#Vanlife Sprinter Van Conversion - The Road Is Our Home

  • Published on Jun 1, 2018
  • Time lapse video of our Vanlife Van Conversion with a quick tour at the end. Van to campervan. Full interior build including insulation, bed, shower, cabinets, storage, kitchen, bathroom, design, lighting.
    Bucket loads of Inspiration and ideas if you're thinking of converting your own van.
    Be sure to Subscribe as we'll be bringing out a full tour video and much more on our 2008 Mercedes sprinter van.
    To watch the van tour video click here: ru-clip.net/video/4mnkMs-ujv0/video.html
    For more pictures, information and how-to guides on this van conversion visit:
    Music written and recorded by my good friend The Mountain Howl. Go check him out at soundcloud.com/themountainhowl
    Music used with permission from owner 'The Mountain Howl'
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Comments • 2 442

  • Sherry  Simpson
    Sherry Simpson Day ago +1

    Love your build beautiful and thoughtful

  • LiveLife Outdoors
    LiveLife Outdoors 3 days ago +1

    Stunning build. Well done guys 👍

  • Brad F
    Brad F 4 days ago +1

    The best conversion I've seen.

  • trevor o connor
    trevor o connor 5 days ago

    What is it with the tans and manky tattoos?

    • trevor o connor
      trevor o connor 3 hours ago

      Rob Barchou why, thank you sir.

    • Rob Barchou
      Rob Barchou 3 hours ago

      trevor o connor you sound very intelligent! 🤣

    • trevor o connor
      trevor o connor 4 hours ago

      The Road Is Our Home era go way and shave a bullock’s arse

    • The Road Is Our Home
      The Road Is Our Home  5 days ago +1

      Manky tattoos? That’s a bit cheeky isn’t it?
      I’ve worked and grown up in the tattooing culture my whole life.
      If you don’t like it then I suggest you just scroll on and keep quiet.

  • Suzie E Antrobus
    Suzie E Antrobus 6 days ago +1

    One of the best van builds I’ve seen yet 😸

  • Tony No Boloni
    Tony No Boloni 6 days ago

    where do the water from the toilet and the bath go to?

    • The Road Is Our Home
      The Road Is Our Home  5 days ago

      The toilet is a self contained cassette type.
      The shower and sink water go into great water tanks underneath the van. 👍🏼

  • mfro_photo
    mfro_photo 8 days ago +1

    Very good job 🙏

  • Rikofiko vava
    Rikofiko vava 8 days ago +1

    I love you people. You opened my eyes to the next project ...
    Great concept and even better performance.
    Congratulations and see you along the route ..

    • The Road Is Our Home
      The Road Is Our Home  5 days ago +1

      Thanks for the kind words dude, much appreciated. And all the best with your next project 👍🏼😎

  • Ricardo Cao Vicente
    Ricardo Cao Vicente 9 days ago +1

    This is the best sprinter conversion that i´ve seen. Congratulations.

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    Like. I love youre sprinter home. Greetz from Holland.

  • Donna Delahanty
    Donna Delahanty 10 days ago +1

    Wow! What a build. Are you a professional carpenter & welder. Gorgeous work!

  • Soumyadeep ray
    Soumyadeep ray 10 days ago +1

    I am from India, my dream is to live in a van and travel the world. But I don't know how to start in India...Your video is really informative...Can you guide me pls???

    • Soumyadeep ray
      Soumyadeep ray 10 days ago +1

      @The Road Is Our Home Its too good..too informative, too helpful... I need to research more, caz this vanlife concept is absent in India... maybe for that reason we don't have a good van to modify like yours :)

    • The Road Is Our Home
      The Road Is Our Home  10 days ago +1

      Hey! 👋🏼 glad you found our video useful. If you check out our website there are lots of guides and tutorials on there: www.theroadisourhome.com

  • Kommt mit uns reisen
    Kommt mit uns reisen 12 days ago +1

    Well done! Thats really amazing!

    • The Road Is Our Home
      The Road Is Our Home  10 days ago

      Thanks for the compliments guys 😊 good luck with the conversion and maybe we’ll see you on the road 👍🏼

  • salih
    salih 13 days ago +1

    That's great

  • Bluefin Swimming
    Bluefin Swimming 14 days ago +1

    whats the silver taping that you put in the middle of every metal part?

  • Chris Palffy
    Chris Palffy 15 days ago +1

    Hi guys, watched this video about year ago so I saved it. Now I see it again Im just as impressed with how much work you put into this build.

    • The Road Is Our Home
      The Road Is Our Home  10 days ago

      Thanks for the compliments Chris. Thankfully it’s still going strong and still looks as fresh as the day I finished it. 😊

  • S O
    S O 16 days ago +1

    Whats the aluminium looking tape for that you laid before the insulation?

  • Sharlene Figueroa
    Sharlene Figueroa 17 days ago +1

    Best, van built I have ever seen.

  • Panatella
    Panatella 18 days ago +1


  • TheGordyBoy
    TheGordyBoy 19 days ago +2

    In the middle of doing my own camper conversion and wish I had seen this before starting. Absolute best build i've seen. Got 2 weeks to get it finished before going back to Uni after Christmas break. At least ive seen it now, got some thinking to do to get me back on track to get a finish like yours. Wow!

    • The Road Is Our Home
      The Road Is Our Home  17 days ago +2

      Thanks for the compliments dude, much appreciated and good luck with your conversion 👍🏼😎

  • Simon Maisch
    Simon Maisch 21 day ago +2

    Jesus, that‘s some great work! 🔥


    Hello. I’m fascinated with your van conversion. How much money took the whole process?

  • Ericagordon
    Ericagordon 28 days ago +1

    Omg. I didn't know the vanlife process strips vehicles so bare.

  • xhimiz14
    xhimiz14 29 days ago +1

    Amazing build.
    I would have loved to see bigger windows and skylights though. Just to give it a feel of more space.

    • xhimiz14
      xhimiz14 28 days ago +1

      @The Road Is Our Home great job. Wish you all the best adventures!

    • The Road Is Our Home
      The Road Is Our Home  28 days ago +1

      Thanks for the compliments 😊 we purposely went for small windows for security and insulation. the white interior means it’s always nice and bright. 👍🏼

  • Roland Automobile
    Roland Automobile Month ago +1

    WOW! Very nice and beautiful Camper Van! How long you have build this Van? How many working hours? And what is the cost of the Materials?

    • Roland Automobile
      Roland Automobile 28 days ago +1

      @The Road Is Our Home thank you very much for your answer! :-)

    • The Road Is Our Home
      The Road Is Our Home  28 days ago +1

      It took us 18 months to build (we were both working full time jobs at the time).
      And it’s cost us around £12/13k for the conversion. 👍🏼

  • Adriana GaPo
    Adriana GaPo Month ago

    Conclusión. Necesito un hombre como ese.

  • Maurice Nett
    Maurice Nett Month ago +1

    Just awsome! Nice job.

  • Dairen Ili
    Dairen Ili Month ago +1

    What a work in this van.. Very very good job!!❤️❤️🎄

  • Ella dj
    Ella dj Month ago +1


  • wood gate
    wood gate Month ago

    Fantastic time lapse, and superb build. Loving the end video shots, beautifully filmed. Building your own home on wheels is so personal, mine is on RU-clip as an afterthought from still photos, search ytgvmtv, but I wanted open space, lots of worktop and a view from my "french door", or sliding door to give it a correct name. I have a toilet hidden on I slide out, but no shower as we stay on sites with facilities. Just had 4 nights at York Christmas market, and we were snug and warm thanks to Mr Dyson.

  • Patsy Kluting-Lucas

    3:01 wheelcover and parts of walls..what is the purpose of the "silver tape?"

    • The Road Is Our Home
      The Road Is Our Home  Month ago +1

      Thanks 👍🏼😊

    • Patsy Kluting-Lucas
      Patsy Kluting-Lucas Month ago +1

      @The Road Is Our Home interesting. I've see this done before. I see why wheelcovers are mostly covered. Stripes are on walls. Believe you also added full sheets that must help walls.
      Not sure what you do for a living but you are extremely talented at building.

    • The Road Is Our Home
      The Road Is Our Home  Month ago +1

      Sound deadening tape 👍🏼

  • Abdullah Wardak
    Abdullah Wardak Month ago

    How much did that cost you to make that van?

  • Ursache Marcel
    Ursache Marcel Month ago +4

    I’ve been watching lately van’s conversions, but this, so far, is the best!!! Congrats!!!

  • Panos Pappas
    Panos Pappas Month ago +2

    Dude this is the most beautiful camper I've ever seen

  • JuniahBlack
    JuniahBlack Month ago +2

    This is the best van build I’ve ever seen. Hands down

  • Andrea Hirsekorn
    Andrea Hirsekorn Month ago +1


  • Muddywater
    Muddywater Month ago +1

    Brilliant work

  • Lass-in Angeles
    Lass-in Angeles Month ago +1

    Outstanding build! Curious to know what you used to line walls in the shower stall. What waterproofing backing, and what liner over that? Did you use a plastic shower pan? Thanks for the tour! Wish I had your cabinet making skills.

    • The Road Is Our Home
      The Road Is Our Home  Month ago

      Thanks 😊 all the info is on our website: www.theroadisourhome.com/2018/06/18/shower-toilet-build-how-to-van-conversion/ 👍🏼

  • Ufuk Kahya
    Ufuk Kahya Month ago +1

    you work so hard

  • Ufuk Kahya
    Ufuk Kahya Month ago +1


  • highview seeker
    highview seeker Month ago +1


  • Fly Beep
    Fly Beep Month ago

    Obviously not made for stealth. A tourist van instead of a van lifer van.

    • The Road Is Our Home
      The Road Is Our Home  Month ago

      Depends what you class as a “van lifer”, we’re full timers and have for a while now. 🤷🏻‍♂️
      We urban camp 50% of the time.

  • ling quan
    ling quan Month ago +1

    It's amazing!

  • Suzie Q
    Suzie Q Month ago

    Can someone explain the painting of the floor, the tape, slays and then the put plywood...portion I understood?

    • The Road Is Our Home
      The Road Is Our Home  Month ago

      Check out this insulation guide, it covers everything: www.theroadisourhome.com/2018/02/06/insulation-insulate-van-conversion/

  • SQUISHY lover
    SQUISHY lover Month ago +1


  • Lila Boyer
    Lila Boyer Month ago +1

    Nice design and floor plan

  • Avinash Thawait RPR
    Avinash Thawait RPR Month ago +1

    Very beautiful keep it up 👍👌

  • Mobil77
    Mobil77 Month ago +1

    Super 👏super 👌super👍

  • Lorraine Hunt
    Lorraine Hunt Month ago +1

    Hey after watching quite a few videos on van life have you ever regretted closing off the driving section of the van from the living? I've seen a couple of videos in which vanners had to exit a situation quickly and getting out could have been a problem.
    And do you think that you would have been able to pull off your bathroom if you'd left the front open?

    • The Road Is Our Home
      The Road Is Our Home  Month ago

      Hey, nah no regrets, we’ve been living in the van full time for a while now and never had an issue. Having an insulated bulkhead makes living in a van so much more comfortable, warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer and zero condensation. We think it’s worth the sacrifice.
      Yeah you could definitely keep the shower in the same place, just means you’ll lose on storage, cooker location and temperature control.

  • Chloe Nhan Nguyen
    Chloe Nhan Nguyen Month ago

    May I ask what type of toilet are you having in your van?

  • Happys Trails
    Happys Trails Month ago +1

    Great video 🤙🏽

  • 임인자
    임인자 Month ago +1

    I think that he made a lot of money by building a camping car and it must be so expensive like this beautiful house..~~^^♥♥♥

  • 임인자
    임인자 Month ago +1

    Amazing architecture he is ~~ I love to live this romantic house kk ~~~^^

  • Finding Roads
    Finding Roads Month ago +3

    This video was amazing 👌👌👌

  • Jennifer Carr
    Jennifer Carr Month ago +2

    I watch a lot of these conversions. I find it relaxing. This design is by far and away my favorite. It’s beautiful, practical and actually feels like a home. Congrats on this design and build! Looks beautiful!

  • vernell guillory
    vernell guillory Month ago +3

    I've watched a ton of van, skoolies, city busses, greyhound busses, big rig, commuter van conversions and this is definitely one of the best ones out there.
    When I'm ready, I'm contacting you guys to help build mine...

  • Daniela Pulz
    Daniela Pulz Month ago +1

    So nice 😍😍😍

  • Archer V.
    Archer V. Month ago +1


  • Masaarana Vee
    Masaarana Vee Month ago +1

    Love ❤️ a Man who can make it happen

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