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Woman Turns Fiat 500 Into 'World's Smallest Camper Van'

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Woman Turns Fiat 500 Into 'World's Smallest Camper Van'

A retail worker with a passion for travel has turned her Fiat 500 car into the 'world's smallest camper van'.

It sounds ideal, but you have to remember that she has to sleep in the boot, and has no room for anyone else in the portable home, including her boyfriend.

Hannah Hughes was looking into buying converting a van into a camper, but quickly discovered that it's an expensive hobby.

So, she decided to do something similar with her car instead.

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The DIY blogger spent just £150 converting the tiny car into a tiny home, installing a bed, some storage, and a bit of insulation.

Now, she can go wherever she wants for the night, so long as she's going alone.

Hannah, from Solihull, said: "Camper vans have really been growing on the internet and I follow a lot of van lifers on social media so I've wanted to convert a van for ages.

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"To buy a van it was looking like anything from £3,000 to £10,000 depending on the condition and then a couple more thousand pounds to convert it."

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"But me and my boyfriend are saving up for a house so it's just not the right time to be putting a load of money into a campervan.

"I just thought I've got a car and that's the next best thing so I decided to make do with what I had and convert my car into a micro-camper instead."

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"My first trip away in it was my first time camping or doing anything like that on my own. It was even my first time eating on my own in public.

"It was about breaking a lot of personal barriers and proving to myself that I can do things on my own and don't have to rely on anyone - it was a big thing for me."

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In total, her modest renovation took four weeks, working around her full-time job. It was finished earlier this month.

Whilst she's had a mixed reaction to her results online - which is to be expected - she appears to have really enjoyed her first three night trip around Wales.

She explained: "The negative comments don't really bother me, it says more about them and their life than me and mine.

"My boyfriend, although not sure about it at first, has been really supportive and even said he might even join me for a trip one day but I don't think we'd both fit in my car!"

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As for her next trip, she added: "I'll go anywhere if it looks nice and I've heard lots of good things about the Peak District and Lake District so I might go there next.

"I'm always looking at what other people have done to their vans and cars as well and thinking what else I can do to improve mine - it's a work in progress definitely."

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Topics: UK News, Interesting, Weird, Cars

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