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If you want to travel cheap, then camper conversion is a great option. You can save a lot of money on accommodation. I realize that camper conversion might sound intimidating, but it is way easier than you might think. You need just basic tools and you will be ready to go in a day.

Everybody doesn't drive the same car, but estate cars are usually quite similar. Your dimensions might be different but the overall concept will stay the same.

I hope that this will inspire you to make the leap and travel more.

Step 1: Tools and Supplies

Tools

  • Circular saw
  • Sander
  • Sandpaper
  • Cordless drill
  • Hand saw
  • Thread tap

Supplies

  • Plywood – The main dimensions depend on the size of your vehicle the thickness is 12 mm
  • Pine/hardwood battens – dimensions depend on your vehicle
  • Bolts
  • Screws
  • Folding leg brackets
  • 2 rare earth magnets (20 mm diameter, 10 mm thickness)
  • Curtains, curtain clips, foldback clips, paracord OR tinted windows
ronanry10 months ago
For your security, i would not recommend to put items on your storage shelf (at least not like this)
If you have to stop violently, everything will "fly" across the car to the driver and you may be hit in the head from behind.
I would otherwise recommend to put a net (either in front of it OR instead of it) that way the items will be blocked by it (or in it)
However, nice instructable and nice idea (especially the support legs)
JindraSykora (author)  ronanry10 months ago
Hi, thank you... This would definitely be dangerous, but I never use the shelf while driving. It is there only to store the luggage while sleeping.
Kink Jarfold10 months ago
Nothing like building something that saves you money. I'm a big fan of saving money. Nicely described. KJ
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JindraSykora (author)  Kink Jarfold10 months ago
Thank you...
Nothing like building something that saves you money. I'm a big fan of saving money. Nicely described. KJ
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