VAN LIFE BUILD: Getting Back Modern Day Luxuries

26 juil. 2020
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Two weeks ago we moved into our unfinished Sprinter Van Conversion without running water or electricity. While we love living in our tiny house it will be a heck of a lot easier to van life with some of these modern-day luxuries ►SUBSCRIBE so you never miss a video 💜
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After a long 15 weeks of this VAN LIFE BUILD project, we are living in our 170 Sprinter Campervan and are readjusting to tiny living! But, after this week's LONG list of things to do we are hoping that life will be easier. Running water ✔️ Electrical System Started ✔️ and we're close to some luxury!
A big thank you to Battle Born Batteries for helping us out with a brand new electric system. With 6 x 100 amp-hour lithium-ion batteries and a 5000-watt inverter we can live off-grid for WEEKS at a time!
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Closet Organizer
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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
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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.
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  • Happy Sunday lovely people! Eamon and I have thought long and hard about merch for YEAAARS and we are now thinking about it very seriously. We would LOVE your feedback here... what would you love to see us create? What would you love to wear? Any design ideas? Colours? Any and all ideas are welcome 💜

    Eamon & BecEamon & BecIl y a 2 mois
    • I love all the clothing (leggings, spandex shorts, sports bras/crop tops etc.) that Beck wears. I would love to buy some activewear created by some super active people

      Jo FJo FIl y a 2 mois
    • I just want shirts that say "AYE"

      Phoenix RosePhoenix RoseIl y a 2 mois
    • @Bubbly Emma yeesss a camping mug

      Manon VoManon VoIl y a 2 mois
    • @H3arme3r0ar

      conny wilmering BA.conny wilmering BA.Il y a 2 mois
    • “it’s more of a marathon, not a sprint” ... YES!!! That mindset will help you find the right property instead of just anything

      H3arme3r0arH3arme3r0arIl y a 2 mois
  • her butt tho

    Liam CruzLiam CruzIl y a 21 jour
  • How long is the van?

    Mid-Century Modern GirlMid-Century Modern GirlIl y a 22 jours
  • Running water!!! 🎉🎉🎉

    Monus BrewerMonus BrewerIl y a 24 jours
  • Pierogi you say :) well that's a real project if you cook that in a van! Easy 2 hours gone if I make it ina fully equipped kitchen. Still can't ever make them as good as my babcia. Love from Poland :)

    Gamer MommyGamer MommyIl y a mois
  • Plexiglass where your feet are at the end of the couch

    Will JohnstonWill JohnstonIl y a mois
  • How about a shirt that says "🏡 is where the 💙 is

    Godfrey SlaterGodfrey SlaterIl y a mois
  • do they have wifi

    willdogmwilldogmIl y a mois
  • Water ! Water ! Water !

    Daydream About Nice ThingsDaydream About Nice ThingsIl y a mois
  • These guys are probably doing it.

    SnortTrollSnortTrollIl y a mois
  • Hi guys, if you have time, can you please link some videos that you found useful for carrying out the conversion, namely battery set-up, van electrics and plumbing. Are your batteries all lithium?

    ainemonaainemonaIl y a mois
  • Am I the only one a *teensy bit concerned about the batteries directly next to the water tank...? 😂

    Madeline ReganMadeline ReganIl y a mois
  • question for any van life people !! once i get my van , ill be alone , so i wont have a man to know how to do alll of the technology and wiring stuff ... does anyone know who i would call? or how i should learn how to do everything ??

    Kinzie CronkhiteKinzie CronkhiteIl y a mois
  • How come you guys don't blur the license plate?

    SkylerSkylerIl y a mois
  • Just it safe to sleep above all those batteries?

    No NameNo NameIl y a mois
  • My home is all white with colored accents..... I am now trying to figure out what colors to use in my van......I was worried about you having white cushions and white tile......

    No NameNo NameIl y a mois
  • Such good inspiration!! I am loving this series. Question... where is your grey water tank? Is it inside? Or outside? Can I ask how you think this will winter? I live in Minnesota, so I am looking to winter in our van too. Starting our build. WOO!!

    Krista SahlinKrista SahlinIl y a mois
  • Did you put heat under your batteries for those super cold Canada winter days? You can not charge LiFePO4 batteries below freezing temperatures.

    Richard WeaverRichard WeaverIl y a mois
  • Lol I skipped forward a couple videos and Eamons Canadian accent is noticeably stronger lol

    JeLLoH1000JeLLoH1000Il y a mois
  • Honestly love you guys as a 9-5 guy I've always been inspired by you guys! When you're in Alberta please give me a shout! Hopefully I'll have a van by then too!

    Dinh Qui Daniel TranDinh Qui Daniel TranIl y a mois
  • I love the rattan storage, was thinking of doing that myself way more lightweight and better for air circulation

    Amanda KroppAmanda KroppIl y a mois
  • Y'all look like 3 peas in a pod!!!

    Sami JayeSami JayeIl y a mois
  • Hey Eamon and Beck. What’s your budget for you property search? I’m a Real estate agent, I can help you look.

    ourhow123ourhow123Il y a mois
  • Bob is such a darling

    Mr MccrackenMr MccrackenIl y a mois
  • For how long you two have been married ? 💞

    PLEASE SUBSCRIBE • 6 years agoPLEASE SUBSCRIBE • 6 years agoIl y a 2 mois
  • I love you guy's relationship and I totally love how Bob/Dad is so unbothered by everything 💕

    LaTasha ChappellLaTasha ChappellIl y a 2 mois
  • Bob is awesome. I love Bob.

    Deborah1russell. RussellDeborah1russell. RussellIl y a 2 mois
  • Am I the only who watches them when I’m doing anything like cleaning or just even laying around

    Ashton WilliamsAshton WilliamsIl y a 2 mois
  • s h m i c k

    De onthebeatDe onthebeatIl y a 2 mois
  • I guess they both have the same hair

    DrinkwhiskwyraisehellDrinkwhiskwyraisehellIl y a 2 mois
  • Wheres the toilet ?

    Liam GiffordLiam GiffordIl y a 2 mois
  • the fact that you call your dad bob bother me so much lol

    eric Elliseric EllisIl y a 2 mois
  • Yall make me Happy!!! Thankx Buddies all the way from Mississippi!! Xoxo

    Leslie Goins !Leslie Goins !Il y a 2 mois
  • Yaaa water 💧

    Eva VillaEva VillaIl y a 2 mois
  • What would you do without Bob

    Heather HeadHeather HeadIl y a 2 mois
  • who is singing if you shoot for the stars you might land on the moon?

    Joseph RaymondJoseph RaymondIl y a 2 mois
  • Love your background music!!! Where do you get it?

    Bella KBella KIl y a 2 mois
  • Why did you mount the inverter on the wall? Couldn't it rest on the floor?

    J LeeJ LeeIl y a 2 mois
  • You could lift up that van a little bit for a better offroading. Just thinking :) because of those steps you might have some issues on hills.

    AivatarAivatarIl y a 2 mois
  • Have to thought about looking in New York? There are old house there to buy and fix up

    Phoenix RosePhoenix RoseIl y a 2 mois
  • I love how you say buddy

    Jemma LynchJemma LynchIl y a 2 mois
  • Hi just subscribed really enjoyed your vlogs. Great job guys looking forward to more.

    maggie craigiemaggie craigieIl y a 2 mois
  • No mechanic work is done correctly without a few cuss words ;)

    Darryl SmithDarryl SmithIl y a 2 mois
    • Lol no truer words have ever been spoken!

      Eamon & BecEamon & BecIl y a 2 mois
  • Bec look like Mandy Moore

    alia mejrialia mejriIl y a 2 mois
  • The additionL stair will lower the clearence below the viacle. Why did u do it?

    TRe' CooLTRe' CooLIl y a 2 mois
  • I saw a couple of lots for sale in Omemee, Ontario. Don’t know how big you’re looking for though, they’re not big.

    Jennifer McLarenJennifer McLarenIl y a 2 mois
  • Bobs so great. Read the instructions!

    Peter HavensPeter HavensIl y a 2 mois
  • Will your electric system humm? Right under your bed???

    AbundantlyClearAbundantlyClearIl y a 2 mois
  • Where did you get your batteries and how much were they? This is the thing I can't swing...

    Nunya Damn BiznezNunya Damn BiznezIl y a 2 mois
  • Bob is so cute he's for sure the star if these videos, everyone needs a bob

    Megan MurphyMegan MurphyIl y a 2 mois
  • Have recently found you guys. Totally addicted to your videos! Have been binging them to catch up. Looking forward to seeing more and will certainly follow you for your weekly updates! All the best from UK 🇬🇧

    Venus LadyVenus LadyIl y a 2 mois
  • Hi E + B! One thing I love about your videos, and especially this one, is that you are an amazing (truly!) example of how to manage stress, problem solve, communicate - all while working toward your beautiful dreams. You bring your community together, enlist support, work hard as heck, and show each other so much love. I learn a lot from your path and you show us all how to have a great time with tedious tasks! All those little tasks add up to a great life and a gorgeous dream come true. Lastly 😅 my 11 year old, super energetic boy, loves your lifestyle and how you kick all the asses!! YEAH! Get it! 💕

    Jennifer JenniferJennifer JenniferIl y a 2 mois
  • What do you guys do with your greywater in your new van?

    John WillsonJohn WillsonIl y a 2 mois
  • Hi Eamon and Bec wow another awesome video - It's amazing how much you guys have learned - thank you for sharing with us. That dog is soooo cute. Sending big virtual hugs - stay safe - Chris & Marianne xx

    TREAD the globeTREAD the globeIl y a 2 mois
  • Okay!!! I'm positive your power system cost more then the Van!! :). AND sooooo Badass!!!!!

    Sean SilveraSean SilveraIl y a 2 mois
  • What happened to the van left in Africa?

    lisa fairhurstlisa fairhurstIl y a 2 mois
  • Not to be gross and sexualize a lovely person but Bec's legs just reaffirmed how gay I am.

    Crystal WolcottCrystal WolcottIl y a 2 mois
  • I have a little question. Is your van balanced?

    John Ben Anthony S. CailingJohn Ben Anthony S. CailingIl y a 2 mois
  • i was smiling the whole time i was watching.. :D nicee..!!!

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  • We love Bob!!! He’s so considerate, always giving cool shout outs and helping where needed! Everyone needs Bob on their team!

    Rollin' with the RouwsRollin' with the RouwsIl y a 2 mois
  • Bob saying he needed to read the instructions first because of the last video was really funny! He’s a really sweet person!

    Natalie TingleNatalie TingleIl y a 2 mois
  • Pena só faltou o bangeiro

    Marlene Ribeiro De AlmeidaMarlene Ribeiro De AlmeidaIl y a 2 mois
  • I think they would have done better with a short school bus instead of the van. It's so cramped. IMHO

    Deborah FosterDeborah FosterIl y a 2 mois
  • Hey Eamon and Bec! Could you tell me what shower curtain you guys have? I think you mentioned it in a previous video, but I cant seem to find it.

    hrstangebyehrstangebyeIl y a 2 mois
  • Where did you find the metal cabinet supports? That’s exactly what I’m looking for

    Adam LockeAdam LockeIl y a 2 mois
  • Does anybody know what top Bec is wearing in the beginning of the video?? She always wears it and it looks so comfy!

    Say SarahSay SarahIl y a 2 mois
  • Just love you guys and your positive uplifting spirit ❤️❤️

    Joanne LavertyJoanne LavertyIl y a 2 mois
  • Love it! How long can you go off grid with all those batteries?!?!

    Freedom to RoamFreedom to RoamIl y a 2 mois
  • Where are you looking for land? Here’s a gem in central Ontario...

    Ali StoffelsAli StoffelsIl y a 2 mois
  • I’m from Chicago, and I love the Chicago diner!!! It’s one of my favorite vegan spots in the city❤️ it’s so surprising to see ya guys have even heard of it!😭☺️

    abbyabbyIl y a 2 mois
  • When Eamon gives Bec instructions for the store he says "tell them that your husband needs..." Husband? What'd'I'miss?! :O

    A bras-les-rêvesA bras-les-rêvesIl y a 2 mois
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  • #city hall...your channel is the ice cream of the crop when it comes to romantic...a marriage would only be the cherry on top...did you see Trent and Ally's wedding? was so simple and yet so romantic...the love was amazing...that's what we need in these times.. MORE LOVE....we can't get bring it on!!.....especially since you are already married make it official before the world would be heavenly and could do it private and publish it two are a shining example of how to get it hall...

    fujikamifl91fujikamifl91Il y a 2 mois
  • It's Sunday. I can't wait to see you guys today, new video! Woohoooo

    Kouthar IsmailKouthar IsmailIl y a 2 mois
  • Just a question. Do you guys plan to go back to Africa to get the van or you guys just left it there for people to collect like a rental or donation?

    Rujet14 MainRujet14 MainIl y a 2 mois
  • I would put a switch for the pump to turn of when you not in the van nothing worse than coming home to a flooded van.

    Garry CoadyGarry CoadyIl y a 2 mois
  • where did you get those blue/grey flows yoga pants!!! love them

    Blair WoerschingBlair WoerschingIl y a 2 mois
  • Bob giving shade had me like 👁👄👁#bobthesavage

    MarcelaMarcelaIl y a 2 mois
  • Bec / your days are counted my lips .... pack your stuff and go ....

    Vic EFVic EFIl y a 2 mois
  • Amaazing 🥰

    Lukas BernerLukas BernerIl y a 2 mois
  • hi when is your next video dropping. you should do some art to show in your van,

    Chris CopeChris CopeIl y a 2 mois
  • DM me an email on instagram. I can send you guys some that I have seen. I been looking for cottages for a friend.

    Jas DhandaJas DhandaIl y a 2 mois
  • Hey when is next video coming i have been stoked for a week now..... Love from India❤

    Pratiksha ThipsayPratiksha ThipsayIl y a 2 mois
  • If you want to actually learn how to properly build a van with directions check out

    TTIl y a 2 mois
  • Had a question, you guys not not doing windows on the back doors?

    Valerie ElizabethValerie ElizabethIl y a 2 mois
  • The brush guard looks real sharp.

    MJorgy5MJorgy5Il y a 2 mois
  • 👍✝️🏄‍♀️

    1997wolverines1997wolverinesIl y a 2 mois
  • Uponor plumbing knowledge courtesy of Humble Road, guaranteed, folks. Check George out for the cutting edge in van building.

    cesaltcesaltIl y a 2 mois
  • The lids to your bench seats will warp if you've only painted one side.

    Jen OrthJen OrthIl y a 2 mois
  • The best part was watching bob count and sort the nuts and bolts 🤧

    Kathleen ConwayKathleen ConwayIl y a 2 mois
  • So how much solar will you need to generate all that power????

    ddAdmireddAdmireIl y a 2 mois
  • Adam Sandler to the rescue

    Vincent Klo5eVincent Klo5eIl y a 2 mois
  • Bruce looks like Bob....#peoplelookinglikepets

    Jay HillJay HillIl y a 2 mois
  • The nerf bar will get spanked by bumps in the road and curbs, bad choice, plus extra weight which will affect fuel consumption.

    The ManThe ManIl y a 2 mois
  • It needs an awning so you guys have a shaded porch. Its really coming together though, good job y'all.

    Book WormBook WormIl y a 2 mois
  • Ew, imagine mocking Mexicans and how they ride public transportation. Couldn’t be me.

    karen Angeliekaren AngelieIl y a 2 mois
  • Awesome Content Eamon and Bec

    Jambu kizeeJambu kizeeIl y a 2 mois
  • Try Montana for land!

    Christina HaythorneChristina HaythorneIl y a 2 mois
  • schmick / (ʃmɪk) / adjective Australian informal excellent, elegant, or stylish

    TheTraveller09TheTraveller09Il y a 2 mois
  • Praise to you eamon because the whole plumbing explanation fried my brain

    Diamond LewisDiamond LewisIl y a 2 mois