Most anyone can make a simple and comfortable home in a minivan by using readily available materials. Homes On Wheels Alliance (HOWA) calls these “No-Build Builds.” For our Minivan Program, HOWA has compiled a list of the most important and useful items for recipients to choose from to furnish their No-Build Builds. HOWA then puts those items on an Amazon Wishlist and the community purchases them for each client. Below are the items that have been on those wishlists. We put it here for you to see if any of them are a good fit for furnishing your home on wheels. Keep in mind that some of these items are so similar that they would be duplicates. And every item will not be beneficial for every nomad. Use the list as a guide.

By using the links to the items below, your purchase will support HOWA and not cost you any more. HOWA receives a very small percentage of each purchase.


Therm-a-Rest MondoKing

6 Inch Memory Foam Mattress

Everything Summer Comfort Sheet

Bedsure Fleece Blanket

Microfiber Comforter Blanket

Shredded Memory Foam Pillow


Multi-function folding knife

12-Inch Steel Non-Stick Fry Pan

Water Bottle

2.5 Gallon Hedpak Container

Enamelware Coffee Mug

Dinnerware  12-piece set

Pot Holder Silicone Trivets Mat

Reusable Stainless Steel Flatware Cutlery Sets

Cutting Board

Cooking Utensil Set

Kitchen Dish Towels

Dual Fuel Portable Camping Stove

Splatter Guard

Igloo Profile Cooler

Plastic Spray Bottle


3 Drawer Cart

Clear Plastic Storage Bins

Car Storage Organizer

Shelving Unit

Shelf – Heavy Duty – Adjustable


100Ah Solar Wind AGM Battery

Battery Box

Solar Starter Kit

100W Foldable Solar Panel

Emergency Power Charging Station

Solar Inflatable Light


First Aid Kit

First Alert EZ Fire Spray

Carbon Monoxide Detector

Portable air Compressor


5 Gallon Bucket

Snap-on Toilet Seat



Indoor Safe Propane Heater

Folding Chair


Camp Shovel