I travel the world living in a Tesla EV… I have a full kitchen & save £800 a month but I'm missing a big convenience | The Sun

THIS savvy spender has managed to save over £800 per month by living in his Tesla while travelling the states – but it has one major drawback.

Sandro van Kuijck, 25, has spent the past 11 months travelling across the United States and Canada and plans to ship his car to Europe to continue the adventure.

Sandro uprooted his life and moved into a 2020 Long Range Model X Tesla, fit with a DIY kitchen and bed – but the vehicle lacks one important facility.

There is no bathroom in his unique living space, but Sandro said despite the drawback, he's managed to save a massive amount of cash each month.

The savvy traveller said: "You don't need a compostable toilet as there are plenty of nature spots or Starbucks to go in."

And for what the car is lacking in terms of bathroom facilities, the kitchen more than makes up for it.



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The small kitchen within the back of the Tesla comes complete with running water, a cook top and storage.

It also has two sliding drawers, ensuring Sandro has room for any bits and bobs he may need while on the road.

He said: "Upgrading to a Model X has changed my life for sure.

“With the amount of travelling that I do, I would say that I save around £800 per month on expenditures – savings being mostly in fuel costs."

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After downgrading his lifestyle and only buying necessities, Sandro's monthly bills amount to around £1630.

He said: “The Model X cost me a total of £86,184, which is a lot of money for a car, but this car is a tool, a means to an end, and actually pays for itself every month through all my income streams.

“Cars tend to be liabilities, but if you can use a car in a unique way, it can become an asset."

And Sandro has added new upgrades into his vehicle, including a toaster, blender, tea kettle and induction top – all powered by a battery pack.

Sandro explained: "This is so I am fully self-sufficient, besides needing to charge.

“In total, I have put about £2,052 into the car as far as upgrades that make my travels possible."

After working and living on the road for 11 months, Sandro says he's the "most content" he's ever been.

And in that short amount of time, he's also managed to visit every state except for North Dakota and Hawaii.

He said: “As a child, I never really had the intention to travel as much as I do now.

“My family did travel, but I never really imagined that it would become my job at some point.”

“The people and places I have gotten to experience have only been possible because the way I chose to travel.

“My words of advice about this lifestyle – anyone can learn the trades of the road, all you have to do is get out there and give it a try to see if the lifestyle is for you.”

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Another adventurous Tesla owner shared how she lives inside of her electric vehicle with her massive pet husky for only £20 per month.

TikToker Ahnika keeps her valuables and toiletries stored away in the passenger dashboard so they’re discretely hidden while she's living on the road.

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