Wednesday, April 16, 2008

NEW van pics!

yesterday my co-worker had a brilliant idea--we're going to make a video of my van and send it to "pimp my ride", the mtv show where they deck your vehicle out with crazy improvements/modifications. i think i'd be a great candidate, and i don't know if they've ever done a vandweller, so it would be something new for them. worth a try anyway!

first pic is of the loft where my sleeping space is. freyja is right at home of course. i can't really make my bed due to space restrictions, so it's just a pile of down and pillows
here's my basic kitchen set up. i have the propane stove which is sunk into the counter, my electric burner velcroed to the propane stove, and the sink which is broken right now, but i use a basin in it for washing myself and dishes. the window ledge serves as a tea shelf, those little baskets were a perfect fit!
the view from the side door shows my little fridge inside of which i store my cooler. when i'm plugged in, i turn the fridge on and it keeps the ice from melting. the cabinets under the stove store my dishes, pots/pans, and dry goods. you can sort of see my toaster oven to the left, it's velcroed down too. have i told you that velcro is a vandwellers very best friend?

here i am at my parking spot. all the windows except the front and top ones are tinted pretty dark and there's custom made screens for all of them! soooo much more ventilation than my old van.


the passenger seat turns around to form my living room. it's easy to swivel and i can actually see out the passenger mirror when i turn it at the right angle. yep, i have my running shoes out, that's my may goal.
sorry, i don't know how to turn this picture right side up, so tilt your head to the left and you'll see the view looking back from the front seats. the couch i've turned into a storage area since i'm using the cushions as my mattress up top. the closet is in the back on the right. under the the couch is all the van stuff like manuals, tools, bungees, etc.
my kitchen makes me happy. i've been eating alot more often in the van since i got this set up.
and here's my parking spot. i have little wooden shed for storage and plenty of room in front of the van for a picnic table, chimenea, and various junk that i haven't figured out yet. it's really pretty private and traffic in the alley to the left is minimal.

11 comments:

heather said...

I love the "Beware of Dog" sign. All seems well. I'm proud of you for making this all work! Good Job!

stranger in a strange van said...

thanks heather! yeah, no one needs to know that the "dog" is really a huge and terrifying cat!

Tara said...

That is the coolest van I've ever seen. I want.

Jo said...

WONDERFUL pics! Congrats on the new digs.

Shamana Flora said...

agreed! what an awsome living space!

Anonymous said...

Nice setup!

I just sent you an email with a rotated version of that one pic.

HTH :)
- cb

Anonymous said...

So much nicer than the "molester van"! I like your parking space too.

who is john gault? said...

very nice. i love the loft, it opens up so much more space with the rest of the van. can you post some more pix of the loft and how you get up there? thanx....

keep up the good work. its lookin good, and now the gato has more room to roam when your at work...

Kate said...

Awwwww, your kitty cat is adorable and plump! She looks like she's smiling, too. What a cutie.

I'm Chris Harne said...

The new van is completely awesome. That would fit right in on the streets of Key West if you're still looking for a winter hideaway. I'm prolly going back. I'm jealous of your tall roof. If I could get over my relentless pursuit of stealth, I'd really like to have one. Especially with that bunk and the window. Gawd.

baronmarsh said...

Hi,

The links to you pix are broken.