Van and Casa upgrades

I can’t believe Juan hasn’t posted photos of the van. Here he is, in all of his restored glory.
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It is pretty unbelievable how shiny and new it looks. You would never guess where it’s been! The color is pretty subtle and changes in the light. Sometimes it looks more white-ish. Sometimes it looks more green.

I am also pretty stoked about the new flooring!
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It’s pergo we had leftover from the casita.

And speaking of the casita…we got a Tuff Shed as a wedding gift.

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Somehow this…

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became this sunken treasure.

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The site getting graded…notice the tree on the right of the frame…

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Smooth and nice! Ta-da!

It’s hard to take pictures of the interior, since the entire footprint is just 10′x 12′, the maximum footprint that doesn’t require a building permit, just a planning permit. But here are a few shots of the inside.

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Chill corner with built-in benches and custom-built (Juan-built) Pac-man table!

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Sleep loft (just like the Westy!)

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Ladder-steps recessed between the studs for me and Juan…

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…and stairs for Milo.

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I made all the drapes in three different kinds of fabric.

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Ceiling covered with maps

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…just like the Westy!

Basically the casita is just a larger version of the Westy, but without the kitchen. They’re even kind of the same color!

1 comment for “Van and Casa upgrades

  1. Mathieu
    April 9, 2015 at 5:41 am

    Thank you for the update! The van looks great and the Casita is a smart move. I followed your journey but stayed quiet most of the time. Hopefully our turn is coming soon. If you’re ever in Montreal, Québec, there’s a driveway space for you (or a bed if you travel by plane).

    Mathieu

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