If you’ve read our blog on converting a rusty old car into something to live in then read on to find out how little it cost.
Buy/borrow/steal tools and wood. I’m joking about stealing but I did want to spend as little as possible, here’s a quick run down of what I used.
Citroen Berlingo 2005 – £600
Fixing the Berlingo in the first 6 months – £500 ish
Tools and materials
Wood saw – £4 B&M
Screwdriver and drill – if you don’t already have these then maybe ask for help with the build?!?!
Screws – Whatever I found in DB’s tool box
2 x 9mm Plywood sheets (1220×2440) – £24 each from B&Q and they cut it to size
2 x 22x50x2400 battens – also from B&Q for £2.99 each
2 x pack of 3 butt hinges – about £4 a pack
Chain – £6
Metal hooks – £1.50 each
The remaining hard materials came from skips around town. If you do this make sure you ask first as it is actually illegal to just take stuff!
2″ memory foam mattress topper – Amazon for £25
Bed linen set – £3 B&M
Ugliest curtains ever made – £1 at a charity shop
Uncovered cushions – 2 for £4 at B&M
15 tog patchwork quilt and super cute bunting- handmade by my wonderful sister – handmadebyheather
Curtain wire kit
Non slip matting
Read how I put it all together here.