Kitevanman’s Build Your Own Home on Wheels

(58 customer reviews)


How I Built an Off-Grid Machine With No Prior Experience

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I jumped in at the deep end and built my dream Sprinter van conversion! Ever since then, I have had an overwhelming amount of people contacting me and asking how I did certain things, where I got parts from, how long it took, the costs involved and where I learnt the skills. I tried to answer everyone, but it was getting impossible to keep up!

So I wrote an ebook answering all that and more 🙂

  • 215 Pages!
  • All Required Diagrams
  • 300 High-quality images
  • 250 Product Links (US, UK & Europe) 
  • 5 Calculators (inc solar and electric requirements)

Not skilled or knowledgeable enough to build your own van? There are lots of skills required and some of the knowledge is essential for your success and safety! Fear not, I will show you all the steps I took in building my own van along with where to get the products and how to avoid costly mistakes. 

You will have full access to everything I did to achieve my dream!

What you will gain from this guide: 

  • Ideas and options for sourcing the funds 
  • Everything you should cover when buying your van, from choosing the right type to fault finding on test drives 
  • Design decisions and considerations powered by what we have experienced ourselves  
  • Planning the project to save time and money 
  • How we built everything and some nifty tools that will make your build life a breeze! 
  • I provide the diagrams that I used for wiring, gas and water
  • How to fit windows
  • How to fit and configure solar panels
  • The magic behind our shower design
  • Your heating options
  • How we insulated and what we used (we have been in +40°C and -20°C it performs well!)
  • Battery talk, options, REAL costs and efficiency
  • Best venting options for hot climates and condensation/damp management
  • All our costs broken down and detailed
  • All components we used with costs and links to buy (US & UK) + others you should consider
  • Admin such as V5 modification & insurance – it is hard to find insurance that will cover you for the full year out of the UK, I give you 2 companies that will!
  • Calculators to work out your required battery size, solar array and more!
  • Weight reduction techniques
  • We have been living in a van in all conditions for almost a year now, so we have discovered first hand what works and what doesn’t! Of course, I share this with you to ensure you make the best choices when building your home on wheels!

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58 reviews for Kitevanman’s Build Your Own Home on Wheels

Based on 55 reviews
  1. Luke S. (verified owner)

  2. charlie french (verified owner)

    Absolutely jam packed with great tips and info , the calculators are very useful overall would definitely recommend

  3. Jon Stewart (verified owner)

    Very good, concise information, very helpful

  4. ANGUS MACLEAN (verified owner)

  5. dean robinson (verified owner)

    DO NOT BUILD A CAMPER WITHOUT READING THIS! Worth every penny. Would be nice to have access to an album of photos show cashing every inch of the finished build.

  6. Martin B. (verified owner)

    Lots of good advice and ideas. But now I know what’s involved I’m having second thoughts about starting my own project due to my limited skills. A must read before starting a van conversion.

  7. Matat (verified owner)

    SO detailed! Much more than other e-books I got. Really happy I got this.

  8. Emma Purcell (verified owner)

    Thanks Alex, very informative sheet. I do enjoy your videos so I wanted to make a purchase from your site to show appreciation. Hope you make it back to Spain soon.

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