Then and now.  

The first thing I built in my van was the bunk, after ripping out the original bench seats. It was my introduction to building and my dad helped a lot. I finished just in time to take my home on the road to California for a few months.

A year and a half later, I have a wood stove, a tiny kitchen, cupboards and a brand new cedar bench seat. I reused the original plywood from the van and scrounged my dad’s basement for things he wouldn’t miss. My carpentry skills are good enough that I can get by.  

I have a lot more plans for this baby of mine, but look how far I’ve come!