If you’re the type of person who dreams of traveling the country in a van, of gutting an old Sprinter or scouring a great deal on a VW Vanagon on Craigslist, of joining the huge and ever-growing population of “van life,” chances are, you’ll take any opportunity you can to poke around inside of your friends’ adventure mobiles. Hey — that’s what Instagram is for.
From Ashley Hutchinson’s colorful lime decor to the Van Ventures’ genius use of a kitchen island, here’s the inside look at some of our favorite adventure rigs.
From the lime-green accents to the smart use of cabinetry to the beautifully organized under-bed storage system, we could get used to cleaning up our own messes if it meant cruising with Ashley Hutchinson.
Fall mornings in Shaquille on Lake Michigan. Just drinking coffee, catching up on Monday morning work, and waiting for the swell to pick up. Seriously. The last thing we thought we would be doing in Wisconsin is checking the surf, but apparently Sheboygan is the “Malibu of the Midwest.” We can’t wait. #vanlife #sprintervan #sprinterconversion #sheboygan
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Sure, Janna and Johnny are our friends, but we’re not showing favoritism here. We legitimately love their smart use of a standard kitchen island as a kitchen area. And don’t even get us started on the bookshelf.
Simple. Standard. Sleek. The no-frills look of the Sprinter Van Diaries build-out is deceiving because there’s lots of thought given to the details (like the overhead lighting by the kitchen and the hideaway stove storage). Add to that some cool textile touches, and it’s a home we’d love to roll in.
We’ve died and gone to hippie heaven with this rig’s prayer-flag decor, tie-dye futon cover and cozy rugs. There’s plenty of space for their dog to kick back and relax, and we love the exterior compass decal.
From his jaunts around the world with other beautiful people to his talents in the water to his statement-making films, surfer and documentarian Cyrus Sutton can also check off “owns cool surf rig.”
We love the bare-bones versatility of his Sprinter, from the simple bench seats to the ample surfboard storage.
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Need proof that home is all about where the heart is? Look no further than this gorgeous paneled van, a luxury living establishment with plenty of places to hang your hat (seriously, so many hooks) and even a flat-screen TV.
This van might be fancier than some apartments. No, scratch that — it definitely is.
Where do you want to wake up? That’s the question posed by Sophie on her wanderlust-inducing Instagram account. We’ll take a spot inside her bohemian van, complete with antique chest, gorgeous spice rack and wallpapered panels.
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