What We Offer
A unique design. We will spend time with you, to understand your needs and your preferences. The layout of your van will be what is best for you. You also get to choose your favorite brands for appliances, your preferred wood, cushion colors etc.
Advice. We help you make educated choices. We give you options with the pros and cons so you understand what you get.
Convenience and proximity. We come to you with our tools so you don't have to drive your van a long way away from home.
Day to day progress monitoring (if that's what you want). Since we are close-by you can see the van regularly and make adjustments should things look different than what you imagined. If you prefer to keep the surprise for the end then that's of course possible.
Functional. We have lived more than a year in a van so we know the little details that matter. Your space will be functional.
Excellent craftsmanship. Richard has won several awards for his work.
A fair price. We spend money where it makes a difference and save it where it doesn't.
A durable interior. A van conversion is an investment in your future: future holidays, retirement, resale value. We make sure that your van will still be in good condition to accompany you in all your adventures. We use sturdy equipment and quality material. We anchor the furniture solidly to avoid rattling. And we keep the maintenance in mind when we design the van.
Jan's "wildest dream" was to change her Transit Connect into an office with a view, a dining room and a camper while keeping the option to use it to haul plants or other large equipments.
In a space that is roughly 24 sq ft this was a challenge. And she got it all plus an extra kitchen!
Jan is fond of the Danish designers whose "philosophy" is: simple, extremely efficient, beautiful, warm. She wanted her van, Stanley, to convey the "Hygge", the Danish word that can only be translated by cosy but means so much more. She wanted a lot of floor space and windows to give an impression of space and freedom. The design was paramount in achieving this goal and we spent a lot of time talking to Jan to make sure she was happy with our creation.
Since the space was so small and every surface had a complex shape we created every cabinet in the van. We even created the bed slats one by one. Jan gave us a chance to push the limits of the 'custom made' definition and demonstrate our craftsmanship.
Percy wanted to move out of his comfortable apartment into a van to get more out of his life. But he didn't want to live in a dull place, aesthetic was a major requirement! The combination of wood, moss and rock like walls give a really nice and balanced atmosphere.
He designed himself the layout of the van and trusted us to build it to his taste. Some things appeared simple (like the crates above the bed) but were more challenging (how to make them easy to use but avoid any rattling). Some were always going to be tricky (like the recess lighting) and some required to be inventive (like the table by the sliding door). And some were really out there like the moss panels on the door!
Being stealthy was a requirement to live in a city so we couldn't install any windows. But two big skylights give a lot of light and there is also lots of warm indirect lighting for the evenings.
We had a great time with Percy who came to visit the construction two to three times a week to give his input. Thanks again Percy for trusting us and being so friendly!
We did our first van conversion in New Zealand, to explore the country during week-ends and holidays.
A few years later we decided to embrace the van life for a few months and... we are still enjoying it after 18 months!
We built this second van, a High Roof, 144"WB Sprinter, with the tools we brought with us to Canada, on the local DIY shops' carpark. The video shows examples of our ingeniosity, as well as our down to earth approach. We spend the money where it matters (the skylight) but save it where possible (the sink). It also shows that we can think outside the box (using a boat deck pump rather than a RV one).