Sancho was designed and built as a full-time living vehicle, complete with a gorgeous woodburning stove by Salamander Stoves, a hidden composting toilet from Strumpet & Trollop and two distinct seating areas. We even managed to squeeze in a hammock!
The exterior was designed with a rugged, overlanding look – while the interior was set as the contrast with a light & airy beach shack styling complete with clean whites & rattan inset shaker doors.
The energy systems in Sancho are off the charts with 250L of fresh water storage, an enormous 55L LPG tank and a mega-spec electrical system by Victron Energy capable of providing weeks of off-grid power via 670W of Solar, 220Ah of Lithium Batteries and the incredible Victron Energy Multiplus 3000.
Using the classic Mercedes Vario as a base vehicle was an absolute joy – giving us near endless options with the layout & use of space. We installed an additional double belted passenger seat, incorporating them into a custom built u-shaped bench seat. The rear of this bench acts as a half-height divider, defining the space.
The main kitchen galley is well appointed, with a Matt Black Franke Tectonite Sink, a more than generous 130L Vitrifrigo Fridge/Freezer and superb Thetford Triplex LPG Hob/Grill/Oven.
The undoubted centrepiece of the living area is the beautiful Hobbit wood burner by Salamander Stoves, providing cosy heat as well as an extra means of cooking on the hot plate.
The dinette seating area is luxuriously upholstered in a practical faux leather fabric, giving ample seating to comfortably seat 5 or more. When it’s time to sleep, the Lagun table cleverly drops down to make up the bed, while the cushions push together to make a Super King Size bed…
Sancho was a labour of love and an incredible journey of a project!
We look forward to the next big one…
- Mercedes Vario 814D LWB
- Custom Raptor Respray in ‘Desert Olive’
- Custom Roof Rack & Side Ladder + Rear Door Spare Wheel Carrier & Expedition Box
- Matt Black Aluminium Slider Windows
- BOSE S1 Pro Bluetooth Speaker Sound System
- Live Edge Oak / Beech / Larch Trims & Details
- Salamander Stoves ‘Hobbit’ Wood Burner
- Truma Varioheat Comfort LPG Heater
- Custom Faux Leather Upholstery
- Full Off-Grid Solar System powered by Victron Energy Components
- 670W Panasonic HIT Solar Panel
- TN Power 220Ah Lithium Leisure Battery
- 3000W Multiplus Inverter/Charger
- Sterling Power Battery2Battery Charger
- Vitrifrigo 130L Compressor Fridge/Freezer
- Internal Hammock Fixing Points
- Strumpet & Trollop Composting Toilet
- Sound Deadening / Insulation / Vapour Barrier
- Engineered Oak Flooring
- Shaker Style Doors with Rattan Inserts
- Main Dinette converts to Super King Size Bed
- U-Shaped Bench Seating converts to Guest Bed
- Overhead Cabinets, Shelves & Rear Bookshelf
- Lagun Table Mounts
- Touch/Dim LED Spotlights
- Kurs Flexistem LED Reading Lights
- Dometic Heki 2 Rooflight
- Maxxair Deluxe Fan
- Solid Oak Worktops
- Excel Tankless LPG Instant Hot Water Boiler
- Franke Tectonite Undermount sink in Matt Black
- Stainless-Steel Pull-Out Tap
- Thetford Triplex LPG Hob/Grill/Oven
- Hand-made Thermal Screen Covers
- Hand-made Upholstery