A 24-year-old spent $140,000 buying and converting a Mercedes van

By Ian Banks | May 17, 2024

Psychedelic elements

Having spent years residing in and transforming campervans, Abbe Minor found herself surrounded by a community of like-minded individuals in San Diego who shared her passion for van conversions.

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Among her acquaintances, one was customizing a large red van, while another was creating a space adorned with '80s psychedelic elements, with every interior detail in vibrant orange hues.

Unrestricted environment

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In an interview with Business Insider, the 24-year-old mentioned that the community she belonged to provided her with a sense of a "la-la land" and unrestricted environment, where pushing boundaries and embracing unconventional ideas was encouraged.