FIRST DAYS OF VAN LIFE | Readjusting to Tiny Living

19 juil. 2020
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We’ve moved into our unfinished Sprinter Van Conversion and are slowly readjusting to living in a tiny home. It takes patience to relearn how to (literally) avoid stepping on each other’s toes 😆. A big thank you to our friends at Moon Shade for keeping us cool throughout this heatwave. Shop these simple, portable awnings at and use code EAMONANDBEC for 10% off ►SUBSCRIBE so you never miss a video 💜
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After a long 14 weeks of this VAN LIFE BUILD project, we are officially living in our tiny home on wheels! We head up north to my Aunt and Uncle’s little slice of paradise to escape the heat, enjoy some family time, and take advantage of Ontario nature at it’s best! This week we tackle the project of upgrading our van life security (anyone remember that horrible van life break-in saga in Barcelona?) with some new HEO Safe locks and share our first impressions of this van layout! It's funny how the van layout changes everything... did we nail it? or did we fail it?!
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Products Used in our Van Build:
Portable Awning (use code EAMONANDBEC for 10% off)
HEO Safe Locks from Expedition Upfitter:
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Must-Have Van Life Strainer
Best Van Life Cutting Board
Closet Organizer
Best Van Life Toilet
Water Filter (use code EAMONBEC for $100 off)
Plumbing Tool You Need
Our Fridges *use code EAMONANDBEC*
Induction Stove Top
Black Faucet
Kitchen Sink
Dometic 110L Fridge
Dometic Freezer
Kreg Jig Kit
Wall Panels We Wish We'd Used
Van Bunk Windows
Water Fill Cap
250 ft Wire Cable
Gorilla Tape
Butyl Putty Tape
Electrical Cable Wrap
Puck Lighting
Fuse Block
Milwaukee 18-Piece Tool Set
Get Caught up on this Van Life Build Project:
Building Off-Grid Tiny House During Pandemic
VAN LIFE BUILD: Insulating Off-Grid Tiny House
VAN LIFE BUILD: Framing our Off-Grid Tiny House
VAN LIFE BUILD: Full Bathroom w/ Indoor Shower & Toilet
How Did We Get Here?
Abandoning our Van in Africa
After an incredible 3 years of living, working, and traveling in our self converted Sprinter Van we made the very tough decision to abandon it in Africa to take a rescue flight back to Canada. As it has for all of us this global pandemic has flipped our world upside down. When our Prime Minister announced that he was sending repatriation flights over to Africa to pick up Canadians who were stuck (due to border closures) we consulted with friends and family closest to us and realized that in this time of crisis we should be back in our home country. Halting our dream of driving around the world was a hard pill to swallow which is why we knew we needed a big project to keep our mind + body busy while social distancing back here in Toronto. Enter building an off-grid tiny house on wheels!! This is going to be our 3rd time converting an empty cargo van into a campervan and we are both excited and nervous to take on this project. We want this build to be the ULTIMATE OFF-GRID VAN 🚐
Tour the renovations we've done to our self converted sprinter van:
VAN TOUR after 2 years living in our TINY HOUSE on wheels
What's in Our Camera Bag?
Who are we?
We're Eamon and Bec, a Toronto-based couple who live full-time in our self converted Sprinter Van!! SUBSCRIBE for wanderlust travel, behind the scenes of what it's really like to live in a van, and videos all about the yummy vegan food we make + eat! VAN LIFE COUPLE.
Our goal here is to inspire you to chase after your own dreams however big (or small... tiny homes anyone?) they may be! We hope to create a community of like-minded, positive individuals who will grow to love and support one another on their own journeys.
#vanlife #vanbuild #tinyhouse

  • I don't know if anyone already told you this but your kettle needs to be on a smaller burner. I have an induction cooktop and have found that if you use a small pan on a big burner it will do one of 2 things. A) it won't work at all. it B) it will take forever to cook or boil something. Hope this helps. 👩‍🍳🍳

    boxiebabeboxiebabeIl y a 7 jours
  • Where is your toilet

    aashis gurungaashis gurungIl y a 15 jours
  • Hi, I just started watching you guys. I live in India and no one I know has a van here. That is so sad. Maybe it's not safe here, I would love to live in a Van ❤️.

    Gunjan GirdharGunjan GirdharIl y a 20 jours
  • Have you guys ever had a black van

    Aleayah CardAleayah CardIl y a 24 jours
  • You people are life goals 😍

    Desaire RingDesaire RingIl y a 25 jours
  • I think u need more windows for natural light and to feel more open. You could do tinted for privacy 🤷🏻‍♀️

    Desaire RingDesaire RingIl y a 25 jours
  • nobody- her- *inhales*

    uwuuwuIl y a 25 jours
  • Bec I just want to know where you get all of your swimsuits!!

    Taylor and AmirTaylor and AmirIl y a 27 jours
  • Induction stoves-> pan/pot must be 6" or larger (it's a science thing). Also, pan/pot must have magnetic bottom (another science thing).

    Nunya _Nunya _Il y a 28 jours
  • Was COVID all just a bad dream? No social distancing??? No masks???

    Mandy RavenMandy RavenIl y a mois
  • Find a lot on the lake ... near your relatives home ... focus on the lot more than old home on lot ... can tear down old home and rebuild later.

    Sue HoltSue HoltIl y a mois
  • I think it was great that you warned people about the Sprinters lock system. Please stick with VanLife !

    Daydream About Nice ThingsDaydream About Nice ThingsIl y a mois
  • Where do you go to the bathroom? Or Bath?

    Xx Edits xXXx Edits xXIl y a mois
  • Will you go back and get the other van?

    Denise CarterDenise CarterIl y a mois
  • That cabin sounds amazinghow much would it be to fix it up?and how much for panels on the van?

    Trina MoralesTrina MoralesIl y a mois
  • what's the name of your coffee maker pls ?

    Vanlife In USAVanlife In USAIl y a mois
  • When did we lose the back side to a girls bikini bottom? 😂. (When I was their age our suits looked like we were wearing long pants with a dress! 😂🤪)

    No NameNo NameIl y a mois
  • Love your stove and your convertible bed! And men never read instructions until it’s to late! 😍

    Helen ReidHelen ReidIl y a mois
  • What do you guys use for your WiFi setup in your van?

    Joseph GuerreraJoseph GuerreraIl y a mois
  • Ahhh the Young life, I remember when my wife and I would go out advertising first was a tent, as our family got a little bigger we had a pop up as my kid got older w bought a toyhualer and 3 quads, when our kids did'nt want to travel with us no more, we bought a Class C RV and now we're just old and don't have that pep any more to go out on any adventure, my wife says I'm a growtch and I say she just wants to be with the grand kids and doesn't want to travel anymore, I'm just going to look for a younger partner that wants to go out adventure RV'ING.

    Gabriel UribeGabriel UribeIl y a mois
  • Hey I was wondering if y'all could hook me up with the link to the swinging tool boxes on the back of y'all's van? Btw, y'all are awesome!

    Hannah TannerHannah TannerIl y a mois
  • Do u guys live in the Amazon rainforest?

    Billy ATKINSONBilly ATKINSONIl y a mois
  • Not sure what kind of induction top on your Van,however my is a little older and if the pot or tea cadle is to magnetize and messaure at list 4'' it don't work, just beeps. FYI

    Daniela FurlanDaniela FurlanIl y a mois
  • Just subscribed in hopes that you build from new on a lot because my fiancé and I are starting with an RV renovation to live in and then eventually will be buying land and building from scratch a cabin to live in. So having literally all this on one channel? Yes please. 😂💙

    Miranda PerryMiranda PerryIl y a mois
  • im currently building a van and will head out to travel after the new year! Security was one of my concerns but i will just have locks at the bottom of the doors, because now your window can be smashed and that second lock can be easily unlocked and spoted. But if the window is smashed and the lock is at the bottom its awkward to get there so it gives extra 20 seccons :D I will release van videos how im building it and when im traveling, the ways to earn money and our experiences. If you like traveling videos please subscribe to me so when i release the videos there is people that watch them haha. You been big inspiration and your bed is amazing! I need my tools so i can earn extra while traveling and the way you placed your bead is amazing! And i probably will use similar way. My girlfreind allwasy said she wants a stationary bed, but after speeking to other people they said foldable bed is better because you get more space, but i can allwasy put all the toold under the bed so its really good.!

    2.5VanLife2.5VanLifeIl y a mois
  • Are u both related u look the same

    NZSharemanNZSharemanIl y a mois
  • Not installing the Bumper Guards ??

    PLEASE SUBSCRIBE • 6 years agoPLEASE SUBSCRIBE • 6 years agoIl y a mois
  • Like your Videos - but guys, there is so much commercial, i´ve never ever seen before. Watching (for me) is impossible.

    LebensLangesLernenLebensLangesLernenIl y a mois
  • A fixer upper cabin cottage area - I love it.

    BiancaBiancaIl y a mois
  • 12:02 what hoverboards are they? Can you add a link ?

    J MDJ MDIl y a 2 mois
  • You remind me so much of my daughter and son in law, they told us they were just going off grid camping for a couple weeks then game back married. On their way to Algonquin they stop in Niagra falls and got married at a drive up quoisk never got out of their van.

    Lin LapenseeLin LapenseeIl y a 2 mois
  • where is the bathroom??

    Sophia GolombSophia GolombIl y a 2 mois
  • where did you get your pillows and bed spread at? love them, want them!

    Kristen DaileyKristen DaileyIl y a 2 mois
  • Just found you guys... After years of watching other you tube travelers.. Channel looks fun.. Can't wait to catch up on your videos!

    Rebecca BahamaRebecca BahamaIl y a 2 mois
  • How do you get internet even in places where there’s low to no range for service?

    Olivia schwartzOlivia schwartzIl y a 2 mois

    Brandon w TinerBrandon w TinerIl y a 2 mois
  • You may like it living off grid close to natue...after watching a few of ur vids, I've been thinking the same thing myself

    Kevin SeiterKevin SeiterIl y a 2 mois
  • I SWEAR EVERYONE IS DOING VANLIFE NOW BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS AND I WANT TO BUT MY PARENTS SAY NO! Love you guys stay safe xx 💖❤️💜💙 ps. I watch Kara and Nate and they are now also doing Vanlife

    Talia._Dancer001Talia._Dancer001Il y a 2 mois
  • Am I the only one who thought your mic look like a...

    Plant PerfectPlant PerfectIl y a 2 mois
  • You guys are a beautiful team. Im addicted to your videos. Im suffering with anxiety & depression & you guys give me something to look forward to. Thank you x from Michelle in the UK

    Michelle HopeMichelle HopeIl y a 2 mois
  • Travel the west coast national parks!

    Genevieve IsabelleGenevieve IsabelleIl y a 2 mois
  • love the land Idea... I have a beautiful lot right on the gulf of Mexico in a small fishing village of San Crisanto 45 minutes from Merida Yucatan Mexico. Perfect for a van or home

    Adele AguirreAdele AguirreIl y a 2 mois
  • Cross continental trip to BC?!

    theaaronvtheaaronvIl y a 2 mois
  • Please cut your hair like a boy the boy

    Sisters StyleSisters StyleIl y a 2 mois
  • Love watching the adventures. Can you leave the name of the current place your at on the bottom of the screen while showing the recording please

    jamall winnjamall winnIl y a 2 mois
  • I agree, an island is a bit too isolated. Lots of water around Ontario. Our Eastern Ontario property is bit cheaper than the Muskokas. Rideau Lakes is awesome. Newboro might be an option too.

    Cheryl TrowbridgeCheryl TrowbridgeIl y a 2 mois
  • That bed design is the best !! Love it all girl !! Love all the white ! You make van life look easy and beautiful! I hope to try it soon 💕🌅🌲🌍😍

    Gina MarieGina MarieIl y a 2 mois
  • lol

    SamSamIl y a 2 mois
  • Off the grid cabin , I can see that in between travel times for you two. A fixer upper would be awesome and you can make it your own. Smal wood burning stove for cooking and heating you would be all set winter or summer.

    kittykat Goodekittykat GoodeIl y a 2 mois
  • Are you going to finish the security installs? I'm curious about the slider door locks and safe install.

    Dean HodgsonDean HodgsonIl y a 2 mois
  • Yeiiiiiiiiii! I love to fly!!!

    Amy TamezAmy TamezIl y a 2 mois
  • Do like your buds Trent and Allie, buy land and build a tiny house over time. That would be awesome to see.

    Golda D HarrisGolda D HarrisIl y a 2 mois
  • you should go to Killarney Ontario :) you'd love it

    Lauren stephanieLauren stephanieIl y a 2 mois
  • I just stole that exact same Canada $100 mug from my grandma's cabin 😂♥️

    Kat KKat KIl y a 2 mois
  • Do u have a bathroom in your van?????

    Hayley MurrayHayley MurrayIl y a 2 mois
  • I wonder if becs cheeks hurt from all the smiling ❤️❤️ she’s so adorable

    Kim PerezKim PerezIl y a 2 mois
  • Please be careful cause your pretty people

    Victoria TaylorVictoria TaylorIl y a 2 mois
  • I can’t stop laughing because of the knife that wont stay up at 13:50 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Pilz HutPilz HutIl y a 2 mois
  • Omgosh I love the idea of the off grid place. Ugh idk about yous but that would be a dream

    Vanah LaomaheiVanah LaomaheiIl y a 2 mois
  • I’m watching your security measures for your new Sprinter. It occurs to me to enquirer: what about your windows-?-they seem like easy entry points. Also you permanent ladder could be an invitation to mischief makers.....

    Jane WolfeJane WolfeIl y a 2 mois
  • RTFM is even a t-shirt hahhaa, still not sure if i should laugh or not

    MarkMarkIl y a 2 mois
  • New fan, I’ve binged like 10 episodes tonight. I’d love to sell my house and do this! ✌🏻 Also, what lake is that in Canada? It’s beautiful!

    Kimberly JeanneKimberly JeanneIl y a 2 mois
  • Is van life easy

    Abigail FinnAbigail FinnIl y a 2 mois
  • If you haven’t yet been to any of the territories, give them a try. Most communities in Nunavut aren’t accessible by land in summer but NWT and Yukon are incredible.

    Jennifer McLarenJennifer McLarenIl y a 2 mois
  • What happened to the old van ?

    fradajafradajaIl y a 2 mois
  • I live in Mississauga and I kept on guessing where you lived I assumed you lived in Ontario but when you said you were driving from Toronto I was so happy

    Caitlin DaponteCaitlin DaponteIl y a 2 mois
  • I love this new subscriber

    MotherOf2MotherOf2Il y a 2 mois
  • Hi Guys, it was sad to see the upset the thieves caused. I ended up watching your videos as I was looking for extra security for my sprinter. I have deadlocks fitted to all my doors, they are great in the fact you shut the door and its locked, it doesn't matter if you don't lock with the keyfob the doors are locked. However you need to carry two keys at all times if you get out the van and leave the fob in you are knackered. Well that's what I thought, until I locked the fob in the van. The quarter panel glass pops out in 5 seconds and you are back in the van. I thought that was great? it happened a couple of times Im not a car breaker honestly but each time i was in the van in 5 seconds. I could see the sadness in your eyes its not nice. I put a line of clear silicon around the inside of your quarter panels. Ive done this and the panels definitely don't pop out any more. put some tape about 5mm on the rubber pop round with silicon remove the tape you will have a neet line and a safe van. I hope this helps a friend from over the pond UK

    Kevin MoxhamKevin MoxhamIl y a 2 mois
  • Bec you have got to update you closet tour! Im over here trying really hard to see them logos ahah

    Anelisa NicholsAnelisa NicholsIl y a 2 mois
  • I didn’t realize you were canadian plus in Toronto

    MacLaren StevensonMacLaren StevensonIl y a 2 mois
  • Cottages in Ontario are the best! My extended family has cottages on the same lake on the Rideau canal, closer to Kingston. We love going up there and being with family, doing water sports ,and just taking a load off in the calm and quiet! Covid changed our plans for sure, since we can’t travel from US to Canada to get to the island!

    SmilingKellySmilingKellyIl y a 2 mois
  • are you leaving the inside back doors lookin like that as it dont look to good......just saying.

    Dodgy DogzDodgy DogzIl y a 2 mois
  • You all and your family's are inspirational. I hope my kid's can continue to be patient, loving and live life and as freely as possible. Mwah!

    Kuh' TareruhKuh' TareruhIl y a 2 mois
  • What was the deodorant he was using?

    Kuh' TareruhKuh' TareruhIl y a 2 mois
  • #cityhall

    TheLostfoundationTheLostfoundationIl y a 2 mois
  • I love Bec’s chill vibe in this video. I bet it feels good to have that stress of the build gone 🙏🏻 looks great guys!

    MarcelaMarcelaIl y a 2 mois
  • yay the AeroPress :)

    Jas DhandaJas DhandaIl y a 2 mois
  • You guys are perfect for each other. Wow, Bec, serious skills on the one wheeler.

    Taryn LTaryn LIl y a 2 mois
  • 4:49 does anyone know this song? Sounds awesome! And that engaging one. I hope they're a happy couple!!

    Branddrans nothingbuthandsBranddrans nothingbuthandsIl y a 2 mois
  • How much money do you have😂

    saugypotatoessaugypotatoesIl y a 2 mois
  • Travel out west and go hiking in Alberta / BC!

    Alexandria TownAlexandria TownIl y a 2 mois
  • Your joyous gestures make me happy. So I have subscribed your channel.

    Kaushik RoyKaushik RoyIl y a 2 mois
  • I've been in my Mercedes sprinter for 7 years, don't regret it at all, wish I'd done it sooner, if any regret at all! Good luck with it! 🥂To nomads everywhere!

    matt the wanderermatt the wandererIl y a 2 mois
  • Hilarious and so cute

    Rachel MarylaniRachel MarylaniIl y a 2 mois
  • Love you guys and your great job ,so pretty and keep up your jokes, so funny.

    mildred lackeymildred lackeyIl y a 2 mois
  • Loooove that pretty pink duvet...where did you get it??

    Jennifer BrownJennifer BrownIl y a 2 mois
  • A fixer upper is a great idea

    Shane SmithShane SmithIl y a 2 mois
  • Definitely love the off grid cottage, use in the winter & rent out B&B for the summer

    sam Gouldsam GouldIl y a 2 mois
  • Too isolated dot-dot-dot Paradise! You have to do it you both got to do it!!! That would be perfect. You would still have your home on Wheels to travel what kind of dream is that everything!!!

    Lorah SmithLorah SmithIl y a 2 mois
  • I thought you guys already bought land. At least you made me think that in a previous video a couple months ago.

    Jordan HendricksonJordan HendricksonIl y a 2 mois
  • when did yall get married?? Omg. Maybe marriage and babies isss it. aww im so happy for you. The van is incedible I'm looking to do a build one day, so ya'll always inspire me more and more! Bec youre so lovely, your chemistry is goals

    Venus DVenus DIl y a 2 mois
  • what? a home base tiny house? are really going settle down? retire from all traveling? no more great adventures and beautiful road trips,? it 'd be totally boring to see you building or moving in to a tiny house. or are you also quit your youtube channel? Don't let fear for a epidemic holding you back, GO and let us show your world of adventures all the epic places, the different beaches, and al the beautiful people and new friends while you are on the move!! All the building of your sprinter van was not a bad footage, but i enjoyed your trip adventures so much more, and there is sooooo much more to explore go, go go start in Canada go to Alaska take the boat to Russia, that is the footage we like to see. you're so a lovely couple to watch

    Rob T5Rob T5Il y a 2 mois
  • the amount of commercials on this makes it nearly unwatchable, otherwise good content and yall are too cute.

    Robin moteRobin moteIl y a 2 mois
  • Go to the Pacific Northwest

    14 Preston14 PrestonIl y a 2 mois
  • I think van life is for you but a little vacation cottage is nice

    Jessica MunozJessica MunozIl y a 2 mois
  • I love your new van 👁💧👄💧👁

    Aesthetics Yt RobloxAesthetics Yt RobloxIl y a 2 mois
  • Where is your blender?

    C BoydC BoydIl y a 2 mois
  • Bec!! I NEED to know where the soft pink top is from please! Also, love your videos - someday I'll have a van of my own 😄 Lots of love from Denmark! 🇩🇰

    Julie BankJulie BankIl y a 2 mois
  • omg i love how your whole family just gets along!!

    jdmmijdmmiIl y a 2 mois
  • I’ve flown over Smiths Falls so many times with my Dad. It was so lovely to see it again. Such a beautiful part of Ontario.

    Natalie QuintonNatalie QuintonIl y a 2 mois