Former lawyer quits job and spends $15k converting a van into a home.

Meet the former lawyer who gave up her career and house after losing her mother to breast cancer in order to spend life on the open road. Lisa Jacobs, from Austin, Texas, quit her law job when her mother died and started a sustainable interior design firm where she renovated 'green' homes and Airstream trailers.
But despite her new blooming career, a house and a boyfriend, Miss Jacobs knew something was still missing from her life and decided to splash out $15,000 buying a van to convert into her home.
After transforming the 2012 Nissan NV2500 high roof, which she named Freebird, the 34-year-old set off across the US, posting snaps from her travels on her Instagram account, called Vacay Vans.She explained: 'Something was missing in my life but I didn't know what. That's when I discovered van life.'When I realised that many people my age with similar ambitious and entrepreneurial aspirations were embracing life on the road, I had to join the movement.
Luckily, Freebird has never broken down and she says that living out of a van is actually 'very convenient'.She added: 'Living in a van is complete freedom and complete spontaneity.' I am always moving forward because I always have everything I need with me. Van life is actually extremely convenient you have all your clothes, snacks, things, and the ability to come and go whenever you please.' I am never bored because I go anywhere and see anything the possibilities are endless. It can be very exhausting though, living solo on the road, because every day I make so many decisions about what to do, where to go, and where to park that night. It's challenging sometimes not having a sense of "place" but the positives greatly outweigh the negatives.