A YOUNG couple are saving £1,000 a month by ditching a pricey flat to live off-grid in a minibus.
Leanne Bovey, 23, and Will Smith, 22, blew their £4,000 savings creating the cosy home on wheels.
The graduates quit their full-time jobs, moved out of their £800 a month studio flat and now spend less than £10 a day on fuel and food.
The couple, from Torquay, Devon, renovated the former minibus themselves after watching tutorials online.
Will said: “One big bulk payment of buying a van and doing it up rather than paying for things like water and electricity every month has saved us an arm and a leg.
“Sometimes it’s stressful finding places to park and the water can get low so we need to find a public tap.
“We’re also not able to shower unless we find a public shower or a lake."
“Our friends are quite jealous of us, especially at the moment while we’ve managed to keep going during the coronavirus."
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The young couple plan to continue their cheap and minimalist van lifestyle for as long as possible, and haven’t put a cap on when their journey will end.
Artist Leanne added: “Our European van insurance runs out this time next year and if we can afford to renew it we’d love to.
“If we can build a comfortable home in a van, I think anyone can.”
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