Get Inspired with Vanlife Walk-Through Video Tours
Camper vans are the perfect choice for solo RVers or couples who want to downsize and hit the road. They are easier to navigate and find campsites in than the bigger Class A motorhomes and fifth wheels. Plus, they can be more affordable than other RVs, especially if you already have a van or SUV that you can build out yourself.
However, with the small size also comes very limited space. Many camper van builds are not equipped with bathrooms or private showers, and storage space is at a premium. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to maximize the little amount of space that you do have, and there are seemingly endless van builds online where you can draw inspiration.
We rounded up some of our favorite camper van builds showcased on Youtube below. Each one has an ingenious layout, innovative features, and just enough room to make for a comfortable traveling home.
1. Sprinter van conversion
What really sets this van conversion apart from others is its beautiful, geometric design. The Sprinter 170, dubbed as “DaLight Ship”, features a hexagonal dinette, a “Flower of Life” light, and even a large skylight right over the bed. Watch the full tour from Nate Murphy and Kyleigh from Freedom Vans:
2. Stealth van
Canadian residents Dan & Candice built out this stealth van with some seriously impressive woodworking skills. Everywhere from the countertops to the cabinets and bed frame are all custom designed with a natural, rustic look. They even worked in a small closet with hanging space to store their wardrobe. Check out the full tour in this video from FLORB:
3. Ford E350 Econoline Van
Not only did Charactor Club install a bed and kitchen in this 2008 Ford E350 Econoline Van, but they even added their own bar! The stealth camper is now fully equipped with 300 watts of solar power, a 100aH Lithium battery, LED lighting, a fresh water system, and even a small portable toilet. Get the full tour in their video below:
4. Sprinter van with a Murphy bed
While in quarantine, one couple spent their time wisely building out their dream camper van. Mariajosé and Chase, previously owners of a converted school bus, completely transformed this Sprinter van into a Boho-style tiny home with a Murphy Bed, 150 watts of solar power, and a full bathroom with a shower. Tío Aventura gives the full tour below:
5. Luxury modern camper van
Kensie West, owner of Superstition Customs, worked with a client to build out this modern van. The elegant features in this van rival even the most expensive luxury motorhomes. A full bathroom with a shower, as well as a skylight and partition wall, are some of the new features they’ve added. The video below gives the full tour:
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