Freedom, Home is Where the Ford Transit is
Low costs, reliability, and extensive support allow Ford Transit owners, especially women, freedom to make their vans into live/work spaces.
Ever dreamed of what it would be like to live the office park behind, forever? Or, perhaps, that stifling McMansion, as well? Just ditch the nine-to-five grind for a life of freedom on the open road, being your own boss? Ever wonder how you’d do it?
Why not pick up a Ford Transit, for starters. The Blue Oval recently shared a set of stories from three women who are living their dreams while living and working from their own Transit and Transit Connect vans.
For example, there’s Tasha Rivard. Like many surfers, she has made her van her home, having been inspired by a few friends in Hawaii who did the same. A couple of years ago in Texas, she happened upon her new Transit, which she transformed into a mobile home and work space. Power for her laptop, fridge, and other electronics are handled by a 100-watt solar panel/house battery combo. Rivard says “the whole ‘not paying rent’ thing” gives her the chance to pursue opportunities as a graphic designer she would not have otherwise without the Transit.
Then, there’s Teri Lou Dantzler. A landscape photographer and grandmother, Dantzler heeded the call of the open road following a stay in a van on a trip to New Zealand in 2016. Upon returning to the United States, she obtained a Transit and spent four months outfitting her new home away from home with help from her father. The safety and security the Transit offers Dantzler allows her to “live out on the road for extended periods of time,” whether shooting photos of the Grand Canyon or teaching photography classes.
Finally, there’s champion cyclist and former U.S. Air Force captain Rebecca Gross. For eight months out of the year, her Transit is her home away from home, travelling from one cycling event to the next. A few hundred dollars and a couple of extra hands helped transform her Transit into what it is now, and estimates the cost of putting it together was $10,000 less than other vans. And with an extensive dealer network, Gross can have her home serviced anywhere she roams.
If you’ve ever wanted to see what the road has for you, we can’t think of a better way than to get a Ford Transit, transform the back into a tiny home, and roll out on the highway as the captain of your vessel.