This is not a long wheelbase Sprinter, so the layout trades cabin-to-rear access for an L-shaped kitchen unit that accommodates a wood stove for heating and warming water. The length-wise bed has storage below, and netting is used to gain additional storage. It's a clever and unique van conversion.
Mercedes Sprinter 216CDI (diesel). Bought with 237,000km on the clock.
Self-adhesive 4mm cork underlay to minimize thermal bridges and manage acoustics. Insulated with 100mm glass wool and vapor barrier. Then ply.
Sealed with resin/fiberglass. Then 20mm extruded polystyrene foam boards.
Installed three Farnier-Peniun sliding windows from Road Paisance. Denim fabric curtains (with insulation) made by a local seamstress.
Cork underlay, as per the walls. Insulation is mylar, wadding and plastic sheets. Then curved 5mm wooden slats.
DIY ply boxes and cabinets. Custom porthole storage too and ceiling-mounted storage nets.
Nets make for cheap and flexible storage.
35L fixed plastic tank with electric pump.
We chose a compressor model because it consumes much less electricity than other versions and does not require gas or complicated equipment. The installation in the column was very easy and we just had to re-cut the door.
Barbecue plate and 30mm solid pine worktop.
Mattress over custom storage framework.
165Ah Victron gel battery
200W black crystal solar panel
As we use a wood stove for heating and a bottle of gas for cooking, we chose to install for safety a detector of toxic and narcoleptic gases.
A wood stove with copper tubing looper around the chimney to heat water.
Roof rack for solar, awnings and storage.
A boat sail!
Chemical toilet hidden behind secret hatch.