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Couple’s Incredible Retirement Van Life in their Luxury Conversion

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Ray had always been fascinated by the concept of van life, so when it started gaining popularity on YouTube, he started showing his wife Nancy videos to see if she was interested. When she fully retired, she jumped on board with the idea. While they have two stationary homes (one in Hawaii and one in Idaho), they love using this luxury van to travel.

It took about 3 years to DIY their rig, and all told they spent $220K including the cost of the van. They spared no expense and have the best of the best inside — and it shows! Check out this amazing rig below.

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Their Wookievan with Incredible Awning & Upgrades

DIY Luxury Sprinter $220K for Retirees 2

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The woodworking inside is impeccable!

DIY Luxury Sprinter $220K for Retirees 3

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They have an awesome awning!

DIY Luxury Sprinter $220K for Retirees

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VIDEO: Retirees’ Luxury DIY 4×4 Mercedes Sprinter


  • Ray and Nancy, retirees with homes in Hawaii and Idaho, decided to build a luxury Sprinter van for their travels.
  • It took them 3 years to complete the DIY project, and they spent a total of $220,000, including the cost of the van.
  • Their van, named “Wookievan,” features top-of-the-line interior woodworking.
  • The van is equipped with an impressive awning for outdoor comfort.
  • The couple’s van is considered one of the most luxurious van conversions ever.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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