VanLife: Conversion Update

Surprise surprise!, suddenly it seems like we have come a long way with the van conversion.

We stopped all work for a bit because we were socialising too much and took some holidays, but since we got back from Bali we have put time to continue the work.

wall completed and kitchen in progress

Ok so, after all the insulation went in, the woodwork started and it is now pretty much completed, at least the main parts are. The main wall is finished, the kitchen area is under way, the bench top is done but we need to add some extra things (e.g. sink, etc.). I also have my closet Β  and I’m super stoked about it, because for some time I thought we wouldn’t be able to have a closet which is a huge deal for me.

bed frame, closet and kitchen area


wall completed

We got the base paint, a beautiful light brown which matches the floor perfectly, it is Β Cane Chair color by British Paints. This color was applied to the wood and it is looking very good.Β The tone is great, however, as much as I love neutral tones, there is always the need of add that splash of brightness.

adding the primer

My first thought was pink, not surprise there, i like bright hot pink but i had to think that Mark wouldn’t probably like that as much as me, and to see that tone everyday in such a small space is probably not ideal.

So we decided on a turquoise tone hoping it will bring us some calm, to help us ease those times when we would want to kill each other (jokes! πŸ˜‚Β πŸ˜), the color isΒ Grand Turquoise by British Paints, I absolutely love it, what do you think?.


kitchen cabinets with doors

Most of the wood got painted and fixed to the interior of the van. I can’t believe it, but it is looking so cozy…i want to move in asap!

getting there!


8 thoughts on “VanLife: Conversion Update

  1. Teresa says:

    This is great progress and it looks like it’s coming along really well! I’ll be here following the conversion; I really wanna do the same thing

    • kena says:

      Hi Teresa! Glad you like it. We are finding so many layout posibilities and keep changing our mind every 5 mins πŸ˜‚ but we can slowly see the progress. How cool that you want to join the VanLife lifestyle, so far i can tell you its an exciting thing. Hope you find some inspo here and let me know if you go ahead with the idea πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰

    • kena says:

      Hi Sue! The van is getting there! I thought we would have an issue with the weight and will be using lits of petrol, but surprisingly the weight is not an issue AT ALL! the van doesn’t feel it! We are not using more diesel and is running great. But we will be adding more weight to it, we’ll see how that changes things 😊

    • kena says:

      Hi Candice! Glad you stopped by.
      If you have the idea playing in your head I encourage you to make it happen when it feels right to you πŸ™‚
      I know we are in the early stages but the excitement hasn’t stopped.

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