider or not need to do at all.. Example.. daily water needs.. that can include getting water, washing hands or the need to dispose of the same water.. at the point of no return.. black / gray water disposal. It is absolutely a fact that anyone that has not lived a minimalist lifestyle will not relate to these issues.. both those of us that have.. will and do.. relate !

  6. Larkinchance

    In the event of social unrest, your vehicle has better than average "low-profile" from an exterior point of view.
    As a young person starting out, renting an apt is less and less of an option. In a van you might go to Seattle for a job, or down to Huston if it doesn't pan out. Innocuous in appearance is best. Flashy can make you a target.

  7. BigBirdy100

    Super pretty interior. I would need a shower…and no open bookshelf. The saving compost material to schlep around then travel to hand off is way excessive. Just return it to the dirt wherever. Love the woodstove.

  8. Kalla Susort

    Very well done! You had some wonderful unique and simple idea's in your build. Love the blue exterior and comfy inside. And such good choices for work. Have a wonderful journey.

  9. jc vazz

    This is the perfect vehicle to live in. U can stand up and very square in the back to build how ever you want. I love ur build.

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