Last time I wrote about "Project Oscar" - yes the name has stuck, it was pretty much a well developed idea and 100 bits of wood. That was 3 months ago. What have we been up to since? Well, pretty much finishing the van, and living in it!
|It's all there, just needs assembly!|
|Turning model into reality!|
Next comes the detail. Keeping things simple the specs are as follows:
- "Sauna Style" wood paneling with pull out super-king bed
- Storage space with fold out doors
- Space for a cooker and gas bottle
- Nice thick Hippy curtain to replace the ugly bulkhead
- Carpeted walls and floor (shoes off van!)
- Super bright, super efficient LED strip lighting
- USB Charging point (phones etc.)
- Voltmeter for battery %
Of course, to use the cliche, the devil is very much in the detail. These things take time to get right, and the next few weeks involved a lot of varnishing, PVC-ing and cleaning. It's so hard to be patient when the idea of taking it travelling is just around the corner!
|Extra storage space|
|Getting it all bolted down|
|4 Way switch of USB, Strip Lights, Voltmeter, and Master|
|LED's in action!|
Next the soft furnishings! - really important to give the homely feeling
|Carpet Cutting a'la'Opinel|
|Carpeted walls - just for Skelhon!|
|(Warming Up Outside too...)|
And soon enough all the hard work comes to an end.... A couple of brand new foam mattresses from IKEA (50 EUR each) make for a comfy sleep. All in all the conversion came to about 400 EUR.
|Just the bedding to come!|
|Makes for a sofa / rest spot during the day|
|Huge, comfy bed!|
|Travel time! (sleep time?)|
And ready to hit the road....
|Van in action!|
We've certainly made the most out of the van over the last 3 months. Visiting Dreseden, a mega tour of south Germany, a brief visit to Austria, Poland, and lots of time down in the world famous Frankenjura.
A blog on the adventures to come!!!