TINY HOUSE RENOVATIONS after 2 years LIVING IN A VAN | Eamon & Bec

19 mai 2019
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VAN LIFE MAKEOVER After two years of living in our self converted Sprinter Van, it is time for us to do some major (and life changing renovations) to our van. Get EXCITED! We're adding a Nature's Head toilet 🚽 , larger fridge 🥑& a water tank that holds triple the fresh 💦 !!! Thanks to Nature's Head for sending us our composting toilet. Check them out here: natureshead.net/
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Two years ago, Eamon and I decided to forgo yet another apartment lease to buy a used 2008 Mercedes Sprinter Van that we would convert to our tiny home on wheels. Our DIY project allowed us to customize our build to meet our specific needs and we could not be happier. This is how you live #VanLife in simplified style!
Since then we have driven across most of North America and made this van our full time HOME. As we prepare for Van Life in Europe we want to update our van to include some basic comforts we've been missing out on!
We did our best to create a quick video that includes all pieces of our van conversion to a camper. It is a video we wish we could've watched before jumping into building our home on wheels.
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  • Good morning everyone! We are so excited to share our first episode of our van makeover series!! A toilet, double the water storage AND a bigger fridge... waaaaahooo! Is there anything else you’d add to our build?!

    Eamon & BecEamon & BecIl y a an
    • @Shandele Broyles Or wrap it in a water blanket like they do with hot water heaters...?

      dross24MAdross24MAIl y a 5 mois
    • Where did you get the water tank and what size did you get,

      jordan collinsjordan collinsIl y a an
    • Maybe a tv

      bits yangbits yangIl y a an
    • I feel like I know your problem with your drawer box! If you take out the drawer box and measure the interior width of your "cabinet" from the front then measure the interior width of the back they may be different, and that may be why you're dealing with this problem. To fix this you will need to shim you're slides so that the interior width of you "cabinet" is the same.

      Roaming with the ReidsRoaming with the ReidsIl y a an
    • Ok not sure, just wondering should the water tank have some padding like the piece of floor mat you cut to keep it from rubbing against the metal while traveling so it doesn't rub a whole in it? 😏 Can't wait to see the finish!!💚

      Shandele BroylesShandele BroylesIl y a an
  • Obviously should have been square feet..

    Chris TeltingChris TeltingIl y a 6 jours
  • Bob is your dad 🤯

    Samantha LermaSamantha LermaIl y a 3 mois
  • So the pie just falls out to the road?

    Dannielle ObenchainDannielle ObenchainIl y a 4 mois
  • Eamon and Bec: Hiya! We have new weekly videos about amazing adventures and how we deal with everything about van life and tips and essentia- Literally everyone: where's Bob though

    Aislinn VollAislinn VollIl y a 5 mois
  • OMG your dad's last comment🤣🤣🤣 brilliant. But I love it. We do what we can do. And we are all beautiful!

    Rebecca VoytillaRebecca VoytillaIl y a 6 mois
  • the moments of Bec at 8:22 are priceless :-)

    FighterWaveFighterWaveIl y a 6 mois
  • Just joined today and already watched Soo many videos. Love it. Can't wait until I get to join the lifestyle.

    Nick SlattonNick SlattonIl y a 7 mois
  • Wow. Eamon is incredible.

    rockintheraerockintheraeIl y a 7 mois
  • "Here in Canada, what's Amazon🤨?" Lol

    Yolette SaintPreuxYolette SaintPreuxIl y a 8 mois
  • Do you have a link for the water tank?

    Kayla GrunertKayla GrunertIl y a 9 mois
  • I love you guys, if you ever need a mom I'll adopt you 😆😉😆

    Cathy WarrinerCathy WarrinerIl y a 10 mois
  • I love you guys your so funny ! Xx

    jayne fullerjayne fullerIl y a 10 mois
  • Who else came here when they saw this in their recommend section after watching the video about a girl living in a van with her pet snake Alfredo?🌸🤪👍🏽

    AJah ZionAJah ZionIl y a 11 mois
  • hey guys random question - I've been rewatching some of your videos with my bf and was wondering - how tall is Eamon? you look tall and my bf's tall too so I just wanted to have that as a reference for our maybe future van :)

    sisipinhosisipinhoIl y a 11 mois
  • Hey Eamon & Bec .... can u tell me, how do u keep the gray water from freezing ? or do u just not use it in freezing conditions ?

    Shawn HutchensShawn HutchensIl y a 11 mois
  • That slide design for the Nature's Head was brilliant Eamon!

    AubreyAubreyIl y a 11 mois
  • U guys are so lucky with all that tools and creativity, can i come with my van and do a conversion with your help :) ....well in few years when i'll get my van haha

    Forest of forgotten wordsForest of forgotten wordsIl y a an
  • I'm a new subscriber, I love your videos so much, I am actually sucked into them.

    Jaeden SistrunkJaeden SistrunkIl y a an
  • Thinking of getting a van and converting it too. But im indecisive about it. I also want a Jeep and tow a small DIY camper trailer. That way, I can settle down in one area and live there for a few months if I want. But a camper van is more convenient but it seems risky because your home is also your car.

    Michael FrymusMichael FrymusIl y a an
  • This video is priceless😂😂 You guys are the absolute best! Thanks for the tips and all the laughs!

    Lumi AhtisaariLumi AhtisaariIl y a an
  • Your father is the man! Hahahahahaha i really liked the comparison with elon musk. Hahahahaha

    Manuel Orbea OtaolaManuel Orbea OtaolaIl y a an
  • Measure twice, cut once!

    Cynthia HagenCynthia HagenIl y a an
  • *tell Dad and Mom and sister I said hi*

    Vanessa My Life My JourneyVanessa My Life My JourneyIl y a an
  • *great job on recycling the wood*

    Vanessa My Life My JourneyVanessa My Life My JourneyIl y a an
  • Is the fan listed here the one that's better then the last one? Can't remember if it was you guys or the matneys that replaced their old fan with new one !

    Vegan from VenusVegan from VenusIl y a an
  • Holy shit these people are weird

    Rajah ParksRajah ParksIl y a an
  • At 4:45 My Alexa also answered the question

    Granola GriffGranola GriffIl y a an
  • Hey guys! It’s a, white, why do I always look so white

    Gabriella DelalesGabriella DelalesIl y a an
  • What about the grey water tank in the winter? Also I’m from ontario where did you get your tanks from?

    Amanda SprietAmanda SprietIl y a an
  • 1st of all Bec the sunglasses 👌. 2nd YAY! For a toilet. I was wondering when that would happen. I know this video is a bit old but I'm new to your channel and still catching up.

    Mrs. LamboMrs. LamboIl y a an
  • My Alexa answered you also!

    April PomeroyApril PomeroyIl y a an
  • You wanna complain about Canada? try doing a van conversion in Australia.

    DeiviasDeiviasIl y a an
  • What the heck is a pound when you say that I think of a pound that animals go to

    DarkMatter 583DarkMatter 583Il y a an
  • Bob is hilarious 😂😂 “ we can’t even build a box”!!!!

    Janae AckenhausenJanae AckenhausenIl y a an
  • HEY GUYS! love the grey water situation! want to share the mechanism to open the drain valve?

    CanadianAdventurerCanadianAdventurerIl y a an
  • Honestly itching on making my own tiny home van someday and Im literally so grateful for this vlog coz now I have a reference and an idea on the process

    SioneinkSioneinkIl y a an
  • it’s late. my family is sleeping. my alexa is screaming at me telling me that 30 kilos is 66.14 lbs. thank you love you guys

    natalie graetznatalie graetzIl y a an
  • 3:28 I have the same flooring in my bathroom in my room!! Really good flooring and waterproof too

    Bailey LBailey LIl y a an
  • Do y'all need a commercial License to drive the van

    Charlie VereenCharlie VereenIl y a an
  • First vid of yours I've watched. Loved it and subscribed! What a beautiful adventure for you guys thanks for sharing !!

    Carolyn ACarolyn AIl y a an
  • Never seen someone so excited about getting a toilet 😂

    Suzie WrattenSuzie WrattenIl y a an
  • I’m starting my build and I want to know how you got your grey tank to empty with the flick of a switch! Did I miss the explantation? Love it!

    Tatiana DeeringTatiana DeeringIl y a an
  • Your mom reminds me of " Diane Keaton " !!! So adorable!

    AyoSadie SalazarAyoSadie SalazarIl y a an
  • is the place theyre staying, their permanent place? like somehwere they rent out while living in the van?

    Hannah LongHannah LongIl y a an
  • You should put soft circles that they put under bed legs or chair legs to put under the two circle legs for toilet sliding shelf so it doesn’t scratch your floor

    Cherie VanceCherie VanceIl y a an
  • I am Jamaican and at 2:14 you sound just like it 😂

    Jessie 123Jessie 123Il y a an
  • Your carpentry skills and reno experience is very minimal to be giving advice.

    Kristian WolfKristian WolfIl y a an
    • You rely too much on 2*4's. Use plywood and buy a table saw or track saw.

      Kristian WolfKristian WolfIl y a an
  • Haven't received a notification from you guys in months

    Mark CookeMark CookeIl y a an
  • Wow I pass your office almost every day lol

    QuerkedQuerkedIl y a an
  • 4:45 my alexa responded to that

    skate- -bunnieskate- -bunnieIl y a an
  • This dude is chill af

    RJ AnglersRJ AnglersIl y a an
  • I have that table. You do need three hands!

    Janet PattersonJanet PattersonIl y a an
    • I have the white folding table too (2:46). It comes in handy! 🙂

      SD ĐΞSΙGΠSD ĐΞSΙGΠIl y a an
  • Jeezus. I need to stop watching so much FRworld. I just had a dream in which Eamon, Bec, Bob and I, along with some other Vanlife vloggers, all worked in a pizza shop together--sorry, but not vegan. It was a loooong dream with multiple segments, including one where i accidenttally locked everybody out of the bathrooms but Bec saved the day. Hooray for Bec!!!

    Mcvthree3Mcvthree3Il y a an
  • Love it 🙌

    Yes TheoryYes TheoryIl y a an
  • The soft close drawers have to be pushed really hard the first time you close them. Then they become soft after opening and closing again. It's just for the first time after installation that you need to push it close hard.

    Making And FixingMaking And FixingIl y a an
  • when do you guys start the trip to Europe? I'm so excited for u guys!

    Jane WoodJane WoodIl y a an
    • Our van leaves the port in Halifax, Canada on June 17th :)

      Eamon & BecEamon & BecIl y a an
  • omg I’m so happy you guys are happy about your new toilet. I love how Bec wanted to sit on it first! 🤣 You definitely need to do a review on the Nature’s Head after using it a few months. Question: what happens if you have to really really go #2 in the middle of the night, how will you get it out from under the bed?

    Barb RBarb RIl y a an
  • how does bob like his van

    joe pjoe pIl y a an
  • Im a simple man. I see Eamon and Bec, I click Like XD

    ScreamReJeXScreamReJeXIl y a an
  • Having your grey tank below the van, aren't you worried its gonna freeze in winter considering you live in Canada ??

    mohammad kiumarsimohammad kiumarsiIl y a an
  • So good job 😍👏🏻👏🏻 Please may you tell me the song name was played at 13:27 ?

    Rahaf M.mRahaf M.mIl y a an
  • Rasp or rout a chamfer and wax the leg pucks on your toilet sled, so it doesn't wear your floor out too fast.

    Aaron GlettAaron GlettIl y a an
  • Ramon your dad Bob is hysterical. So funny.....glad you finally did the toilet. I would have shower also, both seem essential for me anyway. If you would have turned your bed around would it not have given enough space for toilet? I don’t know just chatting away like I’m part of the build....lol. 😜enjoy I’m sure you will make it perfect

    Kathy CKathy CIl y a an
  • Quick tip for your window/glass crack; use a bit of clear nail polish to fill it in. This helps prevent issues with further weathering/cracking. This comes from someone who lived in Sudbury Ontario for a good chunk of my life and dealt with numerous cracks. Please 👍so they see

    Darcy ClarkeDarcy ClarkeIl y a an
  • *rojo

    Brody EdmundsBrody EdmundsIl y a an
  • Were is rijo

    Brody EdmundsBrody EdmundsIl y a an
  • LOL love the inter active tour! LOL

    Heather HilleyHeather HilleyIl y a an
  • I love these kind of videos !! Good job !👌🏻💕

    Kenna CardonaKenna CardonaIl y a an
  • Toilet life!!!

    CooroApplezCooroApplezIl y a an
  • My alexa went off.

    Judith BissonJudith BissonIl y a an
  • There is nothing like crapping in your own crapper.

    Rey DeGuerraRey DeGuerraIl y a an
  • Hey guys, just FYI - you should redo the grey tank clamps without the rubber spacer - manufacturer says nothing but clamps as the rubber can wear or move and then the tank is loose. See Greg Virgoe explain here frworld.info/net/vid-o/nqmNftWv3KXdqJo

    DadDoes ____DadDoes ____Il y a an
  • Your thought process of the weight of water Vs batteries is wrong as I'll be using the water hence less weight. On one side of your van u less you continue to fill up water everytime you stop. You'll notice on the tires pretty quickly the difference in weight Vs tire wear on one side.

    Dax WaxDax WaxIl y a an
  • Why AGM? Of course lithium is much more expensive but you will find yourself ditching the lead/acid soon and wasting the investment. The weight savings alone is substantial. Find a lithium manufacturer to sponsor you (at least at a discount) as others vanlifers have done. The increase in capacity will be double for the same size.

    amham48amham48Il y a an
  • Where did you buy you water tank. It’s not in the supply list. I live in Toronto too so I’d like to buy local

    Vee Van VoomVee Van VoomIl y a an
  • Hey Eamon and Bec! What kind of hinges did you use to fold your table? I'm working a Buick build and I like that your hinges fold up. Need something sturdy too for the butcher block. Do you have a link?

    M KM KIl y a an
  • LMAO, I thought he said "Dirt Tofu" but the best part is I thought what an awesome recipe name!!

    StarFlower99654StarFlower99654Il y a an
  • Is the fridge the Dometic CRX 110 or 140? Thanks!!

    Fred SearlesFred SearlesIl y a an
  • u use your foot to raise the table hahah.

    Zoom BrosZoom BrosIl y a an
  • What was wrong with the old fridge?

    K BudK BudIl y a an
    • It was half the size so we had to grocery shop every day!

      Eamon & BecEamon & BecIl y a an
  • #southpark white people renovating houses 🏠

    lola bonillalola bonillaIl y a an
  • Congrats you two 🌞

    Let Us Only Focus On What Is WantedLet Us Only Focus On What Is WantedIl y a an
  • I like the backwards hat. Reminds me of me.

    Tío AventuraTío AventuraIl y a an
  • Dying to see the finished product!!

    CarlyAnne McCarthyCarlyAnne McCarthyIl y a an
  • Omg what is that skate board thing! What’s it called? I love it and want one! I miss free style Fridays.

    Sariah GreshamSariah GreshamIl y a an
    • Believe it is a Future Motion One Wheel+ -- you can find many varieties just by searching "one wheel or "one wheel scooter" -- have seen them ranging $500 to over $1000.

      dross24MAdross24MAIl y a 5 mois
  • Elon Musk may be a genius and you may not be able to build a box, but I’m still at Home Depot waiting for someone to respond to the buzzer.

    Allison RuszczykAllison RuszczykIl y a an
  • Congrats on getting a potty and more updates. And love your pops he's something else. It's good to see you doing things with your family's. Loved the video. Will be looking for more. Love you guys. Hug's 💞 😘

    Nanna PattyNanna PattyIl y a an
  • I recommend yall go drive the northwest coast starting at Cape Flattery and work down Washington and oregon and check out olympic national park. Its BREATH TAKING

    Jessie MarieJessie MarieIl y a an
  • my alexa answered when u yelled out what 30 kilos was lol

    Sadie McclinchieSadie McclinchieIl y a an
  • God measuring and remeasuring and then going back to Home Depot and measuring again. Oh the adventure hahah I am so excited for your renovation!

    Wando TalesWando TalesIl y a an
  • Epic watching the upgrades you two. We need to meet up again ASAP

    Levi AllenLevi AllenIl y a an
  • and ahhh!! a onewheel!! i’ve been wanting to try one of those for so long 👀

    James KnechtelJames KnechtelIl y a an
  • It’s bob!!! Missed him :))

    James KnechtelJames KnechtelIl y a an
  • Eamon reminds me to Salvador Sobral, they are very resembling each other :) greetings from Norway

    Alexandra Bella AresvikAlexandra Bella AresvikIl y a an
  • Hi Eamon and Bec. My name is John and this is my first comment to one of your videos. I found Van Life after buying some non-winning entries in the Omaze Van giveaway, and have been obsessed with the idea, Googling conversion floor plans, checking out the base van options, and watching a ton of FRworld videos. I've watched about half of your videos, and find you two joyful and enjoyable. Your positivity is inspirational. Bec, you are simply the sweetest human on Earth. Eamon, I love your Freestyle Friday cooking. I want to save money, buy a van, pay for a conversion, and move in to it, living in it until ready for retirement, then travel in it during retirement. I've already decided on a Ram high top extended, because of lowest purchase and repair cost, and have drawn my 3-D plans, and list of must haves for the van build. It will probably be two years until I am able to make the move, but that just gives me time to change my build out plans many times between then and now, making a first van a good one. I'm listening to your podcasts, checking out your instagram posts, and watching your videos. Really glad that you two share your lives online, and love hearing you call each other "buddy". It is so clear you love each other, and it is wonderful to see your love shared with each post, cast, and vlog. Cheers from Mendocino County, California. John Cesano

    John CesanoJohn CesanoIl y a an
  • Daddy.. Elon is an actor that helps NASA fake space .. satilites in space my arse...

    JJ FakespaceJJ FakespaceIl y a an
  • y'all should do matching hairstyles

    Anna WAnna WIl y a an
  • I've NEVER seen anyone more excited to receive a toilet on the mail :D ahahaha that was awesome

    PabloPabloIl y a an
  • Enjoyed watching your videos so much so I subscribed to your channel this morning. I recently purchased a van and plan on doing what you have already done. One thing that I noticed is that your van does not have a roof mount AC. Is that something you will add in your renovation? Is it necessary for traveling in subtropical areas?

    Anthony ConnollyAnthony ConnollyIl y a an
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