Isn’t it great living in the 21st century where we have YouTube and any dream of yours seems to be just one DIY tutorial away! Or maybe a couple of them depending on how big your dream is. And it’s quite safe to say that some people sure dare to dream bigger than others. The hero of today’s story is definitely one of them as he renounced the dream of normal life along with the idea of having a normal house when he was only 23 years old and began working on his first bus transformation project. Only this time, he decided to work on something a bit more eccentric. Scroll down to see his work in progress!

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Michael bought this old van

If you think of yourself as adventurous, think again. This guy, Michael, is 28 and spends most of his time wandering around the world in various vehicles that he calls home for some time. He built his first bus when he was only 23. “I wanted to build my own house but I couldn’t afford a property.”

That was originally an ambulance but was later used to transport fake grass

“A bus was about the size of a shipping container except it was cheaper and had an engine. More than that, too many people have that excuse of “I can’t do that thing I want to do because I have a lease” or “It would be too hard to change.” Living in a vehicle gives you that flexibility and lets you say yes to so much more (plus living rent-free gives you much more pocket money),” he said in an interview with Bored Panda.

With the idea of making a house out of it

Besides building, he also works as an illustrator and says that his illustration skills definitely help with the planning process and sees the connection between interior design/building and illustrating. But he’s actually hoping to start building vehicles full-time and is selling his current project with even bigger ideas in mind.

It took 4 months of constructing after work and on weekends

A few months ago, he started thinking it’s about time to get off his van and build himself a new house-on-wheels. Therefore, he sold his van, went on Craigslist and found this “beautiful, boxy behemoth listed for sale”.

To finish up with this project

The behemoth, as he called it, was a 1992 Ford E-350 that used to serve as a small-town ambulance in Tennessee before getting into the hands of quite an eccentric high-end AstroTurf company outside of Austin which used it for driving rolls of fake grass and various tools from one job site to another. The company retired the old ambulance car after purchasing something more fitting for their purposes.