DIY Camper: From Rusty Van To Cosy Home




Features of my converted camper van:

Compressor fridge/freezer (can select mode)
pressurised water system with 70L fresh tank
200W solar charging system with approx. 190Ah lead-calcium batteries
240V mains socket from pure sine inverter
12V power distribution board with mains hook-up
LED lighting 0.8W in ceiling and ultra-bright 4W in lamp
studio reference speakers
shower and toilet
extendable bed – sleeps 2
large hammock fits multiple people, sleeps one
work desk area
hot water on demand
refillable LPG tank 11KG
gas cooker and sink
plenty of storage under bed. Overhead shelf fits 3 60L backpacks







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22 Responses to “DIY Camper: From Rusty Van To Cosy Home”

  1. Denise says:

    Wonder what the cost was to do this? Breakdown? Where is propane tank hidden? What does water from sink/toilet flow out to?

  2. Debra says:

    Awesome idea!

  3. sandra says:

    nice job! i too made a camper out of a rusty van, complete with solar system. lots of fun!

  4. Dexter says:

    Nice, but wouldn’t you want to park it so that you have a view the river?

  5. adam says:

    How much would it cost to do and run also what is the law upon this?

  6. Meagan says:

    This is simply amazing! What a beautiful design you have for the interior. After a while, I would forget that I am in an old van. Love this and thank you for sharing!

  7. tony lape says:

    That is not an old van. That is one of the new tall work vans. You could not have a stand up shower in a old van.

  8. JJ says:

    Props for the DIY aspect… That said, from a usability perspective, is that even comfortable/functional? Maybe it’s the angle of the shot, but it looks to me like there is hardly any space between the sofa and the cabinet/furniture. Looks to be comfy laying down but not sitting up. And what about the cabinet doors….do they open fully?

    If it is just the angle and there is actually more room in the aisle, then bravo!

  9. Erika says:

    I would also like to know the cost breakdown and what happens to toilet sink and shower water? Thanks!

  10. Mike Hudson says:

    Thanks for sharing. It’s my van! I’ve lived here for 3 years and travelling all around 🙂

  11. Tmw23 says:

    Hey mike I purchase your book back in April the date was 27 2017 of April. I have not been able to Down load the book I purchase from your website

  12. Peacola says:

    Please help me did you buy his book. Because I purchase the book and could not Down loaded. And he got the 10$ for the book. I tried to email him and my email was return to me. Pleased help

  13. Sam Medina says:

    If you park it down by the river, you have perfection 😉

  14. Kenn says:

    Can I have your video step by step?

  15. Carlos Andre says:

    Looks great! You did an amazing job on that van. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the open road and the experiences you’ll live.

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