This couple determined to hand over their dream home to dwell in a van.
Victoria MacDonald, 28, and Scott Ross, 32, initially purchased their 3-bedroom villa in the Scottish village of Cruden Bay in June 2016 for about $135,449.90 (£100,000).
MacDonald instructed SWNS the home was historic and included a ballroom and double-roomed basement, however in the end, it was too huge for the couple.
“It was a dream home after we purchased it, however we by no means settled,” MacDonald instructed the information company. “We each determined to transfer on from the home because it was too huge.”
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MacDonald mentioned that initially, she and Ross didn’t know the place they wished to transfer. Eventually, they considered dwelling a extra nomadic way of life.
“We got here up with the concept of shifting into a van and taking our work on the street,” MacDonald mentioned. “So that is precisely what we did.”
The couple put their home available on the market in March and inside three days, they offered it for about $197,756.85 (£146,000).
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MacDonald and Ross purchased a Citroen Relay 2016 campervan for about $17,608.49 (£13,000) and spent two months renovating it, with renovations costing about $13,544.99 (£10,000), in accordance to SWNS.
“It was horrible. I’ve made no secret of the actual fact I didn’t benefit from the conversion course of,” MacDonald mentioned. “It took a couple of weeks planning, however irrespective of how a lot you intend for it, you do not learn how a lot is required to be carried out till you are proper in the thick of it.”
Now, their van has a Swedish oven, photo voltaic panels, a full kitchen together with a fridge and storage for meals and a photo voltaic bathe.
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Around the identical time that they purchased their dream home, each MacDonald and Ross had vital profession adjustments.
At the time, MacDonald was affected by despair whereas she labored as a buying administrator in the oil and gasoline business, whereas Ross was working in grounds operations for a heliport firm earlier than he was injured whereas on the job.
After they left their jobs, they determined to begin a weblog about their love of travel, which was an internet advertising travel firm and finally led to jobs with Go toScotland, in accordance to SWNS.
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“I used to be in poor health with despair, so I left my work, and around that very same time, Scott injured his again so required to take depart,” MacDonald instructed SWNS. “During our time away from work, we got here up with the concept for the web site and the weblog, and simply went for it.”
“Our associates weren’t shocked and our household was the identical, nobody was massively shocked,” MacDonald added. “We have not carried out the 9 to 5 life for years now.”
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Now that they’re dwelling in a van and touring around Scotland with their two canines Colle and Callie, MacDonald mentioned she and Ross are doing significantly better and their canines love the approach to life.
“I used to be on antidepressants for 4 years and now I’ve been off them since we began our new life,” MacDonald mentioned. “Scott’s again is getting stronger, due to the quantity of train he’s getting on daily basis.”
“There’s one thing about being so ingrained into nature,” she added. “I get up on daily basis to an unbelievable view out my window… We haven’t missed or regretted promoting the home since we bought on the street.”