Hinges...We knew the best way to make the bed useful was to add hinges to the top so we could comfortably access our storage. We didn't want to be lugging the top in and out of the Landy, so having a fold back mechanism was key. We picked up these hinges for £1.50 each which is as cheap as chips and works nicely for our budget.
We measured the bed and cut it into thirds. We then added the hinges and were really chuffed how simple yet effective our design was. Now we could access all of our luggage comfortably without moving anything.
We then bought some plastic boxes which were 3 for £10. We think we can fit around 4/5 boxes under the bed leaving side room to slot in other things like camping chairs, table etc.
We then needed to order some foam for the mattress on top of the bed. This is being cut to size and the cheapest place to buy it by far has been the market. The man gave us some clearance foam which is all we needed. We wanted it to be comfortable enough to sleep on so ordered 4 inch thick foam. We will use an adhesive and stick this on once we have picked it up. This cost for this bundle £25. Total cost of the build so far...£101.