He spent €8,000 ($8,692) on the base vehicle and invested around €14,000 ($15,210) in the conversion, bringing the total price to about €22,000 ($23,902). Of all the features, the electrical system and the furniture were the most expensive, costing €4,680 ($5,085) and €3,535 ($3,841), respectively. Furthermore, it took Floris about five months to convert it, working 3-4 days each week.
The Renault box truck boasts a simple look with white paint. Floris added a Raptor protective coating on the side elements and the front bumper and painted them blue for an extra pop of color. It would look much better with a cool mountains decal (especially since he loves mountains), but then the rig would surely lose its stealthiness.
You can't really tell this is a tiny home on wheels. The only way would be if you had a keen eye and spotted the water fill port or the inlets for the power and gas. Another notable exterior element is a spacious garage Flories devised himself – that's where he stores two bikes, various camping gear, a spare wheel, and an outdoor shower.
You'll also discover an alarm that's triggered when the doors open and another system that makes a loud noise whenever someone hits the window. Moreover, Floris applied a window film that prevented ill-intended people from smashing the vehicle's windows. And lastly, he integrated a GPS tracker into the box truck.
Floris left the driver's cabin as it was when he bought the vehicle, with the exception of adding a reverse camera. There's ample storage space under and behind the seats, where he stores various items, such as a bike pump, a tiny scooter, and more.
You'll have to open the two rear doors to enter the bus. Step inside, and you'll be in the lounge area. You'll discover a U-shaped seating space, complete with a bamboo swivel table and a small shoe rack. Furthermore, all of the lounge's benches have storage underneath, while the middle one hides the electrical system.
If you close the rear doors, you'll notice a simple yet aesthetically pleasing painting – Floris made it to cover up some of the large white surfaces. Above, you'll find a small bookshelf and five overhead cabinets running into the kitchen.
The area is quite well-lit, as it features two small windows at the rear, complete with bug nets and blinds, and a larger one on the driver's side wall. What's more, the latter can be covered with two insulation panels – a nice touch is that they were painted, so you could easily mistake the window for a piece of art.
So far, so good – it's a practical space with a bunch of storage and a simple design; however, moving deeper into the interior, this is when things take a unique turn. The centerpiece of this vehicle's interior is a pass-through shower – yes, you read that right.
Needless to say, all these surrounding walls are treated with a waterproof coating. The floor can be removed to reveal the shower pan. What's more, because the box truck isn't equipped with a gray water tank, all the water drains directly outside. He uses biodegradable soap to ensure he doesn't harm the environment.
The only major downside with his shower setup is that he doesn't have a water heater. You probably expect him to have another solution – well, he doesn't; he simply showers with cold water. I think this kind of beats the purpose – why install an indoor shower and not add a water heater?
Next, we have the kitchen, located in the middle of the interior. It features a spacious L-shaped bamboo countertop, a sink that drains into two 19-liter (5-gallon) jerry cans, a 65-liter (17-gallon) fridge with a tiny freezer area, and a two-burner stove connected to a propane canister. Another notable feature is a skylight above, complete with a bug net and a blinder.
You’ll notice there’s a panel separating the kitchen from the lounge area. It serves as a "control center" for the rig, featuring a reading light, a gas detector, a monitor for the batteries, two 12 V USB plugs, two 230 V plugs, and switches for the 12 V appliances, lights, and water pump.
And lastly, we have the bedroom, right at the front of the interior. Floris raised it to make room for the garage underneath. The space is quite simple, featuring a massive 190 x 120-centimeter (75 x 47-inch) mattress, a reading light with a USB plug, and a large storage space located above the driver's cabin. Furthermore, Floris added a tiny pass-through door that leads into the driver's cabin, which he can (barely) fit through in case of an emergency.
All in all, this is an excellent box truck turned tiny home on wheels. It's got a bunch of storage spaces, it's very secure, and it boasts a simple yet cozy design. The best part is that Floris achieved all this for just under $24K.