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The Levity Local

The essentials you need without the extras you don’t

Everything you need, nothing you don’t 

With adventure at the forefront of the design, the Levity Local provides a high-quality build at half the price of other models. 

Take buddies to the mountain for a ride or climb, 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.

highlights

  • Sleepable adventure van with environmentally friendly wool insulation, vent fan, window, and removeable bed system
  • Simple, integrated Goal Zero power system runs the essentials and saves your budget for other features
  • Prep impressive meals at your sleek metal kitchen galley with large capacity fridge and deep sink
  • Optional additional foldaway seating lets you take kids or friends with you
  • Upgrade your Local with additional cabinetry, more electrical, hot water, and/or cabin heat for extended travel
The Levity Local base model

PLEASE NOTE: Our Levity Local is now better than ever! We’re changing the design to include more interior features – like a kitchen, fridge, etc – with a lighter electrical system. Full updates to this page coming soon. Contact us for all the details.

Base model price: $60,000

Features
  • Stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer with our premium wool 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 
  • Heavy duty, waterproof coinmat flooring protects your van and your gear from the elements 
  • Removable, two-person panel bed with multi-density memory foam mattress
  • Customizable L-track throughout for safe gear storage
  • Goal zero power system, enough to run a fridge and power your devices 
  • Simple metal kitchen galley with fridge and countertop 
  • Room temp water system with deep, usable sink and rear outdoor shower
  • Built-in interior dimmable zone lighting lets you hang out after-hours 
Technical specifications

 

  • Fabric-covered wall panels 
  • Coinmat
  • 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 bed for bike or other gear storage 
  • 10-speed thermostat-controlled vent fan can be used in all weather 
  • Passenger side vented windows plus one small vented window by the bed 
  • Goal Zero Yeti power system 
  • Integrated interior zone lighting
  • Isotherm fridge 
  • Metal kitchen galley with butcher block counter-top and large storage cabinet 
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 Legend which can be trimmed down while still including the features below.

  • Greywater tank
  • Composting toilet  
  • 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

What’s the difference between the Levity Local, Legend, and Landscape? 

The Levity Local and Levity Legend are our two flagship models, custom-designed by our engineers to maximize space while offering top quality. 

Both the Local and Legend contain the same top quality components inside like a lithium battery bank, solar power, wool insulation covered with hand-crafted fabric panels, and trendy custom flooring options. The biggest difference between the two is the more functional Local doesn’t contain cabinetry – it’s more minimalist design is best for adventurers who want to stuff gear in pockets or strap larger items to the L-track on the walls. 

The layout and cabinets of the Levity Legend mimic those in a land-based home and kitchen, and provide maximum storage for living – pantry items, clothes, gear, and other essentials for extended travel. 

The Levity Lanscape is our custom van – different every time based on the owners needs and desires.  

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 it’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.