We convert cargo vans into adventure vehicles
Sprinter | Transit | ProMaster
Full conversions & help for DIYers
Convert your Sprinter, ProMaster, or Transit van into one of our flagship models for wilderness weekends, easy escapes, or full-time travel.
DIYing your van? Our shop can help. We’ll do the scary stuff, you do the fun stuff!
- One-off installs: windows, vents, heaters, electrical & more
- Hourly project consulting: design, order of operations, parts recs
- Shop local! We sell: wool, batteries, vent fans, windows, Flarespace flares, kits from reputable vendors like Adventure Wagon and RB Components & more
Located in Santa Cruz, CA.
We serve the Bay Area & beyond
Please note: due to high demand, we primarily communicate via email or text to help as many people as possible. Phone calls and shop visits are by appointment only. We look forward to talking with you soon!
What makes us different
Above the standard
Typical RV’s last only a few years before a cabinet handle snaps off or the electrical system stops working.
Our vans are built to last decades, using real wood, excellent components, and home-quality construction methods. We look ten steps ahead and avoid costly repairs because we build it right the first time.
We build homes not warehouses
Some vans are built to store your stuff, like warehouses on wheels.
We build homes on wheels.
Small personal touches turn a vehicle into a home. Our designs are warm and beautiful. Because the most important aspect of the van is ultimately you.
Safety when you need it most
Driving, cooking, and sleeping inside a small space demand safe solutions. We offer only the highest quality components and installation methods when it comes to electrical work, ventilation, and durability.
We value clear communication
We make outfitting your van is exciting and easy from start to finish. We value clear and honest communication with our customers as much as we value the technical precision of a build. Our holistic approach means you feel included in what’s going on every step of the way.
The Levity Local
Sleek and functional while still warm and beautiful, the Local has the essentials you need without the extras you don’t. It’s perfect for:
- The adventure-minded who use their van for outdoor recreation
- Those who want a sleepable travel van on a tighter budget
Removable bed system / Solar electric / Full insulation and ventilation / Waterproof floor / L-track to secure gear / + Add features like kitchen galley, outdoor shower, cabin heat, & more
$45K base price
+ or – features to fit your lifestyle and budget
The Levity Legend
This home-on-wheels makes spontaneous adventuring a breeze. Just pack up your stuff and leave your life behind – while taking all the comforts of home with you.
- Part-time adventurers who value comfort and ease
- Glampers and festival-goers who want to upgrade from a tent to a tiny home
- Full-time travelers whose van is their dream home
Queen bed / Full kitchen / Indoor dining / Outdoor shower / Composting toilet / Cabinets / Solar power / Robust electrical system to power appliances / + Add features like hot water, indoor bathroom, rooftop deck, & more
$95K base price
+ or – features to fit your lifestyle and budget
The Levity Landscape
Bring your unique vision to life with a one-of-a-kind Levity Landscape. We partner with you from start to finish as we synthesize the elements you want into a van that will work. Best suited for:
Those who want to do some of the build themselves, but aren’t true DIYers
Adventurers who want to incorporate kits
- Budget-minded van converters who want to do their build in stages
Often custom / Can be done in installments / Incorporate kits / Unique designs / Do some yourself, outsource the rest to the pros
$20K to $80K+
Due to all the moving parts, every Levity Landscape starts with a paid consult.
You’re kicking a** and building your dream van – but need just a little help with the features beyond your skillset. Or you’re stuck trying to figure out how it will all fit together, and it’s been a few months (or years) – and you need help.
We install one-off features for DIYers and offer hourly consultation to take your project from stress to success.
Windows / Vent fans/ Electrical work / Solar / Cabin & water heaters / Flares / Seats / Swivels / Project consultation & more
Priced per project
Meet Our Team
Founder | Designer | Builder
Jimmy’s love of building and mechanics began decades ago with brake jobs at age 10. He wired his first house at 13 with his dad, then became that high schooler who upgraded everyone’s stereo systems just for fun. Levity Vans was born 4 years ago when he saw his uncle’s empty Transit van and thought: “I could do so many customizations to that thing!” He gains satisfaction by helping people’s travel dreams come true.
Operations | Administration
Bez and Jimmy’s first road trip in a converted ProMaster got her hooked on
After graduating from Santa Cruz High in 2020, Judah Maxwell elected to put college on pause due to COVID-19 and instead offer his 5 years of electrical and construction skills to Levity Vans (yup—he learned to use power tools at 13). Smart, focused, and eager to tackle challenges, Judah’s innovative ideas help solve customers’ problems and make the shop a more fun and creative place to work.
Ben was born and raised in Hungary and later moved around the world (the Caribbean, U.S., Asia, and Australia) studying and gaining work experience. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2019 and began working in sales and construction. As the newest member of the team, he proactively supports Levity Vans’ growth, mission, and values, and maintains positive connections with coworkers, customers, and clients as a top priority.