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!)

 
 
Photo by @rainbowsontheroad

Photo by @rainbowsontheroad

@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…

 
Photo by @vanished.adventures

Photo by @vanished.adventures

@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)…

 
Photo by @van_gossamer

Photo by @van_gossamer

@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)!

 
Photo by @thevanlifers

Photo by @thevanlifers

We'd love to feature YOU!

Do you have a van or camper vehicle that you'd like to share some insider build info on? Contact us here, or through our Instagram! We'd love to hear from you and learn all of the things.


 

Want to read more of our Build Series? Check out our archive below!