How much does it cost to build out a Sprinter Van into a home? Well this page should serve as a one stop shop resource. On this page I include a spreadsheet you can view that will show you (almost) exactly what we spent on the process.

**DISCLAIMER** This is not how much you have to spend in order to build out a sprinter van. This is approximately how much we spent. I know people who have put waaaaay less into their vans and are just as happy, I also know people who put in waaaaaay more and are equally happy, it all depends on your budget (and timeline). I did my best to record every receipt, but I'm only human and sometimes I forgot or I lost the receipt or even just couldn't remember how we used the item. We returned some things for store credit and I wasn't able to add up and subtract all of those things. This is my best guess of how much we spent, and I think it pretty accurately reflects the van build out cost.  Enjoy!

Click here for the spread sheet I made while building out our Sprinter Van Lyra with total cost of items purchased.

Van Stats

2006 Dodge Sprinter

Bought with 179k miles


Van Cost: $11k

Materials: $5k

Electrical, Battery and Lights


Battery Meter -

12 Amp Circuit Breaker -

(x2) 20 Amp Circuit Breakers -

30 Amp Circuit Breaker -

40 Amp Circuit Breaker -

100 Amp Circuit Breaker -

125 Amp Circuit Breaker -

Inverter -

Charge Controller -

Shore Power Battery Charger -

Breaker Box -

2 120 Amp Hour AGM Batteries - also just found another battery. Yot sure if it's better, but it is cheaper!

Solar Panel -

The link above is the panel we got, but we purchased ours second hand from a friend. Here are a few links to similar panels.

Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar PanelRenogy 150 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Panel ,2 Piece, and ECO-WORTHY 300 Watt 2pcs 160w Monocrystalline Photovoltaic PV Solar Panel Module 12V Battery Charging. Good luck!

2 Junction Boxes -

Led Lights -

Dimming Control -

2 GFCI Outlets -

Cigarette Lighter Outlet -



FanTastic Fan -

Marine Adhesive Sealant -

Butyl Tape -

Self Tapping Screws -



Laminate Flooring - (Not the exact same)

We got our flooring at a discount flooring store, here is a sample of what it looks like I couldn't find an exact match online.

Frost King Vapor Barrier (Vinyl foam/ aluminum duct insulation) -

Underlayment -

CEC flex Duct Tape -

Moisture Barrier -

Spray Adhesive -


Hey! So, Michael and I did not, but SHOULD HAVE used some kind of rubber undercoating to protect the inside of the van from rust. I'm quoting directly from the Sprinter Van Conversion sourcebook (which is 100% amazing, go check it out) and he has this to say about materials that will help prevent rust. 
"Rubberized undercoating (cheaper option) – Many types of spray-on and brush-on rubberized undercoatings available, including 3M Underseal (spray-on)(, Rusfre undercoating (brush-on)(, Hippo Liner (brush-on) ( Note: If you do use an undercoating, make sure that the entire surface is very clean and very dry, or else the undercoating will actually promote rust by trapping moisture." 
So! Make sure to put some of that on first to prevent rusting on the inside! Who knows.... Michael and I may have to go back and do it to our van too. For now, I'm keeping her well ventilated and taking advantage of my two dehumidifiers. Best of luck to you! 

Great Stuff Spray Foam -

Great Stuff Spray Foam (window & door) -

17.6 oz. High-Strength 90 Spray Adhesive -

Insulfoam 3/4 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft. R-2.89 Insulating Sheathing -

Rmax Thermasheath-3 2 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. R-13.1 Polyisocyanurate Rigid Foam Insulation Board -

Stereo Replacement


Radio used - (close as I could find, I lost the packaging)

Wire Harness -

Antenna Adaptor Cable -

Soldering Iron -


Wood Glue -

StrongStik Construction Adhesive -

Cedar Planks -

Self Tapping Screws -

Polycrylic minwax Satin Stain -

Sink/Plumbing - (Video coming soon)

Silicone Caulking -

5 gallon Water Jug -

Pump/Faucet combo -

J trap -

Hose Clamps -

Hose (4ft) -

Gasket material -

Bed, Cabinets and Countertop 


Corner brackets -

Drawer Pulls -

Sash Locks Front Cabinets -

Sash Locks Back Cabinets -

Drawer Tracks Front Cabinets -

Drawer Tracks Back Cabinets -

Plywood 3/4" -

Plywood 1/2" -

Polycrylic minwax Satin Stain -

Fin screws -

Finish Nails -

Plywood 1/2" -

Deck Screws -

Hinges for Bed to Couch system -

Hinges for in Bed Storage -

2x4's -


Truck Fridge -

Eva Dry -

Coleman Stove -

Hand coffee grinder -

French Press -