Camper Van Conversion: How to install a tiny wood burner

In October last year, we bought a 330L Ford Transit. The start of our conversion was slow. As fall had just begun and temperatures were quickly dropping, we had difficulty making progress. But once spring came around, and Jordy quit his full-time job, things started moving quickly! Until then, we had only installed the insulation, laid the flooring, started working on the electrics, and cladded the walls. During March and April however, we suddenly started seeing big changes. We built a kitchen frame, installed solar panels and a fan, worked on a bungee wardrobe and even created a convertible sofa…

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Top 5 decisions that turned our camper van into a home

We’re overall quite happy with our finished camper van conversion project, but these 5 decisions still make us smile every day. After sharing our 4 missed opportunities last week,  we’d like to share the 5 best decisions we made during our camper van build this week.   1. Magnetic curtains Whilst converting our van, we’ve seen so many different curtain designs. Everyone seems to approach it differently. Well, to make it easier for you to choose one, here’s another option! One that we had’t seen before; magnetic curtains. We, well actually Jordy’s mom, sewed magnets in each of the corners…

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Camper van Conversion: what not to forget

To say that creating your own home on wheels is a chaotic process is an understatement. You have to create a list of just about everything you would ever need, it’s a house nonetheless! Building your own home without construction experience is certainly not a simple task, and things can easily slip your mind in the process. After having lived in our camper van for nearly two months already, we’ve noticed quite some things we wished we would have installed. Today we will share these with you hoping that you won’t forget them too, when you start the build of…

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Camper van Conversion: Water System in our Kitchen

Running water, who doesn’t want that wherever they are? To fill up a glass of water when you’re thirsty, or to do the dishes after dinner, it’s so simple yet incredibly convenient. Installing your own simple water system in your camper van is actually quite easy to do. It took us only an hour or so to install ours, and we will explain just how we did this below.   Our setup We’ve chosen to go for a simple drainage system without hot water. Things will get more complicated if one wants to install a mixer tap and have running…

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Camper van Conversion: Bungee Wardrobe/Closet

Living in a tiny home, be it settled down or on the road, means that there is less space to store your belongings. When we prepared to move into our self-built camper van, we regularly scanned through our wardrobe and selected a few items to donate. Eventually, we ended up with about five sets of clothing each. Most items are relatively practical and most suitable for hiking and other adventures in nature. However much clothing you may own, you will have to store it somewhere within your camper van. But it doesn’t stop with just clothing; your pots, pans and…

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Camper van conversion: how to build a sofa bed

A comfortable bed makes a house a home. Or should we say makes a camper van a home? In our camper van conversion, building the bed was the most important part. Everything else we built and included in our RV was built around our comfortable nest. A good night’s sleep is the most precious thing, and since we will be living in our camper van full time, there was no way in which we’d compromise on that!   Designing the layout  Before we bought our van, we had some ideas of the layout and knew which items we’d like to…

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