A woman who lives in her Tesla with her two pets has revealed how she organizes the car to make it the perfect home on wheels.
Canadian content creator Stephanie has perfected a traveling lifestyle that sees her living in the vehicle alongside her cat, Finley, and dog Snow.
In a bid to save money and do more sightseeing, Stephanie grabbed her furry friends and transformed her energy-efficient car into an ideal living space.
Now, the YouTuber has given viewers a sneak peek at her life behind the wheel by showing off her Tesla setup, which is complete with a bed, litter box, and plenty of storage space.
Canadian content creator Stephanie, who lives in her Tesla with her two pets, and has revealed how she organizes the car to make it the perfect home on wheels
Stephanie has perfected a traveling lifestyle that sees her living in the vehicle alongside her cat, Finley, and dog Snow
In a bid to save money and do more sightseeing, Stephanie grabbed her furry friends and transformed her energy-efficient car into an ideal living space
In a video tour of her car, which she has named Roxanne, she said: ‘I’ve actually got lots of space.’
She then showed off how she organized the interior of her fiery red Tesla Model Y Long Range 2020, which ‘has 68 cubic feet of cargo volume’ when all four seats are in place.
‘Because we’re in a Tesla, we actually have two trunks, so this is one of them — this one has my doggy blow dryer, my lawn chair, my solar panel, as well as a fold-down kennel, figure skates and a few other miscellaneous items like my winter coat,’ Stephanie said.
In the other trunk, located at the front of the vehicle, she has a portable stove, kitchen utensils, nonperishable food, and treats.
She explained that she had purchased a twin mattress and cut it to perfectly fit the vehicle.
And, although her bed is covered in pillows, she only sleeps with one of them.
The others are instead used as storage with Stephanie filling the pillowcases with her clothes.
Just under her bed is her cat’s litter box, which she says is the ‘perfect’ spot for him.
Now, the YouTuber has given viewers a sneak peek at her life behind the wheel by showing off her Tesla setup that is complete with a bed, litter box and plenty of storage space
She revealed that she keeps her pets water bow in the center console, and keeps dog treats and nonperishable food in the trunk of her car
By the driver’s seat, she keeps hair ties, a dog harness, her emergency potty jug, and cleaning supplies
In the front compartments of her car, she keeps skin care products and cleaning supplies.
To maximize her space, she hangs her laundry bag, dog harness, and garbage bag from the passenger seat headrests.
By her steering wheel, Stephanie keeps hair ties, dog collars, and her ’emergency potty jug’ with dog food as well as any medication the pets may need under the passenger seat.
And it seems as though Stephanie has thought of everything after also adding 3D-printed window button covers that keep her pets from accidentally rolling them down.
She revealed that she also keeps her shower bag next to her driver’s seat so that she can quickly hop out and run into any ‘leisure centers, gyms, truck stops, friends’ houses, rivers and lakes’ to freshen up.
Stephanie revealed that she does have a condo in Canada, but she rents it out to earn income so she can live on the road.
She has so far spent nine months living in the Tesla full time and has traveled more than 78,000km (about 38,000 miles) in it.
‘I love the Tesla because it has climate control, it’s a little stealthier and I can charge [the car] for free a lot of the time,’ Stephanie said.
Under the passenger seat she has dog food as well as any mediation the pets may need
To maximize her space, she hangs her laundry bag, dog harness, and garbage bag from the passenger seat headrests, and keeps cooking supplies in the back
‘I actually have almost spent $30 in charging over the last three months, which is absolutely amazing.’
Stephanie is saving big time with her life on wheels.
By transforming her car into her home, she has been able to beat the rising cost of living caused by inflation.
Although inflation has decreased in the past few months, it still remains high and currently sits at 7.1 per cent.
According to Spring Financial, the average cost of living – including rent – in Canada is $1,708 per month per person.
According to consumer data firm Dunnhumby, one-third of households are skipping meals or reducing their portion sizes to save money.
Researchers found that 18 per cent of the survey’s 2,000 participants noted they weren’t getting enough food to eat.
Furthermore, 31 per cent of households have reduced their portion sizes due to empty pantries as a result of rising grocery store prices.
Although her bed is covered in pillows, she only sleeps with one of them, the others are used as storage, with Stephanie filling the pillowcases with her clothes
She hangs many things off her headrest for easy access and stores her skincare products at the front of her car
In addition to food costs, millions of people across the country lack a financial safety net.
According to researchers, 64 per cent of participants admitted they wouldn’t be able to raise $400 in an emergency.
Many have suffered due to inflation, which has caused the prices of basic goods to skyrocket – including the prices of meat and poultry up by 10.4 per cent, cereal up 15.1 per cent, and fruits and vegetables up 8.1 per cent.
Gas prices are another point of pressure for many people around the country, up nearly 60 per cent over the past year, with the cost of airfares up more than 34 per cent and the price of used cars up more than 7 per cent.
Apparel costs are up by 5.2 per cent, overall shelter costs went up 5.5 per cent and delivery services have gone up 14.4 per cent.