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How do I build a camper van myself?

Zelf een camperbusje bouwen, hoe doe ik dat?

Building a camper van is a challenging and fun job that more and more people are taking on. You can choose from different designs and materials, and you have the freedom to make everything exactly the way you want. In this article you can read tips on how to build your own camper van, and if you do it with items from Solo Home, it is also super affordable!

How to furnish the camper bus?

If you decide to build a camper van yourself, you have a lot of freedom in how you decorate the interior. You just have to take into account the basic needs of a camper: a place to sleep, cook and chill. In addition, it is important to have easy access to everything.

A place to sleep is actually very simple: all you need is a mattress and some pillows. If you're not making a standard bed, consider the dimensions of the van and whether it's easy to climb in and out of. A kitchen is not difficult either: you just need some shelves to work on and maybe a mini-fridge. If you want, you can also use a camping gas stove or stove for hot meals. Chill place? That's different for everyone! To save space, you can ensure that your bed is also a good place to chill.

Do you need a custom mattress ? We have many different types of mattresses, for heavy sleepers and for light sleepers. Do you need a different size mattress ? No problem! Solo Home can supply you with almost any size mattress, take a quick look at our mattresses category!

How do you convert the van into a camper?

Converting a van into a camper is not as difficult as it seems. There are different ways to do this, depending on how much time and money you want to put into it. Make sure you have a clear idea of ​​what you really need in your camper van, and start drawing.

What do you need to build a camper van?

To build a camper van you need a van that is suitable for living in. Consider a bus with a headroom of at least 2 meters and a length of 5.5 meters. The bus must also have sufficient wheelbase to drive stably. The engine must be powerful enough to pull the bus, who knows, you might end up going uphill quite a bit!

The bus must also have sufficient ventilation, both at the top and bottom. So there must be room for air inlet and outlet. There must also be room for water, electricity and gas connections. Finally, it is useful if the bus has roller shutters or blinds, otherwise you will have no privacy at all.

How do I choose the right mattress for my camper van?

If you want to build a camper van, it is important to choose the right mattress. The mattress should be comfortable and meet your personal needs. There are different types of mattresses on the market, so it is important to think carefully before making a purchase, you want to sleep just as well when traveling as at home!

What materials do you use?

There are a number of different materials you can use when building a camper van. The exact materials you need depend on the design and style of van you want to build. Some people choose to buy an older bus and restore it, while others prefer to buy a newer bus and customize it to their specific needs.

If you choose to buy an older bus, it is important to find out which parts are still in good condition and which parts need to be replaced. You also have to take into account possible rust formation and damage to the interior. If you choose to purchase a newer van, it is important to consider exactly what type of van you want. There are many different brands and models on the market, get well informed and talk to people who already have a camping bus.

How can I sit outside in the sun with my camper van?

It is best to use foldable garden furniture for this, which you can unfold and fold back in very quickly. Our foldable bistro set is handy. It can be easily stored when not in use and does not take up much space. You'll be gone soon!

What is the best way to cook in my camper van?

One of the best things about cooking in a camper van is that you can cook just about anything you would normally cook at home. However, there are definitely some things to keep in mind when cooking in such a small space. Here are a few tips:

-Keep it simple. When cooking in a camper van, you want to avoid everything being too complicated or time-consuming. Stick to simple meals that can be prepared and cooked relatively quickly.

-Be organized. This is especially important when cooking in a smaller space such as a camper van. Make sure all your ingredients are organized and within reach before you start cooking. This will make the process much smoother and less stressful.

-Use every inch of space. In a camper van there is often limited counter space and storage space. So be creative with the use of the available space. For example, if possible, use hanging racks or shelves to store pots, pans and other kitchen items instead of taking up valuable counter or floor space.

And of course you also have to build a place to cook, which is ideal in our mini kitchen of 80cm , which you can install in your camper van in no time!


Building your own camper van doesn't have to be expensive! And you can use all your own creativity in it, don't forget to enjoy and take your time with this project.


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