1. VW Crafter Sven Hedin Westfalia Camper
So, we’re going to start with a big one, the Sven Hedin Crafter Volkswagen Westfalia Camper. We’ve actually been inside this one ourselves, and if it wasn’t for the $100,000 price tag we’d snag one up pretty quickly! Just by looking at it from the outside you can tell that this is a serious camper. It’s designed for living in luxury with up to four people, it’s also going for that stealth black look with the gunmetal grey and blacked out accessories. We absolutely dig it.
As mentioned it’s built on a VW Crafter, one of the larger camper vehicles out there, for you that are new to the Crafter, it’s very similar to Mercedes Sprinter conversions. So what does it feature? Being on of the more expensive campervan conversions in this list it… has a lot. Starting at the back it comes with a large double bed, with more than enough space to fit two adults and even your adventure dog if that’s your thing.Moving further down, you have a fully fledged hot water shower with a built in toilet, and we have to mention this showers looks and works better than most hotels we’ve been in, it’s a spectacular feature to have when off the grid, it’s a necessity that most van life travellers have to live without, but if you’ve got the money it’s something you’ll never look back on. Plus the toilet is huge too, letting you to your number to in peace, and not feeling like you’re crammed in Harry Potter’s bedroom.
Just outside of the shower room, you have the storage and kitchen area which has been assembled with precision and beauty. It comes with a giant 70L fridge that is located right next to the door, this allows you to easily access those cold beers from the outside without bringing in mud or taking of your shoes, lovely!It also comes with 100L of fresh water on board, which is one of the largest we’ve seen in campervan conversions, this means you can shower as much as you please, venture as far as your eyes can see, and wash as many dishes as your heart desires…. wait, what?
Westfalia also gives you the option to upgrade and install underfloor heatings, this is aimed towards users in colder climates obviously, but it’s a nice featured that will undoubtedly keep you warm this winter, and if you’re a fan of van yoga, this will help keep your bums warm! What a nice touch, but remember, nothing is free so this will cost you more… yes more than $100,000. The normal edition does in fact come with a 4.8kw diesel heater, so if you’re wondering if the base version comes with heating, it does.
- Passenger Seat with lumbar support
- Power heated outside mirrors
- Seats with heating in driver cabin
- Tyre pressure monitoring
- Cruise control
- Heating for windscreen washer nozzles
- Air conditioning “Climatic” in driver cabin,
- Rear Bed “Comfort” with electric Westfalia Pop-Out rear left
- Flyscreen door,
- LED Ambient Light Package:
- Multi-functional display “Plus”
- Multi-functional steering wheel
- Navigation system “Discover Media”
- *Light and Vision Pack : £402.00
To round it off number one on our campervan conversions list is most likely out of reach for most of our readers, but it’s something we can all dream of owning one day, right? It’s an almighty conversion that Westfalia has crafted with excellence and precision, everything in this conversion feels like its been taken out of a million dollar yacht and we can’t help but love it. But if this isn’t to your taste, and you want to bump a few thousands off the price tag, the Ford Campervan Conversion next might be something for you.
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And while we’re on the subject of bikes, the reason it’s called Power Station is because it features 3 long life AGM batteries, a e-bike charging station for your charging your best e-bikes for travelling and a diesel heater to keep you warm on the go.
Looking into the main living area of this camper, from the picture below you can see that it looks like a homely, spacious place to live in, and we couldn’t agree more. It’s well lit, has an actual dining area that meets the swiveling passenger seat, and a spacious kitchen with even more storage! We bloody love storage!
All these things add up to bring the customer a great way to explore and enjoy the tiny home life in ways you could not imagine. When you give Outside Van’s creative mind a shot, you will be blown away with the results. The Power Station is by far one of the most technologically advanced campervan conversions they’ve made, as they included just about everything campers need to sustain living off the grid with lots of tech.
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6. Blacked Out VW T25 Camper Conversion
We’re huge fans of the VW T25, in fact we own one ourselves, but unfortunately for us it’s not as good looking as this handsome fella here. Meet the blacked out VW T25 Syncro with a roof top tent and a bike ramp that goes over the van itself to create an insane course for down hill bikers who are constantly on the move.
It was converted by Rob Heran, a professional mountain bike addict who loves the minimalist lifestyle, and with that he has created one of the most unique T25 conversions we’ve seen in a long time. He purchased this fella in early 2017 and since then has been travelling around the states with one thing in mind… adventure.The engine has been replaced with a reliable 120hp TDI, the interior re-crafted, all doors replaced and a tonne of biking essentials has been added. Not only that, but its equipped with new LED lights, two new batteries, a new 100-watt solar panel and Recaro seats for comfortability while travelling all of those miles around the states.
The most noticeable feature of this VW T25 is the Heimplanet Inflatable Tent which fits onto the roof rack, with this camping tent there is no poles needed, simply a few strong breaths and the outside chambers will fill with air and shape the tent in minutes. Rob, is without doubt a member of the Camp Clan!
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8. Keeping it classic with this VW T2 Camper Conversion
The VW T2 is without doubt one of the most iconic campervans of all time, and with that comes enthusiasts who love to make the finest campervan conversions around. One of these finest campers comes from our good friends Danbury Campervans, a company based in the UK who creat custom campervan conversions for a wide range of Transporters.
This one specifically is pretty much perfect condition and we saw it in person at the Campervan & Motorohome Show in Birmingham, UK. It had a lot of people crowded around it due to the fact the interior is immaculate, and resembles its 80’s roots perfectly.It even kept to its colour scheme, and it also comes with some upgraded, modernised goodies like the fridge, some LED lights and a gas stove for cooking those delicious meals on. We love the retro theme, and Danbury Motrohomes have done a cracking job keeping this VW T2 to as close to its original as possible.
Oh and it has a hidden microwave! I know, it’s not ‘original’ but thats the modern touch we love, alongside the custom leather seats which make you feel as if you’re driving the queen around in your T2. An astonishing conversion that brings out the nostalgic vibes every time we set eyes on it.
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Zach has taken a 10 year old Chevy cargo van and has converted it himself using nothing but his hands. He’s also been smart about this, most of you may know it’s hard to find places to sleep in America, so instead of putting in windows, he’s simply cut holes as windows, and used small joints which allow him to prop them out, creating stealth windows that can be shut to look as if it’s still a cargo van. Genius!
If we take a closer look inside, you can also see that the windows have been turned into chalkboards, increasing productivity and free’ing the mind, all while taking in those incredible views. He’s used reclaimed wood on the ceiling which has been taken from a nineteenth century church in Ohio, adding a sense of history in what’s a stunning modern day camper van.
The bed can be flipped up into a chair, allowing for an even more relaxing environment to work in. The desk has a pull out block chair which can be tucked underneath to keep everything clean and tidy. Plus, the desk can be flipped up and transformed into a cooking area which has a turn burner stove hiding underneath. A neat touch, and we love how everything is hidden and keeping it minimalist vibe.
Zach’s van is run by a couple of solar panels that power most of his camping essentials, and its heavily insulated so that he can work off grid in any climate. There’s a hidden kitchen for cooking up some tasty snacks, and when he wants to shower he just heads off to the gym (That must be a tip that he’s picked up from us!).If’ there’s one thing that living in a mobile home can give you, its memorable experiences but sometimes you may want to earn money on the road while you do that, a bit like we do, so having a place that enhances creativity, and a space that lets you escape the busy world and tap into your third sense is priceless.
This is an incredibly DIY conversion, that doesn’t go into to much details, and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to do something like this. All you need is a bit of pre-planning, determinations and a couple pals to help you out. Nice work Zach, you’ve made the Van Clan team jealous!
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It’s a 2L TDi Surf King camper conversion with a tonne of extra add-ons. On the outside you have this incredible white and deep blue colour combo, with 18″ alloys, a pop top roof and chrome side bars that give it that clean, modern look.Now inside is where the magic happens, after you open up the side door you’ll be greeted with a deep blue hue from the LED’s which makes you feel like you’re in some kind of Star Wars star fighter.
The drivers and passenger seats swivel around to greet your main living area, the sink has a useful slide out desk which can be used for cooking or working on your next digital nomad project and there’s tonnes of storage sections with nifty sliding doors, because those pull out doors just waste too much space!It also features a 50L fridge freezer, 2 burner gas hobs, a grill, a wine rack and tonnes of electricity sockets, including USB ports. And now the main event, it’s fold out double bed that’s as easy as pulling the latch under the seat! Just don’t forget to take those head rests off.Everywhere you look inside of this camper there’s a touch of detail that you keep missing, for example, the deep blue diamond stitching in the seats, the stealth awning, tinted back windows for privacy and even grey chevron flooring. Everything done to this camper shouts luxury, while keeping its modern, hi-tech styling. Danbury MotorCaravans have done a cracking job with this one.
11. One Of The Best Camper Conversions For Families – The Jubel Explorer
Next on our list of the best campervan conversions is the Jubel Explorer by This Moving House. The Jubel Explorer is built on a long wheelbase Mercedes Benz Sprinter 316 and was completed this year in March 2019. This Moving House is based in the UK and creates bespoke family friendly campervan conversions with their signature sleeping pops for kids at the centre of all of their designs. These sleeping pods are so unique and are a beautiful and eye-catching solution to sleeping the whole family.
The sleeping arrangement inside The Jubel Explorer is something we haven’t seen in any other campervan conversions with the full sized double at the bottom and two single pods for kids. These pods allow kids to have their own ‘room’ within the small space and makes travelling in the van even more exciting for them. The pods are stylishly curved and finished with seamless sem-circle entranceways and cute curtains. Inside they each have their own reading light as well as a small storage area for any toys they might want to bring with them. The cool pods mean that kids can go to bed long before the adults are ready to and that adults can stay up (with the lights on) without disturbing the children.
Despite the capacity to sleep four, and the three extra seats in the back to be able to safely transport everyone the Jubel Explorer still has plenty of storage. There are two large storage drawers beneath the adult’s bed and storage inside two of the three steps up to the sleeping pods, the third step houses a porta-poti. Behind the back wall, accessed by the back doors is more storage areas perfect for storing shoes, coats or larger items on the shelf at the top.
The kitchen also boasts ample storage with a 12V undercounted fridge hidden in one of the cupboards, the other cupboard allows room for food or kitchenware storage. Situated beside a large Belfast sink that boasts a gorgeous copper tap is a stainless steel two burner hob, practical and stylish. Two drawers in the kitchen unit allow for more storage and one draw doubles as a pull out chopping board, giving you much more workspace in the kitchen. On top of this the curved side of the kitchen unit slides out to offer more shelving meaning you’ll have plenty of room to store food for the family. When the time comes for eat there’s room for everyone at the table which is situated between the front swivel seats and the passenger seats in the back.
The Jubel Explorer really has the feel of a tiny house, it is cleverly designed to be spacious, light and airy while still having enough room for the whole family. The interior of this campervan is well designed and beautifully finished with only the best materials used. The attention to detail within the van is impeccable, everything has its place and the muted colour scheme of bright whites, pale blues, greys and wooden accents give the van a fashionable feel. The Jubel Explorer, with its curved edges, porthole interior window, Belfast sink and tiled splash back feels like a cross between a narrow boat and a country cottage and we love it! While the Jubel Explorer is a one of kind conversion This Moving House create vans with similar interiors and can be contacted via their website. If you’re travelling as a family we really can’t think of a better way to do it.
So there you have it, our top 10 camper conversions of all time. Most of them are premium, or high end conversions but we will be revealing our top 10 DIY camper conversions soon. So if you know somebody that has an incredible DIY camper, be sure to hit us up on Instagram!