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Couple refurbish 1980 Mercedes 307D van into their tiny home


This is the story of Ody, a 39-year-old Mercedes 307D van conversion that the couple originally bought in Germany. The couple, Dana and Lou, taught themselves how to convert the van thanks to videos on YouTube.

It took them 6 months to complete, and now they’re traveling Europe and living out their van life dream. Dana and Lou named their van Ody and outfitted it with a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and plenty of smart storage. What do you think? Could you see yourself living and traveling in a van like this?

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Couple’s 1980 Mercedes 307D Van Life in Europe (And How They Did It)

Dana and Lous Refurbished 1980 Mercedes 370D Van Conversioin – Wild We Roam

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Dana and Lous Refurbished 1980 Mercedes 370D Van Conversioin – Wild We Roam

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Dana and Lous Refurbished 1980 Mercedes 370D Van Conversioin – Wild We Roam

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Dana and Lous Refurbished 1980 Mercedes 370D Van Conversioin – Wild We Roam

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Dana and Lous Refurbished 1980 Mercedes 370D Van Conversioin – Wild We Roam

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Dana and Lous Refurbished 1980 Mercedes 370D Van Conversioin – Wild We Roam

Image © Wild We Roam via YouTube

I really appreciate the way they built their storage cubbies with latches so when they’re on the move, their stuff isn’t.😊

Dana and Lous Refurbished 1980 Mercedes 370D Van Conversioin – Wild We Roam

Image © Wild We Roam via YouTube

Dana and Lous Refurbished 1980 Mercedes 370D Van Conversioin – Wild We Roam

Image © Wild We Roam via YouTube

Dana and Lous Refurbished 1980 Mercedes 370D Van Conversioin – Wild We Roam

Image © Wild We Roam via YouTube

Dana and Lous Refurbished 1980 Mercedes 370D Van Conversioin – Wild We Roam

Image © Wild We Roam via YouTube

Dana and Lous Refurbished 1980 Mercedes 370D Van Conversioin – Wild We Roam

Image © Wild We Roam via YouTube

Dana and Lous Refurbished 1980 Mercedes 370D Van Conversioin – Wild We Roam

Image © Wild We Roam via YouTube

Image © Wild We Roam via YouTube

I really appreciate the way they built their storage cubbies with latches so when they’re on the move, their stuff isn’t.😊

Video Tour of Dana and Lou’s Mercedes 307D Van Conversion

Construction Videos: Before and During the Renovation

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Wild We Roam/YouTube | Van Tour Video | How they built their van | WildWeRoam.com

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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