Who we are
We’re Saz & Ash. Two twenty-something programmers, travel enthusiasts & creators of thevancaveproject.com.
The Van Cave Project is a resource for travellers, campers, nomads & modern day adventurers. Here you’ll find tips, stories and sound advice about living a nomadic lifestyle and all things #vanlife.
We also provide helpful guides and advice to assist you in building your very own off-grid, solar powered camper conversion. So, if you’re interested in adventure, travel or full-time van dwelling then take a look around.
Also if you’ve got something to contribute or you’re interested in collaborating then get in touch.
Van Life History
Excited at the prospect of regular hot showers after many months exploring New Zealand in our home on wheels we boarded our flight to Bangkok. On arrival, we checked into our modern apartment. An apartment with Wi-Fi we weren’t sharing with 50 other people for the cost of a tiny overpriced coffee. An apartment with the luxury of our very own bathroom!
Van Life taught us so much about what we didn’t need and the things we wished we had. We also learned all that we’d do differently if we could start over. Although doing laundry in a machine that isn’t coin operated has its perks we were soon thinking about continuing our vanventure… and so it was from the ashes of our poor decisions The Van Cave Project was born.
The Van Cave Project is our build, our sanctuary our home away from home. An off-grid, solar powered camper designed exactly to our specifications.
We believe the perfect conversion is a custom conversion that’s right for you and your budget. That’s why we don’t just cover the hands-on stuff. We’ll also cover everything from preparation and choosing the van that’s right for you. To applying the finishing touches that will turn your home on wheels into the perfect, long-term living space. We’ll even provide you with tips and advice for ascertaining your ‘essentials’ and maximising available space. This will enable you to create a conversion that contains everything you need with absolutely no dead weight.
So whether it’s your dream to stay connected on the road, achieve the ultimate digital detox, build a basic budget home or modern camper with all the amenities our guides are for you!
To design and build a tiny home filled with everything we need and nothing more. A home that allows us to live adventurously combining everything we love about our modern day lives and our longing for adventure into the most beautiful locations.
As experienced travellers we want to push ourselves further out of our comfort zones. We want to try something new. We want to prove to ourselves – and the rest of the world – that sometimes true happiness can be found in tiny spaces like backpacks, suitcases and van conversions.
We’ll share with you everything we’ve learned during our time travelling, including advice and tips to help you live your best Van Life. We’ll also keep you up-to-date with our build and answer all your questions. Once our build is complete we’ll be getting on the road again and hopefully connecting with some of you along the way!