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Building your own Van: Where to start?

Have you ever dreamed of building your own motorhome? Or are you perhaps already building a camper? When you decide to build a motorhome, you have to go through a number of steps to eventually realize your dream motorhome. Fortunately, many have already gone through these steps. This includes the experienced camper builders from by NOMADS who have set up a complete camper building website and community in which they go deeper into building their own camper.

According to them, the first important step in the building process is choosing a suitable bus for a motorhome. There are different types and sizes and they all have different prices and features. That is why it is especially important to do good research beforehand to find out which bus ultimately best suits your needs for building your dream motorhome.

Once you have found a suitable bus for the construction of your motorhome, you can get started immediately to gain a lot of inspiration and ideas. There are currently many different websites online where you can get these ideas. On the by NOMADS website you will find many different do-it-yourself ideas from other do-it-yourselfers.

Once you have a good idea of ​​what your dream motorhome will look like, it is a good idea to make a rough sketch of your future motorhome. Put everything clearly on paper so that you will not be faced with surprises later. Think, for example, of which types of wood and sizes you need, but also which screws you will use for the motorhome.

Then you can start building your camper. The first step consists of removing rust, followed by cleaning and assembling various parts, such as an entrance to fill your water, but also an entrance for electricity to charge your batteries.

Then don’t forget things like installing windows and skylights in your camper. Doing this later will make it even more difficult because you’ve already isolated everything. So you will insulate your camper later. In particular, use Armaflex as an insulating material. This is reliable insulation material for motorhomes that you can easily apply yourself.

Do you want to know more about which steps are needed for the complete refinement of your dream motorhome? Then visit the website of the camper construction experts at by NOMADS. They have already built two motorhomes and documented this all very extensively on their website. Includes ebooks, videos and blogs.

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