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Below you will find many example and ideas from other camper van and motor homes. Hopefully these will give you some good ideas also.

Example camper van interiors

A VW T4 with a stylish black interior

The kitchen area

The seat

The bed

A spacious VW style conversion in wood

A big van with a small removable kitchen area

A good example of a conversion for motorcross or other applications where you want the vehicle for storage as well as living. The van has been nicely lined and windowed.

High quality kitchen area

Seating behind the driving area

Nice use of space, allows one to comfortably look out the side door. Separates the living and kitchen area. With a similar design seat belts could be fitted.

VW style interior in rich wood

A great example of the classic VW layout. Lovely wood.

Small seating area

Two small seats making good use of a small area. Good extra seating for children, or small primary seating area if you are limited for space.

Van with large seating area

Lots of seats in this van. The seat on the left is dual purpose. The back changes direction, so people can face forward when driving, and face backwards when parked.

The seats folded down into the bed.

The back of the same van, showing the kitchen separated from the seating area.

Very well made kitchen

A great kitchen area. Notice the rounded corners.

Spacious kitchen area

At the back of the van. Lots of light.

Kitchen at the side, seating at the back

Nice VW style interior

Well made kitchen area

Nice VW interior

The bed down in a VW transporter camper van. Notice the sloping roof sides, something to consider in a VW.

VW style interior, with access from both sides

This van has sliding doors on both sides. The interior allows access from both sides. Means a smaller kitchen area though. Great paint job on the outside!

Traditional camper van interior

A traditional layout, used by many professional conversions. Nice space and airy. Only a single forward facing seat in the back though.

Mazda Bongo conversion

A Mazda Bongo is an MPV, but with the interior removed, a nice camper van conversion can be fitted.

A professional Fiat Scudo conversion

car derived vans are small, but this great conversion shows how space can be maximised.

Example removable camper van interiors

By having a self-contained kitchen area, that lifts in and out of a vehicle, you can turn a van, MPV or even an estate car into a weekend or day camper van.

Professional removable kitchen

Lovely example of a removable kitchen. Probably from a Mazda Bongo. Fridge has front access, making very good use of space.

Very basic removable kitchen, in the rear of the van

Perfect for taking in and out at the weekends, leaving a normal functioning MPV, minibus or van.

Simple removable kitchen

Probably made from an existing piece of furniture. A good example of how little money is required to make a livable space. The sink has been fitted, the tanks are probably underneath.

Comments (141)

  • Graziela Casetta's picture

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    Jul 11, 2008
  • Anonymous's picture

    Would love to hear from anyone who has converted a mercedes sprinter 311 into a 4 bith camper. We are interested in layout tips and also advice around the best electrical system to use (how to rig up an electrical zig unit?).Many thanks for any help you can give!

    Apr 21, 2009
  • Anonymous's picture

    hello all

    i own a 17 seater for tansit lwb and i want to convert it to a 5 berth camper for the family.

    i am a diy novice and should be able to carry out most of the work myself

    i need help with things like getting a higher roof electrics plumbing and layout
    any help would be appreiciated

    thanks

    Jun 05, 2009
  • steffen's picture

    hi all,

    i plan to convert a sprinter 3/10 extralong i believe its 4.1 meter long in the loading area,1.75 wide and 1.80 meter high, here comes the thing i would like to take the camper on a 6 month + trip around europe ,so there be a few things i would like to add to it rather then the standard and like to build the inside more like house .
    i would like to make the bed accross rather then long with about 1,5 meter i know i am tall but i can cope with 1.75 in lenth on the bed ,so i would like a shower 500x500 a tall cabinet a kitchen of about 1 meter and a corner seating behind the driver if possible so i can make a spare bed for others to sleep.space for a surfboard would be great .if we could fit a frezzer 450x600 deep somewhere would be great,a lot ask for i know buti want to build it myself,i say i would be medium level in DIY .
    i will do the covertion myself with the help of friends of cause.
    so any layout plans simple to follow would be great,it only needs to be a scatch as i prob would need to re arrange to suit me,i have a scatch on paper but not sure how it would look in the flesh so to speak.
    i will document all my work and try to do a blog for free to all to watch me make misstakes,if there is a good fanbase i will continue bloging when i am on my trip.
    so thanks to all in advance.......

    steffen

    steffen.krosch@hotmail.com

    Jun 28, 2009
  • Anonymous's picture

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    Jul 05, 2009
  • Louis's picture

    Hi all,

    I am about to convert a Nissan interstar into a campervan.
    There will be no panelling work done, as the vehicle already has stock panelling. Can i fix the overhead storage units into the stock paneling or do i have to fit new paneling for more strength? The rest of the shopfitting is a breeze, i am just concerned about the durability of the fixings into all the existing panels.

    Regards
    louis from South Africa

    Jul 20, 2009
  • Darren's picture

    Hi Louis

    It depends on how strong your panelling is, how it is attached to the van, and how much weight you intend to hang off it.

    My van had 9mm ply lining the van. This was screwed directly to the metal struts of the van frame. This made is very strong.

    From this 9mm ply wood I could hang heavy cupboards.

    9mm is heavy though, and next time I might use 6mm ply, to save weight. With 6mm ply I would hang less weight from it, but you can still hang a fairly heavy cupboard from it.

    You need to use your judgement to determine what is too-much weight.

    Jul 20, 2009
  • Louis's picture

    Thanks Darren,

    I will probably have to replace the existing panelling then as it is only 3 mm hardboard with carpet cladding.

    Maybe you can help me with the name of the basin/burner unit i am lloking for. Its the one with both in the same unit. Basin & Burner together. It is quite a mission to get all the correct fittings sitting on this side of the world.

    My e-mail address is to follow.
    fswoodworks@vodamail.co.za

    I thank you once again for all your help and will send you some pics once the conversion starts.

    Regards
    Louis

    Jul 21, 2009
  • Darren's picture

    If you can find the metal struts underneath the existing hardwood, you can screw the cupboards directly into the metal, using self tapping screws. This will prevent you having to remove the existing wood.

    Sorry, I'm not sure about the basin/burner unit you are after.

    Jul 22, 2009
  • Lisablessed's picture

    Hi Louis, Lisa here. I myself am having a problem with overhead storage units. My storage cabinets on one side of my class b rv van fell down and almost hit me in head. I am trying to determine how exactly to put it back up. The bottom is still hanging it is everything else that fell. If it was a house I would have a better idea of what to do. I am not clueless of what to do I am just not sure. The answers you seem to have gotten seem to be hitting on the right direction. Have you progressed with your cabinet situation.... Note also I have seen a few conversions online that showed what they did to prepare the walls to hang cabinets. I am going to review my emails to see if I can find the info.

    Aug 04, 2009

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