VAN LIFE BUILD: Insulating Off-Grid Tiny House

17 mai 2020
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Building an Off-Grid Tiny House on Wheels 🚐 | After finishing up the foundation and electric wiring we get to work on the most IMPORTANT part of any home renovation ► SUBSCRIBE so you never miss a video 💜A big THANK YOU to Jeff from Air Seal Insulators Inc. for helping us insulate our new custom van build.
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Spray foaming still isn't the go to for every custom van build...but why? We'll share what we learned about the benefits of spray foam and why we went with this process to insulate our van this time around.
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 🚐
Products Used in our Van Build Thus Far:
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
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.
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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
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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 everyone! It's a long weekend here in Canada and goodness me does it feel weird not to be able to socialize and be outside like normal. We are said to be having a few restrictions lifted this Tuesday and I am wondering where you are watching from and what life is like for you over there?! Sending love as always x

    Eamon & BecEamon & BecIl y a 5 mois
    • What's the song called at 6:40?

      Will ToloiWill ToloiIl y a 4 mois
    • Spain we’re finally allowed out to bars but not allowed out to exercise 🙄😩

      Crystal CallicottCrystal CallicottIl y a 5 mois
    • Spain we’re finally allowed out to bars but not allowed out to exercise 🙄😩

      Crystal CallicottCrystal CallicottIl y a 5 mois
    • Pensacola, Fl.

      Steven BaileySteven BaileyIl y a 5 mois
    • You said "Hey lucccy" to the DOG, but my name is Lucy I was like what the heck is going on. 🤯😂😂🤦🏼‍♀️

      Cup1313Cup1313Il y a 5 mois
  • I’ve only just started watching all your vids even though I’ve been obsessed with van life for years, I did not think I’d enjoy your channel this much. Love how real you guys are. I’m really enjoying the content, your humour and off course...Bob. Thanks for sharing guys 🤗

    Belinda ChappellBelinda ChappellIl y a 6 jours
  • Hi! Awesome video 🤩 In our van we have original windows that we want to partially or fully cover with spray foam. It looks you guys did this? How did you do it? Is this a problem (heat or other issues)? What should we paint the windows with so it looks nice from the outside? 😀

    Ida & TobiasIda & TobiasIl y a 9 jours
  • May I ask what kind of foam you used?

    Hola 89Hola 89Il y a 12 jours
  • Just a note to anyone doing this. The electrical cables have a current rating and if you enclose or encapsulate them the current rating can be significantly reduced. Make sure you factor that in, especially when dealing with high load devices.

    Tim HallTim HallIl y a 20 jours
  • Saskatoon SK Canada!

    Pauline HampsonPauline HampsonIl y a 21 jour
  • love how they said they wear masks and then when the spray foam people came none of them were wearing masks or social distancing lol

    Sarra ESarra EIl y a mois
  • I think I was your 667k sub😂

    bluetick productionsbluetick productionsIl y a mois
  • *everything is looking good*

    Vanessa My Life My JourneyVanessa My Life My JourneyIl y a mois
  • What's the song that starts a bit before 9:20 ?

    Jezh VrodJezh VrodIl y a mois
  • I love you guys SO much!!! We are planning our van build now. Wonder what product did you use for your sound deading? Thank you!!!!!!

    Krista SahlinKrista SahlinIl y a mois
  • That’s the cleanest hole you’ve seen in a van..... mmmmkay

    Ploptic PlumpiiPloptic PlumpiiIl y a mois
  • I am worn out just watching this van build !

    flexjay87flexjay87Il y a 2 mois
  • That circle is better than the emoji and my life lol

    Bianca LambarenaBianca LambarenaIl y a 2 mois
  • You two are just 'Classics' together, your a lucky guy Eamon to have such a not only beautiful but an able partner who also enjoys the work, well done to you both. I too am working on a van albeit on a smaller scale, but here in Australia not so worried about the cold.

    Ken WatsonKen WatsonIl y a 2 mois
  • How many miles are on your new / used 2015 sprinter? Looking at buying one to build out, just not sure how miles are too many miles.

    Ronald DrenskiRonald DrenskiIl y a 2 mois
  • oh wow eamon is really talented

    MariaJennecar PimentelMariaJennecar PimentelIl y a 2 mois
  • Has the spray foam insulation warped your walls? Personally I wouldn't use spray foam, I've found a cheaper solution.

    Wilson & WombatWilson & WombatIl y a 2 mois
  • you guys are so cute! i am watching all the series and loving your build! hi from florida🥰

    Aileen PerezAileen PerezIl y a 3 mois
  • As a mechanic my respect for Eamon went through the roof when I saw how gitty he was about the milwaulkee tools and the crimp kit😂 A delivery like that is truly a dream come true!

    Kasper CederthKasper CederthIl y a 3 mois

    JustJennJustJennIl y a 3 mois
  • Nothing learned here

    Mehrdad DalamieMehrdad DalamieIl y a 3 mois
  • Hay guys...following you from north of Toronto. Doing a great job!!! I have a question, how wavey is the skin of your van after the spray foam...some have good luck and others have bad experience with spray foam?

  • Hi guys! Can you share a link of the peel and stick sound deadening panels that you used at the beginning of this video? Or just the name of them? Thanks!

    Sarah JonesSarah JonesIl y a 3 mois
  • doesn't she look like Millie Bobby Brown?

    Satyam saxenaSatyam saxenaIl y a 3 mois
  • When subtitles are on!!! Makes a comedy out of the most serious moments! Great content!

    Bonnie HollingsworthBonnie HollingsworthIl y a 3 mois
  • Bob is absolutely delightful! Love him.

    Kaitlin MartinKaitlin MartinIl y a 3 mois
  • Well this was interesting about spray foam:

    Kevin WoodKevin WoodIl y a 3 mois
  • Hello, I MUST KNOW!!! I just can’t help but think you’ve completely made your life difficult! Surely spray foaming over your wires means if anything ever breaks there’s no way of replacing that wire it hurts my SOULLLL! ❤️😭

    Berty JonesBerty JonesIl y a 3 mois
  • What can I get when I don't want to get spray foam?

    Enna KleinschmidtEnna KleinschmidtIl y a 3 mois
  • We love your videos, your van is looking so good!!! Did you have any issues with the foam getting under the floor framing and lifting it up?

    Hayley & JakeHayley & JakeIl y a 3 mois
  • Just catching up on this series. It is great. Loved the background music today

    JKN ProductionsJKN ProductionsIl y a 3 mois
  • Did you guys consider that the spray foam when it is applied expands? So any cavities that got spray foamed the surrounding beams and metals could now be under stress. Same effect that causes stones to split when water freezes in a crack in said stone. Edit: I would have loved to hear if the spray foamers had any thoughts on that matter. Since they are the experts on the material etc.

    MrTree421MrTree421Il y a 3 mois
  • I don't see the name of the sound deadener.... what is the kind you like best?

    Antoine BeeAntoine BeeIl y a 3 mois
  • Omg these transitions 😍🤩😱

    Maddy VMaddy VIl y a 4 mois
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    Rinny DaleRinny DaleIl y a 4 mois
  • You guys are AMAZING!!! So inspiring and useful :) I wish your familia all the beat and all the blessings. Thank you for sharing this with the world 🌎 ❤️❤️❤️ love from Spain jajaj

    Kris on the RoadKris on the RoadIl y a 4 mois
  • You guys took vlogging to another level

    Leonard GibstenLeonard GibstenIl y a 4 mois
  • Just found your channel... All the best for your new Van build. My name suggestion for Van #3 is L I B E R T Y...kind of like your philosophy 😁

    Melissa GarzaMelissa GarzaIl y a 4 mois
  • What's the song called at 6:40?

    Will ToloiWill ToloiIl y a 4 mois
  • I know its late now but you could have but the fan trim under the ceiling for a cleaner look.

    saintmichael01saintmichael01Il y a 4 mois
  • H1i. 0:02 seconds in. Can you wear the same clothes and head dressing again and sing Joe le taxi (Vanessa Paradis) and upload the vlog?

    vinyl maverickvinyl maverickIl y a 4 mois
  • Great video. The only thing is I think I picked up your returned window from CRL Ontario LOL. Exactly the driver side window in passenger side box...

    TomDaShenTomDaShenIl y a 4 mois
  • BOB THE MAN!!!!

    ValladaresValladaresIl y a 4 mois
  • Hi love watching the vids just wondering what the song is at 20:30

    WizkidWizkidIl y a 4 mois
  • What is the rap song at the end?

    AdamAdamIl y a 4 mois
  • Were do u work on van

    Joy BijuJoy BijuIl y a 4 mois
  • You guys really should be there when the cameras go off and the laughter dies.

    Future PresidentFuture PresidentIl y a 4 mois
  • Is that Vegan Polyisocyanate insulation? Also why not on the rear doors?

    John FoleyJohn FoleyIl y a 4 mois
  • I love bob!!!!!

    Janice HernandezJanice HernandezIl y a 4 mois
  • I love watching you all. You always make it so interesting and comical at times. Eamon is like a kid in a candy store with his new tools. Love seeing how everything is quickly coming together. Have you decided what your going to do with Trinity once your able to retrieve her? Can't wait to see what you all have planned next. Love y'alls energy. Have a great weekend. Much love from this missouri grandma. Stay safe and enjoy life.

    Dark SoulDark SoulIl y a 4 mois
  • wearing face masks all day = bad... acidosis... breathing in carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, toxic die, warm moist area for germs, etc

    Arjay MartinArjay MartinIl y a 4 mois
  • is expansion foam toxic?

    Arjay MartinArjay MartinIl y a 4 mois
  • i don't think that the foam is good for health

    - موسيقى غريبة - strange music- موسيقى غريبة - strange musicIl y a 4 mois
  • Wow, this channel amazing! Good luck new Van.

    Yasin KöseYasin KöseIl y a 4 mois
  • What did you use for your sound deadening material? Was it KILMAT? Also, what thickness did you use? Thx from WA!

    Helen FrankosHelen FrankosIl y a 4 mois
  • Niceee video as always! Very curious about how the isolation layer will work in winter :)

    Isabel RosatiIsabel RosatiIl y a 4 mois
  • WHOA!! That's the best dadgum Bob I've ever seen... and these eyeballs have seen A LOT of Bob's!! Js 😁👍

    Always GazeUPAlways GazeUPIl y a 4 mois
  • Omg. Why! Your are “not” off grid!! Stupids.! Omg stupids amk.!

    Kevin KristiansenKevin KristiansenIl y a 4 mois
  • Guys Im the canadian *Latino that came from Miami driving my skoolie #amazingskoolie with my twin boys, we follow you from day one and we are having so much fun watching this new build. We live close to you one, soon we will like to chat about where to get a van sience we are downgrading: kids are going to college and its going to be only two of us.

    Samuel PerezSamuel PerezIl y a 4 mois
  • i walk 2 miles to get my reusable soda bottle and everything involved in this vieo is single-use plastics i wanna cry

    ravravIl y a 4 mois
  • What is the sound deadening material is this being used in the video?

    Bobby GreenwoodBobby GreenwoodIl y a 4 mois
  • Love you guys! I just did my van insulation and spent like forever researching it. I was going to go with spray foam, but in the end chose wool bats for my insulation due to the toxicity and for the rusting issue. With a metal skin there is nothing you can do about condensation on the inside. The issue with spray foam is that it holds moisture against the metal of the van and over time rusts it from the inside out. Not sure about mould too due to this. Wool, imho, is by far the best. its doesn't hold moisture and allows proper draining of condensation, repels mould and is not toxic at all. Interesting note from another comment about van warping with spray foam.

    Andrew WestwoodAndrew WestwoodIl y a 4 mois
  • What´s the song playing from 21:18 ->

    JarkkoJarkkoIl y a 5 mois
  • Am glad that the Bun man has let you talk...without cutting you off. Good job, Eamon

    Ken MartinKen MartinIl y a 5 mois
  • vegans is a chemical box

    P 3A0P 3A0Il y a 5 mois
  • Is it cold cuz u guys are wearing coats

    Mina RasoolMina RasoolIl y a 5 mois
  • The song at the end is called The Giant by Tyrone Briggs in case anyone else was looking for it :)

    Isabela SchmalzIsabela SchmalzIl y a 5 mois
  • Masks are only needed during those times and in those places where you can't "social distance" from strangers.

    yakyakyak69yakyakyak69Il y a 5 mois
  • Anyone know the song of the last few seconds? Soundhound cant find it ?!:/

    Michael AlbertsenMichael AlbertsenIl y a 5 mois
    • Did you ever find it? I want to know too

      AdamAdamIl y a 4 mois
  • Love the vids, maybe you guys could do a segment on costs. Greetzzzz from the Netherlands

    Dutch flyfisher 010Dutch flyfisher 010Il y a 5 mois
  • She is stunning

    copkent1copkent1Il y a 5 mois
  • so my new plan is to randomly click on your FRworld page to see if I have missed an alert !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    David _1David _1Il y a 5 mois
  • Refreshing every 3 min for a new video.. anyone? hahahah

    AKA Photographer & Digital artistAKA Photographer & Digital artistIl y a 5 mois
    • @Eamon & Bec Ah ok! I will take a breather ;) Love you guys!

      AKA Photographer & Digital artistAKA Photographer & Digital artistIl y a 5 mois
    • Lol you’re so sweet! New videos drop at 9am EST every Sunday (so in about 15 minutes!)

      Eamon & BecEamon & BecIl y a 5 mois
  • i just subscribed to your channel. damn, you knew things what you did and what you gonna do. i'm amazed by you. thank you. keep going, dude

    rizal mauludirizal mauludiIl y a 5 mois
  • More airtime for Bob.

    Robin HäggqvistRobin HäggqvistIl y a 5 mois
  • omg i can't stop watching! I've been watching you guys for HOURS now and I literally can't wait until I can buy my own van and convert it!! That's gonna be one hell of a project.. greetings from Germany :)

    Izzy QueenIzzy QueenIl y a 5 mois
  • Wow so much progress, I recently bought a small bus and was making some great progress too. But it got towed out of my paid parking spot, even though the owner said it was okay, and now idk if I can afford to get it back before it gets auctioned off. You guys inspired me so much I used my savings to buy the bus and all the tools but now all of that's gone (left equipment in the bus cause i live in an apartment 😭) I think I'm going to have to give up for now. Maybe I'll try again in a year. Maybe I'll get some great ideas from you guys before i can afford to give it a shot again!

    Alissa GoldenAlissa GoldenIl y a 5 mois
  • My concern with spray foam is always what happens if something has to be rewired? Then your wires are stuck in spray insulation. But maybe that doesn’t happen often enough to be concerned?

    Em SalsaEm SalsaIl y a 5 mois
  • It's Saturday today, wishing it was Sunday ✨

    Vegan from VenusVegan from VenusIl y a 5 mois
  • You guys are hilarious. I love watching you both! Can't wait to see the van. Thanks so much for the great distraction during all the madness. Stay safe x

    Laura [ vet_nurse_with_wings ]Laura [ vet_nurse_with_wings ]Il y a 5 mois
  • Anyone know the name of the song that played at the end

    MaliceMaliceIl y a 5 mois
  • the spray foam would do the same thing the sound deadening does, stop/reduce the vibrations in the flat panels. Doing both was not necessary. If there were any metal panels that may not get insulated for some reason I would use the deadening there but the deadening under the foam just adds weight, time, and cost.

    Al BarkleyAl BarkleyIl y a 5 mois
  • good to see those brits John and Mandy pushing your Chai Set on their newest Vlog. Made me remember to get one of those cute little pots for myself. Spray foam would be far too expensive here in Switzerland.

    millinutzmillinutzIl y a 5 mois
  • Hi guys nice video, I am curious about the van you left in Morocco.! What happened to it?? If you want to sell it let me know I am in Morocco 😊😊😊I may buy it from you.

    genix76genix76Il y a 5 mois
  • Wow crazy!

    Building a House in CaliforniaBuilding a House in CaliforniaIl y a 5 mois
  • I need more Bec

    smokinleggessmokinleggesIl y a 5 mois
  • just wondering where trinnidy is in morroco, still at the airport?

    AhmedAhmedIl y a 5 mois
  • i hope you install a bath and toilet for this build

    Leokeyx LeokeyxLeokeyx LeokeyxIl y a 5 mois
  • Ahorra? jajajaj

    Manuel Alejandro Diaz JimenezManuel Alejandro Diaz JimenezIl y a 5 mois
  • Really enjoying the vlogs guy's. Also catching up on your old vlogs. Loving the positive vibes.

    Kudzai GashuKudzai GashuIl y a 5 mois
  • Practice safe ..... construction. 😁

    Sarah Livin La Vida LawsonSarah Livin La Vida LawsonIl y a 5 mois
  • How much weight does that foam add to the van? It looks kinda heavy when dry.

    Johnny MF BravoJohnny MF BravoIl y a 5 mois
  • Can’t wait for the final product! I know it’s gonna be so nice!

    AJ H.AJ H.Il y a 5 mois
  • The wiring is... 😱

    Przemo SPrzemo SIl y a 5 mois
  • You couple are pleasant and funny. And you're good with your hands.

    헝그리다이헝그리다이Il y a 5 mois
  • First of all: You two are amazing - I love your channel! One question: Is it a good idea to put the electric wiring under / in the spray foam? Correct me if I'm wrong, but in case of a broken cable one would have a tough time replacing it?!

    Romeo MikeRomeo MikeIl y a 5 mois
  • I don’t understand how anyone can watch the moron with the bun... the chick is cute.

    Shawn JohnsonShawn JohnsonIl y a 5 mois
  • I have watched so much Max and Lee... when Max wrote on his van that he hoped he wouldn't "Eamon it" I just had to check you guys out. It was a good decision. Started my own off grid VW van at 17 a couple months a go and you guys have given me great advice.

    CosiVanTootiCosiVanTootiIl y a 5 mois
  • How can you decide to live in a tiny house surrounded by a product for which you need a hazard suit and gas mask to apply, i will never understand.

    drsnoggledrsnoggleIl y a 5 mois