The various conversion options for a (cargo) van are greatly dependent on its planned use, the owners’ skills and financial resources. A very basic version can be put together by anyone that can handle a hammer and screwdriver and won’t set you back more than a couple of hundred dollars. On the opposite end, a fully equipped, handmade interior with most of the conveniences of home, a hi-top roof and a totally self-sufficient solar installation, easily tops $10,000.00.
There is no cookie cutter solution and many options are a personal choice. The hi-top is a wonderful solution to create standing height in the van, but most people would loose their ability to park the van inside their 7′ garage. If you want to make a complete move to van dwelling, choose the first option, for part-time use you may opt for the latter.
|interior||2×4 platform bed|
|floor & ceiling insulation||n/a||n/a||·|
|batteries||1 x 12V||2 x 6V||4 x 6V|
|budget||$ 500.00||$ 2,000.00||$ 10,000.00|