Ep.3 – Custom Van Conversion Wizards: From Jumping Out of Planes to Van Conversions

Ep.3 with custom van conversion specialists, Built for Advanture, is now live!

Have you ever jumped out of an aeroplane at 14,000 feet? 

Imagine doing it 2,500 times!

That’s exactly what Jesse Jeffrey did before he switched to the relative safety of doing custom van conversions in Torquay. 

After living in Melbourne for 15 years, Jesse and his partner Sam made a big lifestyle change.

The duo upped sticks and moved down the coast to Torquay with their 2-year-old son in tow! 

Jesse became a skydiving instructor in Torquay while Sam continued working in the city.

Living and working on the Surf Coast with easy access to the Great Ocean Road, yep, this was their dream! 

Sam & Jesse - the founders of custom van conversion specilaists, Built For Advanture
Sam (left) & Jesse (right) – the founders of custom van conversion specilaists, Built For Advanture.

Custom Van Conversions on the Surf Coast

After moving to Torquay, a six month trip around Australia in a self-made camper van was enough to convince Jesse & Sam that van life was their thing. 

Trips to the US and Europe visiting family and friends also solidified the idea of adventure.

And after getting so many questions about the first van they built, it was time to ‘hang their shingle’ and do custom van conversions for clients.

15 years as a cabinet maker and carpenter made it a no brainer for Jesse to start converting vans full time for clients.

And Sam’s time as an office worker gave them the necessary tech and admin skills.

Built for Advanture was born! 

Ep.3 Now Live

We’re so excited to bring you Ep.3 of the Surf Coast Creatives podcast with your hosts Ben & Jess.

Hear how Jesse & Sam made the leap from hobbyists to a busy business.

Let us know what you think and be sure to subscribe to the podcast too.

P.S. Head on over to Jesse & Sam’s website at Built For Advanture to check out some of their fine work. A transcript of the episode is available here too along with chapter markers and relevant links.

Ben Hucker is the founder and host of the Surf Coast Creatives podcast. He’s a former financial markets guy who packed in the city and moved to the Surf Coast in Victoria. Tune in for a weekly episode of the Surf Coast Creatives podcast. Each episode is packed full of hints and tips on creativity, health, business, mindset and a good dose of inspiration with creatives entrepreneurs on the Surf Coast.

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