Van for 5.

We bought the biggest van we could drive, and are now figuring out how to fit 5 Duchies in a 17m3 space so we can travel trough Europe.

About us The van (conversion)

The challenge


The biggest challenge for this build consist of 5 factors.

There are not 1, or 2 but 3 kids, joining the Journey. Julian age 10, Robin age 9 and Eise age 6. And they will be older (and taller) by the time we leave.

She (Yvanka) is 1.67m tall, and he (Mark) is 1.82m which means we won't be able to sleep in the width of a regular van.

The story so far

June 23, 2020

3 weeks in our minimal viable van build, what did we learn

We took our minimal viable van and went on a tour trough Europe for 3 weeks trying basically everything. From 4 star big camping’s with swimming pools and bracelets in tourist area's to parking the van in the middle of nowhere. What did we learn?
May 29, 2020

From MVP to version 1, the van build checklist

Going from a minimal viable van build to an actual van (version 1).
August 20, 2019

The bed for the adults

The bed for the adults was the toughest nut to crack because it has the most impact on the layout of the van. We had 4 options when it came to our own bed each creating new issues.

Photo gallery

We are well past the 10’000 photos of all our trips. Luckely most of them do not have the 2 star plus rating. Those that do -either taken by the kids or Mark- are in the gallery, on our Instagram pages or on Flickr.

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