This Old Van
Design and renovation experts Carlene and Michael Duffy have received emails from keen renovators around the world asking for advice on refitting a vintage van or RV. This has led them to create this book, so they can share their wisdom after many van conversion projects of their own. There are tips for purchasing a second-hand van, detailed information on planning and construction, plus options for soft furnishings and styling. Beautiful and also step-by-step images throughout complete the package.
For many, a van or RV is much more than just a holiday home - it's a vehicle for freedom and adventure, or might even be your permanent home. Carlene and Michael address every consideration from budgeting and spatial planning to design aesthetics, so you can create your dream home on wheels.
Carlene and Michael Duffy are a husband-and-wife team who side-doored their way into the design and renovation space after their 2014 appearance on Australian renovation reality show, The Block (Glasshouse). Michael is a qualified carpenter, licensed builder and now also a commercial pilot, while Carlene owns and runs interior design studio Cedar and Suede. Together, they are hosts on the Nine Network's renovation and design channel, 9Life. Based on Australia's Gold Coast, they're parents to two funny, clever, strong-willed children (Paddy and Stella) and the most loved and loving golden Labrador, Harry. Their favorite and most rewarding renovation projects are their vintage van revivals.