One of the ideas that my husband and I are toying with, is buying a used van and converting it into a campervan ourselves. I’ve seen lots of sprinter van conversions as well as VWs and even the little minivan conversions; that just get me so excited.
It would be a more affordable option for us, even though the price of a used van is still in the $10k plus range.
Oh, the other part that is probably important to mention is that neither my husband nor I have any experience in doing this type of thing. Lucky Ben is a bit of a handy man… but emphasis on the word ‘bit’. :-O
My favourite are the sprinter van conversions because:
- they don’t stick out like a sore thumb that they’re an RV
- they’re tall enough to stand in (my husband is 6 ft)
- small enough to drive almost all roads
- large enough to not have to cook on the bed or shower in the kitchen
I’ve seen some pretty shoddy van conversions over the years, where a few pieces of wood are nailed together to form a platform for a bed, the kitchen sink is a bucket and the water supply is 2L plastic bottles. I’m not talking about those.
I’m talking about the van conversions where you’re grateful to lay your head at night, in a comfortable, warm, tidy, well-designed space. And visually pleasing would be nice too. I don’t need pretty, but I don’t want ugly either.
These are exactly what I’m talking about…
Spacious and Breezy
Kristen from Bearfoot Theory – see source below
Stealth and Comfort
Mark from Stealth Sprinter – see source below
Functional and Fun
Dakota and Chealsea from Traipsing About – see source below
Minimalist and Graceful
Ross from Cargo Van Conversion Course – see source below
Rustic and Snug
Mike from Van Dog Traveller
Sleek and Smart
Jack from This Moving House – see source below
Sprinter Van Conversions – Sources
Spacious and Breezy: Bearfoot Theory
Stealth and Comfort: Stealth Sprinter
Functional and Fun: Traipsing About
Minimalist and Graceful: Cargo Van Conversion Course (Just a heads up, this is a lead page that asks you to enter your email address in order to be sent Ross’ Ultimate Van Conversion Cheat Sheet)
Rustic and Snug: Van Dog Traveller
Sleek and Smart: This Moving House
Much as I love seeing beautiful van conversions like these one, they do make me a tad nervous… now I want a van that looks like one of these! I don’t have the skills to build this myself, and I’m pretty sure my pallet of wood with a mattress on top is NOT going to cut it anymore. <sigh>
I do, so I’ve found this book that gives us the full low-down on everything to do with converting a sprinter van into a home on wheels.
Just click on the picture to the right –> and it will take you to the site that sells the book. You can read all about what is included in the book (Every. Thing!) and if you like it you can purchase it there.
Please note: the links to the site that sells the book are affiliate links, this means that if you decide to purchase the book, I will make a commission from the sale of the book. But you do not pay any extra!