Get the Van Conversion Guide:
So, as I swung through Chamonix last week, I caught up with Carly to see her new off-grid van conversion. She did a great job considering she had zero experience in building this sort of thing!
If you enjoyed this PLEASE like & leave a comment 🙂
FYI: we are both insured with Shield Insurance:
Firstly, she did a WHOLE Winter Season in Chamonix with temperatures plunging to -5°F (-20°C) and meters of snow. Her 480 Amp-hour battery system and high-spec solar kit kept her heating and electrics working the whole time. Amazing!
In this video, Carly explains how she converted this van on a tight time-frame with no experience! This made this project a big challenge for her.
I liked how Carly had integrated a small off-the-shelf cupboard into the kitchen unit and the chest storage to make use of some corner space.
Her van is a great example of an off-grid van – enough battery, solar and charging systems to allow her to survive a winter season in Chamonix and keeping her heater going!
I had almost forgotten that she had used my van conversion guide and I was pleasantly surprised at quite how useful she had found it! It is so cool to meet people who have used the guide to make something that I can in-turn share with the world to inspire others again!
Check out our clothing sponsor:
3RD ROCK make High-quality 🌍 Sustainable Active Wear
🔖 Discount Code: VANWEAR
– Nate is on Instagram:
– Support our content with Patreon:
Carly is wearing these 3rdRock beauties:
KIT USED IN THIS VAN (USA & UK links)
For more instructions see the ebook guide here:
Solar Panel, Solid 300W
Solar Panel – Flexible 2x 100W
Solar Panel – flexible 100W
MPPT Solar Charge Controller
MT50 Remote Controler
Three in one socket
Pure Sine Inverter
Best bluetooth speaker
Roof vent 🇬🇧 🇺🇸
Windows 🇬🇧 🇺🇸
Heater Deisel: 🇬🇧 🇺🇸
Heater Propane: 🇬🇧
Cooker 🇬🇧 🇺🇸
Sink 🇬🇧 🇺🇸
Combos 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇺🇸
Crosscut / Mitre Saw
Power screwdriver + 2 batteries
Check out my clothing sponsor: 3rd Rock
3rdRock make really nice and super ethical outdoor and lifestyle clothing.
– Their website:
– 15% OFF all clothes – discount with this code: VANWEAR
They offer free worldwide shipping for free on orders over £100