Minimalist Living in a Minivan


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    Today we meet Kit who considers herself a "conscious minimalist." She had come to the point in her life that she knew she was either going to have a mid-life crisis or an adventure--and she chose to have an adventure! So she bought herself a Dodge Caravan, built it out in an incredibly wonderful and efficient way, and has been living in it for the last 6 months (I saw her again at this RTR 2019, and it is 18 months now that I am finally getting this video posted). I think you are going to be very impressed with the way she has built it out and will give you new insight into how to make a Mini-van into an amazing tiny home on wheels!
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Misty Spring
Misty Spring

I've enjoyed this video, I've been following Kit, and have seen the video with her and her daughter, was very cool. Sleeping in zero degrees weather. Very creative build. This was very in depth. Thanks for the tour Kit.

Vor 7 Stunden
CheapRVliving
CheapRVliving

Thank you, yes Kit did a fantastic job!

Vor 5 Stunden
Vk parables Volark Keo
Vk parables Volark Keo

Love it!! Free spirit!! Just go where the wind blows.

Vor 17 Stunden
Sarakim Rivers
Sarakim Rivers

I think this is fantastic.

Vor Tag
curliefro
curliefro

She has a beautiful smile 😁 and love her unique setup!

Vor Tag
susan nordstrom
susan nordstrom

love this build , what about when its bucketing down, might be hard to cook

Vor Tag
Linda Cianchetti
Linda Cianchetti

WHAT is the reason she can only leave Canada six months at a time? Is it personal, or government construct???

Vor Tag
april asbahr
april asbahr

You are one awesome lady who is VERY intelligent and very interesting. Your van/home is perfect. I've been watching all of the videos and you definitely have been a big help to me. This is my dream. I am on SS DISABILITY and I feel like life is flying by me way too fast and there's a very large part in me that is craving this life style. I'm so happy for you.

Vor Tag
Melissa
Melissa

She is so pleasant and her van setup is so awesome

Vor 2 Tage
Deniese Kline - Thatcher
Deniese Kline - Thatcher

Very awesome Kit nice set up! Very creative thanks Kit! :-)

Vor 2 Tage
Sandra Wade
Sandra Wade

Looking you up Kit.

Vor 2 Tage
Wayfaring Flo
Wayfaring Flo

Great set up. Here in UK there are companies that sell these slide out set ups for smaller vehicles /certain cars such that they can also be easily removed if ons wants to put seats back in.

Vor 2 Tage
Sunshine Chester
Sunshine Chester

I absolutely love this channel. So wholesome and supportive 😊makes my heart swell ❤️

Vor 2 Tage
Sovereign Entity
Sovereign Entity

What A Beautiful & Brave Spirit...🙏

Vor 2 Tage
Monna Provost
Monna Provost

Wonderful build, gives me a chance to consider getting a minivan again! I didn’t find her fb page under Kit Vantastic tho but was able to access it through the link you put in description. I hope she accepts my fr so I can see her fb from my fb app. Mo in NJ

Vor 2 Tage
My.Soul.is.a.Nomad
My.Soul.is.a.Nomad

It was so lovely to meet this wonderful woman at the WRTR! Yay, Kit!!

Vor 2 Tage
Amy Bates
Amy Bates

Kit's van build video is my absolute favorite. Definitely worth watching once or twice :)

Vor 2 Tage
Hang Tran
Hang Tran

Omg. This is the best van built ever.

Vor 2 Tage
james rustice
james rustice

what an awesome lady!

Vor 2 Tage
Matt Mattius
Matt Mattius

What a brilliant friendly lady, love the video and the van. My only comment is, in the side of the kitchen unit, have some doors or access panels, so that if its hoofing it down outside, you can get to some of the stuff in there from inside the van, I know you'll not be able to get to everything, or the sink Eco, but you will be able to get to a lot of it, I would have to have maybe a pair of sliding doors in the side. Great video, good luck on your travels.

Vor 2 Tage
Elaine T
Elaine T

Kit, I see you on Bob's youtube now!!! so exciting 😁

Vor 3 Tage
EARTH IS HOME
EARTH IS HOME

Bob you seem to have crush on this inteligent Lady😂😂😂 Thank you for this video. She is a.geniu

Vor 3 Tage
B Simpson
B Simpson

Kit seems like such a warm and bright person. Her use of space is spectacular! I had the same thought: to live in a van for a little while, minimal stuff, to get a feel for what I want before I build it out.

Vor 3 Tage
Tribbles
Tribbles

Her brilliant smile reminds me of Doris Day. wonderful video.

Vor 3 Tage
CoolCat Carolena
CoolCat Carolena

What a sweetie. And I love the van!

Vor 3 Tage
bunkosquad2000
bunkosquad2000

Love this woman! So happy and so smart. She could make a fortune building out vans. What a cool kitchen! I think I’m in love 😍.

Vor 3 Tage
j glesby
j glesby

Greetings from Winnipeg Canada 🇨🇦 great build the maple 🍁 leaf needs to be painted red lol

Vor 3 Tage
Kevin Moxham
Kevin Moxham

good for you my dear good for you . I hope you continue on your journey and enjoy life as it should be.

Vor 3 Tage
Dana Niblett
Dana Niblett

This is a very good set up in a dodge caravan

Vor 3 Tage
Daniel M
Daniel M

She seems lovely! Brilliant setup in that van.

Vor 3 Tage
Sherry Brier
Sherry Brier

I just love her set up very nice woman wish her the best.😊

Vor 3 Tage
henree simp
henree simp

Great lady nice van thank you

Vor 4 Tage
Dawna
Dawna

....what a kind, free spirited wonderful lady

Vor 4 Tage
Recovering Baptist
Recovering Baptist

Dang, this lady puts me to shame. I'm not even this organized in my HOUSE!!! Lol.

Vor 5 Tage
Tim Layton
Tim Layton

Nice video, nice lady, great tips and ideas!

Vor 5 Tage
NinjightNationCorp
NinjightNationCorp

People living in vans=happy. People working and living in houses=miserable. Hmm. I think I am seeing a trend.As usual Bob does an excellent job interviewing his guest!

Vor 5 Tage
Nana's Corner
Nana's Corner

Greeetings fellow Ottawa person!

Vor 5 Tage
people2peepholes Dembowski
people2peepholes Dembowski

The First Lady with the minivan I have that same blanket! I had a Grand Caravan that I lived in for a little while and served out of and into skateparks and stuff downtown San Diego. But my big challenge has been living out of my 2006 Acura TL. Now if you ever have to live out of a car that is the car to live out of. Just keep it clean tinting windows dark. I even went so far as to buy black craft board from the dollar store and cut perfect races of all my windows out so when I would park and sleep I would pop those in with my front visor shade and no one could tell I was in there I could have all the lights on in the car nobody could see. Heated seats awesome stereo system super fast and super reliable thus far. longest I did was three months and that's going to work every day that's a tough one. All right you guys stay strong and wise

Vor 6 Tage
Justine Ruth
Justine Ruth

My goodness, Canadians are sooo damn happy & friendly.

Vor 6 Tage
Janet Browning
Janet Browning

I love her design in the van...she was so smart to come up with that huge slide-out for her kitchen...and it works so well and she really has a lot of extra space now for her bed too...it makes perfect sense. She seems so happy too and seems to have a really wonderful personality. Good job, Kit...enjoy your van seeing the world.😊🙏💖🚐

Vor 6 Tage
Angelo DiBerardo
Angelo DiBerardo

What an absolute beautiful woman, and very smart also.

Vor 6 Tage
Masoumeh Lashgari
Masoumeh Lashgari

Very creative with such a little space! Well done!

Vor 6 Tage
dan
dan

She is beautiful

Vor 6 Tage
dan
dan

Shower planet fitness

Vor 6 Tage
dan
dan

Brilliant

Vor 6 Tage
MYB Misa
MYB Misa

Noticeable cause she cant just go in from driver seat to back and in neighborhoods every can see she lives in her van

Vor 6 Tage
Kit Vantastic
Kit Vantastic

MYB Misa I can get from the front to the back if I need to. I leave my front seat empty so I can leave a spot if I need to, without leaving the van. I’ve never needed to. I don’t usually stay in the city so being secretive is not usually an issue :)

Vor 6 Tage
MYB Misa
MYB Misa

Very nice design but it hurts everyone in the sense u r not stealth which alerts people and there are plenty of mean people that complain alert government people that start codes, laws to prevent parking anywhere So if unnoticed makes longer for us to get help to counter those laws

Vor 6 Tage
James Zachary
James Zachary

I don't want to come off as whatever, but how does one get injured as a social worker? Are we talking about a real nasty paper cut? Finger stick on a staple? 😂😂

Vor 6 Tage
Chris
Chris

Inspiring.

Vor 6 Tage
Marj Pouljot
Marj Pouljot

Love your videos Bob, you are always courteous and respectful. Kit, love the way you expressed yourself and I feel that many people can relate to what you said. Life is short and it's fabulous that you are out there living a meaningful adventure.

Vor 6 Tage
rtodd84
rtodd84

She’s awesome 😎 I really like her.

Vor 6 Tage
The Olive
The Olive

Here is a strong person. That van setup would kill me.

Vor 6 Tage
Gail JOHNSON
Gail JOHNSON

Awesome creative lady. Great ideas.. Thank you for the video..

Vor 6 Tage
darangemaster1
darangemaster1

shes a doll

Vor 6 Tage
Araina Maynard-Freed
Araina Maynard-Freed

great video and van build. but it seems that all the weight is on one side of the van.

Vor 6 Tage
Pat Welsh
Pat Welsh

That is a spectacular use of space

Vor 7 Tage
n2jmb
n2jmb

Very cool build!!

Vor 7 Tage
The Simple Life
The Simple Life

Love that Kit ! I have that van also but mine is a 2005. Greetings from Florida ! Wolf

Vor 7 Tage
James P
James P

I designed my Solar EV camper furniture build off Inventor CAD software :)

Vor 7 Tage
VeganGorge
VeganGorge

Kit is who I want to be when I grow up. What a legend :)

Vor 7 Tage
Sarong Goddess
Sarong Goddess

What a fricking AMAZING van & she's SOOOOO AWESOME!!!!

Vor 7 Tage
Avy Ferg
Avy Ferg

Absolutely glorious build. I love it. I have a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan and it has the same "basement" storage. I think all Caravans after that have it. They're great vans 😍

Vor 7 Tage
Sanna Jo
Sanna Jo

Such a wonderful Lady. Amazing van.

Vor 7 Tage
Esther sacilowski
Esther sacilowski

Great lady!

Vor 7 Tage
silverbreezern
silverbreezern

Awesome van!

Vor 8 Tage
Haizek Haze
Haizek Haze

Kewl 🤗

Vor 8 Tage
Mimi Mc
Mimi Mc

Wonderful build. A place for everything. Such a nice lady. Thanks bob

Vor 8 Tage
dave22
dave22

great van build

Vor 8 Tage
Thysick Gaming
Thysick Gaming

Hey, is she still in Ottawa? I live there. Would love to meet her and get inspired into building a van. Thanks

Vor 8 Tage
Linux Goddess
Linux Goddess

She looks like Donna Erickson from Donna's day :o

Vor 8 Tage
Mikel Suzanne
Mikel Suzanne

"I'm either going to have a crisis or an adventure. I'm going to have an adventure." Brilliant. Love that! 🤗

Vor 8 Tage
Jackie Blue
Jackie Blue

Awesome van build

Vor 8 Tage
Tom D
Tom D

She is an inspiration!

Vor 8 Tage
Lance Jasper
Lance Jasper

Great story and sharing thank you both. Mobility Freedom Adventure

Vor 8 Tage
Paul Leech
Paul Leech

the best minivan build I have seen

Vor 8 Tage
Robin Atchley
Robin Atchley

She mentioned a little dog. Was hoping to see it.

Vor 8 Tage
Cynthia H or Lois
Cynthia H or Lois

so cool

Vor 8 Tage
John linvill
John linvill

This looks pretty luxurious compare to women in the car I watched. Maybe it’s the cleanliness and her attitude.

Vor 8 Tage
Cyn McCollum
Cyn McCollum

I own a Caravan, which I was planning on selling to help finance a class c. I never really considered living in it, though I have travelled in it extensively. So now I'm off with my measuring tape to see just how this might work. Thank you so much, Kit and Bob!

Vor 8 Tage
D F
D F

She reminds me of Tamra 😁

Vor 8 Tage
Sally Lindberg
Sally Lindberg

She is FABULOUS! Thanks for a terrific video!

Vor 8 Tage
REGISTRAR @ MAGNANMETZ
REGISTRAR @ MAGNANMETZ

The pull out is knocked off of many many Pinterest pins. It's not her original idea. This is an old idea used by hunters with pick up trucks to store guns and by contractors storing power tools. Also caterers use the same idea with teardrop and wagon trailers for outdoor events.

Vor 8 Tage
Kit Vantastic
Kit Vantastic

REGISTRAR @ MAGNANMETZ This is true - they say no one has ever had a truly original idea and I suppose I’m no different. I have to admit that at some point in my life, someone probably introduced me to the concept of a drawer ;)

Vor 8 Tage
Dawn Turner
Dawn Turner

Way to go, Kit! I'm preparing my Grand Caravan to hit the road, too. Fellow Canadian from Nanaimo. I'll see you on the road sometime!

Vor 8 Tage
Dawn Turner
Dawn Turner

Hi Kit! Small world, eh? Yes, I am hoping to spend at lest the coldest 3 or 4 months in the south. We'll see how it goes. Love your set-up. Very innovative! :)

Vor 8 Tage
Kit Vantastic
Kit Vantastic

Hi Dawn! My kids were both born on Salt Spring Island and I lived on the west coast for over ten years. Another of my heart’s “homes” :) Will you journey south in the winters?

Vor 8 Tage
Caroline Walters
Caroline Walters

I admire you. I think your van is wonderful. Good luck to you and I hope you will continue to have fun

Vor 8 Tage
Franklin Brown
Franklin Brown

Amazing van. Great personality.

Vor 8 Tage
colin r
colin r

I like this woman a lot, her happiness is contagious.

Vor 8 Tage
Jen
Jen

This lady is beautiful! I wish she’d make a YouTube channel! I love her personality💕 Edited: she has a YouTube channel, hope she does more with it!

Vor 8 Tage
Kit Vantastic
Kit Vantastic

I have my daughter to thank for the filming AND editing of both those videos. Unfortunately she is busy changing the world and doesn’t have time to follow her wandering mom around now lol. It would be an interesting skill to learn. I might just try a couple of videos. But the thing is... I’m just not much of a “how -to” kind of person. I mostly just like to tell stories. Not sure how that would work in video! But thank you for the kind words.

Vor 8 Tage
Jen
Jen

And she interviews well 😊

Vor 8 Tage
Richie Rich
Richie Rich

Love the layout. And great video.

Vor 8 Tage
theindian mom
theindian mom

Midlife crisis or midlife adventure....she chose adventure. Love her spirit.

Vor 8 Tage
Kimberly Panfil
Kimberly Panfil

Kit, As long as your happy. God Bless you to always be safe and healthy.

Vor 8 Tage
Borga Mucielli
Borga Mucielli

pretty good build for mini. she's lucky she can fit sideways and park almost anywhere.

Vor 8 Tage
thecheapbastard
thecheapbastard

If the video showed more of the van and less of the owner, this would have been great.

Vor 8 Tage
Kit Vantastic
Kit Vantastic

True THAT! LOL

Vor 8 Tage
#gueralocaoficial on Instagram
#gueralocaoficial on Instagram

What a beautiful picture of a life well lived. Thanks for sharing, I needed this, did my ♥️ good 🙏

Vor 9 Tage
Larry Kurmode
Larry Kurmode

What a pleasnt woman ;)

Vor 9 Tage
Chris Diamond Travels
Chris Diamond Travels

love the video,,what a great lady,,god bless her,would sure like to meet her,,,thanks Bob.

Vor 9 Tage
Gregory Tate
Gregory Tate

I think next year, Patti and I will be joining you for an awesome adventure. Great build. Better Attitude! You absolutely rock!

Vor 9 Tage
Out on a Whim Canadian Style
Out on a Whim Canadian Style

Creative build! Great interview!

Vor 9 Tage
Kit Vantastic
Kit Vantastic

Hi friends! X

Vor 8 Tage
Cindy Hall
Cindy Hall

OMG, the only other person who states the 3/4 inch! I'm 5' 2 3/4". Being a retired flight attendant, back when we had weight check, every 1/4 inch gave you another pound. Those 1/4 inches could save you from being grounded and placed on weight check. Your van is the best design I've seen! Well done Kit, and happy travels!

Vor 9 Tage
Kit Vantastic
Kit Vantastic

Cindy - were clearly of the same tribe ;)

Vor 8 Tage
kathleen chapman
kathleen chapman

Wonderful interview.. ☉☉☉☉

Vor 9 Tage
NorthStar Great Danes
NorthStar Great Danes

FANTASTIC BUILD KIT! HUGE KUDOS

Vor 9 Tage
John Ruhland
John Ruhland

Wonder Woman👍😎

Vor 9 Tage
Kamper Ken
Kamper Ken

She can only cook outside. So how does that work when there is bad weather/cold? She can’t be full timing then. If you know anything about Ottawa you’ll know that you can’t “cook” outside in their winters. So this must be a fair weather camper. Works for shorter camp trips. Just as long as viewers realize that this likely is not a good f/t build... good ideas for the power and kitchen, just the limitation of year-round use.

Vor 9 Tage
Kamper Ken
Kamper Ken

Thats good Kit. Being from BC and all the winter rain I just couldn’t see this working there in the winters. Same with the bitter cold in the Prairies or Ontario. You did well finding the two guys, hope the labour cost wasn’t too high.

Vor 7 Tage
Kit Vantastic
Kit Vantastic

Good morning Ken :) You are absolutely right about this not being a year-round option anywhere in Canada! For cooking, or simply because of the temperatures. I use a 12 volt mattress pad heater to keep my bed warm, but don’t ever use a heater to heat the air. I have to say though, that cooking outside works great for me all around. I’m happy to cook in anything above zero. Colder than that, or with lots of rain, I am happy to eat what dry goods, or already prepared food I have stored inside the van. I go south for 5 or six months, so its a good full time option for Canadians who seek warmer weather in the winter. I was on the road almost a full year last year, and will be on the road half the year this year. But I sure do seek out the fairer weather to do it in :)

Vor 8 Tage
elcaminodave1
elcaminodave1

i just relized ive bein doin this life

Vor 9 Tage

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