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Is This The Most Adorable Van Conversion Ever. 3

Her Shabby-Chic Farmhouse Van For Weekend Trips

Aries Soul Traveler loved traveling but couldn’t keep dropping $600 for a weekend stay in a hotel. When she found vanlife, it seemed like the perfect solution — her own budget-friendly hotel room on wheels! She lives in a townhome and takes her van on adventures during the weekends (and vacations). She hired a local [...]

Beared Van Life Mercedes Conversion 2

He Went From Flipping Homes to Van Life

Chad was flipping homes on the West Coast, but the cost of living was getting out of hand. Someone suggested vanlife to him, and at first he balked at the idea of living in a van post-40-years-old. But when he found out he could design and plan the whole thing, he got interested. Due to [...]

Her Solo Va & SailBoat Conversion & Lifestyle 2

Her Van Conversion Has a Clever Indoor Shower

Anjali graduated from college and wanted to travel, so she built out her first van to let her see some of the country. Then her job as a software engineer went remote in 2020, and she decided to build a bigger and better van (named Vinny). Now she travels in her van and also owns [...]

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2017 Mercedes Sprinter 2500 with Two Beds2

Beautiful Zen Van Conversion with Two Beds

Here’s a really nice 2017 Sprinter conversion with a beautiful slat design all around the interior. It has both a convertible queen bed and a narrow twin bed that becomes the dinette. There’s a great little kitchenette space and is fully off-grid compatible. Check out all the details below and contact the seller via Craigslist [...]

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Cynthia & Her Dog in Their Ford Transit Connect Conversion 2

Cynthia & Her Dog in Their Ford Transit Connect Conversion

Cynthia had been thinking of going tiny for a while, but she was initially nervous about telling her grown children and friends about her idea. But she conquered her fear, bought a Ford Transit Connect, and converted it all herself! She made sure her conversion fit her lifestyle and her 60-pound dog. She has a [...]

They Bought A House & Then Chose a Van Instead. 2

They Went From Homeowners to Van Life

Josh and Bryn purchased a row home in Baltimore and immediately regretted it — it didn’t fit their goals, and they were sad that they hadn’t traveled around the United States yet. So they started new careers that would allow them to work remotely and bought and converted a van. Their rig has a unique [...]

Couple & Kitty In This 1999 Dodge Roadtrek Camper Van 3

Couple & Cat In This 1999 Dodge Roadtrek Camper Van

Jesse and Janice were saving up to buy a house when they made a major pivot in their lives and decided to jump into vanlife instead! They found a van already DIY-converted by a family that had used it as a weekender vehicle, and they’ve slowly made it theirs. While the bed could convert to [...]

Dishwasher, Shower, Hidden Toilet & Putting Green in One Van Conversion 3

“Sanctuary on Wheels” w/ Dishwasher, Shower & Hidden Toilet

Sofia and Dennis got started in vanlife by just converting their own to live in. But once people saw it on YouTube, the couple got requests to start converting vans. Now they own multiple shops on the West Coast where they and their teams build out vans! They are living full-time right now in their [...]

Brother-in-Laws’ VanBuild Business The Sandy. 17

Brothers-in-Law’s VanBuild Business & The Sandy Van

Get excited today for the story of how these brothers-in-law started a van conversion business in the United Kingdom,  and a photo tour of their latest bespoke creation designed for a tall dog-owner. Jorvik Van Conversions was born in the midst of lockdown, and they’ve been converting vans ever since. The Sandy is their signature [...]

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No Longer Chasing Money Lady Red 2

Breaking Free from Society’s Expectations: One Man’s Van Conversion Journey

This man had been chasing a bigger paycheck his whole life, just like he had been told to, but eventually, he decided that wasn’t what was making him happy so he chose to convert a van instead! Now he lives full-time, traveling around Germany’s Black Forest and enjoying nature and simple living. Take a look [...]

Flight Attendants Beautiul West-Coast-Based Van Life 8

Flight Attendant Chooses Van Life

Amanda is a flight attendant who heard about van life years ago, but when she was looking for an apartment in the chaos of 2020, she decided she’d rather put the money into a van and enjoy the changing scenery. She bought her rig second-hand and hasn’t looked back! She uses her van to commute [...]

The Astro van w wet bath

This Van Conversion has a Wet Bath & Convertible Bed

Miranda and Kyle had done the “mattress-in-the-back-of-the-car” camping for shorter trips plenty of times, but when they couldn’t travel in 2020, it made them pause and consider what they really wanted out of life. Eventually they decided to purchase a van and have it professionally converted, so they could hit the road sooner rather than [...]

Enjoying His No Roommate Life in His Awesome Van 4

Wildlife Biologist Goes From Roommates to Van Life

Jake chose van life for an unconventional reason — he was tired of living with roommates! He enjoys all the other pros of vanlife like the freedom and cost-savings, but those weren’t the driving force behind his decision. He works seasonally as a wildlife biologist, so vanlife works great for his career. In the video [...]

She Left Teaching To Travel in a Van 4

From Teacher to DIY Van Life with Her Two Dogs

Erica had spent three weeks traveling a large swath of the country in her car, thinking she could never sell her house and do full-time vanlife. But when she was about to go back to another year of teaching, she realized how unhappy she was with her current situation! So she went ahead and sold [...]

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They’re Driving Around the World in Their Van 2

Traveling the World in Their Self-Converted Van

Cazzy and Bradley are one amazing couple who have been globetrotting since 2016! Their travels have taken them from South America to Sri Lanka to Scotland and the US. While they’ve taken plenty of planes, trains, and automobiles to get around the earth so far, their latest mode of transportation has been their self-converted van. [...]

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Their Sportyvan Life in Italy 7

How This Couple Transformed Their Van into the Ultimate Adventure Rig in Italy

This awesome couple enjoys extreme sports and wanted a way to get closer to the activities they loved. They spent four months converting this van into a gorgeous adventure rig to take them around Italy. Their van includes a nifty hidden kitchen and a corner wet bath at the front of the van. At the [...]

European Travel in their Campervan 6

European Travel in their Awesome DIY Campervan

This couple wanted a chance to travel Europe — and do it inexpensively. So they decided to build out a campervan! Before it became their home, the van was a 4-wheeler transporter and completely gutted inside. Now they have a folding couch/bed setup, a bench couch, and a nice kitchen space. Enjoy the photo tour [...]

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Luxury Black Gold White Hexagon Van Conversion

Former Gym-Owner Turns to Van Life with his Luxury Van Conversion

Kyle’s van has a totally different look and feel from most of the DIY van conversions we see around here — and I love it! He went for a luxurious, modern vibe with black and white main colors sprinkled with gold and “marble” accents. He also made the build comfortable, including a bathroom in his [...]

Former Caretaker Sets Out on Vanlife Adventure

From Caretaker to Adventurer: How Patty Found Freedom in Van Life

Patty is a truly remarkable woman. After spending four years caring for her mother 24/7, she found herself wondering what to do next when her mom passed away. YouTube led her to vanlife, and eventually, she found herself working with a builder to create the perfect van home. The van layout is great, with a [...]

A Mano Vans San Diego Campervans 10

From Renters to Van Life: The Story Behind A Mano Vans

Sole and Joey first got into campervan conversions when they built out their own van in order to escape the weight of San Diego rent. They adjusted to the tiny lifestyle and eventually decided to make converting vans into a business! So far, they’ve converted 5 full rigs and done some other partial conversions, as [...]

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Three Friends Traveling in Their Campervan

Three Friends Traveling in Their Tiny Camper Van

These three friends all live tiny in Holland and travel together in their converted campervan, creating and selling their artwork. They have an older-style van that required a lot of love to get it going, but now it’s a cozy and rustic little abode! We got the chance to interview Jolein about their tiny life, [...]

How Family Tragedy Led this Couple to Part Time VanLife. 7

Married Couple’s Portugal Camper Van Life

Mónica and João are an amazing couple who have overcome a lot of adversity in the last seven years! They now live part-time in an adorable camper conversion. I’ll let them tell their story…. Having a motorhome was an old dream of ours. When we met, about 7 years ago, we immediately arranged a trip [...]

andoit Moov Transit Trail 9

Vandoit Moov Transit Trail Van Conversion

If you’re not already familiar with Vandoit, it’s a professional van conversion company that specializes in a T-track skeleton and marine-grade modules that fit into popular vans and allow a customizable, modular rig set-up. They already sell the “Liv” and “Do” models, but just yesterday they released the all-new “Moov” model, designed to fit the [...]

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ALPHAVAN: Luxury German Van Conversions

While I love a DIY van conversion as much as the next person, it’s always fun to see the best that money can buy, and the German-built ALPHAVAN is about as fancy as it gets! It’s high-tech in just about every way and looks sleek and modern inside and out. There are two swivel seats [...]

Slow Roamers Taking Pictures & Building Vans 8

Traveling While ‘Being at Home’ with Their Van

Do you love travel AND being at home? Alex and Megan had experience with international travel and outdoor exploration, but also love being home — so they decided to bring their home with them as they explore the world. Megan had already built out a van when she met Alex, and since he converts vans [...]

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Casper the Campervan For Empty Nesters 2

Empty Nesters’ Van Life Retirement Plan

Tim and Aimee are empty-nesters who wanted a way to explore — and visit their kids! They spent lockdown converting a 2019 Ford Transit with no prior building experience. They chose to prioritize a big, comfortable bed, coffee, and a bathroom in their rig. They have a cool hidden toilet that transforms into an emergency [...]