This custom camper van was created out of a Ram ProMaster for less than $20,000. See inside the design from one of the newest camper converters.

Dirtbag Conversions' Ram ProMaster build.
Dirtbag Conversions’ Ram ProMaster build.

Dirtbag Conversions

  • Oregon has a new camper van conversion company: Dirtbag Conversions, which was officially registered in May.

  • The company was founded by Kevin Marquardt, who has been converting vans for several years under the “Dirtbag Conversions” name.

  • Despite the company’s infancy, Marquardt has already seen a large number of inquiries, which he attributes to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • One of his builds, created on a 159-inch ProMaster with a high roof, was completed for under $20,000 for a client who wanted a van to take on long weekend trips.

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There are a multitude of van conversion companies in the market right now. One of the latest to enter the scene, Dirtbag Conversions, turned a 159-inch Ram ProMaster high roof van into a custom camper RV for under $20,000 for a client who wanted a van to

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This Underground Bunker Design Aims to Simulate Real-Life With Artificial Sunlight, Bike Paths, and Dog Walking Areas

Photo credit: Instagram / Sergey Makhno Architects
Photo credit: Instagram / Sergey Makhno Architects

From House Beautiful

Back in March, we brought you news that, as the coronavirus spread across the globe, the luxury bunker company Survival Condos—which creates survival condos out of former World War II bunkers—had seen a sudden a spike in interest. What caused this? In short, fear. Folks were looking to quarantine and these former WWII bunkers seemed like a safe spot.

As far as COVID-19 goes, hunkering down in a doomsday bunker isn’t any safer than just quarantining in your own home. However, the idea of luxury bunkers built to last through everything — including an apocalypse— is still going strong. Sergey Makhno Architects, located in Ukraine, recently drew up a design plan for its own modern-day doomsday shelter. Unlike Survival Condos, these bunkers would be located completely underground, but still manage to offer the comforts and security of an

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With Camps and Trips Canceled, How Can I Actually Entertain My Kids at Home This Summer?

No Stupid Questions is a PEOPLE series that provides expert answers to your toughest (and funniest, and most embarrassing) parenting questions. Check out more here and send yours to [email protected]

Summer vacations will be looking a bit different this year. The coronavirus pandemic has yet to plateau in the U.S., with little evidence about when that may happen. As a result, families have been getting used to life at home.

With the school year coming to an end, parents are having to get creative when it comes to entertaining commercial pool furniture their kids at home this summer. That said, it doesn’t have to be a cruel summer for parents.

“As you navigate this unusual summer, take time to check in with your kids and see what they’re curious about,” Krystal Dillard of the Natural Creativity Center tells PEOPLE. “Maybe it’s daily or just weekly, but that little check-in can

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Solar Panel Maintenance to Ensure Long-term Benefits

Greenworld Energy – Medium

If you want your big investment in a solar panel to bring you long-term benefits, it is necessary that you conduct consistent solar panel maintenance.  Although you are in luck because you have very little maintenance to worry about when it comes to your solar panel system!

Solar panels are exceptionally easy to maintain because they are made of tempered glass which holds up well even in the toughest weather conditions.  There are just simple procedures like cleaning and checking of parts that you or a hired solar installer can do to make sure that your system is functioning efficiently.

Routine Inspection and Maintenance

If you want your panels to maintain their proper function despite the normal wear and tear, you should conduct a semi-annual inspection.  You can hire a professional solar installer to thoroughly check the important equipment.  Here are useful tips for a maintenance routine and regular … Read More