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Couple spent lockdown converting battered old van into dream holiday home – with full kitchen, laundry area and huge bed

Couple spent lockdown converting battered old van into dream holiday home – with full kitchen, laundry area and huge bed

A COUPLE spent their lockdown converting a battered old van to travel across France, Italy and Greece.

Rachel, 30, and Euan Morris, 31, spent just a few thousand pounds turning it into a dream holiday home with a fully working kitchen, laundry area and huge bed.

A couple spent their lockdown convering an old van into a holiday home

They bought an old van to convert for £7,400

They saved money by doing most of the work themselves

The couple, who worked as retail designers, decided to take the plunge when they were forced to postpone their wedding due to Covid, according to We Buy Broken Vans.

They spent £7,400 on a Vauxhall Vivaro and spent another £8,000 renovating it, doing most of the work themselves over five months, sharing their progress on their Instagram account.

Euan, from Leicester, said: "We’ve always been keen on design and used to email each other ideas for the house.

"Eventually we created Pinterest boards so we could find inspiration for bathrooms and kitchens.

"Rachel started following van lifers on Instagram and YouTube, and steadily started feeding me the idea of building our own van. After that, we were hooked."

They named the van Gerty, and added: "We needed to do some bodywork which required a bit of savvy thinking to fix, but apart from some general wear she was in pretty good condition.

"Since it’s a pretty small van we were fairly restricted with what we could do with the layout.

"We knew we wanted a big bed and a lot of storage options [and] wanted it to look homely."

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Inside the van is an L-shaped kitchen complete with fridge, sink, two-burner gas stove and a cosy area for their dog, as well as and storage space for spare bedding, electronics and laundry and individual cupboards.

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The table unit is made from the same oak boards the couple used in their dining room while the bed is made from a ply panel that comes out to bridge the gap from the sofa to make a cosy double bed.

They added: "We did all of it ourselves except for the pop-top and window. I was pretty new to everything and didn't fancy cutting out the roof.

"As a designer, I am a perfectionist, and fitting out a van where nothing is square was quite a challenge."

They have since travelled around Europe with their dog Fynnley and plan to visit Turkey next.

The 8 Best Lego Tables for Storage and Play

Update a playspace—and keep it organized—with this multifunctional piece of furniture.

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If you’re a parent or caregiver who has screamed a string of four-letter obscenities after inevitably stepping on a Lego (it is a rite of passage, after all), you know that having a dedicated space for your child to build and display their creations, not to mention store all those spare pieces, is key to a cleaner, more organized play area. The tables we recommend here offer creative solutions such as storage, multipurpose use, and the ability to transform as your child grows. We focused our selections on play tables for preschool and young school-aged kids. Older kids who have graduated from the Classic Brick Boxes (containers of loose Legos) to 1,000-piece-plus Creator Expert sets are more likely to want to display their hard work on a shelf. Here’s what to look for when shopping for the best Lego table for your child, your space, and your budget.

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What to Consider

Dimensions and Weight

The size of the table you choose will depend on the space you have—and want to sacrifice. After all, this is essentially a piece of furniture dedicated to play. The tables below range in size from 20 to 33 inches square. Some tables sit low to the ground and don’t require extra space for chairs while others sit higher and require chairs (or come with them). Keep in mind, though, that any space lost to chairs is made up through extra storage underneath the table.

Depending on how portable you want the table to be, another factor to consider is weight. A table made of wood (or a type of engineered wood) will typically be heavier and sturdier than one made of plastic. A heavier table will be harder for a kid to move around a room—which may or may not be a good thing. Some tables have legs that collapse or that can be removed altogether for easier transport or storage when not in use.

Surface and Play Area

Also consider the size base plate you will need: A 15 x 15-inch plate for classic Lego blocks is 48 x 48 studs, while Duplo, Lego’s toddler sibling with a larger footprint, has half the amount of studs on the same size plate. Some tables bill themselves as being compatible with both, but users didn’t always have success attaching the different-sized blocks to these tables.

Some of the tables on our list are convertible in that the top can be flipped over or the base plates removed to reveal a smooth surface ideal for drawing, playing with action figures, or doing other creative activities. And some have tops that can be removed to uncover a sand or water table, which is more conducive to outdoor use.

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Most parents prefer a Lego table with storage, which makes sense from a tidying and organization perspective. Some come with shelving (so box up your Legos yourself) while others include drawers. Some tables have no storage at all.

Lego storage is a personal preference. I like things to fit into boxes so the play area has a clean look to it, and I find drawers can get cluttered fast. But kids aren’t known for their organization skills, so even the perfectly boxed and shelved Lego bins may not remain organized for long.

How We Evaluated

As a parent of two kids under the age of four, I’m all about toy organization. Trying to keep a playroom neat and tidy is a sisyphean effort. When evaluating these Lego tables, I took into consideration models that do double duty of play and storage, how versatile the tables are for other types of play, the materials they’re made of, and, of course, price. My family is still in the throes of Duplo Legos, so I tapped into other parents and caregivers for their suggestions, and scoured online reviews of best-selling products on sites like Amazon and Walmart to find the best Lego tables for every kid, parent, space, and budget.

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