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Building Cabinets and Drawers for Van Kitchen and Storage

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The kitchen is a surprisingly important part of van living. Without it, you find every meal has to be eaten at restaurants and rest stops – not a problem at first, but costs add up. And it won’t be long until you’re craving a home cooked dinner. To make the …

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Best Way To Insulate Windows For Summer

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Best way to insulate windows for summer

During the van renovating process, heat and insulation is a consideration that comes up countless times! We need a van that we can keep cool but also warm and well insulated to ensure all the heat we want stays within the van. It’s a common problem, so don’t trip yourselves …

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How To Make A Solar Shower

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How To Make A Solar Shower

If you have made the decision to up sticks and live in a van or car for a while, you are going to need some way to keep clean. If your vehicle is too small to fit a shower, you are quickly going to start smelling. This is not as …

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The Van Plan STORAGE – Part 8 How to Manage Storage Space

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Reading Time: 5min 17sec Storage space is one of the hardest topics for van lifers to figure out. It doesn’t matter what kind of van that you want to build, if you want to have a lot of storage space, you’ll need to be willing to give something up. For …

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The Van Plan DESK SPACE – Part 7 Setting up a Desk Area

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Reading Time: 4mins 57sec Now That we’ve got all the hard parts of the build done and out of the way, we can focus more on the part that I’ve been waiting for. The desk space in the van. This may not seem very exciting at first, but the exciting …

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The Van Plan PLUMBING – Part 6 Setting up the Bathroom

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Reading Time: 4mins 53sec Now that we have our plumbing actually planned out, we have to first get our bathroom into place. That means that I need to pick out a shower that will work for me, frame it in a way that will allow the water to drain properly …

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The Van Plan PLUMBING – Part 5 Starting our Plumbing

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Reading Time: 5mins 8sec There are a multitude of reasons why you might want to think about installing some plumbing into your first conversion of a van. While there are those people out there that are more than capable of living off of the land and using water very sparingly, …

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The Van Plan KITCHEN – Part 4 The Kitchen Area

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Reading Time: 5mins 26sec For the next part of my van build, I’ll need to make sure that I have a kitchen area that will suit all of my cooking needs. For this part, I am going to keep it relatively simple. I don’t do anything too crazy when it …

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The Van Plan SLEEPING – Part 3 Sleeping Arrangements

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Reading Time: 5Mins 31Sec I want to make sure that I have everything I need to get a good night’s sleep while I am on the road. Just because I am not in a traditional home, doesn’t mean that I can still get the same amount of comfort from my …

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The Van Plan ELECTRICAL – Part 2 What to do with this Power?

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Reading Time: 5mins 15sec Now that I’ve figured out exactly what I need in terms of battery power and electric production to run all the things I want to have in my van, it’s time to plan out just how I’m going to use this energy in an efficient manner. …

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