GET THE RIGHT VAN

GET THE RIGHT VAN

First things first. You need the right van, VanLab's flat pack conversion kits are designed to make the build process super simple and enjoyable. Our off-the-shelf kit sets are designed to fit New Zealand's most popular vans. Check out the current list of available vans here.

First things first. You need the right van, VanLab's flat pack conversion kits are designed to make the build process super simple and enjoyable. Our off-the-shelf kit sets are designed to fit New Zealand's most popular vans. Check out the current list of available vans here.

The woodwork panels are made from sustainable New Zealand plywood that can be finished to your requirements. The panels are custom designed to fit precisely like a jigsaw within the framework. The step-by-step kit is fast and easy to build, even for novices.

All tools, instructions, wood panels, hinges, screws, door magnets and hatches are provided with the kit.

The woodwork panels are made from sustainable New Zealand plywood that can be finished to your requirements. The panels are custom designed to fit precisely like a jigsaw within the framework. The step-by-step kit is fast and easy to build, even for novices.

All tools, instructions, wood panels, hinges, screws, door magnets and hatches are provided with the kit.

ASSEMBLE THE WOODWORK

ASSEMBLE THE WOODWORK

INSTALL ALL COMPONENTS

INSTALL ALL COMPONENTS

Once the woodwork is in you can fit up the other components, We provide everything from squabs, curtains, self-contained plumbing, wiring looms, leisure battery, lighting, toilet and bins.

All parts are designed to be plug-and-play, so just tell us what you'd like!

You can configure your van here

Once the woodwork is in you can fit up the other components, We provide everything from squabs, curtains, self-contained plumbing, wiring looms, leisure battery, lighting, toilet and bins.

All parts are designed to be plug-and-play, so just tell us what you'd like!

You can configure your van here

THE BUILD

THE BUILD

THE DESIGN

MAXIMISING SPACE & FUNCTIONALITY

The VanLab Kit has been thoughtfully designed to maximise space and functionality. This layout is unlike any other kit currently available in New Zealand. The VanLab kit has a LOT of storage for all your items (930L in the Nissan Caravan model!) So there's no need to move things around to get what you need.

All the utilities (battery, fuse boards, wiring, fresh/grey water storage, bin, fridge etc.) have dedicated locations which can be easily accessed when required. The toilet is stowed under the rear bench. It cannot be seen during the day but us easily accessible with the bed down and can be removed from the van effortlessly. 

The bench heights have been specifically designed to provide an ergonomic kitchen layout which is equally comfortable sitting inside or standing outside. 

Take our virtual tour to learn about our kit's versatility.

THE DESIGN

MAXIMISING SPACE & FUNCTIONALITY

The VanLab Kit has been thoughtfully designed to maximise space and functionality. This layout is unlike any other kit currently available in New Zealand. The VanLab kit has a LOT of storage for all your items (930L in the Nissan Caravan model!) So there's no need to move things around to get what you need.

All the utilities (battery, fuse boards, wiring, fresh/grey water storage, bin, fridge etc.) have dedicated locations which can be easily accessed when required. The toilet is stowed under the rear bench. It cannot be seen during the day but us easily accessible with the bed down and can be removed from the van effortlessly. 

The bench heights have been specifically designed to provide an ergonomic kitchen layout which is equally comfortable sitting inside or standing outside. 

Take our virtual tour to learn about our kit's versatility.

SELF CONTAINED LIVING

Every VanLab kit is designed to be hold everything you need for self-containment, cleverly tucked away in a dedicated location.

VanLab Self Containment Kits are guaranteed to pass any checks so you're ready to freedom camp and explore the best of NZ van life.

MULTI-PURPOSE BED

The VanLab kit features a full-sized double bed which takes just 30 seconds to convert to or from a bed to a living room without having to go outside. Just lift the table and drop it into place. 

The mattress is made up of three horizontal foam squabs that can't slip around during the night. The result is a super comfy bed at night, and a living room with the best of views during the day.

INSIDE/OUTSIDE KITCHEN

The kitchen is at the rear of the van. It features a unique horseshoe shaped kitchen that maximises both the worktop area and storage facilities. The ergonomic precision of the bench heights and cupboards allow you to cook comfortably from both sides.

The worktop also features a hatch, so you can access the bin while preparing food inside.

EASY STORAGE

Designed to allow access what you need when you need it. Like having breakfast in bed...

SELF CONTAINED LIVING

Every VanLab kit is designed to be hold everything you need for self-containment, cleverly tucked away in a dedicated location.

VanLab Self Containment Kits are guaranteed to pass any checks so you're ready to freedom camp and explore the best of NZ van life.

MULTI-PURPOSE BED

The VanLab kit features a full-sized double bed which takes just 30 seconds to convert to or from a bed to a living room without having to go outside. Just lift the table and drop it into place. 

The mattress is made up of three horizontal foam squabs that can't slip around during the night. The result is a super comfy bed at night, and a living room with the best of views during the day.

INSIDE/OUTSIDE KITCHEN

The kitchen is at the rear of the van. It features a unique horseshoe shaped kitchen that maximises both the worktop area and storage facilities. The ergonomic precision of the bench heights and cupboards allow you to cook comfortably from both sides.

The worktop also features a hatch, so you can access the bin while preparing food inside.

EASY STORAGE

Designed to allow access what you need when you need it. Like having breakfast in bed...

VanLab provide kits for the most popular New Zealand Vans*:

  • Toyota Hiace 5th Gen LWB (2004-2019)
  • Toyota Hiace 5th Gen Commuter (2004–2019) Coming Soon
  • Toyota Hiace 4th Gen LWB (1989-2004)
  • Toyota Hiace 4th Gen SWB (1989–2004)
  • Toyota Hiace 4th Gen Jumbo (1989–2004) Coming Soon
  • Nissan Caravan NV350 E26 Low Roof (2012-Present)
  • Nissan Caravan E25 Low Roof (2001-2012)
  • Nissan Caravan E25 High Roof (2001-2012)
  • Nissan NV200 (2010 – Present) Coming Soon
  • Nissan Elgrand E50 (1997-2002)
  • Nissan Elgrand E50 (2002-2010)
  • Mitsubishi L300 SWB (1999 – 2011)
  • Contact us if you are looking for something different. We can design to order.

THE MOST IMPORTANT & EXPENSIVE PART OF YOUR CAMPERVAN IS THE VAN

Typically, already converted vans have high kms and a poor service history due to their short term ownership. To minimise any surprise servicing and mechanical costs eating your travel budget, we suggest you buy a regularly serviced van from a dealership, who will offer a 3-month warranty by law. If buying privately a pre-purchase inspection is a good idea.

VanLab provide kits for the most popular New Zealand Vans*:

  • Toyota Hiace 5th Gen LWB (2004-2019)
  • Toyota Hiace 5th Gen Commuter (2004–2019) Coming Soon
  • Toyota Hiace 4th Gen LWB (1989-2004)
  • Toyota Hiace 4th Gen SWB (1989–2004)
  • Toyota Hiace 4th Gen Jumbo (1989–2004) Coming Soon
  • Nissan Caravan NV350 E26 Low Roof (2012-Present)
  • Nissan Caravan E25 Low Roof (2001-2012)
  • Nissan Caravan E25 High Roof (2001-2012)
  • Nissan NV200 (2010 – Present) Coming Soon
  • Nissan Elgrand E50 (1997-2002)
  • Nissan Elgrand E50 (2002-2010)
  • Mitsubishi L300 SWB (1999 – 2011)
  • Contact us if you are looking for something different. We can design to order.

THE MOST IMPORTANT & EXPENSIVE PART OF YOUR CAMPERVAN IS THE VAN

Typically, already converted vans have high kms and a poor service history due to their short term ownership. To minimise any surprise servicing and mechanical costs eating your travel budget, we suggest you buy a regularly serviced van from a dealership, who will offer a 3-month warranty by law. If buying privately a pre-purchase inspection is a good idea.

THE VANS

THE VANS

NEW ZEALAND SCENERY BY

NEW ZEALAND SCENERY BY