There’s no denying that vans are just about as tiny as tiny living comes, but Sam & Kelly included the major comfort of a shower and toilet into their van design. For Kelly, it was a must-have when they moved in after 10 months of converting their Sprinter into a home — but now? She says she could probably do without it!
She and Sam were working long hours at desk jobs in California, and could have kept working for years and still not have been able to afford real estate in the CA housing market. When the pandemic hit and they decided on #vanlife, they had no experience with it and were taking a big risk! But now they love it and are headed down to Mexico this week to travel there.
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Their High-Top Sprinter Conversion (w/ two dogs!)
Pre-pandemic Claire had a dream of living in a Volkswagen van and traveling the country, being able to see her then-long-distance boyfriend Jared more often. He convinced her that a Sprinter would be a more reliable choice, and it just so happened that Jared started working remotely in March 2020.
He was able to convince his employer to let him continue remote work, and Claire and Jared were able to chase the van dream together! They chose copper “penny”-themed accents to make a truly beautiful home.
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Fitness Trainers’ “Penny” The Van
This is a 2011 Mercedes Sprinter 2500 camper van by GottBuilt Mobile Architecture.
It has 93,000 miles, and is available for $72,000 out of Portland, Oregon, according to the listing on Conversion Trader. What do you think of this van build out?
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Sprinter Van Tiny House with Fireplace and Skylight For Sale in Portland
Becky and Austin had started saving to build a tiny house after Austin’s motorcycle accident changed their perspective on life. But, as life should have it, the pandemic derailed their going-tiny plans. But instead of giving up, they shifted goals and chose to go build out a van and travel domestically!
They purchased their Sprinter for $17,000, and spent another $8K making it a cozy home-on-wheels. Originally a plumber van, it already had a door blocking off the cab when they bought it, which they love since it makes the interior seem like a studio apartment rather than a vehicle. Enjoy the tour!
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They Were Going to Go Tiny & Then Chose #VanLife
This is a Mercedes Sprinter van build by Land Carpentry And Constructions out of Australia.
They’re a builder with a residential construction background who are now building tiny homes and van conversions. This particular van conversion has a very interesting layout that we don’t normally see in the United States. What do you think of this van build’s layout? Would you build out your van like this?
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Sprinter Van Build With Unique Layout
Here’s a super neat van conversion built out by Detour Vans in Canada. It has all the latest in bells and whistles, and it’s ready for any off-grid adventure you can throw at it.
Birch cabinets with locks have a sleek Scandinavian vibe, while marine flooring is ready for all the mud that off-roading entails. The 2017 Sprinter has just 41,000 miles on it, which means it has plenty of life left to take you all over the U.S. and Canada!
It’s for sale right now for $129,000 over at Van Life Trader.
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Ultra-Modern Van Conversion by Detour Vans
Meet this awesome couple who took inspiration from marine set-ups to create a functional Sprinter van home. Unlike many vans we’ve seen, they put the kitchen along the cab of the van, creating a solid divider between the driving and living space.
That design choice gave them room to include a full banquette, a breezeway and a permanent bed setup. They chose a simple garage without much shelving so they could maximize all their space, and they have a huge battery bank for their solar power.
Watch the full tour with Tiny Home Tours below!
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Boat-Inspired Sprinter Van for this Great Couple
Cody and Christina love living in their 2018 Sprinter, which they named the Desert Cruiser. Their interview with Tiny Home Tours is extra special because they spend a few minutes discussing how perfect vanlife fits with their relationship: They haven’t spent a night apart in four years, and that’s the way they like it!
But in terms of the vehicle nuts and bolts, they have some great features including a 4-foot-wide sliding bike rack that makes storing and using their mountain bikes incredibly easy! And yes, there’s a toilet hidden in this build.
Follow their adventures on Instagram after checking out the video tour below.
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Their Awesome Van with A Special Mountain Bike “Drawer”
Shaunnan & Faith thought they might van life for a while and then find some land to homestead on, but after experiencing the amazing community in the van world, they’ve decided they may do it for far longer than they’d first planned.
Their Dodge Sprinter features a large (for a van) kitchen, complete with a fridge and freezer, and a nice, deep sink for washing cast iron pans. I really love the back of this van, because they did something somewhat unique with a couch-to-bed system that includes a roll-out table extender.
Enjoy the video tour from Allison at Tiny Home Tours below! Follow the couple’s adventures on Instagram here.
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Five Months of Part-Time Van Adventuring