The kitchen unit

The kitchen unit consists of three layers, on top the stove and sink, in the middle the refrigerator and kitchen drawers and below the dirty water tank. I made the choice for a compression refrigerator, because it was not possible to realize sufficient ventilation for an adsorption refrigerator, which can use both 12V and 230V and also has an option for propane. The compression refrigerator is completely dependent on the battery and as long there is sun, my solar panel is sufficient to prevent depletion of the battery when camping in the wild. The kitchen drawers are tailored and before I installed the sink and stove I made a template to be sure that I would not ruin the oak kitchen worktop. 

Dometic refrigerator

With freezer compartment  and seperate settings inside 

I made a mold to be sure that the proportions were ok and that sink and gas burners fitted well.

Sink, tap and gas burners mounted on a 2,7 cm oak kitchen worktop with 5  lacquer layers to prevent warping. With a router I finished the edges.

3 kitchen drawers. It was necessary to install push buttons to lock the drawers otherwise they open at every corner when driving.

The size of the sink and drainage hose forced me to use three different sizes of drawers: 25, 35 en 45 cm. Mounting the drawers is precision work, but gives a lot of satisfaction when succeeded. 

 I am often busy at the kitchen unit, in particular at lunch and dinner. It means that there is a lot of cleaning and that there is need for sponge and cloth. To get rid of a wet sponge and cloth you need a handsome bin, which can be put in the sink during driving. Be aware of that and look for a nice solution. It seems meaningless, but its a great solution


By making a door close to the kitchen unit underneath the bed I have access to the room on top of the propane box, which can be used as storage for washing up items including basin.