Zach Both Transformed a Van Into ‘The Vanual,’ a Digital Nomad’s Dream Home

By: | February 7th, 2017

Image courtesy: The Vanual

Most of us long to escape from our busy world and enjoy a weekend of pampering and relaxation. To get a taste of the great outdoors, 23-year-old filmmaker Zach Both quit his desk job to travel the open road in a converted van.

Zach made his converted van from a used 2003 Chevy Express which he bought for $4,000 in August 2014. Then he spent about $15,000 to convert the van into his mobile dream home. Zack perfectly designed the space and used every square inch of space to build the van to his specifications.

This modified van looks like just an ordinary cargo van, but once you step inside, it’s amazing. The converted van has a futon bed, a functioning kitchen with stove, and a comfortable workspace.

The van is also equipped with two Boulder 90 solar panels paired with a Goal Zero Yeti Solar Generator, which helps in powering the fridge, a mobile Wi-Fi network, and a home theater system.

If you are inspired by Zach and interested in following suit, he’s outlined the entire process on his personal website, “The Vanual, ” where you can get helpful instructions and guidelines about the whole thing from picking a van and designing the space to insulating it and making it functional.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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