DIY Campervan Build

Step 1: Purchasing a Van

The first step to van life is purchasing the van. We weighed the pros and cons of several van options before making our final decision. Read why we chose a Mercedez Sprinter Van.

Van at Mercedes Dealership
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Step 2: The Layout

What makes the perfect van? The perfect van is the van that meets your unique needs. As an architect and engineer, we share our design process with you so you can make the van of your dreams.

Step 3: Installing Flares

The third step in our van build was installing flares so we could sleep sideways. To optimize our interior space, we installed Flarespace flares, sliding windows, and trim rings on our van.

Our Partners

A big thank you to our partners who are helping us build Pivot II. These brands make incredible products and believe in our mission; we are proud to be associated with them!

caframo partnership
battleborn partnership
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Van Build Expenses

How much does it cost to build a van? We are recording our expenses and sharing project-by-project expense reports as well as the final cost.

jen and elliot in front of pivot

Van Build Videos

We’re documenting our van build on YouTube!