Local travel is on the rise, with people all over the world exploring their own country for a change of scenery. For travel-lovers, taking to the road in a camper van can afford the ultimate freedom. Recently, one US-based company converted a van into a stunning home on wheels for one couple chasing such a dream, and they have announced new rentals for others itching to get out and about.

Built into a Mercedes Sprinter 4x4, The Grand Teton was created by Rossmönster Vans, a company comprised of custom woodworkers, engineers and electricians in Longmont, Colorado with a passion for the outdoors. Designed with adventure in mind, the company made it for a couple looking to escape their city apartment and explore the great expanse of the United States for a year. Comfort and functionality were the top priorities for the design for the van, making it usable but homely.

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The interior features solid walnut countertops and other homely touches to make it comfortable on the road © Rossmönster Vans

The van includes a raised queen-sized bed in the rear of the cabin, a custom L-shaped leather dinette seating area with built in storage, a dry flush toilet and indoor shower, cabinets and drawers, a gas cooker, solid walnut countertops and a cosy kitchen area. The interior is decked out with at 23-inch TV, a custom ski rack, ceiling fans and an additional outdoor shower. It has different lighting zones and a solar panel on the roof for off-grid living.

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“One of our favourite aspects of this van is the marriage between modern style and comfort and a rugged rig with complete off-grid capabilities. When designing this van, we wanted the couple to be able to live on the road, but do so in a way that felt comfortable and sustainable long-term,” Rossmönster Vans told Lonely Planet.

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The company recently launched rental vans for people hoping to explore the great outdoors in style © Rossmönster Vans

The company recently launched a line up of rental options which currently includes seven Retro-Mod VWs (all with newly-installed Ford engines) and three Mercedes Sprinters. The rental options start at US$110 a night and come in both manual and automatic, and in a range of styles that will suit travelers from different walks of life and with diverse interests. More information on Rossmönster Vans is available on the official website.

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A Volkswagen Vanagon available to rent through the company © Rossmönster Vans

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