WICKHAM CP, FL—Above is the tentative floor plan for the van. This is just one of about five different variations but they’re all pretty similar.
About a year ago I mentioned to Glenn that when I do my own van conversion, I’m going to try to use all store bought furniture. Besides being terribly lazy, I wanted the van to be an example that you can outfit a comfortable, portable, home without a lot of carpentry skills.
I had originally thought to use a futon for a bed, but the folded size still seemed too big, so building the bed from scratch seemed my only option, but building a bed from scratch was really bothering me… and being bothered by something is the exact opposite of flowing. Building a bed from scratch was too much like trying.
Then yesterday, as I was researching bed building, I suddenly found my body getting up, closing the laptop and leaving the coffee shop, with me not really sure where it was going. This odd behavior had that same strange confident-but-not-in-control-of-my-actions quality as that night of gambling in the Albuquerque casino.
A few minutes later, I found myself at a Target, and a few minutes after that I was buying these two small dressers which would be perfect for the “legs” of one side of my bed (the other side will simply be attached to the wall of the van).
After that, everything else just fell into place and I’ve been amazed (and grateful) at how effortlessly things have been fitting (at least on paper).
Note: I still have to figure out the rear corner on the driver’s side. The refrigerator docs say that it requires six inches around the sides for ventilation and while there’s a decent gap between the wall and the windows, I’m not sure it’ll be enough. Last resort I can place it under the bed (but lose some valuable storage space).
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