This woman is having to live in a van because rent is too high

Jessica Brown@Jessica_E_Brown
Wednesday 23 August 2017 15:30
Celebrities
Picture:(YouTube / Barcroft TV)

If you’re fed up with paying too much rent, the most logical step would probably be to downsize to a smaller house, or move to a different, cheaper location.

But not Eileah Ohning. The 31-year-old was so fed-up with what she was paying her landlords that she decided to buy a van to live in instead.

Her 13ft 2in long, 5ft 8in wide and 6ft 2in high Freightliner Sprinter High Top van boasts storage compartments, a desk and a camping stove.

Picture: YouTube / Barcroft TV(YouTube / Barcroft TV)

Ohning also has plans to build a wardrobe shower, toilet and fridge into the van, according to a Barcroft TV video.

Ohning showers at the gym and parks close to her job in Columbus, Ohio. She shares the van with her dog, her boyfriend Brian, and his cat.

Before getting her van in May this year, she lived in her car for a year – which sounds pretty tough, but Ohning managed to clear her student debt that year in the process.

She then bought the van for $10,000, and has so far spent around $7,000 modifying it with all the comforts of home. She estimates that further additions to the van's facilities will cost a further $3,000 or $4,000.

She told Barcroft Media:

I had to make a decision, it was either stay or grab hold of this crazy idea that you just can’t seem to get out of your head, and go for it.  

I don’t know that I ever see myself going back to traditional housing. 

Check out her 'van sweet van' in the video below:

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