Camper van conversion guide

So you want to build your own camper van! Great idea! It’s a mammoth project so we’ve dedicated this section of the blog as a camper van conversion guide to help you through every stage of your own build. Your van life is within touching distance!

We’ve built a few overland vehicles over the years. Our last truck was Mowgli, a Unimog camper. We bought Mowgli ready built but did lots of work to upgrade her during the time we owned her. In readiness for our South American adventure in 2018, we’re now converting a 4×4 Mercedes Sprinter van called Baloo.

This section of our overland travel blog gives you advice on every stage of your camper van conversion. We give hints and tips on buying a base vehicle, help you make informed decisions on design details and offer detailed how to guides.

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Essential reading

Planning a camper van conversion
Choosing a base vehicle for your camper van conversion
The best advice you can get for your overland vehicle modifications.
All you need to know about camper van electrics in one easy to read post.
Camper van water systems explained
Camper van conversion Insulation & ventilation

All our camper van conversion posts