Starting to Look Like a TINY HOUSE (van life build)

24 mai 2020
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Building an Off-Grid Tiny House on Wheels 🚐 | This Van is Finally Starting to Look Like Home!
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After a long 30 days of this Sprinter Van Conversion project we are FINALLY moving on from what we like to call "Phase 1" which is all about laying the foundations of the tiny home. So, with electrical wiring, strapping, insulation and sound deadening behind us we are ready to move onto the esthetic stage of the van life build. This week the goal is to get all walls and ceiling panels up AND to lay our floor. Can we do it all in just a few short days?!?
Our music:
Big thanks to Expedition Upfitter for partnering with us on this van life build. We've just installed the electric floor heater + mounted the diesel heater we got from them. More to come on all items in future videos. Check them out here:
Products Used in our Van Build Thus Far:
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
Wire Crimper Tool
Zip Ties
Milwaukee 18-Piece Tool Set
How Did We Get Here?
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
OVERLANDING AFRICA IN OUR SPRINTER VAN has been the adventure we’ve always hoped it would be but it’s hard to predict what happens next. We are hopeful that we can return to Trinity in a few months time and pick up on our world adventure.
Want updates in between videos?
What's in Our Camera Bag?
For a blog post on our camera gear click here:
Secret Weapon to our Steady Shots
The Lens that Does it All
Main Camera
How We Shoot a Timelapse
Our Flying Camera
Starting a Vlog? BEST CAMERA!
Favourite Vlogging Accessory
Camera Backpack
Catch up on our latest adventures:
Building Off-Grid Tiny House During Pandemic
Designing Tiny House After 3 Years of Van Life
Abandoning our Van in Africa
Van Life in Africa During Pandemic
3 People Living in a Van in Africa
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

  • Can anyone relate to the genuine happy tears of receiving a new house plant?!?!

    Eamon & BecEamon & BecIl y a 5 mois
    • Yesss the pure joy in receiving plants. I totally understood the ugly cry that was coming on lol

      Carmen .Lita. BrewCarmen .Lita. BrewIl y a mois
    • I love have plants in the house a little green makes it so pretty! You guys rock!! Did you name her yet! I am watch these and then all the one from years ago to catch up so binge watching this week

      Carla NorrisCarla NorrisIl y a 2 mois
    • Which van model is this? And where/how do you guys go about acquiring one? Thanks:)

      Peter SaikiPeter SaikiIl y a 4 mois
    • I genuinely loveeee you guysss :')

      Tiffany SantaTiffany SantaIl y a 4 mois
    • IM SO LATE

      Dhananjay VatsDhananjay VatsIl y a 4 mois
  • What's the product that Bec is using to cover the imperfections and nails?

    Vegan from VenusVegan from VenusIl y a 19 jours
  • Where did you get the tounge and groove wallboard in Canada?

    Terry AllisonTerry AllisonIl y a mois
  • Just found you guys ! Awesome start to the build !

    Daydream About Nice ThingsDaydream About Nice ThingsIl y a mois
  • I love seeing all the improvements and feeling proud of your work. It so amazing learn with you and celebrate your achievements.

    Lara LoveroLara LoveroIl y a mois
  • It’s 1215a I’m on my third video. I’m obsessed with you guys and I absolutely love Bob!! 😩🥰✨

    Carmen .Lita. BrewCarmen .Lita. BrewIl y a mois
  • Bob’s so great. I think he enjoys the van build just as much as Eamom! It’s playing with all the fun toys and building stuff. One day far in the future, you’re going to be so thankful you have these memories & vlogs.

    Kat FranKat FranIl y a mois
  • I cannot believe how positive I feel after watching these videos. You guys are the best. I miss having my road trip buddy with me, because there is no better feeling. One day. Thank for the videos !

    Coco ChanelCoco ChanelIl y a mois
  • Why Iveco sucks ? 😆

    Vanlife GalaVanlife GalaIl y a 2 mois
  • I love Eamons pink socks 😂😂

    Jennifer RodriguezJennifer RodriguezIl y a 2 mois
  • I didnt realize that this shot over toronto was of the Sugar factory and a good chunk of downtown t-dot, and queen's quay!! love it! spent too much time downt there already!! #SUGARBEACH

    Tristam CrunkhornTristam CrunkhornIl y a 2 mois
  • What kind of van is this?

    Pilz HutPilz HutIl y a 2 mois
  • Without Bob this channel would be nothing. 🤣 #BobRocks

    Matt VenessMatt VenessIl y a 2 mois
  • Hi Bob, love that Home Depot is open!! The can is looking awesome! New subscriber I love you guys I love spirit!

    Carla NorrisCarla NorrisIl y a 2 mois
  • Just started watching u guys it's been few weeks and just love your videos from INDIA

    hostal boy Azimhostal boy AzimIl y a 2 mois
  • Just came across your channel and have been binge watching your videos. You guys are awesome and Bob is a top guy too!

    JamieJamieIl y a 2 mois
  • Hi Eamon + Bec! Huge fan of you both, your energy and vibrance for life is radiant :) My partner and I are also from Canada (Kelowna!) just about to purchase our 170 sprinter and we're starting to plan out items we want for our future full-time home! Question for you - for Canadian winters, do you think just heated floors would be enough to keep the van warm (we are doing a partition), or would you recommend heated floors AND a heater? Thanks so much, and keep being awesome

    Sara VisSara VisIl y a 2 mois
  • you could call your van Quinn (because she was built in quarantine)

    Alex Carla MusicAlex Carla MusicIl y a 2 mois
  • *18 degrees* Uk: oooo nice US: ITS SO COLD

    Jackson GillJackson GillIl y a 2 mois
  • We need more videos with bob for sure

    Mixhelle209Mixhelle209Il y a 3 mois
  • Bob and Eamon are so cute

    MysticOCEMysticOCEIl y a 3 mois
  • Eamon does Bec know you gave her your Bubly after you took a big swig? Extra one for you, nice redirect to the work boots.

    R Gerald MillerR Gerald MillerIl y a 3 mois
  • Have I missed what is happening it Trinity?

    SarahU2000SarahU2000Il y a 3 mois
  • Crying at when Eamon said “I farted in here” 😂😂😂

    Eloise BirdEloise BirdIl y a 3 mois
  • Waste of time watching this video. Ok, we see you did the work, but what was being done certainly was not clear or instructional.

    Mehrdad DalamieMehrdad DalamieIl y a 3 mois
  • Use a paint tray. Like come on its not that hard pls

    Tate WilliamsTate WilliamsIl y a 3 mois
  • Wowza. I’m catching up. You are very lucky to have Bob with you on this project!

    Pamela MagiePamela MagieIl y a 3 mois
  • Loving this dudes !!!!! I start my catch up marathon right here 👍🏻

    -William Robertson--William Robertson-Il y a 3 mois
  • Bec, I was hoping you could tell me what you used to fill in the "imperfections"? It was that orange, blue and white tube around the 14:10 mark of the video! :) I am about to put my walls up and would love this!

    Caroline DianneCaroline DianneIl y a 3 mois
  • Hey Eamon! We love all your channel and have been watching you guys for a couple of years and are wondering if you could help us. We are trying to instal the Espar D2 Diesel heater and have run into a complication. Have you ever had to install an auxiliary fuel tap yourself? Our sprinter did not come with a KL1 aux fuel tap and it seems like we may have to drop our fuel tank to install one ourselves. This seems incredibly daunting so thought we would ask if you have done it this way before. Any advice would be great! Thank you :)

    Sarah HaleySarah HaleyIl y a 3 mois
  • Name it crona Plz

    Alex HAlex HIl y a 3 mois
  • Bob is the best!

    Krista ParksKrista ParksIl y a 3 mois
  • Peace, love and light! I have a question about the tiny home contest and ive been trying to find a contact email for you both. If you could please please get back to me with your contact info that would be greatly appreciated. Much love to you both peace

    720 Blends720 BlendsIl y a 3 mois
  • I love that that you continue days of work in one vid! There’s so many that string out 10mins of work over 5 episodes. Love what you’re doing.

    Tassie TTassie TIl y a 3 mois
  • Thanks for another great vid! :)

    Nis 3rNis 3rIl y a 3 mois
  • Is there a reason you call your dad Bob? I'm just curious! (I guess in eastern culture, we should always call them mom and dad. if not, they will slap me lol)

    SweetlifelunaSweetlifelunaIl y a 3 mois
  • No one.. Eamon: ALEXA?!!!!!!

    Eden JamesEden JamesIl y a 3 mois
  • Hi ! I am really trying to wrap my head around the electrical for my van build. What did you guys use? Do you have links? Just getting a bit overwhelmed since I am working on it mainly on my own.

    Travels of Sarah FayTravels of Sarah FayIl y a 3 mois
  • We love you Bob ♥️💖💞❤️

    Vegan from VenusVegan from VenusIl y a 3 mois
  • The boards are probably warping because they should be left flat on the ground. Not resting on a container lol just a tip for the future

    The1stLegendThe1stLegendIl y a 3 mois
  • 22:07 WHERE'S BOB?!

    Stephanie O'BrienStephanie O'BrienIl y a 4 mois
    • 23:25 HE'S BACK!!

      Stephanie O'BrienStephanie O'BrienIl y a 4 mois
  • 👍🏻👍🏻 💖💖💖💖💖 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    Rinny DaleRinny DaleIl y a 4 mois
  • I would seriously like to watch “A Day in the Life of Bob.”

    Sadie BowmanSadie BowmanIl y a 4 mois
  • A small request if maybe you guys can put up a track list , love the songs in almost all the videos

    A PA PIl y a 4 mois
  • The Omaze thingy is only for US citizens :(

    Cat GlogowskiCat GlogowskiIl y a 4 mois

    ValladaresValladaresIl y a 4 mois
  • What was that heater called?

    keston moorekeston mooreIl y a 4 mois
  • Her reaction to the plant 👩‍🍳 she’s perfect.

    Danielle MitchellDanielle MitchellIl y a 4 mois
  • So hes not noticed enough.

    Jeff CrisafulliJeff CrisafulliIl y a 4 mois
  • Im sure hes doin the best he can amd fast.

    Jeff CrisafulliJeff CrisafulliIl y a 4 mois
  • Guys did you use spray insulation what brand was it I was looking at something called lycene insulation spray foam

    Tara DeanTara DeanIl y a 4 mois
  • I really like them bubblies.

    Victor ChambersVictor ChambersIl y a 4 mois
  • I lowkey want yall to hangout with jess and gabriel conte!🥺

    Emily ElizabethEmily ElizabethIl y a 4 mois
  • Love watching your van build. You guys look like your having so much fun. Yes Bec, I give you much props for the work you do. Keep it up.

    Kraig GreenlyKraig GreenlyIl y a 4 mois
  • I love bob in these videos!!!

    Janice HernandezJanice HernandezIl y a 4 mois
  • Must know more about 12V in floor heating system. Great idea. Great job.

    Cheryl TrowbridgeCheryl TrowbridgeIl y a 4 mois
  • I have a question: how do y’all make money on the van??

    That basic GirlThat basic GirlIl y a 4 mois
  • Nobody: Bec: and I SANDED and PAINTED

    Brown JonesBrown JonesIl y a 4 mois
  • Great job guys, its really coming along.

    Davina NoakesDavina NoakesIl y a 4 mois
  • You guys are awesome!!! Keep up the great work!

    Don SemanaDon SemanaIl y a 4 mois
  • Bob's a great guy reminds me of my step dad couldnt ask for a better Dad. I'm sure they feel similar.

    SyrathSyrathIl y a 4 mois
  • Bec, you have a tell

    pjdave66pjdave66Il y a 4 mois
  • Just got your Chaiwala Chai.Very yummy Thank You.

    Kathy SparlinKathy SparlinIl y a 4 mois
  • You most be a big fan of Milwaukee. Tools would you recommend them

    Kevin GironKevin GironIl y a 4 mois
  • What's wrong with Iveco?

    Arjay MartinArjay MartinIl y a 4 mois
  • Iveco sucks! 😂🤣😂 I happen to disagree since I'm planning to convert the exact same van as Max, but I love the little jabs you throw at each other. 😁 Love the build up to now, btw! 👍🏼😉

    Jens GraikowskiJens GraikowskiIl y a 4 mois
  • I love these videos so much. It really makes me feel I can achieve my dream of van life.

    Melaina DeanMelaina DeanIl y a 4 mois
  • Wow, everyone got a heart but me. Max gives me hearts.

    Minou tvMinou tvIl y a 4 mois
  • Can you make some extra space for bob.. love your videos.. is the heater big enough for your van looks small to me

    rory hayesrory hayesIl y a 4 mois
  • Its really incredible how you guys can do all that!!! Seriously major kudos!!

    somethinggoodsomethinggoodIl y a 4 mois
  • Good job bec. Good job eamon. Great job Bob : )

    somethinggoodsomethinggoodIl y a 4 mois
  • Bobs such a cooldad.

    somethinggoodsomethinggoodIl y a 4 mois
  • The Omaze contest says it's for US residents only.... "Eligible Countries: You must be a US resident (Alaska and Hawaii excluded)."

    Jamie AzaleaJamie AzaleaIl y a 4 mois
    • Next time could you say that in the video so that non-us residents don't try to enter? From a fellow Canadian

      Jamie AzaleaJamie AzaleaIl y a 4 mois
  • No offense but Bec can you cut out that weird dark voice? When you get excited you know. No offense, seriously.

    Gapt_AWAGapt_AWAIl y a 4 mois
  • Buffalo tacos...SlAp

    Mason ManleyMason ManleyIl y a 4 mois
  • So I can’t be the only one who saw the ring at 1:57 right? I also can’t be the only one who didn’t know this right???

    Noah BlackNoah BlackIl y a 4 mois
  • Who else is patiently waiting for the next vid here :^)

    Hilari The BambeeHilari The BambeeIl y a 4 mois
  • It's hard to believe bob &eamon are related

    rockintheraerockintheraeIl y a 4 mois
  • Hi Guys! Does adding all the wood work causing an increase of squeaks and noises while driving? Or does it help by drowning out the road and tyre noise?

    Michael RyanMichael RyanIl y a 4 mois
  • So, are going to keep Trinity overseas for good, and keep this van in Canada?

    iNicksteriNicksterIl y a 4 mois
  • I'm sad I can't win the van living in the UK... I will have to keep living though you guys!

    Courtney -Courtney -Il y a 4 mois
  • hey guys, what abt your Van wich you left in morocco, is it for sell ?

    Saad EL YOUNSYSaad EL YOUNSYIl y a 4 mois
  • Hey guys I got a question regarding Trinity: What was your choice for the matress? I'm wanting to have a converting sofa to a bed but I want something a little more comfortable than a futon or a two piece matress. Keep up the good Vives, I'll be pendant for the next video. Cheers.

    Rock1soulRock1soulIl y a 4 mois
  • Is this home going to have a restroom?

    Life is a JourneyLife is a JourneyIl y a 4 mois
  • is it time yet....... i see no upload :(

    David _1David _1Il y a 4 mois
  • hey tell Bob I'm 45 on June 3

    Miles ReidMiles ReidIl y a 4 mois
  • cant wait to see this project take off, i wish i could have done things differently in life to do this.

    M WM WIl y a 4 mois
  • I am genuinely jealous of your Milwaukee tools 🤪

    Amber FantonAmber FantonIl y a 4 mois
  • How did you improve the security on this van ? I seen you been robbed when you where in Spain.

    Alex MateiAlex MateiIl y a 4 mois
  • love the "one sec she's my priority". how it should be. love what you do guys and stay real

    Eireann PalmerEireann PalmerIl y a 4 mois
  • 👍

    ZoVoZZoVoZIl y a 4 mois
  • This is really inspiring work. I really hope I win that giveaway. This is the third time this year my rescue, Memphis, and I are getting evicted this year (because Memphis has severe separation anxiety. He cant help it.)

    shoogurshoogurIl y a 4 mois

    Starr WilliamsStarr WilliamsIl y a 4 mois

    Starr WilliamsStarr WilliamsIl y a 4 mois
  • Can you please share a cost breakdown of your van build once you are done? 👀💰💳

    Briana VerSteeg-BrownBriana VerSteeg-BrownIl y a 4 mois
  • Hey Eamon and Bec! Would u guys have any recommendations for vans for rent??

    Lydia LLydia LIl y a 4 mois
  • Them 18° England 10000000°

    TJWTJWIl y a 4 mois
  • I NEED to know...What is up with calling each other “Buddy” ? Is this a Canada thing? No hate here- just curious. Love the channel!

    Staci SchellingerStaci SchellingerIl y a 4 mois
  • Hey guys, so they're is a few van lifers who have been forced to leave their homes behind to get back to their home country What are you guys going to do with your van?

    Stephen LuntStephen LuntIl y a 4 mois
  • Ok yes obviously I love Bec & Eamon but I have to say I love Bob the most🥺 he’s so sweet and excited to help out

    czarina wisseczarina wisseIl y a 4 mois