So here it is. The inside of what seems to be a simple white van. For a long time, I’ve dreamed of having my own campervan. Along with my search for a good looking, affordable van I’ve first heard of ‘vanlife.’ People living a van-lifestyle all around the world, even building the inside entirely by themselves.

Months, even years went by, and I got this crazy idea I could convert an old van myself. Finally, the day was there, and I came across this old VW from ’95. I took the gamble and bought it, not knowing how I ever had to start. Eventually, I found a specific interior design I liked. After comparing it with other interiors, it seemed to be the most affordable and suitable looking option.

Now, months of hard working on the van went by though. Rust, paint, insulation, electricity, gas, water and lots wood. Slowly, step by step, it all came together. Friends and family gave me all the help I needed. One person in special, my dad. Without this rad guy, I was probably still removing rust. Together we created something unique. Even though it wasn’t yet finished, we took it for a trip exploring the Swedish landscape.

By now my girlfriend Miranda and I drove thousands of kilometers and had crazy adventures along the way. Obviously, we’re not the first one with a T4 with this kind of interior. But it’s about the journey and not the destination.

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