VAN LIFE BUILD: Framing our Off-Grid Tiny House

31 mai 2020
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Building an Off-Grid Tiny House on Wheels 🚐 | Framing Our Van Home w/ Bedroom, Kitchen & Bathroom! The first 1000 people who click the link will get 2 free months of Skillshare Premium: Thank you to Skillshare for sponsoring this video. ► SUBSCRIBE so you never miss a video 💜
Thank you to Sprinter Upgrades for the sweet new swivel seat. I (Bec) will be thoroughly enjoying the low profile for many years to come. Check them out here:
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After a long 7 weeks of this Sprinter Van Conversion project we are beginning to frame out our entire tiny home. So, with electrical wiring, strapping and insulation complete and with the ceiling/walls and floors installed we are ready to confirm that our van life layout inclusive of a bathroom etc. Can we do it all in just a few short days?!?
Our music:
Products Used in our Van Build Thus Far:
Kreg Jig Kit
Electric Floor Heating & Diesel Heater from Expedition Upfitter
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?
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
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
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

  • Good morning everyone! I hope you are all doing well. We'd love to hear about some of the things that have kept you happy and healthy throughout quarantine. 💜

    Eamon & BecEamon & BecIl y a 4 mois
    • All the money your making you could afford a RV with everything in it. It looks to me that this is for the internet only, i find it all a bit disingenuous.

      John SmithJohn SmithIl y a 4 mois
    • @Desiree Dufour This is a beautiful post. Good luck to you in this precious life.

      Greg BradleyGreg BradleyIl y a 4 mois
    • @Eamon & Bec the good ol beautiful ikea

      Dhananjay VatsDhananjay VatsIl y a 4 mois
    • @Eamon & Bec i had watermelon yesterday

      Dhananjay VatsDhananjay VatsIl y a 4 mois
    • @Eamon & Bec ahhh im late

      Dhananjay VatsDhananjay VatsIl y a 4 mois

  • How am I only noticing now how much of a smartass Eamon is 🤣🤣

    Ciara LoyCiara LoyIl y a 8 jours
  • Hey Eamon and Bec! Where did you get the latching pulls for the cabinets?!

    Laurie GibsonLaurie GibsonIl y a 16 jours
  • Van is looking awesome !

    Daydream About Nice ThingsDaydream About Nice ThingsIl y a mois
  • Where did you order the shower curtain for you unique shower?

    Patricia GilmorePatricia GilmoreIl y a mois
  • You guys are doing a great job. Love from India❤️

    Shubham SahuShubham SahuIl y a mois
  • do you have a link for your pivot seat part? can't find anything on amazon except for seat boats...!

    Julien LopezJulien LopezIl y a mois
  • I love the look on Bob's face when at 11:25 you said: "turn up the volume on your TV" I'm sure he was thinking "that would just increase the noise of the freeway" lol.

    David JohnsonDavid JohnsonIl y a mois
  • Emmon and bob have the best father son realashionship

    Bianca LambarenaBianca LambarenaIl y a 2 mois
  • The car still gonna be the the voice no hate btw and I get it I want to start making vids and I live by a highway that I think about it now

    Bianca LambarenaBianca LambarenaIl y a 2 mois
  • I think she was about to say freakin lol jk and I think and I need to stop leaving comments

    Bianca LambarenaBianca LambarenaIl y a 2 mois
  • Emmon just wants it to be done so he keeps doing more lol

    Bianca LambarenaBianca LambarenaIl y a 2 mois
  • Did you 31 is hot I’m confused

    Bianca LambarenaBianca LambarenaIl y a 2 mois
  • I’m gonna go to Canada to see y’all meant to put this in last vid but dident but I’m gonna go before y’all start traveling and now just realized y’all are in the road while I do this lol

    Bianca LambarenaBianca LambarenaIl y a 2 mois
  • Is this a 144, 170, or 170 extended?? Love the layout!

    Alexa EllmanAlexa EllmanIl y a 2 mois
  • Hi Eamon and Bec. Thank you for these videos! I know these are floating floors. We just installed the same Lifeproof as you, and just going to do cabinets in the next week. Have you had any problems with expansion and contraction and the floor splitting apart because you put the cabinets over the floor? Please say no because I don't want to re-do my work lol Thanks again from Squamish. We love your videos!

    Mark AllisonMark AllisonIl y a 2 mois

    creationsbyalanyecreationsbyalanyeIl y a 2 mois
  • Bob is a gem! So sweet of you to add to the just proves that you appreciate your viewers xx Good job 😊

    Jenny MichelleJenny MichelleIl y a 2 mois
  • You guys are making me miss Ontario! One day the borders will open again and I’ll visit home! Loving the series!

    MattMattIl y a 2 mois
  • was that Trini music playing in the background when Bec went to check what Eamon was doing with the saw🤔🤔🤔

    V-marie WilliamsV-marie WilliamsIl y a 2 mois
  • How is 31 degrees hottt

    Ryan SRyan SIl y a 2 mois
  • I want your life guys.. ima single father of 3 sons and they would absolutely love your life. Take care guys xx

    Murray’s Mega MunchMurray’s Mega MunchIl y a 3 mois
  • Are you sponsored by Milwakuee?

    Isaac MizrahiIsaac MizrahiIl y a 3 mois
  • Is the Mushroom stroganoff recipe in your book? That sounds amazing.

    siouxkey755siouxkey755Il y a 3 mois
  • Bec I love those grey stretchy pants! Where are those from?

    Sarah MorrillSarah MorrillIl y a 3 mois
  • Looks great! How did you attach the upper cabinets to the ceiling?

    JacobJacobIl y a 3 mois
  • You guys are married? I figured based on Bec's blinged out ring finger. But....Is that gold ring Eamon's right hand ring finger his wedding ring? Is there a reason for having it on the right hand?

    Ángela GutiérrezÁngela GutiérrezIl y a 3 mois
  • This build is SOOOOOO much better than your last one. I bet Trinity will lose her favored spot. She is probably feeling pretty insecure right about now. (P.S. I never liked your magnetic knife storage. Ever roll a van? It becomes a blender.)

    NpowrdNpowrdIl y a 3 mois
  • Wait, IKEA is open?

    donna carrdonna carrIl y a 3 mois
  • you guys are awesome :)

    Lyle StavastLyle StavastIl y a 3 mois
  • Rule number one: Measure twice, cut once.

    KelsoKelsoIl y a 3 mois
  • Hi there! The swivel seat link takes me to the main website. Did you get the Scopema or the Sportscraft? Thank you!!!!

    Helen FrankosHelen FrankosIl y a 3 mois
  • shout out to bob

    Andrew CliffAndrew CliffIl y a 3 mois
  • I love bec’s shirt with the “where to next” line and the little van icon.

    Xenia SilbeXenia SilbeIl y a 3 mois
  • Hi guys, how many months do you spend to build your home van??

    NonameNonameIl y a 3 mois
  • Loving your channel, me and hubby just discovered it this week and giving us lots of inspiration and ideas for our future van build project. Also, thanks for the skillshare freebie, got me some of that! Ps Bob is a cutie Luv Sara + Ralph in Scotland x

    Sara KellySara KellyIl y a 3 mois
  • 💖💖💖💖💖 👍🏻👍🏻

    Rinny DaleRinny DaleIl y a 4 mois
  • I want to travel the world and I want to leave in a bear in a van like you I am 11 years old I'm watching your videos and I'm so excited to see new videos of the Corona I'm a little scared by mcd home and I hope you are safe

    Teodora GurovskaTeodora GurovskaIl y a 4 mois
  • Can you use the space under those front seats to place a safe or storage?

    katie krogmankatie krogmanIl y a 4 mois
  • Is Bob available to come to Utah to help with my van build?

    Lexy BurchardtLexy BurchardtIl y a 4 mois
  • alexSANDER made me laugh so hard.

    Molly BessMolly BessIl y a 4 mois
  • You need to install the collar on the drill bit. It acts as a stop, so you don't blow screws through to the board you are attaching to....

    Brandon HallBrandon HallIl y a 4 mois

    ValladaresValladaresIl y a 4 mois
  • guys ur amazing

    sri amar kogantisri amar kogantiIl y a 4 mois
  • bob is the homie

    Willy DeliusWilly DeliusIl y a 4 mois
  • OK, so no construction ti!ps!LOL but I must say I have been bing watching all afternoon,And I love the positive attitudes and the salad you had for lunch.Stay safe in all you do

    PoliceChaplain MistyPoliceChaplain MistyIl y a 4 mois
  • best wishes for your new van home, from Ram Bhamidipati , New part time Van lifer from India !! wish you could export your Chai to India

    Van Life IndiaVan Life IndiaIl y a 4 mois
  • Great week! Cheers Bob!

    Adriana AlmeidaAdriana AlmeidaIl y a 4 mois
  • Hello guys. How do I go about private messaging you? There's something I would love to talk to you about. We love you guys and the amazing progress you are making on your new home. Thanks. 🤩

    Ildi JakabIldi JakabIl y a 4 mois
  • Eamon and Bob have exactly the same dance moves. 😜

    Sharon Cullen ArtSharon Cullen ArtIl y a 4 mois
  • What kind of van is this

    Trace YouTubeTrace YouTubeIl y a 4 mois
  • Hi Eamon and bec! I'm building out a van rn and I am wondering what kind of screws you use to get your upper cabinets so stable and safe?

    Inga KanitzInga KanitzIl y a 4 mois
  • Hello from Brasil!! Bec did anyone ever told you that you look like a Brazilian super model called Alessandra Ambrósio, loving the new van, keep it up!!

    vamo simboravamo simboraIl y a 4 mois
  • The headliner shelf almost ruined our relationship too 😂 They're beasts! We relate to so much of what you guys are going through. I'm watching this absolutely in awe of you both. Building a van is stressful enough, and then creating content on top of that AND keeping such positive vibes... it's just an absolute joy to watch. To be honest, the thought of another van build is a 'hell no' to me, but as we were watching this, Ben said that it's making him want to do another one! Keep smiling, it will be over before you know it! Sending lots of love to all of you from a rainy UK x 🚐💕

    Overlanding SophiaOverlanding SophiaIl y a 4 mois
  • great to see Bec actually mad. LOL! looking forward to yours Eamon. ;)

    Rafaela HsuRafaela HsuIl y a 4 mois
  • Way to be productive. I did a line of cinn bun Oreos during this episode. Also feeling accomplished. 😂

    Grant RylandGrant RylandIl y a 4 mois
  • Bum life...

    Sandor JerabekSandor JerabekIl y a 4 mois
  • Amazing video can't wait for the next update you guys are one amazing couple you look so happy together

    Mikey StokesMikey StokesIl y a 4 mois
  • Could you make a fold up step under your seat? Something to accommodate your legs and anyone who is shorter? Don’t know if it’s possible. Van is looking amazing!

    JurzeeJurzeeIl y a 4 mois
  • Hola amigo it's Christopher

    Cristobal QuintanillaCristobal QuintanillaIl y a 4 mois
  • Could you guys share the type of insulation that you used in the door? :) Thanks so much!!!

    L-da WildL-da WildIl y a 4 mois
  • Based on the comments it looks like Bob has his own little fandom over here

    That basic GirlThat basic GirlIl y a 4 mois
  • You should use the space underneath the swivels for storage or something!!

    Christian TimothyChristian TimothyIl y a 4 mois
  • At what time do you upload??

    Lima vd BergLima vd BergIl y a 4 mois
  • You two are so inspiring! I've only ever done small projects, but this makes me want to take on a challenge! Thanks for the free 2 months of Skillshare!!

    Hannah BowesHannah BowesIl y a 4 mois
  • Iam new to your guys are great...Hi guys from TORONTO myself

    Carol GardnerCarol GardnerIl y a 4 mois
  • welcome to algeria

    Sahnoun AbdelkarimSahnoun AbdelkarimIl y a 4 mois
  • Hello I thought I would share the news FRworld fixed their issue with PlayStation and we can now log on. So after a week good to be back. Thank you Tony

    Tony BtzTony BtzIl y a 4 mois
  • Why does Eamon look like Chris Wood with long hair and Bec look like Odette Annable?

    - Kamalike -- Kamalike -Il y a 4 mois
  • I'm loving the layout of the new van

    SilverWing 1214SilverWing 1214Il y a 4 mois
  • 223 hater when i sow the vd ......why !!!how could u hate this couple. All love from me ...keep the work ....keep the posivity

    Mounir MimoMounir MimoIl y a 4 mois
  • You three are awesome xxx

    jayne fullerjayne fullerIl y a 4 mois
  • how did you guys get you graphic logo made? i love it! trying to make one of my own.

    Sarah CrandallSarah CrandallIl y a 4 mois
  • where are your blue pants from that you wore in Ikea? love them.

    Sydnee EurichSydnee EurichIl y a 4 mois
  • Great week guys!

    Jane MsxrayspecsJane MsxrayspecsIl y a 4 mois
  • When you turn right... The other right obviously 😂

    Ha nsHa nsIl y a 4 mois
  • So I'm waiting for someone to compliment Bec's legs so I can click a like👍. I don't wanna look like a pervert so someone else can do it.

    Mfundo NgobeseMfundo NgobeseIl y a 4 mois
  • i relate so hard to Bec when she almost started crying again while describing hitting her head.

    Haley JoHaley JoIl y a 4 mois
  • They are not real people they are robots emulating humans .

    Pizda LipsPizda LipsIl y a 4 mois
  • Are u going to get the old one back

    britton81xbritton81xIl y a 4 mois
  • 오지고 지리고 씹고 뜯고 맛보고 즐기고~

    길삼 차박캠핑여행길삼 차박캠핑여행Il y a 4 mois
  • One of the Best Couples of whole FRworld 🔝🙏🔝❤️

    Tiger SharmaTiger SharmaIl y a 4 mois
  • It is impressive how fast you are with your conversion :D! We are converting our van now already for one year, so it is amazing to see your progress in just a couple of weeks! Love how much positivity you are spreading in these times, thank you!!

    Michael & AnjaliMichael & AnjaliIl y a 4 mois
  • I LOVE BOB!!!! BOB IS THE BOMB! ♥️♥️♥️

    Cassie EdickCassie EdickIl y a 4 mois
  • Will you guys be putting in some form of security system for your new home since Trinity was broken into before?

    Gigi KongGigi KongIl y a 4 mois
  • a pully bed would be the best idea 4u

    Dodgy DogzDodgy DogzIl y a 4 mois
  • y'all inspire me! my dream is to live in a van and travel!

    Graeson BannonGraeson BannonIl y a 4 mois
  • I received my Chai tea kit from you guys today! Can’t wait to give it to hubby for Father’s Day. He’s going to love it!

    Trish LeheckaTrish LeheckaIl y a 4 mois
  • You guys should get a puppy to travel around with you!!! Like so they can see this

    Mya Johnston-StewartMya Johnston-StewartIl y a 4 mois
  • Hey does Bob still live in his Van? What happened to it? A video of his automatically played after and I was just curious!

    Sunnie Dee-LiteSunnie Dee-LiteIl y a 4 mois
  • Hey Eamon and Bec, Just bought my first Van! 2014 Ram Promaster 159 WB. Going to be following your recent build series as a blue print. Thanks for sharing so many details and processes! yahoo let the adventures begin!

    Make Your Own HappinessMake Your Own HappinessIl y a 4 mois
  • Where did you get your van☺

    Kristy WhiteKristy WhiteIl y a 4 mois
  • Ru still going to have the other van or no

  • I just watched a video with a van with oven and amazing shower you need to check it out. I think the shower design is cool and the kitchen is huge it will be a major upgrade to yours

    Oc CoOc CoIl y a 4 mois
  • Why they’re building a van since they have one! What’s the reason🙄

    Marwa OuachraMarwa OuachraIl y a 4 mois
  • loooove it thats soo cool

    Emma PEmma PIl y a 4 mois
  • I just received my first order from ChaiwalaChai while watching this video! It was meant to be! :)

    Lauren ThussLauren ThussIl y a 4 mois
  • awesome work guys - I normally don't stick around for DIY videos, but you guys are so relentlessly upbeat and funny, you make it all seem like child's play 👊🏻💪🏼✨

    Guy CrulsGuy CrulsIl y a 4 mois

    TammyTammyIl y a 4 mois