For a lot of VW Bus owners home is where the van is. Half of the fun of owning your own bus is creating an interior that reflects who you are. However, you also have to make the minimal amount of square feet you have as functional as possible. Renovations can be stressful but rewarding and the stories that go along with them are sometimes the best part of the journey. Whether you need some inspiration or just want to admire some beautiful VW Bus interiors, here are some of our favorites we’ve come across.
Photo by: @pidivan
Pidi is a VW T4 owned by a couple based in Germany. Its wood ceilings make it feel like a cabin in the woods on wheels. This VW bus interior is bright and airy and complete with a custom built kitchen. If you want to see a step by step of the hard work that went into creating this cozy van check out their Instagram page. They documented their makeover journey thoroughly, including some video tours, and it’s clear the results paid off. Check them out on Instagram at @pidivan.
Photo by: @whoknowswherenext
Hannah and Ollie are a Scottish/Australian couple who started out with VW T5 and now own a T3. This van gives off wanderlust like no other. The color tones and creative interior bring out inspiration just from the picture itself. They made use of every inch they had in their kitchen for the essentials and also made sure they had a dedicated workplace. Their couch conveniently turns into a full bed for sleeping (video on their Instagram). This was their first van that they traveled all around Europe in for 6 months. Follow their old and new travels on their Instagram at @whoknowswherenext and their travel blog whoknowswherenext.com.
Photo by: @susicruzz
@susicruzz built the custom interior in her VW Bus by herself and set off to travel. She decorated in a bright and airy bohemian style that looks like it brings serenity wherever she goes. She documented the hard work that was put into the renovation on her Instagram and Youtube channel.
Photo by: @idasogaard
Ida and Micki spend their weekends traveling in their VW T4 bus named Arnold. The simplicity of the interior of this bus is absolutely perfect for life on the road. They documented their struggles and loves of traveling throughout Europe in Arnold on their Instagram page @idasogaard.
Photo by: @lubamatveeva
This couple owns two VW buses, a T4 and T3. The inside of their bus has so much character and brings their adventurous spirits to life, hence their wonderful quote. Their journey and stories will make you laugh and worry as they document the struggles there can be living in a bus. Follow them on Instagram at @lubamatveeva.
Photo by: @pinepins
This beauty is named Rudi and is a VW T4 bus. From the cool color scheme to the creative little backsplash, the inside gives off some serious 70’s vibes and really makes it seem like a home. You can follow along on Instagram at @pinepins to see how they transformed their bus. They have some really inspiring before and after photos as well as how functional they kept everything, from the fridge to the bed. They slowly redid their bus over time and documented the small steps they took each time to get this amazing result.
Photo by: @greg.mills
This couple lives and travels in their ‘82 VW Westy. Their photos alone make you want to jump in a van and try to capture the moments they have. They kept the inside of their Westy true and simple with some beach and Bohemian vibes that consequently make you want to kick your feet up. It also includes their adorable pup who travels all over with them. You can follow along with their adventures on Instagram at @greg.mills .
Whether you want to keep your bus simple and functional or colorful and creative (maybe even both) there is so much inspiration out there. You can connect with others on BusLifers.com to keep up with VW events or hear other’s stories of life on the road. Contact BusLifers at [email protected] if you’d like your bus to be featured on our next blog of beautiful interiors to show off your hard work. We love to hear stories and see transformations of VW Bus interiors by fellow VW Bus lovers.