How Much Did Our Van Conversion Cost?

van conversion cost 40 hours of freedom sprinter van

Before you start on your van build you want to make sure you have a realistic budget in mind for the van you want to build.  

To help with the learning curve we are sharing with you how much it cost to convert our 2014 Mercedes Sprinter Van into our permanent home on wheels. 

Van Specs: 
2014 Mercedes Sprinter 170" Wheelbase, High Roof

Purchase Price: $31,000

Framing, Materials & Lumber:
Wood Materials for Cabinets, Walls & Ceiling = $4,250
Butcher bloc Countertops = $100
Flooring = $200
Insulation = $250
Hardware (knobs, latches, hinges, drawer slides etc) = $460
Misc (Screws, nails, adhesive, tools) = $1000
Primer, Paint & Caulk = $300

40 hours of freedom van conversion cost sprinter mercedes

Electrical Components:
LED Lights, Switches, Fuses, Outlets & Wiring = $662
3, Battle Born LiFePO4 Batteries = $3,000
Victron Battery Monitor = $179
Victron 3000Watt Inverter/Charger = $1,600
Inverter Switch = $173
Renogy 400 Watt Solar Starter Kit (Panels & Solar Controller) = $800
Dometic Fridge = $572

Vent Fan & Windows:
5 Windows = $1621
Window Install = $750
Fantastic Vent Fan = $200

Bathroom, Shower & Plumbing:
2.5 Gallon Hot Water Heater = $250
Plumbing materials (pumps, tanks, hose, PEX etc) = $670
Shower Pan = $150
Urine Diverting Toilet = $200
Nautilus Self Cleaning Shower Door = $290
Foam Backerboard, Waterproofing paint, mortar, tile, grout & fixtures = $900
SensaTank Monitoring System = $150

Table, Bed, Seating:
Lagun Swivel Table Base = $180
Passenger Seat Swivel = $300
Cushion Materials & Sewing Cost = $1,150

Misc
Esbar Heater = $982

Materials Total = $25,564

Van + Materials = $56,564

For full details on our second build click here