This is a record of how I'm converting a well used builder's & landscape gardener's van into a multi purpose camper as a hobby. The van had three previous owners and 135,000 miles on the clock when I picked it up. Life had not been kind to it so far. It was bought cheap and was scratched and filthy. Still is!

This is a budget conversion so I'll be doing everything possible myself and scrounging and recycling where possible. There are many excellent online resources available for self converters - see the 'Some Converter and Campers' list and 'VW Forums and Media' on the right - that's the tip of the iceberg. I've learned a lot by browsing through blogs and forums and credit them throughout this blog where I've copied or adapted an idea. The VW T4/T5 Forum in particular deserves special praise for help, it really is a great problem solver. 

Everyone does things differently which is great for learning and choosing your own conversion route. Please feel free to make comments or ask questions. Happy trails.