Stephanie made sure to include everything that was important to her in her van, including an oven and three-burner stove so she could cook anything she dreamed up. She also made space for a shower and a toilet, making this truly a micro home on wheels.
Before van life, Stephanie was a chef and owned a food truck, but in her first month of van life said she saw more of the US than she had in her whole life! Needless to say, the travel bug is strong with her and she will keep going until she’d ready for something new.
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.
Leon and Monique (@van.tastictraveling) were living “normal” lives working 9 to 5, when Monique ended up in a horrible car accident. She spent 10 months in recovery, and that changed their perspective on life entirely. At that point, they decided to spend a year travelling around Scotland in a campervan and enjoying every moment.
Two years later they sold their home and downsized even more into a 2009 Sprinter van, which has been beautiful outfitted with seating for four (including seat belts!) and a super neat Murphy bed in the back. When folded up, it gives them space to hang out and exercise, and gives their cat and dog more room to relax.
Society has a lot of opinions on what you should or shouldn’t be doing at 37, but Brynn has tossed all that aside and chased her dream of a nomadic and free lifestyle in her 2005 Sprinter van conversion.
She made the unique choice in her van to close off the garage, allowing her to create a unique set up for all her gear storage that doesn’t clutter up her main living space. Inside you’ll find gorgeous maple live-edge counter tops she epoxied, a ceiling mural she’s painting, and even an oven!
Amanda took up van life to find peace. When she first bought the Sprinter, it was completely empty and she put down a rug, tucked in some furniture, and put her mattress on the floor.
But she had a friend in Montana (@dirt_bag_rigs on Instagram) who helped her take the stark interior and make it a beachy haven, with plenty of driftwood and open shelving. Now her van is truly a home, featuring her most prized possessions and holding all her river surfing gear and her skateboards.
Meet Megan: She’s a CPA who works full-time with small businesses, and she lives in a Mercedes Sprinter Van named “Avo” (short for “Avocado”). She found the van on Craigslist and outfitted it with help from Heartwood Custom Vans (@heartwoodcustomvans on Instagram). The van is black on the outside and green on the inside and, it is actually her second van.
Previously she shared a van with a partner, and now that she has her own space she really made it “home,” which you can tell from all the thoughtful details. Thank you to Allison of Tiny Home Tours for the awesome video tour of Megan’s van you can enjoy below.
This is the story of how one man converts his sprinter van into a stealthy mini-motorhome.
Buying a new Sprinter motorhome can cost you upwards of $120,000 USD. Crazy, right? But if you can do it yourself, it can be less than a quarter of the cost. And you can build it your way. See how this guy did it.
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