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Installing the sound system

Wherever I live I need to be able to reproduce sound to an OK standard. For the last 8 years I’ve used my Alesis speakers. I’ve discovered and shared nearly all

micro-home on wheels …project update

According to my google calendar, I was meant to leave the country 20 days ago. I really don’t know how I thought I could fully convert a van into a

Finishing the pine cladding

This pine cladding is too white. I want a boat look rather than a sauna look. I’m after a  glowing semi gloss sheen effect but it was really difficult to

Storage and boiler flue

No major update but the completion of this cupboard really makes the van start to look more complete. I’ll now start to run the pipes for gas and water.

Rust proofing and undersealing the van

Many older vehicles (especially vans) don’t have much protection against rust on the under side where it’s exposed to the elements and harsh conditions. I used the Hammerite underbody seal

Soundproofing my van conversion

My LDV Convoy van is very noisy! Any speed over 20MPH and the sound system becomes useless. If a sound meter is anything to go by, I measured 82dB whilst

Making the kitchen cupboards

I found this nice hardwood ply and I HAD to find a use for it so I made the cupboards and draw for the kitchen unit. I didn’t really want

An extending bed in my DIY van conversion

I got the idea of this expandable bed from the deep red motorhome website but this is my version that I made it up as I went along. Check out the