Step 1 - Budgeting

Think about what your budget is. There is a big range of what you can achieve within a specific budget. You don’t need a lot of money to start building your van. You can build a beautiful van with not a lot of money and of course you can also make it as expensive and luxurious as you want it to be.

Your first expense is going to be your van. So, look at how much money you can spend and see which portion you want to put into buying a van and which portion into building the actual inside. I also have some tips before buying a van you might find useful to know.

Another good thing to think about is how much you are going to do yourself and with which projects you might need some help from a professional. Some difficult and or time-consuming parts of your build you might want to hire professionals. This can easily take a big chunk of your budget, labor is expensive!

How many tools do you already have, what can you borrow from friends and family, and what do you still need to buy. You don’t need the most expensive tools but there are some essentials that will make your conversion journey a lot easier and stressful.

Most importantly, at the end of your build you still need money to be able and actually go and travel. This is the part you have been saving for! Thus, make sure that you don’t spend your whole budget on building the van and leave enough so you can enjoy your travels.

Budgeting Maartje Eva