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YOUNG WOMAN Converts Truck into Full Time MICRO HOME to Ditch Apartment Living


My name is Magali Cote and I’m the owner
of an F-150 converted into a camper. I was studying commercial diving, had
like three months left on my course but my rent was over. I didn’t want to get
into a new rental apartment so I figured you know might as well just organize
the back of my truck and make it work. My dad helped me. We had both a lot of
experience you know him as the passionate woodworker and me as a welder
and he was putting me in like second and third gear to work faster and we did
this in two weeks. We did like 12 to 14 hour days and it was done. My jobs have
always been to work away. I either work up north. I work on the boat. I owned two
houses in my life and I felt like I had to work to pay my house. I did this and
you know what? It’s been the greatest thing. I can enjoy the time I have here
and I don’t have to spend it working all the time. I can just enjoy life at its
purest and simplest. I’m free. Welcome to my nano home on wheels. This
is a beautiful F-150 dark grey. It’s a five liter. There’s not much modified on
the outside of it so it’s pretty stealth. So basically it’s just a little camper
shell made out of fiberglass. I cut a hole on top to install a vent. The other
modification I did is install a little hook to dry my wet suits,
that’s all. I didn’t want to have any clothes in the back because when I’m
cooking everything smells like what I’m eating so basically my clothes are
separated from my little living area. My walk-in wardrobe. I have some jars here.
It’s very simple. It’s really cheap. Plastic drawers and I can still use my
seats when I remove this and I can have guests coming in and out and on the
other side I store my little insulation for my window. This is my shower bucket. I open this bad boy up and then I just throw some hot water in there. There’s a
little hose and I put it on top of my truck and with gravity it feeds down and
I can just rinse after a dive. I can put my shoes here. All my tools are in
here. The pole here to hang all my wetsuits and my jackets and in the back
of the seat here I can store my free diving fins. They’re really fragile so
I’d rather for them behind the headrest in the back of my truck so that’s how I
keep them safe. Everything is accessible from here. Can
turn my electricity on. It’s two AGM batteries. When I start my truck it
charges my battery. When I’m driving when I notice my batteries are going down I
just flock to a friend’s house and overnight they’re fully charged. I have a
five pound propane bottle inside there. This propane bottle lasts me like a
month in the winter and I can cook make coffees and dinners and it cost me seven
dollars to fill it up. So I made my own disposable wipes basically just a little
square half-and-half water and the Natural Mayor’s soap and you squeeze the juice out of it and you can wash everything and you put this away and you
throw it in your laundry. I am on Vancouver Island. It rains half a year
here so I cut the tarp into a triangular shape to make it fit perfectly to the
back of my canopy to block that rain that’s coming in so I just have a sticky
velcro on each side one on my truck and then one here and it works. When I sold
my big house I had to give away like at least 25 plants to my friends. I do not
call them artificial plants they are “everlasting plants”. You can’t maintain a
plant if it’s gonna freeze anything’s gonna get killed. I have this little
heater for when I’m parked somewhere and I have access to power and if it’s cold
but all the stuff I have is just plastic camping stuff or outdoor dishes and you
know they make really cute stuff nowadays so you can get some stuff that
you cannot break and you know everything has to be tiny and or collapsible or you
know light construction tools mixed with utensils. Oh and I have a tuna jig, oh
well. The challenging part of building this truck was how the heck am I gonna
screw things in the walls? It’s just like 1/8 thick fiberglass. I cannot screw anything through it so I did glue with construction glue
wood blocks behind so I can screw my stuff here. My little spice rack and I
store my teas in there. This shelf is fairly tiny and I put like a little lip
on it to prevent it from falling. My beautiful double sink it’s a very very
simple system fresh water and then gray water here and it’s hooked up with a
regular drain it’s just it’s going down together to the gray water. This pump is
just activated by hand just like this and I use this water basically for my
coffees because I find this little plastic bottle it kind of gives like a
little bit of taste to the water and it goes away in the coffee so I don’t mind.
It needs to be changed and I just re-bleach it and make sure
everything is nice and fresh so I don’t store this water for a really long time.
You can see every item fits perfectly so I got those two bottles of water and
then I got a little container here that’s just you know it fits perfectly
in there. I don’t know, I guess it’s for cosmetics or makeup, toilet paper and
you know my little bags. I have a plug here that I use with my inverter. Those
switches are for the lights and when they’re turned on I have this light here
that shows which one is turned on so you know I’ve told my friend, “hey, I want to
do a kitchen remodel”, so I ordered a $20 backsplash. Don’t you wish your kitchen
remodel cost 20 bucks? It’s just a camping stove here
propane operated of course. When I use it I use the fan or I just open the back of
my truck. For more counter space I have this
tiny little jar, it’s maple. My dad gave it to me.
I’m from Quebec so maple means a lot for me. This here is an olive tray. It was
probably five bucks and you just screw it in, can store my jewelry in there or
whatever at night. I made myself the curtains with my sewing machine here.
They’re really good for at night you can barely see I’m inside. If I have
a double sink I have a toilet, right? So here it is. Home on wheels toilet on
wheels everything’s there and when I have guests it turns into a laz-e-boy. So
that’s a propane heater. The brand is Martin. When you fire it up it’s just
like this bright blue flame that comes out and it really kills all the humidity
I have in my truck and in minus 30 Celsius I can only tolerate five minutes of it. A
lot of people are like, “oh don’t get propane it’s a humidity issue for a
camper”, so first you need insulation and second if you’re gonna go with propane
you need a flame you cannot go with like a ceramic heater. This will create a lot
of humidity. Regular camping mattresses. The bottom
one is inflated more and the top one is barely inflated so basically I have a
pillow top camping mattress. When I built the truck I had another piece of plywood
that I would flip and that was the whole goal of having two mattresses and I can
convert it into a double bed but it’s kind of a project on the go and I have
to work on it. The bed sheet is from Amazon. It’s a flannel for massage table
great for small beds. I can use my inverter here if I need to and here I
have a special compartment that I can look and open up and use my wheel space
and have access to my electrical basically I use the space to store my
spare guns. It’s like a safe space to store my things that have a higher value,
I guess. I lock the back of my truck and I lock this. I have some little hooks to
prevent the drawers from opening when I’m driving. Every container has to fit. I bought so
many and returned so many to use all the space that I have. Coffee Department. I need
to figure a system that you can interchange your stuff. My fridge is a
Yeti cooler. I didn’t want to spend energy on an actual fridge. You can store
a lot of food in there.s I put one bag of ice and it lasts me one week and you can
fill it with beers go to the beach grab your fridge. It’s a fridge to go. When you find a way to get paid to do
your passions and to be happy with everything you do in your life this is
what I’m trying to achieve in my life. I just have a passion for it. I converted a
shed when I was 17 and I lived in a shed. Sometimes I look at some van builds too
and I’m like, “wow, I really did fit a lot in the back of my truck”. Doing a tiny
home on wheels is accessible to everyone. You don’t even need carpenter skills or
an engineering degree you will learn them as you go and you will grow doing
your build and I think it’s the greatest adventure.

100 Comments

TheObserver

Jun 6, 2019, 4:16 pm Reply

A little bit curious about your Logo….have u been to India?

Andre EWERT

Jun 6, 2019, 5:18 pm Reply

Doesn't the propane create dangerous carbon monoxide? I would just be careful with that. Bravo Magali…keep on trucking.

THE LONDON CHANNEL

Jun 6, 2019, 6:04 pm Reply

Shit man and she’s got dogs , that place must stink , nah but but for real though it’s cool

Mukesh Rajkumar

Jun 6, 2019, 8:42 pm Reply

Great job my friend u very beautiful

DARRELL D

Jun 6, 2019, 9:27 pm Reply

Seriously……

KALEIDO jess

Jun 6, 2019, 9:32 pm Reply

That’s pretty cool.

Danes Stang

Jun 6, 2019, 9:38 pm Reply

I've got to have a shower

Victorian Superstar

Jun 6, 2019, 9:44 pm Reply

I need to free myself from corporate slavery and start living free again

Babba Louie

Jun 6, 2019, 10:03 pm Reply

Absolutely brilliant build. I have a cube van conversion. You have given me some good ideas to add to it. Seeming for ever a work in progress. Thank you for the tour. Wish you safe travels.

Βίκυ Β

Jun 6, 2019, 10:26 pm Reply

Dirty dirty dirty in every way

Asche Djidoi

Jun 6, 2019, 11:36 pm Reply

What water tank/shower is that?

Jennifer Spencer-McCausley

Jun 6, 2019, 12:49 am Reply

Good job!

Heru- deshet

Jun 6, 2019, 3:05 am Reply

Where do you live? All over.

Kellie Falls

Jun 6, 2019, 5:04 am Reply

A delightful young lady. What an ingenious setup!! She's very low-maintenance. Enjoy your debt-free life, young'un! ?

Miss Jacqie’s

Jun 6, 2019, 7:12 am Reply

This woman rocks!?

fast 417

Jun 6, 2019, 4:02 pm Reply

7 dollars to fill a 5 pound propane tank? where do you live? it's like 25 dollars in southern california

Beau Ski

Jun 6, 2019, 4:33 pm Reply

Young woman HiresMEN to build this!!

William Flores

Jun 6, 2019, 8:44 pm Reply

Very cool setup, what happened to her dog? ??

Abby Heggem

Jun 6, 2019, 12:46 am Reply

i love this lady shes so quirky

Jon Smith

Jun 6, 2019, 3:17 am Reply

To fill a standard 20 lb BBQ propane tank is $10.00 totaly empty at some places and about $12.50 at others. Current price 6-12-2019 at Tractor Supply is $2.49 a gallon when I checked last. And I thought that was a little expensive. To save money do not trade your tank in. get it filled up because you will get about another gallon or a gallon and a half in the tank by filling it. By trading your standard 20 lb propane tank you will get less fuel in your tank and pay more for less propane fuel. And you may get an outdated old tank possibly rusted tank by trading it in. Only trade your tank in when it's outdated rusted or you have a problem with it.

Stark Marshall

Jun 6, 2019, 4:55 am Reply

You're gorgeous need a roommate with balls im you're guy nice truck

slipper409

Jun 6, 2019, 9:28 am Reply

Yikes. Living in her truck, gives to easy access to drive thru food.

Mark Rigsby

Jun 6, 2019, 3:50 pm Reply

Police always want harrass people who park.

L8erdayz

Jun 6, 2019, 10:35 am Reply

Your dad did good

Sachin’s view

Jun 6, 2019, 3:32 pm Reply

She is inspirational.

John Doe

Jun 6, 2019, 12:47 pm Reply

Girl u will never go broke, work hard and save a lot and retire early n enjoy life.

who create GOD?

Jun 6, 2019, 11:08 am Reply

and it run on fucking diesel,

Mu’na Bey

Jun 6, 2019, 7:15 pm Reply

Hi there' really enjoyed your vid, it made me warm up and smile especially every time you would introduce your different concepts you use, like how you use the back of your truck cab as a garage/closet, hope to see more vids from yah! 🙂

Suzette Rangel

Jun 6, 2019, 4:31 am Reply

intelligent and excellent use of space. My mind is blown. Great job, thanks for the inspo!

Suz McCaughey

Jun 6, 2019, 6:34 pm Reply

So unique!

Allan Revoy ARKNET

Jun 6, 2019, 3:53 am Reply

Some cool ideas thanks for sharing.

ecojo

Jun 6, 2019, 6:10 pm Reply

impressive , shes creative and skilled .

Shane A

Jun 6, 2019, 3:18 am Reply

Wow, that’s impressive! A late model f-150 bed is not large by any means. To optimize that small of a space on this level is amazing!

Thomas Horton

Jun 6, 2019, 3:22 pm Reply

Amazing.

Fullrusher

Jun 6, 2019, 1:35 pm Reply

She’s such a sweetie I’d date her ?

Ea Jordan

Jun 6, 2019, 10:28 pm Reply

I hope she is happy and safe

red Rum

Jun 6, 2019, 7:04 am Reply

Awesome lady

Saved by Grace

Jul 7, 2019, 4:22 pm Reply

Very nice. I also live on Vancouver Island. 🙂

Joey Bravo

Jul 7, 2019, 6:00 am Reply

she could weld the broken pieces of my heart together anytime

Aimsy McNamara

Jul 7, 2019, 11:10 pm Reply

Your campervan is simple but gorgeous.

Ryan Ambler

Jul 7, 2019, 2:35 am Reply

Haha cool as. Thanks for sharing! Great bubbly personality. Go girl!

Tom Gardner

Jul 7, 2019, 2:52 am Reply

Very good conversion. My question is about the roof vent installation. Actual procedure or video would be great. I am chicken to chop a hole in my topper without some good advice.

flis Flip

Jul 7, 2019, 1:40 pm Reply

man, if she post here that she paid someone else to build her a camper,no one would care. sooooooo,how to fix that-lie,and people comments here are something else

ⅰи∂ㄩㄅ360

Jul 7, 2019, 10:22 pm Reply

In other words she's what's referred to as homeless – rubbber bound that is. Rent is too expensive so you do what you got to do to survive.

Diana Avina

Jul 7, 2019, 5:47 pm Reply

Awesome! Great way to live! Bless you!

Goddess Capricorn

Jul 7, 2019, 12:29 am Reply

The creativity on the people who want to leave this life is amazing ?

Matheus Nunes

Jul 7, 2019, 12:08 am Reply

I want to be your friend! Awesome 😉

thatsonBloodimaCrip !

Jul 7, 2019, 6:18 am Reply

My type of girl

Rita Matthews

Jul 7, 2019, 6:49 pm Reply

Love it! Well done!

Ap Pesold

Jul 7, 2019, 3:10 am Reply

highly impressed. im glad u didn't have 2 forfeit power from ur truck 2 make ur living space. that truck should hold it's own on the highway… lol

Hoagie Sherlin

Jul 7, 2019, 1:47 am Reply

Very nice love the wood

Edenia H

Jul 7, 2019, 8:01 pm Reply

Killing all those fish tho, no fun. I love trucks tho so nice build

Ms. Rosann

Jul 7, 2019, 1:25 am Reply

What a beautiful truck and she is so happy! what a great attitude

CoC Master

Jul 7, 2019, 11:13 pm Reply

A Bus would've been better (more space to me)

dds1970

Jul 7, 2019, 1:55 am Reply

omg this truck has everything

Ava Mooltrey

Jul 7, 2019, 4:34 am Reply

Wow. That's amazing. I love it

devilish cat

Jul 7, 2019, 6:00 pm Reply

this is so fucking cool im so jealous lol

Nancy B

Jul 7, 2019, 4:58 am Reply

Love it!! So clever!!

Melody Huitron

Jul 7, 2019, 3:57 pm Reply

Awesome!!!!!!!! Freakin luv it!!

Genesis

Jul 7, 2019, 3:35 am Reply

never seen this on a truck, nice job, looks super comfy, I love the wood!

Jeffrey Day

Jul 7, 2019, 5:31 am Reply

Can't believe how much she got in there!

Kerry Williams

Jul 7, 2019, 5:05 pm Reply

Great job. You guys should be proud.

Rose Bartley

Jul 7, 2019, 7:59 pm Reply

By far the nicest truck camper build I’ve seen!! I’ve watched hundreds of videos trying to decide if I want to do a van or truck and up until this video I was dead set on a van but now not so sure LOL. This is freaking amazing!!!

James Richardson

Jul 7, 2019, 11:49 pm Reply

Wow❗️ Perfect. Creative and done in true crafts person work.

Dee Zuniga

Jul 7, 2019, 2:44 am Reply

Wow that's reeeeally impressive!

Christian Holmstedt

Jul 7, 2019, 1:18 am Reply

Burning propane creates a ton of water vapor and carbon dioxide.
Chemical reaction : "C3H8 + 5O2 = 3CO2 + 4H2O"

Written in plain text it means :
1 molecule of propane burns using 5 oxygen molecules creating 3 carbon dioxide molecules and 4 molecules of water.

Ann Ferguson

Jul 7, 2019, 3:55 pm Reply

Awesome ????

lupita montelongo

Jul 7, 2019, 3:56 am Reply

Best one I've seen so far

TIMEFORFUN

Jul 7, 2019, 3:52 pm Reply

Awesome enjoy life !

DJH

Jul 7, 2019, 4:30 pm Reply

She did such a great job on this build. It's amazing. Never would have thought about doing that in a cap for a truck. Husband and I are currently doing a build in my promaster high top…this is just amazing though. She is living her best life doing this. It's gorgeous and comfortable and cozy.

Son Osmanli

Jul 7, 2019, 10:36 pm Reply

what did you just said?? Rains half of the year? wow . cannot imagine that. I am a blue sky person. Grey sky would make me really depressed.

Alisa Mehmal

Aug 8, 2019, 9:41 pm Reply

Awesome home. Impressive how there is everything one person needs in a super small space.
♥️??

Pati Hopkins

Aug 8, 2019, 11:57 pm Reply

I screenshot the heck out of this video. THANK YOU FOR THIS

skylar brooks

Aug 8, 2019, 12:56 am Reply

oh my goodness, you are so packed with adventure… you fun hearted & spiritual soul! i love how you live your life.

Ann Bertoli

Aug 8, 2019, 6:34 am Reply

Sure I'll go get me a $130,000 truck I'm on my way. Very cool I must say

bhrismaw Q

Aug 8, 2019, 9:04 pm Reply

What a cool lady love her attitude! And her rig of course is amazing

Michael Kleist

Aug 8, 2019, 9:06 pm Reply

From one driver to another.. your doing great..

NADIA CUSAN

Aug 8, 2019, 7:58 pm Reply

are you originally from the province of Quebec,

NADIA CUSAN

Aug 8, 2019, 8:00 pm Reply

yes us too we want to build a ford transit cargo van with everything in it, shower, heating system, because we will live it in full time.

Victoria T

Aug 8, 2019, 12:35 am Reply

She has no shame in it! I love that!

Marsh Mallow

Aug 8, 2019, 1:32 am Reply

Crazy use of space. Great job!

U S

Aug 8, 2019, 3:31 pm Reply

RESPECT TO GIRL

Ghost of Reagan

Aug 8, 2019, 7:35 am Reply

That's a major spear gun.

MrEmpireBuilder

Aug 8, 2019, 12:29 pm Reply

amazing story and amazing build! Good on you! You have

REAL freedom!

Yellow RoseOfTexas

Aug 8, 2019, 6:50 pm Reply

Where did you purchase your truck camper cap?

Angie Sparks

Aug 8, 2019, 3:56 am Reply

Best truck camper build I’ve ever seen. I’m just starting out with mine. I have no skills but this young lady is so encouraging. Fantastic setup

thalassan

Aug 8, 2019, 5:03 am Reply

Woa… it's look amazing, really great
i really like the whole concept. It's incredible cool
Good luck, travel safe n_n

Lanika Vann

Aug 8, 2019, 5:45 am Reply

NICE!!!!

C2yourself

Aug 8, 2019, 3:12 pm Reply

Awesome use of space! Better than some vans

Dorian Dalton

Aug 8, 2019, 3:59 pm Reply

This chic is [email protected]$$!!!! So inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

nonp

Aug 8, 2019, 1:33 pm Reply

Fantastic

Patricia Sizemore

Aug 8, 2019, 8:55 pm Reply

wow… Awesome and inspiring Young Lady.

Julia Namulauulu

Aug 8, 2019, 9:47 pm Reply

Love it! Looks amazingly awesome. ?

Stoned Woods

Aug 8, 2019, 10:04 pm Reply

What a beautiful woman

J Kim

Aug 8, 2019, 2:37 am Reply

gosh I'm jealous..

Arturo Chavez

Aug 8, 2019, 6:17 am Reply

Wow. Amazing woman, with amazing job creates amazing truck conversion. Truly an incredible and unique build. I'm really impressed with how much she was able to fit into that micro space without making it feel cluttered. Such a creative design.

C Sterling

Aug 8, 2019, 2:37 am Reply

Love your attitude! Very inspiring, thank you!!

Jean Lathan

Aug 8, 2019, 1:49 pm Reply

Love your home on wheels. Wish I could do as you are doing, but I'm too old .Good luck to you !

james mack

Aug 8, 2019, 7:09 am Reply

Love her energy.she seems like someone you wanna be around

Matthew Johnson

Aug 8, 2019, 4:42 am Reply

Awesome women.. I want one like that!!!

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