Build Series Library
Our hope for this page is that it grows up to be a van lifers index for cool/interesting/difficult/general information on various parts of van and camper vehicle builds. We find ourselves constantly scowering the internet for information at every step of our build, and then usually end up DMing van lifers we follow on Instagram for their personal tips. So we figured some localized information from those amazing, innovative, crafty folks would be nice for everyone! Take a peek, and contact us if you're interested in contributing (or if you have a topic/build aspect you want us to explore. The more we all learn, the better!)
@rainbowsontheroad: Wood Burning Stove
Not many people think to put a wood burning stove inside of a van (or any kind of vehicle), but that’s exactly what @rainbowsontheroad did in their unique Ford Transit conversion! Read their write up to figure out where they got it, how they installed it, and how they (safely) use it on the road…
@vanished.adventures: Top 9 Strategies to Utilize During Your Build
Naomi & Julian just finished their Sprinter and began full-time-vanlifeing, and passed along TONS of awesome tips, strategies, and advice for the build itself, on-the-fly solutions to build problems, and how to maintain your sanity during the build process (you need to know this stuff, trust us)…
@van_gossamer: DIY Sink
Taylor & Kaci of @van_gossamer came up with a super creative AND cost-effective way to build their own sink instead of buying one outright. Read on to see what tools & hardware they used and how it was done (hint: it's WAY easier than you'd think)!