Steve Selby’s incredibly complete Econoline conversion is also incredibly inexpensive

Considering that we profiled a $140,000 THOW just the other day, $15,000 sounds even better than usual for a professionally built place with all the necessities. And since this one isn’t a THOW but a conversion of a 1991 Ford Econoline van, that price actually includes a fully functional vehicle along with everything else. It’s not one of your stealth conversions, either, having been covered with a layer of bamboo, so you could probably learn to love it even if you’re more of a THOW fan. It’s been completely insulated, wired and plumbed, and has a fresh water reservoir and a black water storage tank. Inside, there’s a bathroom, kitchen, dining booth, built-in storage, and sleeping for up to five! While it’s not slickly finished, it does have a nice all-wood interior featuring cypress and pine with bamboo and cedar accents and an oiled oak floor. It was created in 2015 by Steve Selby, an architect from Los Angeles; Steve seems like a pretty interesting guy, and certainly has a lot of interesting builds on his website, so be sure to have a look at that as well: You can find the listing for the van at

Sleeping for one over storage space in the back.

The dinette folds down so two more people can sleep here.

You can see the 5-cubic-foot fridge/freezer and the porcelain mini-toilet behind the bathroom door.

The kitchen includes a stainless steel sink and a small oven with a four-burner range. The master bedroom is up the ladder over the cab.

h/t Tiny House Talk

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