Van Build

I created a plan to build out the van similar to how one would build a house. Things have to be done in a certain order or you could literally paint yourself into a corner. Check back as I complete each step.

Note that I’m building a high end RV - or at least as high end as my skills allow. Costs and effort in some areas are higher than the typical camper van.



I’m starting with the exterior (in November in Seattle!) because things like windows and underbody tank installation affect everything else.

Rough in

The next step is to do all the work that has to be done behind the walls, under the floor, or above the ceiling, followed by covering it all up.

Cabinets and Bed

This is the fun part - after months of infrastructure, I can start adding some furniture.

  • Bed and bench seat

  • Overhead cabinets

  • Galley

  • Swivel seats

  • Cab shelf

  • Safe

  • Curtains

  • Paint and finishes

Appliances and electronics

  • Power and control center

  • Fresh water tank and plumbing

  • Air conditioner

  • Cell booster

  • Water heater

  • Lighting