The van

It used to be a minibus with 17 seats. Now, with gas heating and cooking, enough water for a week, and a solar powered electrical system, this van has everything required to live comfortably off the grid — full time.

It took one year to build (evenings and weekends) and cost under 9,000£ (including the van, the repairs, the building materials). Here’s a photo tour!

Jump to : overview | kitchen | main area | bathroom | office & guest bed | garage & roof terrace | technology & safety | construction process

Overview

Kitchen

Main area

Bathroom (click to view full size)

Office & guest bed

Garage & roof terrace

Technology & safety

The construction process

The van features a number of original designs I had to come up with to make everything fit into the small space ; if you’re building your own van and need some ideas or explanations, message me. I have loads of photos showing how each part was built.

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