The Kitchen Drawer

The Kitchen Drawer

Tidy drawers, tidy mind.

Have you noticed the big square hole on the side of Willi's kitchen? Although it makes the water canisters and everything down in the water cupboard easily accessible, it actually wasn't supposed to be a plain hole.

So, this past weekend I finally found the time to b...

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The Hanging Rail

The Hanging Rail

Life is too short to fold t-shirts.

One thing we noticed on our first long trip with Willi was that he was lacking hanging space for wet clothes and shelf space to just quickly put stuff we frequently use away when moving the van.

Both of these issues I tackled with hanging rails beneath the...

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The Kitchen

The Kitchen

With enough cheese, anything is good.

The kitchen was the last component we planned and built for Willi. For quite a long time, my father and I weren't even sure we needed a kitchen. Acutally, we thought a kitchen with complicate the whole conversion process: installing the gas pipes, sealing...

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The Electrics

The Electrics

Save electricity and keep on driving.

After I bought the van in July 2015, when it was obvious to us that we wouldn't able to use it that summer, we decided to use the winter season for planning the conversion and start the process in spring. However, the one thing we actually did before the w...

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The Dining Area

The Dining Area

Memories are made when gathered around the table.

For quite a long time we weren't really sure what we wanted the dining area to look like. We thought about building only one bench with a table but in the end we managed to fit a dining area with two benches opposing each other into the space w...

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The Flooring

The Flooring

You can't fall off the floor. Well, in this case you actually can. And I did.

We chose to cover the living area of Willi's base plate with PVC floor coating. We didn't cover the trunk beneath the bed because it serves as storage space for bulky objects that would only spoil the PVC, so the wo...

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The Window

The Window

Stop looking at the walls, look out the window.

Although cutting a huge hole into the side of my van was one of the scariest things about the conversion and making the wooden frame fit was a pain-in-the-ass task, the window installation wasn't actually that bad.

All we needed was the followi...

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The Cupboards

The Cupboards

Collect moments, not things... Then what are the cupboards for?

The first cupboards my father and I built were the ones to the right and left above the bed. Later on we built the hatch in front of the space above the driver's cab and after the window was installed, we built some more cupboards...

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The Bed

The Bed

The best eraser in the world is a good night's sleep.

My dad and I couldn't really decide on the height of the bed. I wanted it as high as possible to have enough storage space underneath it. My dad on the other hand wanted the bed to be rather low, so you could sit up straight anywhere on the...

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The Dismantling

The Dismantling

Well, this was a fun way to spend a weekend.

I bought the van with a very high bed built in as well as a small cooking area with a gas stove and sink and a foldable table with one small bench under which the additional battery and the charger were installed. The van had been equipped with two...

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The Planning

The Planning

If Plan A didn't work, don't worry, the alphabet has 25 more letters.

Since I bought Willi in July, the festival and summer vacation season 2015 was not going to happen for him. My dad and I started to think about and plan the conversion throughout the winter 2015/2016. We had complete freedom...

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The Beginning

The Beginning

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Since I've been a regular on metal festivals around Central Europe I've been interested in the creative, innovative and sometimes weird ways people reside on the campgrounds of such festivals. Anything from a tarp stretched across two motorcycles...

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