Phyllis is based around the client’s love for a weekend surf break down in Devon and Cornwall. This is where my main inspiration came from for this build. The T5 is one of the smaller vehicles I have worked with. Therefore I had to come up with lots of space-saving ideas for this tiny home.

This van is now the perfect adventure machine for a weekend surf getaway!

The whole van-build is based on having somewhere to efficiently store a surfboard or two. I achieved this by designing a hide-away surfboard storage area. This ran along the inside of the van. Additionally, there is a wetsuit/towel drawer at the rear of the van for easy access. Furthermore, one of the main features aboard Phyllis is a flush-mounted tailgate shower.

The van is also fitted with a two-ring gas hob and 12v Dometic compressor fridge for some extra home comforts. To finish off the interior, Phyllis boasts a copper leaf ceiling, oak parquet flooring, marble tiles and a stunning copper effect worktop that houses an inbuilt laboratory sink. The cladding is a high-quality British Red Western Cedar that is sourced from a local sawmill.

And finally, to keep the chill off after a days surfing, I installed a powerful diesel heater.

All in all, this van is now the perfect adventure machine for a weekend surf getaway!


  • Underslung Gas Tank (Autogas-2000)
  • Dometic 12v Compressor Fridge
  • Planar Diesel Heater
  • 125w Solar Panel
  • Fiamma 75litre Water Tank
  • Durite Splitcharge System
  • 2 Ring Hob
  • 100psi Pole System Water Pump
  • 12v Usb Chargers And Voltage Display
  • 10 Litre Waste Tank

And much more.


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