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 (148)

  • Freeman Welch's picture

    My bus has the Westfalia "Z" bed option and is bare other than that. I just don't have that creative gene that allows me to visualize my desire but what I am looking for is ideas for interior treatments that do not really add any cabinets or additional seating areas. I have searched high and low and all I can find are interior ideas for a bus with windows and my bus has none! I use my bus to haul bicycles and/or surfboards (I live in Seal Beach, CA) on the weekends and occasionally boxes and whatever stuff my friends guilt me into moving when they need my help to move their stuff. It is a daily driver. I will insulate it completely and want to have absolutely every metal surface covered with something and have decided on a bamboo treatment for the roof. Budget is $15K. Help!

    Oct 01, 2016
  • Anonymous's picture

    Can anyone please direct me? I have a Chevy mini bus, striped interior. Is there a pre fab kit I can install to have a kitchen or Bath area? Can I find plans online, some sort of instructions? All I see here are lovely pictures but no clues on HOW

    Jun 18, 2016
  • Eric Elvis's picture

    Van replacement window.
    Saw a van with non standard side window fitted. Rectangular black frame 4cm-ish, visible countersunk screws or bolts - but looked good (in my opinion). Not been able to find prouct or supplier on-line. Tried narrowboat suppliers too. Any ideas (didn't look homemade)

    Oct 08, 2015
  • Christina Mayo's picture

    This van was stripped when I got it do you Know what size clean water tank was in it and what size black water tank was in it, It has a gray water tank for the sink still in it ??????

    Jun 15, 2015
  • LaRondaz Van Planet's picture

    I'm going to convert into a camper to live in. The thing is, I'm an older woman on a fixed income. I'm removing the seats to make room for a small kitchen, Porta-Potty, bed & cabinetry. I love the running lights on the sides and ceiling and the wood. I'm not sure what to do. I know I need an inverter and another battery. Any suggestions on where to find used interior parts will be appreciated. I'm really looking forward to my adventures. I plan on being in it the beginning of the year with at least the bed and electricity. Thanks for reading. Peace :-)

    Nov 16, 2014
  • Darren's picture

    Great to hear of your adventures.
    Try and find a local caravan breaker. Or look on eBay for someone breaking a motorhome or caravan near you. eBay also has lots of used parts available via shipping.

    Nov 16, 2014
  • scott leister's picture

    Hi , just bought an 02 plate ldv convoy minibus not high roof, and am wanting to covert to a camper van, can anyone point me in the right direction of a diy conversion kit suppliers for this van,thanks!

    Sep 18, 2014
  • Anonymous's picture

    I am looking to buy a campervan, but would like some feedback on what works best, a front or rear kitchen, thanks

    Oct 12, 2013
  • Sherrie's picture

    I have just barely discovered this forum, but thought I'd share my opinion here. I put a rear kitchen in my van so the layout could accomodate a double wide bed. It is probably not as convenient as a kitchen on the side near the front, but works for us. Our van is just a small chevy astro.

    Dec 03, 2013
  • Gothic Kate's picture
    Gothic Kate (not verified)


    We are just about to buy a Fiat Doblo 1.9 Multijet Dynamic 5Dr with a view to converting it to a compact campervan in the future.

    Can anyone suggest where we could get a suitable removable conversion, to include at least a removable kitchen, double bed and portable toilet, all of which can be removed easily if necessary, as occasionally we have to pick up adult children and grandchild etc. from railway stations or airports and if we do a permanent conversion the vehicle will only have two seats so we wouldn't be able to use it as an occasional people carrier?

    Does anyone make or supply ready–made removable conversions that would fit a Fiat Doblo?

    Aug 14, 2013
  • chris123's picture

    hi email me and I will send you pics of what I did to my doblo I think the website is amdro conversions worth a look thanks chris

    Aug 15, 2013
  • Anonymous's picture

    lets bongo on down yeah

    Apr 14, 2012
  • Margaret's picture
    Margaret (not verified)

    It truly irritates me when individuals declare that Volkswagens are
    generally overpriced, yet nearly everyone with one is pleased
    as can be. I always think Volkswagens will be for the auto sector,
    that Apple is to the computer marketplace…at the end it simply isn't about what it costs any longer

    Apr 18, 2013
  • Rob's picture

    By comparing VW to apple computers you are comparing apples to lemons. Price does not matter if you are only interested in snob value. Give me an IVECO any day. VW are the dearest company for spare parts this side of Aston Martin and god knows you are going to need them.

    Nov 07, 2013
  • TERESA SLEVIN's picture

    Hi I bought a Mazda Bongo last year with a rear conversion. Tried several ways of getting bed comfortable to no avail.(I have to use seats with all the lumps and bumps). Do you know if there is a kit available to build a single bed along side wall of van with storage underneath. Any suggestions would be helpful as I am new to the campervan club and lack of sleep is the only down side.

    Feb 28, 2012
  • Bill's picture

    Hi Teresa,
    If you look on e-bay you can get a "rock and roll" bed which folds away after use.

    Mar 21, 2012
  • malcolmsmill's picture

    the legal guff says it must have a 6ft bed -- NO PROBLEM

    however is there any guidance / requirement for bed width?

    obviously 1ft wide is silly but a double bed is too restrictive and the wife might want to join me!!!!!!!!!! with MY waist at 4ft (yes 48inches) plus the wife, I would worry about the springs.

    seriously, is there any requirement for double or would a single bed surfice?

    Oct 06, 2011
  • Darren's picture

    No. There is no requirement for width.
    The inspectors dont necessarily get their tape measures out and measure the beds.
    They just look to make sure everything is as they would expect.
    Single, double, king size beds are fine. Even a 5' 10" long bed is normally fine.

    Oct 07, 2011
  • Anonymous's picture

    hi there
    i have y reg lwb transit which i hardly use and someone mentioned buying a conversion kit making it into camper van where do you start and how much do you spend

    Jul 23, 2011


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