See Inside This Unique Volkswagen Luton Box Van
A couple in the UK turned this Volkswagen LT35 Luton box van into a unique tiny home for full-time travel.
The box van, which is commonly used for junk removal and moving houses, had lots of room to add in a spacious kitchen, lounging area, and even a wet bath.
The box van has a 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine and a rooftop 200-watt solar panel system that powers their leisure battery and all of their appliances. The back of the van features a Dutch-style door and was fitted with a roller shuttle for extra security.
The interior looks more like a loft than any manufactured RV. The birch plywood and copper tubing throughout give it more of a homey, rustic feel.
Their lounging area is kept warm with a small wood stove and the seating can additionally serve as an extra sleeping space. They also have a birch plywood table that easily flips up when needed.
The kitchen has unique touches like a vintage 1970s cooker, copper sink (both lucky eBay finds), and spice racks made from birch and copper tubing.
They also added in a window for ventilation (and a great view while cooking), as well as a 12v compressor fridge with a small freezer that runs off the battery and solar panels.
Their bedroom area can easily be climbed into above the cab. They fit in a double-size memory foam mattress and placed the TV directly across to comfortably watch shows and movies in bed. The TV also swivels and can be seen down in the lounging space. A small window can be opened for ventilation or closed up with drop-down curtains for privacy.
One of the most unique features about their conversion is the spacious bathroom. It was built as a large wet bath with both a toilet and a shower.
The floor and the area surrounding the toilet are designed with blue and white pattern tiles. Their toilet paper roll is also cleverly hung on the wall with some copper tubing.
Their showerhead is uniquely made from copper tubing with added holes. The water comes from an 85-liter tank under the van; a Shurflo water pump and accumulator runs it through to a gas boiler around back that heats up the water. Like house boilers, the temperature can easily be adjusted.
The owners David and Heather recently auctioned off their converted box van on eBay.