Watch: Results of plan to turn £500 damp caravan into dream holiday home may surprise you

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Inspiring video shows how a woman is transforming a cheap old caravan into her dream holiday home on a budget.

Hayley Rubery, 33, and her partner, Ben, 40, took on the ‘massive renovation project’ because they liked the idea of ‘van life’ but didn’t want to spend a fortune. Ms Rubery has shared inspirational video of her fixing up the thirty year old van which she found for £500 on Facebook Marketplace.

Holiday on a budget

"We're having to do it quite slowly because of the cost of everything,” the full-time influencer said. Hayley has a £500 budget to renovate the two berth caravan - and has spent £300 so far taking out the damp wood and re-doing the kitchen. The couple have transformed it all themselves by "winging it".

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Damp-proofing on a budget

The couple from Norwich, Norfolk, set themselves a tight £500 budget and started by refilling the outside to stop any further damp. They then removed any damp wood and bought new wood from a timber yard for £5 per piece of plywood.

Cheap home hacks

Hayley upcycled the kitchen around £60 - by using budget hacks such as stick on tiles costing £11.89 and using left over paint from previous renovations. She has also bought vinyl adhesive flooring for £20 - which she will lay down last.

DIY bathroom

She will tackle the bathroom next and is planning to use a waterproof adhesive to decorate. Hayley said: "It's surprising what a difference you can make on a small budget. I've just been winging it. We're the kind of people that give it a go.

Follow Hayley on TikTok @hayleyrubery_

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