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Mat & Danielle’s NEW, DIY Van Conversion (Beautiful And Genius)


This is Exploring Alternatives’ Mat & Danielle’s new, DIY van conversion that’s based on a high top 2015 Ford Transit Van.

They’ve been living, traveling, and working out of their own van conversion for a while now, and have recently had the opportunity to upgrade to a customized van conversion which you’re getting to see right here and now. Yes, they designed and built it themselves and I think you might find this to be one of the most beautiful and most well thought out van conversions out there. Let me know what you think in the comments.

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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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  • Avatar rachel
    November 2, 2019, 5:49 pm

    LOVE the conversion, whale, bird, water purifier and solar panels; earthy. Great job.

  • Avatar María Nieves
    November 2, 2019, 7:18 pm

    Absolutely brilliant! Definitely this is one van conversion that I’ll remember. You did a great job. It’s seems you love our planet. Wish there would be more people like you two. Take care and my best wishes for you.

  • Avatar Dar
    November 2, 2019, 8:53 pm

    Very impressive! One of the best van conversions I have seen to date. One can see that much time, thought and energy has gone into every detail. Well done!! Thanks for the links.

  • Avatar Dayne Sheets
    November 2, 2019, 11:34 pm

    How do you cook.

    • Avatar Eric
      November 3, 2019, 5:59 pm

      If you’d watched the video you’d have seen they have a portable gas stove that they can pack away when not in use.

  • Avatar Laura Wilson-Anderson
    November 3, 2019, 4:47 pm

    Dayne – I don’t know about them, but after five years in my class C, I’ve only used the stove once. *Maybe* twice. I buy deli chickens, tuna, and a lot veggies and hummus. I have an electric teapot for hot water, and the stove has had a cutting board on it for over four years.

    • Avatar judith loebel
      January 19, 2020, 3:46 am

      I am living inna vintage (93) RV, with a full kitchen. 4 burner propane stove, gas oven and a micro/convection oven. I’m lucky our gas oven may be the ONLY RV oven on the planet that works perfectly. The convection can be dicey, last week we tried tonmake Pillsbury biscuits and altho they looked fine tho hard on the OUTSIDE the insides were burned!! How does THAT happen?? And I too do deli chicken, if I catch it right at WM I can score several just pulled from the discount case, break em down, and the 2 humans and smallndog are very happy!! Rotiss chik + Tzatziki Sauce + diced cuke + feta= heaven.

  • Avatar Laura Wilson-Anderson
    November 3, 2019, 4:48 pm

    This van is GORGEOUS, by the way. I love it!

  • Avatar Sandra Matthews
    November 3, 2019, 6:31 pm

    P E R F E C T !

  • Avatar jacquey
    November 5, 2019, 9:36 am

    please add me to your email mailing list. you had so many kind people help and share ideas with you.
    your work on the van was brilliant.

  • Avatar Mireille
    November 30, 2019, 10:18 pm

    This is totally awesome. Certainly the best conversion I have seen.

    You have everything on there and still it doesn’t feel small.

    Great job!

  • Avatar JT
    January 20, 2020, 2:11 pm

    Sweet! One of the nicest conversions I’ve seen & great video explaining your process!

  • Avatar Theresa Perdue
    February 8, 2020, 2:04 pm

    I love this one. All the little tips and tricks you’ve utilized are genius. And I love that you added a bathroom. I could not live in anything without one. I also love how you addressed the problem with ventilation. Just all around wonderful.

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