Transit L3H3 - Off-Grid Living, Cruise Control, Piano!

2188 | 10



161,736 miles
2 Berths

Essential Information
Kitchen Sink
Ceiling Fan/Vent
Toilet - Composting
DAB Radio
Extra Storage

Detailed Information
Vehicle Description

Mk 8 Transit 2016
Engine Size: 2.2L
Fuel Type: Diesel
MPG: 35
Gears: 6
Colour: White
Full service history
Two owners (including current)
Front wheel drive
Cruise control
MOT: Due March 31st 2025
New tyres in 2023

Conversion Description

This is a High Top Transit with loads of headroom inside, comfortable for people over 6 ft. Light pine interior with solid wood live edge countertop. I did the conversion over summer 2021 and have been using it for short and long stays (up to a month) away from home ever since. Sadly I no longer require the service of my noble Ludwig as I’ve settled in to more stationary living in small spaces. Viewings are welcome and recommended. Please be in touch if you have questions 🙂

The kitchen has a 2 ring gas hob with a sink and running water. Gas storage is a Brand New Safefill 10kg tank which can be cheaply refilled at any gas station providing self service LPG. This massively cuts the cost of gas and is a much safer and lighter tank than the conventional ones.
The sink has a simple 12v pump in the easily accessible under counter water tanks. The water tanks are 2x25L drinking water tanks making them refillable outside the van (no need for hoses) and 25L is just about comfortable to lift which is why I split the storage. There is space for an extra grey water tank under the sink – or you could use one of the currently clean tanks for the sink waste. My grey water tank is too old now so I won’t be including it unless you really want it.
There is also a 45L compressor fridge/freezer which has worked utterly brilliantly. It pulls out from under the cupboards for very easy convenient access while cooking and has a sturdy enough top to sit on for putting on boots and such.
There are two opening windows with privacy glass in the living space which is lovely – especially the one next to the hob is really useful whilst cooking. The speed adjustable fan in the opening roof-light also helps too – this can be made almost completely silent on a low setting or sped up to really get the air moving.

– 2 ring Gas Hob
– Brand new Safefill 10KG gas tank
– 25L or 50L water storage
– Running water in sink
– 12v Fridge/freezer
– Left and right side opening windows
– Fully adjustable ventilation fan

The bed has two main configurations; a large comfortable double bed (extra long at 2m) and a single bed option too which works nicely as a sofa. The two part mattress is made of 100% natural latex foam and wool which is wonderfully comfortable and cool on hot nights compared to the regular foam found in most campers. The whole back of the van is insulated with wool too which moisture buffers and protects the space from excessive heat in the sun as well as keeping it warm. I was particularly careful about this aspect of the build since I was often travelling with fragile stringed instruments which are susceptible to the temperature and humidity.
The single bed configuration leaves the central isle completely clear which has been ridiculously useful for transporting large furniture and long pieces of wood – something most vans loose the capability for when converted. I needed to be able to transport large kit and drums for work as well as living so it’s designed to be useful as well as comfortable.
The desk top next to the bed has a lid which lifts to reveal a custom fitted 88note Roland keyboard which is also included in the sale (However, I will happily keep the keyboard and the reduce the price accordingly if it’s not wanted!).
Even when in double mode there is clear space under half the bed which can fit a couple of bikes if you remove the front wheels. Clothes storage is easily accessible in the over head cupboards and there are 6 deep drawers under the bed too.
There is a magnetised blackout curtain for each window and a blind built into the roof-light allowing for stealth camping if needed. Each curtain is removable and packs away in an overhead shelf or the large cupboard over the cab.
I did allocate a space for a wood burner between the sliding side door and the sink, but never found it necessary to install one in the end. However, for people planning longer term living this would make a lovely addition and the space is there.
Overall it is a very versatile space if you want it to be but can be left in comfy mode with the bed out in double all the time if you like.

– Double or single bed/sofa
– Natural latex and wool mattresses
– Storage for two bikes under the bed
– Full length gangway through the middle of the van
– Natural wool insulation
– Full length Roland Keyboard FP10 (Optional)

The Solar system is fully off-grid with 400W of low profile panels on the roof and a (huge capacity!!!) 280AH LiFePO battery which will last you through any dull weather you encounter on your adventures (I actually ran my parents household fridge, freezer, laptops, internet and lights for 3 days during a prolonged winter power-cut from this system without a dent in the battery).
The MPPT charge controller, 1000W Pure Sign Wave Inverter provide enough power for cooking in an electric pressure cooker every day for most of the year (which I did) as well as continuously running the fridge and lights, and charging phones and laptops. The Renogy solar charge controller has the additional bluetooth module so you can track your power generation from your mobile. The fuse box and breakers are accessible in a cupboard under the counter at the rear of the van along with the charge controller, inverter and battery.
The lights are dimmable LED spots in the ceiling with a small remote and physical switch. This is located next to the USB sockets, fridge switch, two 12v sockets an adjustable knob for the roof-light fan and the inverter switch, all next to the bed in a wooden dashboard. There is a four way running from the inverter under the counter for all your 240V needs.

– Fully off grid
– 280AH Lithium Phosphate battery system
– 400W Solar Array
– 1000W Inverter
– LED dimmable lighting
– 2x 12v sockets
– 4x USB charging sockets
– 4x 240v sockets

The cab is comfortable, very roomy and in great condition. Radio, Bluetooth and USB audio all work well. The middle seat pulls down for a cup holder and there are plenty of storage pockets over head. It’s a really lovely drive, plenty of oomph on the hills and the 6th gear is great on faster roads. The true magnificence of this van is the cruise control which makes long drives so enjoyable!
There is also a window from the cab allowing the driver a line of sight back through the rear compartment left side window which allows full view of the blind spot when turning right at an oblique angle. This is probably only evident once you are driving what a difference this makes – it’s really really useful.
I have full service history from the previous owner and myself. The high pressure fuel pump was replaced in March 2024 and the tyres replaced in summer 2023. Other than the fuel pump I have never had so much as a squeak from it in 3 years.
It had a service and MOT in March 2024.

– Cruise control
– Regular service
– New tyres in 2023
– Euro 6 emissions standard (very useful in Cities)
– Full service history
– 2nd owner
– Spare Tyre
– Bluetooth/USB audio
– Radio
– 12v and USB chargers
– Heating system
– Numerous cup holders and storage pockets
– 1 driver and 2 belted passenger seats
– Spare key
– Remote central locking
– Real average 35mpg
– Good reversing sensors

There is a composting loo made by a brilliant company called ‘Strumpet and Trollop’ who specialise in portable compost toilets for vans and narrow boats. It comes with a full tub of sawdust and a roll of lining bags. The ‘Strumpet and Trollop composting loos’ website has good info on usage and strategies to minimise smell which I recommend reading. However, I’m happy to report that it’s never been a problem so long as you use plenty of sawdust and keep the solids compartment dry.

This van is sold as is, without guarantees. It’s a brilliant, versatile vehicle which I hope will bring someone many years of happy adventuring!

Beds Description

Large double bed – converts to single bed/sofa for daytime use

Main Bed Length

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Vehicle Spec
Fuel Type:
Emissions Compliance:
ULEZ Compliant, LEZ Compliant
Belted Seats:
3 Belts
Driving Side:
Right-Hand Drive
Vehicle Length:
5.89 meters
Vehicle Height:
2.55 meters
Vehicle Width:
2.47 meters
Converter Type:
Self Build - Handcrafted Expert
Conversion Condition:
Gas Sign-off:
Max Weight (MAM, GVW or MTPLM):
Unladen Weight Verified:
No - the vehicle has not been weighed since completion

12v Electrics
USB Sockets
Leisure Battery
Solar Panel(s)
240v Electrics

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