How can you equip a real house on wheels as much as possible on a budget? One Swedish couple turned to IKEA for help.
#VanLife's philosophy of life ("home is where you are") has led to a wide variety of new types of campers, from custom-designed luxury trailers to models from market veterans like the Winnebago. But behind all this movement there is one very important question: the cost of spending.
Initially, campers were created in order to be able to travel more on a relatively low budget. But modern vans have become really expensive. The popular Winnebago Revel and Airstream Interstate models sell for over $100,000, and even good budget models cost no less than $75,000. In the case of creating a luxury camper to order, its price can increase to a quarter of a million.
Looking for a budget vehicle for road trips, Grace Aquino and her husband Marlon purchased a 2017 Ram Promaster drop-roof cargo van with the intention of having it converted with the help of one of the pro teams. But, having learned about the potential cost of the project, the couple decided to do all the work to turn the car into a campervan on their own. Or rather, ask IKEA for help.
A bit of a surprise decision? But as a result Flippie camper appeared, 80% whose equipment was carried out with the help of finished products from the furniture giant. After insulating the walls and installing the floors, real IKEA furniture appeared in the van - a wardrobe, a sofa bed, as well as a desk, a comfortable kitchenette and functional storage systems. Flippie also received the portable shower and generator necessary for life, after which the camper was ready for operation. The total cost of purchasing the necessary IKEA furniture and storage systems was about $1000. And an additional convenience of this configuration was the possibility of simply reorganizing the space of the van, if necessary.