Taking a tour of a homemade motor home is really interesting because you get to see what elements people emphasize and what they don’t really care about. For example, this couple who owns a modified Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has a basketball hoop that can be attached and adjusted, but they removed their original composting toilet in favor of a bucket and some sawdust.
Owners Christian and Maci decide to get into the van’s life because they feel like a rat race in Los Angeles is pulling the couple apart. They ended up buying a 40-foot school bus to live in, but they decided it was too big for them. The next step was downsizing to a minivan, which worked well for them for months.
Finally, they upgraded to this personalized Sprinter. The exterior features a red-black color scheme using bedliner paint for added durability. A ladder at the back provides access to the roof where there is a deck, solar panels and a basketball hoop that can be installed.
The interior décor is bright with neon purple lighting and white panels on the walls. False vines are along the top of the wall. Magnets stick their family photo near the bed.
This vehicle has a kitchenette with two stoves, a sink and a small refrigerator. Two, seven gallon jugs provide their fresh water. There are plenty of drawers and cupboards for storage, in addition to an expanded food prep platform.
The couple also created a small place for their daughter. Her child’s chair was there, and she had toys to play with.
At the back, there is the main living room. During the day, there are sofas and daybeds there. Another section can be lifted into place to turn this entire area into a sleeping area. Underneath this section, there is storage which is accessible when the back door is opened.
To make this life possible, Christian is a handyman who offers his services to the duty bunny. He has also built a van like a mate for people who want one. Maci has focused on being a mother and run their YouTube page.