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Couple Convert their Minivan into a DIY Micro Motorhome

This couple decided to turn their current minivan into a DIY micro motorhome and they nicknamed it Red Delicious.

On the outside, it looks like a standard burgundy van, but when you take a look inside, you’ll find it’s much more than just a minivan.

Inside, the back seats have been removed to make way for a bed-for-two, and a simple milk crate storage system in the back of the van. Need an awning? They created one from a tarp and poles. A table, set of chairs, and gas burners tuck into the van during transport and can be pulled out for sitting and eating when they get to a campsite. They even have blinds to cover the windows for privacy and blocking out light.

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Couple Convert their Minivan into a DIY Micro Motorhome


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Video: Tour a Converted Minivan Camper

Video: 4 Months Later: Converted Minivan Camper Named “Red Delicious”

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Natalie McKee is a contributing writer for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She is a coffee-loving wannabe homesteader who dreams of becoming self-sufficient in her own tiny home someday. Natalie currently resides in a tiny apartment with her husband, Casey, in Scotland.

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  • Comet March 9, 2016, 12:40 pm

    Similar to the tear drop style of camping—is this accepted at regular camp grounds? I would add one of the tall pop-up “tents” and a bucket toilet–you just never know when you are going to NEED one of these. And the “awning” could be solved with a more sturdy pop up also; these are avail at Walmart etc for around 80$ and have much better canvas and legs. Fold into about a 6×6 inch square. If I can fit one in my tow BEHIND the motorcycle trailer–you can fit one in or on the van!

  • Alpha March 9, 2016, 2:02 pm

    I’m currently converting my vehicle, thanks for the ideas! Especially the curtains (I was stumped on how I would do that)

  • Peter Piper March 9, 2016, 2:32 pm

    Quite impressive!! I noticed that at the back, there were several vacate spots to put even more items! Wow! Who would have thought you can deck out a MINI van this way?

  • Tamara & Chris March 9, 2016, 4:15 pm

    Wow, thanks for featuring our van! We love traveling in it. We’re always thinking about ways to improve our setup, but so far this is working great. Cheers, Tamara and Chris

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