Are you thinking of starting your own van conversion project?
If so you are doing exactly what you should be doing... RESEARCH!
Before we built our van we tried to look at as many different conversions as we could to see what elements we wanted to incorporate into our very own van.
Watch the video below for the full Sprinter Van Tour...
After doing as much research as humanly possible we came up with a list of priorities for our lifestyle:
- Bathroom with closing door
- No going #2 in the Van
- A big farmhouse sink
- A big table we could use to work, play games, eat and drink
- A big bed - we ended up with almost a king sized bed
- Space to store a dog crate for our pups
Fitting so many big items in our van was a challenge but we love the way it turned out!
People ask us all the time what we would change, and to be honest there isn't much. We love that we have a full bathroom in our Sprinter van, and wouldn't change it if we did it again even though it takes up quite a bit of space.
More Details About Our Van...
We have a 2008 Dodge Sprinter Van that we bought for $25k with only 55,000 miles on it. We put about $12k into the conversion, which took 3 months working on it full time.
We had Sara's dad, Tom, who was a custom home builder for over 40 years helping us with the build. He was instrumental to the whole process - we definitely wouldn't have such a nice van without his help!
So if you're going at your van build alone, then definitely find some experts for help! Having an expert on hand helped ease a lot of the struggle of building in a van that isn't level or square.
If you're looking for specifics on what products we used, check out the #VanLife page.
Let us know what questions you have, and what video topics you'd like to see next on our YouTube channel.