All the good stuff
And so it begins... This is the van we'll be doing up an hopefully living in for a while next year.
I can't do anything without modelling up a plan in 3D first.
Today I started work on the van... How exciting! Even though it commenced with one of the least glamorous of jobs - cleaning the roof - it was still great.
They said it wouldn't rain. It rained.
Can you feel it?
Out with the rotten ply floor boards, in with the decking timber.
I finally got around to starting the insulation - only 2 months behind schedule!
With the Luton box insulation finished, I continued working along the ceiling, cutting 50mm polystyrene rectangles to slot in between the batten wood I fixed in place previously.
Having finished the ceiling insulation, I decided to do the floor next before I start the walls, the reason being it makes more sense for the wall insulation and cladding to rest on top of the ply lined floor.
It took all of 5 minutes to lay down the 3m x 2m wood effect vinyl sheet.
I'm no carpenter, so rather than putting together some wobbly wooden structures, I took the easy option and used some lightweight racking.
The next job is to install the leisure battery and mains hookup so we have power in the back for lighting and charging.
To keep power usage down, USB sockets will provide power for lighting.
I've wired in a car radiator fan to provide ventilation at the front of the van.
Started building the back wall.
I bought an old stable door without measuring the gap first. Foolish.
Behold, racking transforms into a kitchen before your very eyes.
I'm currently sat on a little sofa next to Laurel, in our van, which is parked on the island of Mosterøy, Norway.