Buster | The build
My biggest summer project this year was to try and convert a van into a rolling home! Me n’ my boyfriend Elias went and bought a van in late April and we started to build with full force in mid June. It was something we both had thought about for a long long time, and it’s so nice to finally start doing something that you’ve been dreaming of!
As we knew, it turned out to be a challenging project, it took a lot of time, effort, sweat, tears and the most important, a lot of laughter.
Check out our build through the pictures below. If you want more details, go to Buster’s Instagram – @wayofbuster
The first thing we did was to clean all his nooks and crannies. He was pretty dirty as he’d been working in the flower delivery business before we bought him. There was soil and spiders everywhere, brr.
2nd layer – winter rug (sleeping pad). To insulate Buster we choose to use a material that was very similar to a sleeping pad. Only difference was that instead of buying a small piece we bought 100 square meters. We’re going to have sleeping pads until we grow old, haha.
Note to ourself, build a house next time, it must be way easier where all the angles are straight… We had some trouble figuring out how we should solve everything as nothing is straight and there is fans, doors and wheels in the way. But, we had a really good time figuring things out together!
Building the kitchen bench. Big enough to fit all the kitchen gear, the cooler, a Goal Zero Yeti 400 and some food! We decided to not install a stove inside the van as we really like to be outdoor and cook. So we have a portable multi-fuel MSR kitchen.
Next post will be the finished result!
Emma n’ Elias