Frida Van Diaries
My van and I
It's been almost a year now since I first set off for my campervan adventures in Frida. There's been lots of lessons learned (like running out of power on my third night away), but loads of incredible memories made. And I'm still going strong. See my blog entries below to follow me on my travels and follow me on Instagram: Holly_and_Fridavandiaries
If you're considering your own campervan conversion, take a look at the conversion tab at the top of this page to read about what I've learned and used along the way, to make Frida into the most comfortable and fantastic campervan I could've ever dreamed of
How Frida became a Campervan
Always measure twice, cut once!
This is the first stage of battening ready for cladding. Between the battens, electrics and plumbing can start to be laid out.
Every part of this van is curved or bent so fitting cladding was a much longer job than expected! Every plank in this photo took at least three cuts!
I've tried recycling as much as possible with this van. Although the appliances are new, the wood is old. This kitchen worktop is made from recycled scaffold boards from another project.
There's no compromise on sleep in the van with this full size double bed. Sleep is the best form of recovery after an active day on the ocean or up a mountain! Storage is maximised using every last inch of space under and alongside the bed.
A large sofa, removable table and multiple storage areas make this space super versatile and yet comfy as I can fully stretch out and watch the world around me.
Follow my progress from the first window to panelling, furniture building and eventually becoming ready for the open road.