This Van Conversion Is Called Big Gigantic, For Good Reason

published Mar 6, 2019
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Transitioning to life on the road is a huge undertaking but thanks to the numerous options for camper and van conversions, the process of pivoting to permanent #vanlife can be a little less harrowing. The latest home-on-wheels to catch our eye deserves an honorable mention based on its name alone: the Big Gigantic is a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter build-out, courtesy of Washington-based Freedom Vans.

The sleek home-on-wheels was originally built for an Oklahoma couple who quit their jobs in pursuit of a minimalist, on-the-road lifestyle. The vehicle gets its kickass name from the couple’s favorite band, and that moniker isn’t the van’s only cool feature.

For starters, the Big Gigantic is insulated and has exterior lighting and overhead LED lighting inside, paneling, and solar power. Its white and wooden interior gives the van a bright, homey feel. It’s outfitted with oak countertops and custom cabinetry, a galley kitchen with sink and stove combo, a refrigerator, a dresser and a 32-inch television with cabinet. And when it’s time to hit the sack, the bench seats convert into a bed for two.

There isn’t a bathroom but the van does have an outdoor shower. Other amenities include a fresh water system, an outdoor shower, a water heater, awning, and an attached table that extends from the back of the vehicle.

Freedom Vans‘ full conversion on a vehicle with a short wheel base will cost between $25,000 and $60,000, while vans with a long wheel base can run anywhere between $35,000 to $85,000, with both price ranges depending on customizations.