• Boho Camper Vans built the “Houston” camper van on the chassis of a 2008 Ford E-350 XLT Super Duty Extended.
  • The build later became the van that Boho Camper founders Brett Ellenson and David Sodemann took with them to their “Shark Tank” debut.
  • The “Sharks” gave the camper van raving reviews as they climbed into Houston.
  • The tiny home on wheels includes a bed, a kitchen, a multi-use outdoor table, storage units, and an outdoor shower.
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Boho Camper Vans created the “Houston” build on the chassis of a 2008 Ford E-350 and took the van to “Shark Tank” where it garnered rave reviews and an investment from Barbara Corcoran.

The company’s founders Brett Ellenson and David Sodemann decided to apply for the show as a “joke” in May 2019, Sodemann told Business Insider. However, the joke quickly became a serious reality.

“As we were moving through the process, it started getting more serious, and we really started … honing in on [logistics like] if we were to get invested in what that would look like, how much of the company we would be willing to share or share equity with, and ultimately which type of partner we would want,” Sodemann said.

Ellenson and Sodemann — who originally asked for $300,000 in exchange for a 10% stake in the company — walked away from the show with Barbara Corcoran’s offer of $150,000 cash upfront and a $150,000 line of credit for a 10% stake.

Boho Camper Vans projects $800,000 in sales for 2020, and $1.9 million in sales for 2021, Ellenson told the “Sharks”.

Keep scrolling to see the inside of Houston:

Business financial make money capital trading The Ford van cost $15,000 used. Boho Camper Vans charged $29,000 for the final build.

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Boho Camper Van’s Houston.


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Business financial make money capital trading Boho Camper Vans made an effort to make the inside of Houston look like an actual “tiny home,” Ellenson told the “Sharks” during the show.

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Boho Camper Van’s Houston.


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Business financial make money capital trading “I kinda love it, right?” Shark Lori Greiner said as she sat on the camper’s bed after stepping inside for the first time.

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Boho Camper Van’s Houston.


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Business financial make money capital trading The camper van was purchased by a mechanical engineer from Houston, Texas who wanted a weekend warrior.

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Boho Camper Van’s Houston.


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Business financial make money capital trading Houston sits on the chassis of a 2008 Ford E-350 XLT Super Duty Extended.

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Boho Camper Van’s Houston.


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Business financial make money capital trading Using the extended series of the Ford van allowed for more bed and storage space.

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Boho Camper Van’s Houston.


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Business financial make money capital trading The bed is 72 inches by 68 inches.

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Boho Camper Van’s Houston.


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Business financial make money capital trading It’s also topped with a six-inch memory foam mattress.

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Boho Camper Van’s Houston.


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Business financial make money capital trading The camper is powered by a 210-amp-hour battery and two 100-watt solar panels.

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Boho Camper Van’s Houston.


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Business financial make money capital trading There’s also a 1,500-watt inverter onboard.

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Boho Camper Van’s Houston.


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Business financial make money capital trading All of these work in tandem to power the vent fan, sink, outdoor shower, and lights inside the van.

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Boho Camper Van’s Houston.


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Business financial make money capital trading The LED lights are also hooked up to a dimmer.

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Boho Camper Van’s Houston.


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Business financial make money capital trading Houston’s passenger seat can swivel back to face the interior, allowing for another seating option while lounging around in the van.

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Boho Camper Van’s Houston.


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Business financial make money capital trading The interior is lined with wood-stained red cedar paneling.

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Boho Camper Van’s Houston.


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Business financial make money capital trading Houston also has a 48-inch slide-out table that extends out the rear of the van.

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Boho Camper Van’s Houston.


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Business financial make money capital trading The kitchen is topped with a butcher block top and has a sink and storage cabinets.

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Boho Camper Van’s Houston.


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Business financial make money capital trading Water for the sink and outdoor shower is supplied via a 25-gallon water tank.

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Boho Camper Van’s Houston.


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Business financial make money capital trading There’s also a 45-quart cooler.

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Boho Camper Van’s Houston.


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Business financial make money capital trading The curtains are blackout, ensuring privacy and a good night’s sleep.

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Boho Camper Van’s Houston.


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