Motorhomes are compact compared to other forms of mobile living, but even they can be a little big and bulky. We rarely see a standard van converted for life on the road; however, this new creation from Oasis Camper Vans does just that. The company primarily works on converting Toyota Sienna minivans into homes on wheels, and it’s quite feature-rich considering the Sienna’s relatively small size.
Conversions start at $9,800, although on average a customer will spend around $12,000 plus the cost of supplying the van. The company works with other makes and models, although these are a bit more expensive to convert. The small size means there are a few compromises the customer has to be prepared to make, but the campervan offers plenty of features one would need for a weekend away, including a kitchen sink and a portable cooker.
In the rear, the third row seats have been removed, giving Oasis Campers the option of fitting the kitchen, including a refrigerator. A hand-pumped sink, which is hooked up to two gallons of fresh water, drains into a bucket of gray water. There is a five gallon water jug for drinking water. The Sienna also has a storage compartment under the kitchen to store less frequently used items. Inside the main cabin area is a small seat and bench that converts into a bed, which measures 4 feet by 6 feet.
The Sienna Motorhome is not the most luxurious mobile living space, although it is certainly affordable, which many mobile living solutions are not. Oasis Camper Vans allows customers to choose the type of wood for the cabinets, floor color, and upholstery for the chair and curtains. The company also converts the Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica. It lacks a shower, but it can spend a few days in the great outdoors.