DIY Camper Van with Indoor Shower & 100% Solar (no propane) – Van Life Tour

DIY Camper Van with Indoor Shower & 100% Solar (no propane) – Van Life Tour

This couple built a beautiful DIY campervan conversion that includes a toilet, shower, hot water, and a closet – full tour and budget! Also, you can sign up for your FREE trial to The Great Courses Plus here: 

Marjolaine and Alex are a super nice couple from Canada who decided they wanted to take a year to travel all the way down to Panama and back. They financed a 2018 Ford Transit and completed their conversion in 3 months. You can follow their adventures on Instagram at:

One thing that we found different from other conversions we’ve seen is that they wanted to avoid using propane in the van since it was such a small space. Instead, they’ve got 2 x 270 Watt solar panels on the roof, 2 x 250 amp hour AGM batteries and a 3000 Watt power inverter so that they can run all their systems using electricity.

They’ve got an electric hot water heater, an induction cooktop, LED lights, and a 12-volt fridge.

They also included a ton of storage under their benches, above the countertops, and even found a way to have a closet for hanging clothes.

The indoor hot water shower is something we rarely see in vans, but Alex and Marjo found a way to do it. They also have a cassette toilet that can be taken out of the shower stall when they shower.

We hope you enjoy checking out their van conversion!

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Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle

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Music & Song Credits:
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.

Editing Credits:
Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives

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Mat of Exploring Alternatives

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Van build and travel photos provided by Marjolaine and Alex from The Marnie Hut