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Tips & How Tos

Van conversion tips & how to articles for both van life veterans and rookies. Also, check out our Van Conversion Guide for step-by-step advice on converting your camper van.


Hello! My name is Kaya, and I’ve been living in a sprinter van for two years now. (You can see more of my vanlife stuff at OneChickTravels.com) I’m a rock climber, and when I can’t climb I get cranky. BUT...
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Table of Contents: Skoolie Conversion 101 Buying the Right Bus Starting Your Skoolie Conversion Building the Subfloor Floor Plan Layout Building the Frame Building the Walls Plumbing Electrical Building the Ceiling The Big Purchases Products Used in our Conversion  ...
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How did we install our windows? When we started the conversion of our VW Crafter van, it was clear to us, that we need to install some windows as the advantages are obvious – ventilation and being able to enjoy...
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If you’ve ever owned a vehicle, you know what a headache repairs and maintenance can be. Now think about what it would be like if that vehicle was also your home. Your food, your clothes, your bed – everything you...
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Designing a layout for a camper van can be exceptionally daunting. In fact, it was so overwhelming for us during our first conversion that we didn’t even plan a layout before we started building. After drawing draft after draft of...
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Way before we actually got our camper van, one thing was absolutely clear: It has got to have a wood stove! With that in mind, we got ourselves a GMC Short Bus and started the build in May 2017. When...
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We were a week into our relationship when Scott told me that he wanted to live on a school bus (skoolie) together. We were sitting on the floor of my overpriced, outdated West Hollywood apartment when I laughed in his...
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