Rosie bought her van for £1000 and converted it for about £2,500.
She is from the Isle of Wight, which is very closer to where I am. Here is what the Isle of Wight looks like from the south coast of the island on which I live:
Rosie goes to university on the mainland, and she used her study loan – which she apparently got as some kind of bulk payment, or with a larger payment at the start of the academic year – to buy her van and kit it out.
It saves her a ton of money on rent and she loves living in a van so much that she does not see herself ever living in a house again.