The project brief for Tyson was simple – create a rugged beast of an exterior married to a colourful & luxurious interior…

We like to think we nailed it!

On the outside we used Black Raptor to contrast with the silver bodywork as well as aluminium slider windows, rather than the usual bonded windows seen everywhere… We brought in Roy from RL Metalworks to create an amazing custom roof rack built around the Maxfan & Dometic Heki 2 Rooflight. He came up with an awesome design featuring a side ladder, solar panel mounts & a perforated steel deck for sunbathing or a cheeky glass of red while the sun sets!

On the inside the styling is light and bright, using a bold blue on the cabinetry paired with a statement Orla Kiely fabric for the blinds & soft furnishings to create contrast + interest. There’s definitely not another van out on the road that looks like Tyson – inside or out!

Spec levels throughout the build are high, from the beautiful engineered oak flooring to the top-of-the-line off-grid electrical system featuring Victron Energy components such as the Multiplus Compact 3000, Cerbo & amazing touch screen monitor…

The layout is unique too, with a fixed bed + side pod extensions, flowing straight into the kitchen, meaning the front of the van serves as the sitting/eating/entertaining space in Tyson. Both the driver’s seat and double passenger seat swivel round to join the angled double bench seat with 3 different Lagun table mounts offering a variety of positions…

This front seating area also acts as the owners mobile office space by utilising the 2x forwardmost Lagun mounts, giving 2 desk surfaces on which to set up a laptop + second screen. USB and 230V outlets give power – with the matt black control panel close by…

Follow Tyson’s adventures here:

Base Vehicle
  • Mercedes Sprinter 313CDI LWB
  • Silver with Black Raptor Respray to Upper Panels, Bumpers & Bonnet
  • Custom Roof Rack, Side Ladder & Rear Door Spare Wheel Carrier
Key Features

Standard Features