This 1996 Volkswagen T4 Transporter offers up proper #vanlife

Not many of us will ever do it, but that doesn’t mean we don’t occasionally entertain thoughts of swapping a sedentary lifestyle for one on the move. These days a number of folks have fully embraced the world of the vanlife. Some do it with suspiciously high budgets and luxurious rigs, while others like Callum Creasey have turned a simple Volkswagen Transporter into a perfect rolling home.
“If I wanted to, I just put an extra bit of diesel in there and I can go get the ferry. I could be in France, I could be in Spain. That’s the special part of that vehicle.”
The right van is the key to creating a proper living space you can take with you on any journey. For Creasey, his VW appears to be both wonderfully cozy and smartly modified.
What sort of van would you want for on-the-road adventures? Personally, I’d like a Mercedes Sprinter 4×4 with a diesel engine… but those aren’t cheap. The memories and time spent away from home, however, could prove priceless when you’re a future version of yourself anchored to your desk and chair.

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8 responses to “This 1996 Volkswagen T4 Transporter offers up proper #vanlife”

  1. Fred Avatar

    I’d get a older small Class A Winebego, and see as many races as I could. I think I could do it for a few years maybe.

  2. smalleyxb122 Avatar

    B190 with a 4wd conversion.

    1. Zentropy Avatar

      I like it, but paint it white and drive through any random neighborhood, and parents will herd their children indoors.

      1. smalleyxb122 Avatar

        I’m sorry, do you mean that to be a bad thing?

  3. Batshitbox Avatar

    Is that lede image not the most Wes Anderson thing you’ve seen today? (Provided you haven’t watched any W.A. films today, that is.)

  4. Zentropy Avatar

    I watched that video this morning and even commented on it (rare for me on Petrolicious). I have previously had no interest in VW vans themselves, and honestly still don’t. But I LOVE the concept. Modest vehicle, humble engine, HUGE capacity for providing significant life experiences. For someone who likes minimalist-derived spaces, travel, and the outdoors, this ticks many boxes. I just don’t think I can cram much stuff into an E28 (and certainly can’t fix the damned thing on the side of the road with a tool kit of end wrenches and screwdrivers).

  5. mdharrell Avatar

    Nope, not a van. I spent last week in Reno with my in-laws at Hot August Nights where my views on camping were elevated by the combination that pulled in and parked across the way from their trailer: