Hatti gave her rundown old van an incredible makeover (Image: @thecampercreative/Instagram)
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A savvy young woman has renovated her old into a stunning motorhome and is using it to travel the world.
Hatti Webster, who is a full-time nomad committed to life on the road, began the project while living at her parents' over the pandemic.
Since then she's been exploring the French Alps and plans to soon head south to Portugal and Italy to take in the beautiful coastlines.
Without a big budget, Hatti bought an older, rundown van for £5,000 and spent another £5,000 doing it up.
With no rent to pay, she reckons she's made a huge profit, Birmingham Live reports.
The Instagram blogger is sharing her journey with her 52,600 followers and has now revealed her DIY tips.
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Car experts, Vehicle Contracts, spoke with Hatti on her project to uncover how she was able to do it.
“After university, I bought my first van, renovated it and travelled Europe for a summer back in 2016," she said.
"That was when I got the bug! I knew after that, that one day I would convert another van and continue the adventures, however at the time I was broke and had no idea what job I wanted to do!” she said.
“I began working in marketing in Bristol and absolutely fell in love with the career, so after a few years of working, I began saving again.
"I had actually originally planned to move to Canada and buy a van over there, but when Covid hit, that plan soon evaporated. So, I decided to buy a van in the UK, renovate it (at my parent’s house!) and begin exploring Europe.”
Hatti quit her job to travel the world in her stunning new home
Hatti bought her current van back in September 2020 and began renovating it right away.
"Travelling in my previous van helped hugely when it came to designing this one, I knew there were certain elements that I absolutely couldn't live without and so, created the layout based on those features," she said.
"The main features of the van include a width-ways double bed, a permanent seating area with slideout table, sink and kitchen unit with a fridge and 3 ring hob. I also built a composting loo that slides underneath the bed.
With a clever use of space Hatti has made the most of the van's interior
"I tried to use lightweight materials when building the van in order to minimise weight, so the majority of the units are built from plywood, the walls from pine cladding and the ceiling (my favourite part) are made from red cedar.
"I opted for a mixture of recycled bottle wool and Celotex insulation, which was then covered by a layer of bubble foil to act as a vapour barrier.
She said after spending £10,000 in all, the project was well worth it. “Vans of a similar age and build go for approximately £14,000 – £18,000 in the UK at the moment," Hatti explained.
The traveller plans to hit Portugal and Italy once she's done in France
Speaking about her plans for the future, Hatti said: “I am currently in France and have spent a lot of time exploring the French Alps (I am a keen skier, snowboarder and hiker) but am planning on heading south to Spain and Portugal over the summer.
"There is so much to explore in Europe and I am in no rush, so I plan to travel slowly and spend my winters in the mountains and my summers catching waves on the beaches.”