Build or Buy a Campervan?

If you have the funds for either option, consider the following.

Building your own van is obviously more cost-effective, but there are two big variables to consider: the value of your time (and how much spare time you have), and whether or not you’ll actually enjoy the process. Building something physical and complex isn’t for everyone, and it might not be for you.

If you’re building a van, check out this illustrated, step-by-step guide I assembled with love. 🙏




The realities of living in a van while exploring coffee shops and small forgotten towns across the country. The highs, the lows, moments of growth, and the discovery of hidden gems along the way.

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Syed Hemu Rahman

Syed Hemu Rahman

Designer, founder @Brainfood, coffee nerd, and tiny van dweller

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