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VEDUNA CamperVan: Work Van Converted into Incredible Natural Motorhome

This is the VEDUNA campervan converted by Dipa Vasudeva Das. It’s a large van conversion renovated with mostly natural materials like hemp insulation and a variety of beautiful woods which you can see at the bottom of this post.


You may remember another van that we featured from Dipa Vasudeva Das, which you can see here.

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VEDUNA CamperVan: Cargo Van Turned into Beautiful, Natural Motorhome

Photos © Dipa Vasudeva Das


Photos © Dipa Vasudeva Das

Highlights

  • VEDUNA
  • Hemp insulation
  • Ten kinds of wood!
  • Spruce, Larch, Pine, Cedar, Maple, Ash, Linden, Birch, Beech and Walnut
  • Oil/Wax finish
  • Sacred geometry, numerology, astrology, and Feng Suej
  • Hot/Cold/Filtered Water
  • 12V Solar System
  • Gas cooker
  • Unique custom stove
  • Natural buckwheat matress

Resources

  1. https://www.facebook.com/dipa.vasudeva/media_set?set=a.1650889558301023.1073741859.100001399831246&type=3&pnref=story
  2. http://tinyhousetalk.com/man-turns-work-van-diy-motorhome-tiny-cabin/

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  • SHARON FRIED December 29, 2017, 2:53 pm

    This is one of the most beautiful van conversions I have seen, literally a work of art 🙂 Very inspiring. Can I have one, please?

  • Diane Berry December 29, 2017, 3:19 pm

    OMG! I am not usually a commentor – but that is the most charming and functional work of art I have ever seen!! n I look at lots of tiny houses cause I love em!
    Diane

  • Marsha Cowan December 29, 2017, 3:54 pm

    Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! I have the exact same portable flushing toilet! They are great, aren’t they? The van is a classic, a work of art. Beautiful!

  • Hal L Buggy December 29, 2017, 4:51 pm

    This is the most amazing and beautiful conversion I have ever seen.
    Incredible woodworking. So well done.
    Loved having enough photos to really see the work and details.
    As a professional craftsman/carpenter…I absolutely love this ride!!
    Excellent job.

  • Clare December 29, 2017, 5:29 pm

    Fantastic!
    Art on wheels.
    I would seriously love a van like this.

  • PaulaV December 29, 2017, 6:17 pm

    I found this man at the beginning of the year and sat for two nights straight mesmerized by his series of YouTube videos documenting the build of this van. Such an amazing craftsman and artist. He’s built other vans and is a woodturner as well. It’s so very wonderful.

  • Melissa December 29, 2017, 6:55 pm

    Stunning! Stealth, too? There’s just no words to describe how perfect this is! I would love to know what the cabinet with opaque/square top is? Control panel maybe?

    Does he make and sell for people? 😃

    • Dawn December 31, 2017, 11:17 am

      I think the cabinet you are asking about with the opaque cover holds the refrigerator

  • Dug December 30, 2017, 12:14 pm

    Hi Guys
    My god what a lot of amazing work must have gone into this but I’m afraid I’m NOT a lover, it’s a trees worst nightmare, it’s massively overdone and to my mind impractical, give that wood a while of sitting with the change of temps daily in a van and it will change colour significantly and start to look grubby, apart from that the sheer weight of that lot will 1/2 the fuel MPG no not for me sorry just massively overkilled in wood it’s a fancy shed built inside the van and in a really hot climate would be a totally unbearable sauna also, I’m afraid I will stick to normal camper vans thanks if you want a TH build one but not inside a tiny metal shell is what I will end with, I’m NOT saying anything about the craftsmanship as it’s obvioulsy amazing just to much of it

    • James D. December 31, 2017, 4:47 pm

      Using wood on the interior doesn’t automatically mean a lot of weight was added. If the wood is mostly veneer then it can still be very light, for example… Wood only adds a lot of weight if it’s thick and also structural…

      Insulation also protects the wood from the temperature extremes of the exterior. So it’s just a question of humidity and moisture control, but that’s a side benefit of hemp insulation… Along with the oil and wax finish helping to ensure the wood is protected and will last a really long time.

      Besides, wood discoloration is mainly an effect of exposure to the elements, like UV light, which this should mostly be protected against except for the door…

      Hemp insulation just won’t provide a lot of insulation in such a thin layer but it will have to get pretty hot or cold before that’s an issue…

      There’s also people who have done similar to box trucks, flat bed trucks, etc. Since the 60’s and many of them are still in great shape.

      So really depends on how it is done and whether you do the maintenance and upkeep or not…

      • Dug January 1, 2018, 3:47 am

        Sorry buddy but very little of that truck is veneer if indeed any of it is that’s strip wood or I’m Santa Claus Ho Ho Ho 🙂

        • James D. January 1, 2018, 4:37 am

          I guess you’re Santa Claus then because pretty much everything shown is thin material with lots of space either filled with insulation or hollow… So it’s nowhere near as heavy as you’re suggesting.

          A lot of it is no thicker than trimming or flooring, veneering doesn’t have to mean paper thin but even a quarter to half inch thick is still very light, and the interior of a van is only somewhere around 60 sq ft with it only taking up a thin layer all around… Nowhere near enough to make it heavy enough to noticeably effect the gas mileage!

          There’s nothing like the 2×4 to 2×8 wall studs and 3 inches thick counter tops, etc. that you’d find in a regular and truly heavy structure made of wood.

          The fold out mini-deck, for example, is so thin that it can fold flat to be stored in the small gap between the interior and the exterior rear doors.

          Besides, if it was really adding that much weight then the tires and dirt ground and grass would show indications of that weight, which isn’t shown in the photos of the exterior.

          Btw, the industry rule of thumb is a 100lbs weight effects fuel economy by about 1%… So it would have to be around 5000 lbs to halve the mileage but that much wood would form a structure larger than the van…

          Even if everything on the interior was a few hundred pounds it would only reduce the mileage by a few percentages…

  • Lisa D. Lucas December 30, 2017, 5:27 pm

    Astonishingly gorgeous! Terrific space planning and superb crafting! Love it.

  • Forest Forest December 31, 2017, 6:10 pm

    Beautiful as it is, it feels like you are living inside a tree.

  • Tom Osterdock January 1, 2018, 12:21 am

    Very nice. I love the style of the inside. very nicely done. It is to small for me but would love to have that style of the inside with a little larger trailer.

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