We get asked a lot about the cost of doing a conversion. Friends, family members, people at gas stations, all over the place and it was one of my biggest concerns going into the conversion.
Luckily, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I mean, we could have spent WAY more. We kept it cheap by building everything and thrifting as much as we could. We bought 2 big items new that we could have built ourselves- the butcher block counter top and our sofa- both were from Ikea and total cost us about $430 (I forgot to mention the sofa in the video).
We thrifted a lot of stuff including the base cabinets and the cabinet doors for the upper cabinets in the kitchen, the cabinet for the linen closet (which needs some reworking), the bathroom faucet, and the bench seat and seat belts in the driver’s area.
Everything else we built. Just the two of us. Well, mostly Mike. He did a lot of work while I was working.
We are planning on putting up a spreadsheet that breaks the cost of everything down. How much the sinks, kitchen faucet, flooring, wood, paint, tools, etc. all cost but that is a lot of stuff to organize! So it’ll be a little bit before we have that up and available.
Overall, Mike was right. It was cheaper than buying an old RV and renovating it. I guess he wins this round.