One of the most fawned over van conversions around contrasting reclaimed timber slats and white surfaces, but most envied for the wind-out windows that had everyone dreaming of living and working with a breeze by the beach. Zach made back his van purchase and build costs with tool advertising on his build site. Brilliant!
2003 Chevy Express, formerly owned by an electrician in Vermont. Bought for $4k, spent $3k on repairs and $5k onbuild.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two 90w Goal Zero solar panels attached to roof rack.
Ceiling mounted vent.
LED lighting strips
Roof rack and side access ladder.