If you’ve ever considered building out some sort of adventure vehicle, then you’ve certainly done the math. It can cost a lot of dollars to deck out a Sprinter or similar vehicle as your home base. But it doesn’t have to.
Inspired by finding a way to make surf trips down to Mexico a bit more enjoyable and (in the long term) more affordable, The Baja Box is the story of Austin Smith’s box truck conversion, captured beautifully by filmmaker Tyler Orton.
Starting with a $4,000 box truck, the team ended up building out the inside, adding a roof top deck, lights, solar panels, beds, and a dirt bike rack and did the whole conversion in two weeks – partially while in Mexico. Obviously, Austin’s build is focused on surf trips, but the same principles could easily be applied to mountain biking with a little imagination for bike storage.