The Best Van Conversion I’ve Ever Seen

The Best Van Conversion I’ve Ever Seen

When I think of van life, I typically imagine a nomadic lifestyle with minimal amenities. There are “pros” to living in a van over a Tiny House but, ultimately, I have never believed the lifestyle was for me. I guess I draw the line at not having a shower (which is the case with most vans). So, even though I traveled in a van conversion for 9 days around Great Britain and my vintage camper is lacking many of the same amenities, I have always considered van dwelling to be a temporary lifestyle.  Recently, I met a couple who changed my mind. When I toured their converted sprinter van, I actually thought: “I could totally live here.”  This van is the best van conversion, I’ve ever seen!

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Wes and Savana built their first van conversion while they were still in college. The affordable lifestyle allowed them to save money while finishing their studies (Wes graduated with a degree in renewable energy engineering), and it also taught them real-world renewable energy engineering solutions.  After graduation, they sold their first van and put a down payment on a 4-wheel drive Sprinter van.

Van ConversionWes & Sav converted their Sprinter van into an off-grid beast!

This impressive van buildout includes a solar system with a 1,000-watt solar roof deck and a massive inverter. It also has a recirculating shower that wastes only 2 gallons of water per use and radiant flooring that keeps the van toasty inside, even in during the dead of winter!

Van Conversion

With their knowledge and experience, Wes and Savana have formed a mobile business – Tiny Watts Solar. They now travel from project to project, stopping to surf or skate whenever they can.

“Everyone thinks we’re on vacation,” Savana said. “But it’s just our lifestyle.”

Van ConversionAside from the off-grid spectacularness of this van, I also love the interior design. Their custom couch/bed/storage design is ideal for those of us under 5’5″ tall (I’m in this category of people). The kitchen is gorgeous and modern with stainless steel countertops and electric appliances. The indoor shower is practical and collapses away when not in use. My hat goes off to all of their innovation and imagination in this 80 square foot home on wheels!

Could you live in this van conversion? Let me know in the comments!

*Photos provided by Wes & Savana of Tiny Watts Solar

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  1. Daniel Martone
    December 14, 2019 / 4:02 pm

    Where were they when they had the wading pool / hot spring next to the van?

  2. john vu
    October 1, 2019 / 1:18 am

    do you know how much this build costed? i’ve been trying to understand more about portable living spaces and i feel like this is one of the most stunning vans ive seen by far.

  3. September 19, 2019 / 5:53 am

    Keep up the great work! Thank you so much for sharing a great posts.

  4. Austin Griffith
    February 2, 2019 / 10:12 am

    Any clue as to what college/university wes graduated from? Thanks!

    • User Avatar February 4, 2019 / 11:17 am

      Sorry I don’t know. You could reach out on their website or social media to ask.

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