The modest white van has been given a sparkling makeover thanks to world travelers who have transformed them into the perfect holiday homes.
Thousands of adventurers from all over the country, who have shared the unrecognizable snaps on social media, show how they have equipped the vehicles with beds, kitchen countertops and hanging plants – before taking them on trips around the world.
The latest trend comes when the driving license and vehicle licensing agency has unveiled & # 39; owners of 21, 215 applications have applied to have them redesigned as living spaces in the last 12 months, an increase of almost two-thirds in just two years & # 39 ;, such as The times reports.
Creative adaptations include vehicles with high-tech speakers, luxury couches, stylish storage – and even fairy-tale lighting.
Globe trotters have turned white vans into the perfect home – after being equipped with beds, kitchens, cupboards and even hanging plants. Pictured, an adventurer from Wales who lives in a converted white van
With the luxury houses owners can maneuver them into a position with a perfect view – in this case the turquoise waters of Sicily (photo)
Sharp explorers, such as Brad pictured here with his dog in Ibiza, have also installed cabinets and chests of drawers in their portable homes
An American couple added a dining table with Christmas lights and hanging plants at the back of their converted white van – this has become their quirky dream house (photo)
Another adventurer, who currently resides in Hungary in her rusty LDV convoy that was manufactured between 1996 and 2006, equipped the interior with custom-made wooden cabinets, lights and nets that serve as storage
This converted white van in New Zealand contains a luxurious-looking bed, complete with a plant and carpet
The impressive conversions have caused a lot of commotion online and are all part of a growing trend in which people stay in a van for the duration of their outings – instead of opting for the more traditional camper.
A Welsh explorer who lives for the & # 39; van & # 39; chose Kite Van Man, placed a picture of the sandy coastline of Sicily – and emphasized the advantage of being able to maneuver with his vehicle for the perfect view.
In addition to the jealous snap, he wrote: & # 39; This is my favorite place to wake up. Mid October and the water is still warm for swimming. The dogs love this, and so do I. & # 39;
Other adventurers have given their rusty old vans a makeover by adding a stove to stay warm, a living room with carpeted floors and a dining table.
No fewer than 16 companies offer families and adventurers the opportunity to cover white vans in dream homes on wheels, according to the campervan website Quirky Campers.
Lucy and Ben, from Cornwall, added cabinets to their stunningly converted rusty LDV convoy – and a stove to stay warm
The trend is catching on in the UK, with the DVLA reporting that the number of people who have applied for a & # 39; live in & # 39; license in the last two years has increased by two-thirds. Sarah McWilliams, from the UK (photo), is about to convert her old white van
A wide range of services is available – ranging from full or partial conversion, quirkification or consultancy.
However, it seems that many British business owners prefer to do it themselves, with Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube packed with tips on how to cover your vehicle.
Another image, shared by a lady based in the UK who passes the sarahmcw Instagram handle, shows her the door of a delivery van.
& # 39; If you are interested or just want to laugh (we have never converted anything) & # 39 ;, she wrote. & # 39; You can follow us for all conversion spam. & # 39;
The popular craze also seems to have originated in the US, with young adults and couples uploading fragments of their camper life.
In the meantime, a large number of explorers are also opting to stay permanently in the converted vans, allowing them to make impressive rental savings while at the same time having the freedom to travel.
Tanja (photo) and Lenny have been driving around in Scotland in their converted van. They have added a luxury sofa and kitchen counter to their vehicle
Another couple, Kensie and Joey (photo), presumably from the UK, became full-time adventurers after buying a white van and traveling through the United States – including California
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