THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING | DIY Composting Toilet in our Van + Genius Van Life Shower w/ Hot Water

We’re putting a toilet in our van! Not just any toilet, we’re doing a true DIY composting toilet that costs just $150. This changes everything! We’re also showing you a new innovation, a genius portable shower with hot water that changes the van life shower game.

Geyser Systems Portable Shower :

Johnny Compost Toilet Kit with Urine Diverter and Ventilation Fan :

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In this video, we’re making a multi-function living room in our van. We’re building benches, making our own couch cushions and will have comfortable seating for 4 people. The benches will function as storage and our bathroom! That’s right, we’re installing a DIY compost toilet in our van. We’re also including a review of a brand new portable shower system that’s perfect for van life! While these upgrades are still budget friendly, they also leave us feeling luxurious. Watch as we overcome hurdles to build our dream home complete with an off grid bathroom.

We’re building an off grid tiny home and on top of that we’re building on a budget! Are we crazy to tear apart our first camper van build? Yup, but we think these new improvements will be worth it. We didn’t film much of our first DIY van conversion so we are very excited to be documenting how two amateurs do a Sprinter van build on a budget. Watch as Towanda 2.0 comes to life!

Nat and Abi
Bear + Peluche


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We are Nat & Abi, a couple from the USA, and together with our rescue dogs, Bear + Peluche, we make a family. In 2018 we turned Towanda, a 2004 Sprinter Van, into an off grid tiny home on wheels so that we could travel the world! Our goal is to inspire others to live their own dreams, whether that is van life or something else!


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