California, United States
This brand new 2020 Mercedes Sprinter 170’ has been professionally built and outfitted with top of the line modifications. It features a 9ft mahogany wooden deck, 350 watts of solar power, a queen size bed, an indoor and an outdoor shower, bump out windows (flares) for added headspace in the bed area, a 75 litre fridge and freezer, two burner propane stove, large garage space for storage, a total of 17 drawers and storage compartments, 30 gallon fresh water tank, an electric hot water heater, Natures head composting toilet, 5 added windows for natural light.
Exterior modifications -
Large spacious 9ft mohagony deck:
The custom roof rack has been fabricated out of aluminum to make the most lightweight, low profile and durable frame possible. On top of the aluminum frame we built a deck made from mahogany wood; an extremely dense and durable outdoor wood perfect for decking purposes. The roof deck is 9ft long so could easily hold several friends for a fun sunset dinner.
Five added windows:
A really important design aspect for this build was to have the ability to have plenty of natural light coming in through the windows; to achieve this we added two windows on the back door, two windows that open on either side of the van plus a large window that also opens on the sliding door.
Solar panel system:
Next to the roof deck are two rigid monocrystalline
solar panels with a total of 350 watts.
Flares (Bump out flares for extra headroom / bed space):
This build includes window flares from Flarespace on either side of the van at the back. These bump out windows create an extra 8 inches in total where the bed is built. These are a great addition as they allow someone up to 6 ft 5’ to sleep in the van sideways (wall to wall). We designed this build in such a way to maximize space, enabling us to build a whole wardrobe/closet on one side and a table next to the bed with storage underneath on the other side. These flares contain awning windows that open from the inside, creating a cool cross-breeze .
Many weeks were spent mapping out the best layout for the interior; making sure there is ample storage while keeping the van feeling and looking spacious.
Inside there is a full wet room containing a hot water shower and Nature's Head composting toilet. There is hot and cold water, heated by a Bosch 2.5 gallon water heater. In many builds you have to remove the toilet to access the shower. We wanted our van to be as convenient as possible so we designed the shower with a 40” long basin so that there is no need to remove the toilet when you want to shower.
In addition to the indoor shower, there is also an outside shower accessible from the back, for showering off in the sun, washing surfboards, dogs etc.
The seating area was intentionally placed at the front near the big sliding door so as to have the ability to work or eat while looking out on the view.
The cushions on the seats were professionally fabricated using high quality, thick linen. Each cushion can be unzipped and easily cleaned.
Next to the bed is a hanging closet that can fit around 15 hangers; below that are 4 drawers for extra clothes, towels etc.
There is a lagun swivel table mounted to the seating area that can turn in all directions and can be raised to use as a stand up desk or lowered for eating and working. It can also be unclipped and stored away when not in use.
The Artisan handles on all the drawers and cupboards are all made and designed in Denmark and were specifically chosen to compliment the overall style.
Top of the line, brand new kitchen appliances:
Dometic 75 liter top loading fridge. Runs off DC power for optimum efficiency.
Large 10” deep stainless steel sink for easy dishwashing.
Dometic propane double burner stove top with a 5 gallon propane tank (Depending on frequency of use, a double burner propane stove and 5 gallon propane tank require refilling roughly every 30 days (3 meals a day).
The kitchen contains an outlet with a 2000watt converter capable of running all high energy consuming appliances like high speed vitamix blenders, toaster ovens or coffee machines.
Maxx air ventilation fan built into the roof for extracting air while cooking or for a cool cross-breeze.
Systems - Electrical
This vehicle is equipped with two 100ah Lithium Ion Battle Born Batteries, a Victron battery monitor with bluetooth menu, a Xantrex PROWatt 2000 Inverter, 350w of solar, a Victron 150 / 85 - Tr SmartSolar MPPT charge controller with bluetooth menu, two Blue Sea high amperage bus bars, 100amp 12 terminal blade fuse boxes, weatherproof breakers and oxygen free copper wires and connections. All of these electrical components seamlessly create an efficient, reliable and completely off-grid system. These components also allow for extended power draw for 110v appliances like water boilers, blenders, power tools, and more.
There are 4 110v outlets spread throughout the van to charge 110v devices (computer, camera batteries, etc.).
Systems - Water
There is a 30 gallon freshwater tank with pressure release valves so it can be filled to total capacity, with no outstanding air bubbles inside.
It is recommended to have 2 fresh gallons of drinking water per person, per day, for comfortable and extended journeys. This includes dish sanitization and drinking needs. At this rate, the 30 gallon water capacity can last up to 15 days if necessary. In extreme circumstances only one gallon of water per person, per day is needed. This allows for up to 30 days of fresh drinking water for one.
This home on wheels was built for the ultimate luxurious adventure, with over 1,500 hours spent designing and creating it. Weaving thought and intentionality into every aspect of the build out, maximizing storage and creating a spacious, homely feel.
We look forward to hearing from you all and finding this home the perfect buyer; someone who will be a proud owner and enjoy it as much as we enjoyed building it out.
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California, United States