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Carpenter’s Self Built Tiny Home Unique Layout And Design


Join us for an exclusive tour of Boondocker 3.0, the brainchild of Josh, a Miami entrepreneur turned van life enthusiast. This isn’t just any van; it’s a culinary haven on wheels, designed for those who cherish both cooking and the great outdoors.Josh’s passion for cooking and eating inspired Boondocker 3.0’s design. The kitchen features a massive Isotherm Cruise 195 fridge-freezer combo, despite its high power consumption. For those unexpected cold showers, Josh cleverly installed a foldable shower from Tetra van next to the refrigerator.

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The kitchen’s crown jewel? A Speak Easy Appliance cabinet, perfect for stowing appliances or even converting into a liquor cabinet. The van boasts a deep laundry sink paired with a pull-out shower faucet, a soap dispenser, and a reverse osmosis water filter with UV filtration. Interestingly, the water heater connects to the van’s coolant system, ensuring hot water is always available post-drive. An induction cooktop replaces traditional propane options, eliminating excess heat inside the van.

Josh didn’t compromise on comfort; the full-size bed is set lower than usual to allow sitting up easily. A marine fan, strategically placed light switches, fan control, and a highly efficient 12,000 BTU air conditioner ensure comfort in all seasons. Emphasizing off-grid capabilities, Boondocker 3.0 is equipped with a secondary alternator charging at 250-300 amps and a DC-to-DC charger.


Solar panels, while more for maintenance, complement the power system, which centers around two Lithionics 315 amp internal BMS batteries. From a $55,000 base van to a meticulously crafted home, Josh invested in quality and functionality. He collaborated with Sarasota’s best van builder, Lucraft, to achieve a balance of aesthetics and practicality, valuing the build at approximately $150,000.