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Couple’s High-Top VW Camper with Solar

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This is the story of a DIY custom VW camper outfitted with solar-power shown here thanks to Nate Murphy on YouTube! It’s Roman and Ioana’s custom VW van camper.

They planned to buyer a newer motorhome, but when they ran into this beauty, now named Leni, it was like love at first sight. Enjoy and learn more below.

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Couple’s Customized High-Top VW Camper Van with Solar-Power

They’ve outfitted with solar panels, fan, and rear storage for the bicycles.

The rear opens wide to the outdoors. The perfect spot for the shower and toilet.

Captain chairs swivel.

Beautiful kitchen in this VW camper van!

Table folded down, both chairs swiveled, ready to chill!

Be sure to see the full tour and get the entire story behind this Volkswagen camper in the Nate Murphy video tour below! Thank you!🙏

VIDEO – Customized Self Converted VW Camper


  • Built in 1990
  • Roman and Ioana bought it in 2017
  • The van is named Leni
  • They have been touring Europe with it
  • The conversion has been an ongoing journey
  • It’s off-grid ready
  • 460w solar panels
  • 200Ah Lithium batteries
  • 2Kw power inverter
  • 100L water tank
  • 70L LP gas tank for their heat, hot water, and gas stove
  • The van has a 92 horsepower turbo diesel engine

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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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  • Jade Williamson
    July 3, 2020, 11:49 am

    I really enjoy where they put the bathroom in this van.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      July 9, 2020, 1:01 pm


  • Claude
    July 4, 2020, 9:42 am

    How is the wind effect on the front, since the raised roof is over hanging a lot? Other than that, it’s very nice!

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