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.
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