We converted an old Ford Transit to a luxury motorhome during lockdown for less than £25k – now we’re touring Europe | The Sun

A COUPLE who bought an old Ford Transit during lockdown have been showing off the incredible result of their hard work.

In their videos uploaded to TikTok on the @coconutsandcamels channel, they show how they converted a minibus into a luxurious campervan they've named 'Stan the van.'

The couple bought the Ford Transit back in April 2021 and began stripping it out and deep-cleaning the interior.

They then laid a new floor and bought new insulation and soundproofing to go on the walls and ceiling.

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You then see a shot of the huge wiring job required for the van's lighting, sound system and power points throughout.

Lots of carpentry was also needed to build the structures for the bed, seating and kitchen inside.

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The transformation is incredible, with a fully-fitted kitchen, walk-in shower and comfy office area.

The bed is raised and takes up the whole width of the van at the rear, and opening the back doors means you can lie in bed and look at the view.

In another video, they break down exactly how much the build cost, with the total coming in at £23,750.

The minibus itself cost the couple £11,700, while the electrics cost them £5,500, the water and heating £2,000 and the kitchen £1,000.


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More than 1.4million people have watched the couple's van conversion story and plenty were amazed at their work in the comments.

One said: "Phenomenal. Did you have the skills for this or learn as you went along?"

The couple replied: "Was one of the hardest things both of us have ever done but so rewarding and we learned loads."

Another person commented: "Wow, so jealous, always wanted to do one to say that I made this! Maybe someday, well done."

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