10 'Dirtbag' Climbers Convert Vans into Mobile Homes



You can tell a lot about a person by taking a look into their home…or van

Climb, eat, sleep, repeat. For those that live and breath rock climbing, a home on the road is often the only way to comfortably get the most out of the lifestyle. How do the climbing diehards pull it off? By converting vans and trucks into mobile homes where they can eat and sleep when they’re off the wall.

(More images of climber van-homes on page 2 of this post)

A climbing enthusiast herself, Sarah Moore set out to capture photos of these van conversions and the climbers who embrace the lifestyle. Here are a few of our favorite creations…

—Amy Oberbroeckling


Utilizing storage keeps this van extra tidy



Van conversions come in all shapes and sizes


These climbers found space in their van for a kitchen table



Posted by Danny Walton - 05/24/2013 02:27 PM

Love Climbing…Love Van Life!

Posted by Carl - 05/24/2013 05:25 PM

This is a really good article to flick through, thanks!
Personally i’m really tempted to do this after my degree, but with hiking and mountain biking. It’ll just take some serious planning before hand.

Posted by Ryan - 05/24/2013 10:07 PM

I want on the list! How ‘bout a rest day. Which, when living in a Ford Ranger with the girlfriend, means a cleaning day at Red Rocks? Or, on another trip, dawn in Sedona… Million dollar views for $8000!

Posted by Albert Chronic - 05/31/2013 11:31 AM

Viva le van life!

Sportsmobile equates to dirtbaging about the same as Dom Perignon and Beluga Caviar…

Posted by Aaron Bible - 05/31/2013 06:43 PM

Great story concept!

Posted by Marianne - 08/14/2013 02:25 AM

Nice inspiration!
Our van is our home 6 to 8 months a year Summer and Winter and we recently even gave the van it’s own FB page: Facebook.com/Climbuz

Posted by richard williams - 09/14/2013 03:42 PM

wherecan i find a rear heater blower wen acompany is out ofbissness? holiday vans?

Posted by Aaron Davidson - 10/23/2013 03:09 PM

Love the van life!

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