So, with restrictions at every corner, every inch inside this adventure camper had to be put to use most optimally. And this van's layout and design exceed expectations regarding the use of space, with features hidden everywhere, quality materials throughout, and plenty of storage available.
That's not to say there are no drawbacks, although that depends on different people's perspectives. The lack of solar panels is the most obvious example of an odd choice in this van. Instead, the 11,000W of batteries are powered by a secondary alternator in the van's engine, meaning there's no way to generate power without the engine running.
On the flip side, it's an adventure van, so it's likely to spend time in a spot where shore power is available. It's also meant to be a means of transportation and a place to sleep, with most of the time spent outside, exploring, limiting the power draw.
With the potential drawback out of the way, let's step inside and check out the goodies. The kitchen is the first room revealed by the sliding door, but as is mandatory in van builds, it is multifunctional.
But let's first look at its primary purpose, which it achieves well. There is just enough countertop space to create a decent cooking area and more storage than can be reasonably expected from a van build, even while hiding the water heater. There's also a decently-sized sink covered by a butcher block, a double induction cooktop, and a fridge with a capacity of four cubic feet.
Speaking of the driver's compartment, it's also carefully curated, with a blackout curtain and overhead storage. But these features pale compared to what takes center stage in the kitchen. A quick glance above reveals a shower head mounted on the van's roof, right over a shower tray hidden by a cover made from wooden slats. This is amazing to see inside such a small van, as this is usually a feature that's given up to gain space. But it does not take up any room here, as everything is built into the roof and floor, with only a magnetic curtain needed to assemble it.
Further back, there are more pleasant surprises: a large bench seat, acres of overhead storage with gas struts, and a Murphy bed. And as if that wasn't enough, the bed housing even incorporates a TV screen that can be plugged into a laptop for work. Lowering the bed is also as easy as undoing two latches, dropping it onto the bench seat, and moving the cushions, quickly and easily creating a short queen bed. It's also mounted on springs, making the process even more hassle-free.
Overall, this van is highly innovative, with features that would put many other builds to shame. The creative layout of this adventure van works so well that it could even serve as a mobile home, albeit some solar would be needed to make that viable. It's just a great show of creativity and a fantastic blueprint to follow in order to maximize space inside a van conversion.