The Levity Local

The essentials you need without the extras you don’t

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Get an estimate for your customized Local

Once you understand your options, fill out our Conversion Worksheet. We’ll set up a time to talk on the phone to ask and answer any questions so we can give you an accurate price estimate.

Adventure-minded minimal

The essentials you need without the extras you don’t 

With adventure at the forefront of the design, the Levity Local provides an open floor plan with L-track to fit all your toys plus plenty of storage for gear, clothes, and snacks.

Take buddies to the mountain for a ride or climb, cook up some supper on the optional simple kitchen galley or over the fire, then enjoy the night in your super-comfy bed.

Secure your bike, ski, surf, or climbing gear with customizable L-track. Shove jackets, shoes, or snacks into the optional wall pockets. Don’t be afraid to get the waterproof floor dirty. 

Adventure features come standard

  • Removable panel bed system with garage underneath
  • Need more space for toys? Take the bed out for an open floor
  • Customizable L-track to strap down gear
  • 100 ah lithium battery-powered electrical system has you covered
  • 300W solar system lets you stay out longer

It’s the little things…

Simple, minimal, and beautiful 

When trimming features, there’s no need to skimp on the aesthetic appeal of a great design. Because it’s the little things that elevate a van to a place you call home for the night. 

We put the same attention to color, texture, and visual appeal in the Local as we do in our robust builds. While the Levity Local focuses on function, it steers far away from industrial and instead is elegant, simple, and easy.

With a full palette of flooring options and wall colors to choose from—plus wood grains and stains for those adding the optional kitchen galley—even our most minimal van provides the small touches that say: this is home.

The little things come standard

  • Fabric-covered wall panels – hundreds of colors to choose from 
  • Waterproof flooring options including wood grain and geometric designs
  • Wool insulation—high R-value, moisture-wicking, anti-microbe plus better for the environment
  • Integrated, dimmable interior lighting zones

The Levity Local Floorplans

Add a foldaway seat for friends or kids

Folds flush against the wall, leaving space for gear or floor sleeping

Add a kitchen galley for cooking and washing on the road

With refrigeration and cooking options

The Levity Local base model

These base model features come standard and can be customized to your adventure and budget needs. 

Base model price: $45,000 

Features
  • Stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer with our premium insulation and ventilation system
  • Extra ventilated windows improve the view and make sleeping more comfortable
  • Natural wool insulated walls with hundreds of fabric colors and styles to choose from 
  • Waterproof vinyl flooring customized to your style, be it the natural wood look or the more industrial coin-grip mat
  • Removable, two-person panel bed with multi-density memory foam mattress
  • Customizable L-track throughout for safe gear storage
  • 100 ah lithium battery-powered electrical system provides enough power to charge all your devices while away from home
  • 300 W solar system lets you stay out in deep wilderness even longer—park in the sun and stay for days (or weeks, or months….) 
  • Built-in interior dimmable zone lighting lets you read a book at night
Technical specifications

 

  • Fabric-covered wall panels 
  • Vinyl floor 
  • Wool insulation – higher R-value plus better for the environment
  • Removable panel bed in the back with garage underneath – take the panels out to store more gear
  • L-track under beat and overhead
  • 10-speed thermostat-controlled vent fan can be used in all weather 
  • Passenger side vented windows plus one small vented window by the bed 
  • 100 ah lithium battery-powered electrical system 
  • 300 W solar system 
  • Integrated interior zone lighting
Add-ons

These extra features can be added to the Levity Local at additional costs. 

  • Redarc whole vehicle management system—control and monitor everything from your phone 
  • Household plugs to power your devices or appliances using standard outlets, which includes up to a 3000W inverter (additional batteries required)
  • Additional batteries up to 300ah 
  • Kitchen galley
    • With sink, water storage tank and pump, plus one locking cabinet 
    • Optional fridge 
    • Optional microwave or cooktop—must upgrade to a second battery and inverter 
  • Outdoor shower located off the back of the van to rinse off yourself and your gear
  • Webasto cabin heater for snow trips or to stay cozy at altitude 
  • Rixen’s instant hot water and cabin heater 
  • Additional L-track for more options
  • Bellagio foldaway seat to safety take friends or kids with you while maximizing space
  • Scopema or Travois captain’s seat swivels 
  • Mesh wall pockets for fast and easy gear storage 
  • Additional windows for greater visibility and ventilation 
  • Side flares so taller travelers sleep comfortably
  • Insulated window coverings available in custom colors offer privacy and weather protection 
  • Bug screens because nobody likes mosquitoes in their van
  • Rear-mounted spare tire carrier
  • Lightbars and other outdoor lighting options
  • Add a “second story” with a rooftop deck for drinks, lounging, or yoga
  • Side-mounted awning to expand the footprint of your home
  • Additional interior lighting 

These features can not be added to the Levity Local. Looking for something more robust? Check out the Levity Lifestyle which can be trimmed down while still including the features below.

  • Greywater tank
  • Composting toilet 
  • Indoor shower 
  • Cabinets
Subtractions

These features can be removed from the Levity Local and will be subtracted from the total cost of your build.

  • Bed system, to turn your van into a truly blank canvas
  • Solar power system

Because we want you to be safe and comfortable, we don’t offer any additional subtractions from the Local.

 

FAQs

Can I substitute AGM or other deep cycle batteries for the Lithium ones that come standard?  

In our first conversion years ago, we put in two AGM batteries. We carefully monitored our battery levels to ensure they didn’t drain past 50% and were charging optimally. They lasted only six months until they no longer held a usable charge.

The Lithium batteries we install now have a 10-year warranty and can be drained or filled completely with no negative effects. While they are more expensive up front, they pay dividends in longevity and ease of use—plus they are the environmentally-friendly choice. We can’t support replacing and disposing of batteries every year. In the long run, Lithium is six times cheaper than any other battery.

Do I need really need a vent fan and extra vented windows? 

If you plan on ever sleeping in your van, insulation and ventilation are musts both for your personal comfort and safety and also for the life of your van. An uninsulated van is not a comfortable home away from home—it’s a metal box. Think of it as a cold-blooded animal: if ti’s hot outside the inside of your van will be baking, and if it’s cold outside… you get the idea. In order to sleep comfortably and safely, vents and panels are a must. Additionally, condensation from nights in an unventilated or poorly insulated van contributes to rust formation, which will eat away at your vehicle and sadly shorten its life.

Why don’t you install indoor showers? 

Based on our personal experience and those of our customers, we don’t think indoor showers are worth the space. When you’re working with 70 square feet, every square foot needs to have maximum use. You don’t know how many travelers have told us they only use their indoor shower for one thing: storage. 

That’s why we offer truly functional storage options plus provide an outdoor shower off the back of the van. With the magnetic curtain attached to your open rear doors, you have a private shower in the open-aired glory of nature. 

If an indoor shower is essential for your needs, we know there are many other great conversions companies out there who can do that for you. 

I can’t afford a full conversion. What should I do? 

Many of our customers need to convert their adventure vans on a budget. Many decide to DIY portions of their van in order to trim costs. Our DIY shop is designed to help those converting their own vans with the features beyond their skillsets, like cutting out windows or installing electrical systems.

The holy trinity of any construction job is: fast – cheap – high quality. You can have two out of three, but never all three at once. A conversion shop like ours provides quality services at a fast pace—but it will cost you money. If you have a reasonable skill level and access to YouTube, you can DIY your dream conversion and save money—but it will cost you time (plus a potential dip in quality, depending on your skill level). Fast and cheap naturally signifies a drop in quality.

Many DIY customers come to us after they’ve been working on their vans for years and realize they need help. Others devote six months to the project and complete it with great success.

The key: get real with yourself in terms of your priorities. Whenever you’re looking to save costs, prepare to either spend a substantial amount of time on your build or sacrifice quality.

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Get an estimate for your customized Local

Once you understand your options, fill out our Conversion Worksheet. We’ll set up a time to talk on the phone to ask and answer any questions so we can give you an accurate price estimate.

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The Levity Local Checklist

Help us create a customized design and an accurate quote by knowing your options

🍳 Do you want to add a kitchen galley?

  • With a sink and water storage
  • With a fridge
  • With a cooktop

🔋 Do you want extra power features?

  • 200 or 300 ah
  • Household plugs
  • Redarc whole vehicle management system
  • Additional interior lighting
  • Outdoor light bars

🚰 Do you want an outdoor shower?

  • With hot water

❄️ Do you want additional climate features?

  • Cabin heater, with or without hot water
  • More windows
  • Bug screens
  • Insulated and light-blocking window coverings

🚴🏾‍♂️ Do you want additional storage features?

  • Additional L-track
  • Mesh wall pockets
  • Roof rack
  • Spare tire mount

👫 Do you want more seating?

  • Bellagio foldaway seat
  • Captains chair seat swivels 
  • Rooftop deck
  • Outdoor awning

❓What other questions or considerations do you have about your build?

  • We want to hear about them!

How do you decide what’s right for you?

Our three biggest tips as you’re dreaming about your van:

  • Do your research
  • Know what you want
  • Know your budget

This sets you up for success because you’ll know what features you need and which ones you don’t. You’ll end up with a van that works for you and your lifestyle – not anyone else’s. Because that’s what vanlife is all about – freedom to be yourself, travel on your own terms, and enjoy the natural world without the typical hassles of camping or limitations of RVs.

We’ll build a van that works for you.

Once you understand your options and know what you want, fill out our Conversion Worksheet. We’ll set up a time to talk on the phone to ask and answer any questions so we can give you an accurate price estimate. We look forward to hearing about your project!