• Converting our own camper van – Phase 3

    Here is the third and final part of our van conversion, though we are sure there will be plenty of tweaks to make in the future. With the basics in place, it was now time to start getting in the finishing touches. One of the biggest tasks left to do was the wiring and then it was really just about making it feel homely and cosy. Wiring in the electrics To make things easier for ourselves (because neither of us are electricians) we decided to buy a full van conversion electric kit which came with leisure battery and everything we needed. We were able to fit the fridge, water, lights…

  • Converting our own campervan – Phase 2

    Welcome to phase two of our campervan conversion! This post will take you through the next stages of our journey from putting in the floor to installing the fridge and cooker. These were some of the trickier, but certainly more fun parts of building the van!   Wood on the floor and walls   Once the van was completely insulated, it was time to cover up the ugly looking Celotex. We used sheets of 9mm ply to cover the floor and 6mm for the walls. Using thin sheets of plastic as a mould, we measured and cut the wood to shape before screwing it in to the van.   We chose to use…

  • Converting our own campervan – Phase 1

    We’ve always talked about getting our own campervan, but it’s never really been the right time. But recently we were lucky enough to be offered a van at a great price – and we couldn’t resist! So we decided it was time to chase our dreams and convert our own campervan. Below is the first phase of our conversion, from purchase to insulation. I’ve also tried to remember all the steps and the materials we used, so you can get some inspiration if you’re planning on converting your own van. Buying a van The first crucial step is buying a van. Trust me, your van conversion is going to be…