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Sold - Off Grid Japanese Farmhouse Transit Van


Listed 6 months ago
San Diego, California

Seller's Description

** Check out behind the scenes build log on instagram: @totoro.van ** Contact [contact info removed] for a video walkthrough. See the walkthrough video: (or scroll down) Built by a licensed electrical engineer (CA license 23418) - fully off grid electric systems with no propane (air heater uses existing gasoline tank and water heater uses the van's coolant system with electric backup). A large skylight provides privacy and good natural lighting at the same time. This van is fully trimmed out and of professional build quality - just ask me for a video tour to see! This conversion is work-ready and adventure-ready in any season - snow, mud or sand. Interior aesthetics are built in a Japanese-farmhouse style with custom woodworking using reclaimed poplar and oak. 100% solar powered with backup alternator charger - or dock it to shore power if you want a tiny home. Full instruction manuals with schematics and component list will be provided upon sale - I know every wire, water connection, and hole since I did 100% of the work myself. Standing height ~6’2” Automotive / Exterior - 2019 Ford Transit T250 148" Extended Length, 3.7 liter V6 - ~49k miles - RWD - All terrain tires (BF Goodrich KO2) - LT255/70R16/E 120 - largest you can add without modifying the pinch weld (adds 2" of clearance) - Aftermarket Black Rhino Armory rims - Rescue Boards (Overlanding Vehicle Systems) - Aluminess ladder/tire rack combo - Powder coated roof rack with yakima round bar cross bars - Backup camera integrated into rear view mirror - Oil changed every 3k miles Distinguishing Features - Cedar tongue and groove ceiling and partition wall - Full indoor shower: based around a custom fabricated stainless steel shower pan with smooth FRP walls. The shower is an open concept with 2.5 fixed walls - a shower curtain wraps around on hooks and magnets to keep the space open when not in use. - Reclaimed farmhouse wood floors: interspersed poplar and oak triple coated with a durable polyurethane gloss finish - Custom soft close cabinets: shaker style cabinet doors and reclaimed oak drawers - all are on spring loaded soft close hinges and drawer slides which keeps them from coming out while driving - Farmhouse kitchen sink: huge at 24" x 16" - Matte Black Vigo Greenwich Pull Down Single Handle Kitchen Faucet - Large Skylight (open/close, bug net, shade) - Aluminum bed frame to save weight - Passenger Side Recessed Cabinet built into the van side wall cavity to maximize living space - Large table for working folds down from the recessed cabinet - easily stowed away when not in use - Japanese tatami floor mats are comfortable to sit on and healthy to sleep on - see - Handmade Japanese Queen Mattress stores easily under the recessed cabinetm- - ~59" x ~78-3/4" x ~4-1/2" inches Heat/Insulation - Insulation - Havelock Wool and Reflectix behind wall panels, thick automotive carpet direct to rear and side doors insulates the bare metal - no exposed bare metal like those other DIY builds! - Webasto Airtop 2000 Gasoline heater with rheostat - MaxxAir 10 Speed MaxxFan with remote control and rain cover - Insulated partition wall with double dutch doors and overhead cab storage - allows you to enter and exit the driving area but insulates the living room area Electrical - 600W solar with Victron 100/50 Solar Charge Controller: (2) 300W panels wired in parallel to give you maximum output even if one is covered (can mount racks on top with the yakima round bars) - 400AH LiFePO4 batteries (2 x 200AH Renogy LiFePO4) - 60A alternator charger (Sterling B2B 1260) - 2500W pure sine wave inverter/charger (Aims Power) - Shore power hookup - Smart Plug 30A: comes with 15A adapter to plug into a normal home outlet - Chrome toggle switches and control panel for easy access to inverter, lights, and battery monitor - Induction stove (2 burner - 1800W) - (3) x 120V outlets and (4)x 12V outlets - Isotherm CRUISE Elegance 130L/4.6 cu ft 12V/120V Fridge - Victron BMV712 Battery Monitor With Bluetooth and Low Voltage Protection - Interior Lighting: 3 separate lighting options - (2) custom painted marine deck lights, integrated-skylight lights and kitchen backlighting behind maple trim. - Outdoor Lighting: Baja Designs Sport S2 Flood light illuminates the outdoor side door area for camping and boondocking Water - Shurflo 4008 12V water pump with vibration dampening hose - High quality pex push-to-connect fittings used - resistant to vibration, freezing and leaks - 20 gal. fresh water tank - undermount - Exterior water fill directly into freshwater tank - hose included - 15 gal. gray water tank - undermount - 5 gal. hydronic hot water heater (Isotemp Spa 20L) - heats water while you drive (120V backup) - plumbed with coolant bypass system for maintenance (most vans use inefficient electric heating elements) - this tank is well insulated and keeps water warm after 30+ hours with minimal driving (30-60 minutes) - 3 stage water filter (APEC Water Systems WFS-1000 3 Stage Under-Sink Water Filter System) - Full indoor & outdoor showers with teak wood bathmat Misc - WeBoost Drive Reach RV cell booster and antenna - Custom Made Rear Window Covers - Nature's Head Composting Toilet with fan - Aftermarket AM Auto Sliding Window mounted on the driver/kitchen side - Replaced top caps on rear backup light - most Transits have these missing - Fire extinguisher and CO alarm Storage - Full overhead cab storage - Recessed cabinets 12" deep - 23" deep x 25" wide underbed storage - undermount water tank gives you more room Designed with room for upgrades: - Aluminess bike rack can fit on the right rear door - Room for aux fuel tank or extra freshwater tank where the spare tire was - 30A electrical cord can supply an AC unit Pickup in San Diego. Accepting offers - looking to sell within the next two weeks!


  • make: Ford
  • model: Transit T250
  • year: 2019
  • fuel: Gasoline
  • odometer: 49,000 miles
  • sleeps: 2
  • seats: 3
  • type: Camper Van
  • roof: Hi Top

Video Tour


  • ac_unit
  • health_and_safety
  • Solar
  • electrical_services
  • Heater
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Backup Camera
  • shower
  • Extra Storage
  • Toilet
  • accessible_forward
    Wheelchair Accessible
  • 4wd
  • electric_rickshaw
  • Tow Hitch
  • tv
  • Water Tank
  • Leveling Jacks
  • pedal_bike
    Bike Rack


  • kitchen
  • Stove
  • Sink
  • dining
  • microwave
  • Oven

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