Italy-born travel enthusiast Marina Piro has grown up with two goals in mind: “to be a self sufficient forest fairy,” and to see the world with her rescue dog, Odie. While the first one may be a bit unrealistic, she has already achieved the second thanks to Pam, her fully restored and totally comfortable van.
Last year, after two months of research, Piro began her ambitious van restoration project by purchasing a 5-door 2001 Renault Kangoo. She first gutted the vehicle, and then gradually completed a number of modifications, including replacing the floor, installing LED lights, constructing a kitchenette, and building a bed. With a few finishing touches—pots and pans, curtains for privacy, cozy bedding, and some houseplants—the vehicle went from “little moving can” to home sweet home.
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This is Marina’s trusty van, Pam.
While it may look like a cozy car to live and travel in now, it hasn’t always been this way.
Marina completely transformed the vehicle with her own two hands.
Now that the van restoration is complete, she and her dog, Odie, can travel the world in style and comfort.