Sonoran Rovers Uses Exquisite Craftsmanship to Build a Defender Overland Camper

Keen attention to detail and superior craftsmanship make this one of the most enticing vehicle buildouts we’ve seen. And, impressively, it’s in a classic Land Rover Defender 110.

If you’re feeling unskilled or lacking in craftiness, you might want to skip this edit from Sonoran Rovers. Or, if you’re looking for inspiration, dive in for exquisite craftsmanship at the calming and precise hand of master craftsman Arjuna Steen.

This build shows us the meticulous methods Steen used to transform locally sourced mesquite and Arizona ash into elegantly appointed necessities. The video presents in a calm, vibey way, with superb attention to detail.

In just over 4 months, Steen carefully guided the build with intensive work in his home shop in Canelo, Ariz.

The final product exudes rustic class, capable of serious expeditions, and looks like an oasis of comfort.

Maybe we inhaled too many wood chips over the years, but we’re feeling this.

Runtime: 13 minutes

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Heather Hendricks is a writer at GearJunkie.

She’s been writing about snowboarding, women’s gear, travel, and mountain towns for more than 15 years. Prior to that, Heather worked at TransWorld SNOWboarding Magazine as a Contributing Editor and Special Projects Manager. She also worked as a Gear and Travel Editor at Teton Gravity Research. And she worked as an Online Editor of Snowboard Mag.

Based in Colorado, Heather likes to live by the seat of her pants, and is always up for a road trip or spontaneous adventure. She’s currently learning to fly fish, how-to-be a new dog mom, and is van-living and loving it.

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