I literally had no idea what I was doing. I saw a van with blacked out windows in the back and liked that its blue. It has a mot and drives so I thought it will do. I knew I wanted to do a conversion to enable me to travel a bit but at this point I hadn’t planned on full time van life. If I had, I may have got a taller van.
The conversion took 3 months. I added a roof vent, insulated and fitted out with bed, dog cage, work top and storage space and a sink. It was very basic, but it was mine and I did it by myself.