Read on to learn more about who we are and why we do what we do.



My name is Dustin and I live in the Los Angeles area. After spending the greater part of my twenties moving from state to state trying to find where I felt at home, I realized that home is not a location.


Home is where you park it.


Finding my own personal space in LA is next to impossible, but with my surfboard on the roof and my bike on the back, I have the ability to get away whenever I want.

In the late spring of 2018, I bought at 73′ Ford E-100 Clubwagon from a dude that owns a coffee shop in Portland, Oregon. The van was in great condition with just over 100k miles on it, barn kept, and exactly what I was looking for. I spent the next 5 months turning an old empty hippie wagon into one of the coolest and most practical conversion vans on the road today.

After I finished the build, it came to me:


I want to help you do this.


Whether it’s adding a PV system to an existing build, or doing a full-out renovation to create someone else’s dream, let us know. The Van Plan's got your back​.

- Dustin Van Ells

Founder of Vanpire Customs

(formerly the Van Plan)