Nomad Vanz builds out custom vans for those who want to travel off-the-grid. The BC-based company was inspired after its founders John and Christina traveled in a van throughout the U.S, Mexico, Australia, Italy, and France.
Nomad Vanz can work on any Mercedes Sprinter van whether it’s a high-roof, standard, 4×4 or 2WD. They’ve also converted models like the Ford Transit, Dodge ProMaster, and Mercedes-Benz Metris.
All of their vans are designed for four-season living and have the ability to travel to remote places where conventional RVs can’t go. The builds are specifically designed to hold up to natural elements like mildew, UV rays, and extreme temperatures. Each one has a modern, functional design and is built with their own custom-made components.
Nomad Vanz works with customers in both the U.S. and Canada. Their conversion process begins by connecting with their clients and laying out a preliminary design. After your first small deposit, they start the more detailed design and production. Vans need to be supplied by the clients, they will then build it out for you.
These are some of the vans they have built in the past to give you some inspiration.
Their “Out of the Blue” van
Their Out of the Blue van is a tribute to the classic Volkswagen bus. The interior is accented by plaid tartan on the seats and an orange floor for a nice pop of color.
The van was designed with a gourmet kitchen and their “Sweet Dreams” custom sleeping space. This includes a comfortable mattress on top of a lightweight carbonate bed panel. The bed has an organic cotton cover, springs for airflow and comfort, as well as a bunk ladder for access.
The kitchen includes a diesel cooktop and a 12-volt DC fridge. The two front seats swivel around and the driver’s seat can double as a dining chair. The window-side teak tabletop is removable and can be used for dining or working. There is also a custom control panel where you can monitor your battery level or adjust the temperature.
The van was also designed with their custom freshwater system. This includes a stowaway shower wand and a shower curtain with an optional flush-mounted shower pan.
They find ways to maximize storage space in all of their conversions. Around back, they can include a large garage to house all of your gear and equipment.
The interior includes two front seats, two bench seats (that convert into a bed), a gourmet kitchen, removable tabletop, a bed, and a slide-out toilet stored in a cabinet. Likewise, the Rumi was also designed with a garage for storage.
Their Livit van was similarly designed with Modern Duncan tartan on the seats, teak accents, and custom lighting. Much like the other vans, it includes bench seats that can convert into a bed as well as a kitchen, a bed and bunk ladder, and a toilet concealed in custom cabinetry.
Their SEEKr is more minimalistic with a simple white interior and LED lighting. The modern home on wheels has swivel seats, bench seats that can convert into a bed, and a wall-mounted table with a bamboo tabletop.
The kitchen comes with a sink, fridge, diesel cooktop, and several cabinets and drawers for storing food and kitchenware. The SEEKr is also equipped with their hand-sewn black-out window shades for privacy and insulation.
The SEEKr also has a garage around back with enough room to store your bike. The rain shower system is easily accessible from the door and can be used to rinse off dirty gear before bringing it in your van.
The interior is very modern and has a splash of color from the bed, floor, and patio mat. The kitchen includes a sink, fridge, and lots of convenient lower cabinets and overhead bins for storage.
Nomad Vanz is based out of North Vancouver, British Columbia. You can learn more about their custom van work and contact them on their website.
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