2003 Chevy Express, formerly owned by an electrician in Vermont. Bought for $4k, spent $3k on repairs and $5k onbuild.




Link: imgur.com/a/RijZM

Living full-time

1/4-1/2" Birch plywood and timber bracing studs. Reflectix and foam board insulation on window spaces.


Link: thevanual.com/walls/
Link: thevanual.com/insulation/

1/2" Birch plywood and vinyl attached with adhesive.


Link: thevanual.com/flooring/

Wind out windows with blackboard paint on interior panels. Magnetic blackout fabric curtains for rear windows. Magnetics sewn into curtain hems.




1/4" Birch plywood with lath (timber slats) over the top. Wood stain applied afterwards.


Link: thevanual.com/ceiling/

Underbed, beside-bed and kitchen unit storage, plus a stool that disguises a trash can.


Two burner stove hidden under fold-up cover with magnetic spice storage.


To accommodate more people or more space when eating, cooking or working, a table was made that is essentially just a board that can rest between my kitchen unit and the opposite wall.

Bed

Ply bed platform over storage. Top with hinges in the middle that would allow it to function as a futon. Two 100lb gas struts were attached on both sides to hold it up.


Link: thevanual.com/bed-and-kitchen/


Second hand futon, cut to size and with a new cover.

All the wiring to the solar generator. The lights, fridge and van are hard-wired to the generator.

  • Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Solar Generator

Two 90w Goal Zero solar panels attached to roof rack.

  • Boulder 90 solar panels
Fan

Ceiling mounted vent.


LED lighting strips


Roof rack and side access ladder.

  • Hummer cargo rack

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Website http://thevanual.com/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/zachboth/

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