How to Convert a Campervan (Complete Course for 2023)
What you'll learn
- How to Convert a Van Into a Campervan
- Electrics: How to Install Solar Panels, Shore Power, & Split Charge Relay
- Planning: How to Design Your Campervan Build
- Carpentry: How to Build a Bed, kitchen, Storage, and Clad your Van
- Insulation: How to Correctly Insulate Your Van
- Plumbing: How to Install Running Water, Heating, And a Toilet
- And More VanLife Tips & Tricks!
- There are no course prerequisites. Anyone can convert a van.
This course takes you from start to finish on how to convert your own campervan!
In this 50+ part series, we will be covering everything. From planning and preparation, insulation and cladding, to plumbing, electrics, and carpentry.
Why you should buy this course:
You will learn how to build your own campervan from scratch - no prior knowledge needed!
You will save money - Make fewer mistakes on your conversion and get it right the first time! See how I did it.
You will save time - Background research is very time-consuming. In this course you will find everything you need in one place, taking days off the groundwork time.
You will get DIY skills for life - Learn everything from electrics and carpentry to plumbing and insulation.
You will get creative campervan ideas - I have some unique features in my van (including a terrarium!). Get some inspiration by seeing what I do.
10 reasons to convert a van:
Building your dream campervan is really fun!
You get great DIY skills that will last a lifetime.
It allows you to travel to amazing places
And meet interesting people.
It kickstarts adventure and gets you into the outdoors.
It unleashes your inner creative - your campervan is totally custom!
Campervans are environmentally friendly - reduce those airmiles!
They're economical too. It's free accommodation!
Your friends will be super jealous of your build.
Lifestyle design - Take the first step in designing the kind of life you want to live.
What will you you learn?
• A guide to choosing a van
• How to plan and design your campervan build
• How to easily install a fan and a window
• The 3 best ways to get power: Solar Panels, Shore Power, and Split Charge Relay
• How to install gas to fuel your heater and stove
• The correct way to insulate your van
• How to clad / ply-line your van
• I will show you how to build beautiful hand-made furniture to make your campervan feel like home.
• You will find out how to install running water and hook up your tap.
• Learn how to hook up the main electrical appliances such lights, fridge, plug sockets, heater, etc.
• Other VanLife tips & tricks to help you get the most from life on the road!
• I provide supplementary materials such as a complete wiring (electrical) diagram and supplies list
Overview of the sections:
Prepare the van
Electrics - preparation
Electrics - Installation
Insulation & Wooden skeleton frame
Electrics - permanent hook-up
Who this course is for:
- Travel Enthusiasts
- Lifestyle Designers
- Design enthusiasts
- Remote Workers
- Surfers, Hikers, Mountain bikers, Climbers, Skiers...
Hi, I'm Shane ✌️
I started The Van Conversion with one goal in mind:
To help people live a simpler life on the road. I want people to get back into nature - where we belong.
A few years ago I left a corporate office job as an engineer and and started wandering through Europe with my self-build full-time.
An early mission was a memorable expedition from Spain to Svalbard (pretty much the North Pole).
For the past few years I've been perched in Chamonix, France, where I dwell part-time in the van, part-time in the mountains - climbing, skiing, and paragliding.
My van 'beans' truly has facilitated my best life.
Now, I want to help you get on the road -
so you can live your best life too! ?
I've been teaching people how to build campervans for several years; its my passion (and livelihood).
The Van Conversion Course, which launched in July 2020, quickly become the most popular DIY campervan course on the internet, with well over one thousand students.
Three years later, in July 2023, Roaming Home; The Comprehensive Guide for Converting Your Van Into a Campervan was launched. The coffee table book has been one of my biggest projects yet!
The Van Conversion Newsletter has also amassed thousands of readers over the past couple years. Through it I send out all sorts of valuable information to help get people on the road.