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July 11, 2023 | Tom Ballard

Here’s a unique way to truly work from anywhere

Cincinnati-based Remote Vans outfits high-end Sprinter Vans for that very purpose.

Two Cincinnati entrepreneurs have taken the remote work craze to a new level, outfitting high-end Mercedes Sprinter vans for those who really want to work from anywhere.

The company is appropriately named Remote Vans and was co-founded two years ago by  Tony Alexander, former General Manager for The Brandery, and Daryn Hillhouse. According to a recent article in Cincy Inno, they conceived the business plan during COVID-19.

There are currently three options available:

  • The #Vanlife series is described as a “versatile, add-as-you-go, gateway van to adventure on road trips” and starts at $125,000;
  • The FridayTM series starts at $152,000 for rear-wheel drive and $158,000 for all-wheel drive; and
  • The OasisTM series, billed as a “fully-loaded, four-season van, with industry-leading power and water systems, hydronic heating system and high-efficiency AC” begins at $182,000 for rear-wheel drive and $188,000 for all-wheel drive.

The company expects to ship about 35 units in 2023 and will ramp up production significantly in 2024 after moving later this year into a larger space that also will allow for expansion. The ultimate goal is to produce 500 remote vehicles annually.


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