VAN LIFE BUILD: Light at the End of the Tunnel

2 août 2020
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Three weeks ago we moved into our unfinished Sprinter Van Conversion without running water or electricity and each week we inch closer to a beautiful off-grid tiny home on wheels.
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After a long 16 weeks of this VAN LIFE BUILD project, we are living in our 170 Sprinter Campervan and are readjusting to tiny living! We are beyond thrilled to have a functioning INDOOR shower in this space and the fact that we have HOT WATER is the absolute cherry on top... but of course, none of this comes without a leak or two 😂 We also tackle the finishing details that will make this home last!
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Induction Stove Top
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Dometic 110L Fridge
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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
What's in Our Camera Bag?
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

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    kathryn wittekathryn witteIl y a 13 jours
  • 👍 #Cityhall!!

    Monus BrewerMonus BrewerIl y a 21 jour
  • Love your FRworld. Watching it today and yesterday. Hugs from Dublin, Ireland!

    Diamond DeeDiamond DeeIl y a 22 jours
  • Truly not a hater - but was so disappointed when I saw the q&a livestream. Up to that point I really enjoyed your adventures. My heart aches that you have turned your back on God in these troubled times (and even more importantly so is He.). I did not recognize the God I know when E was speaking. I am happy B is on a spiritual search and maintains an open mind. That shows incredible maturity. The spiritual seeking is as rewarding as the earth’s physical beauty you have had the privilege to experience. Your mentors Chip and Joana Gaines are rooted in their faith. Encourage you to explore that with an open mind.

    Terri ZseleczkyTerri ZseleczkyIl y a 23 jours
  • I’m still trying to catch up but you guys make each other smile so much....I don’t know how you could find a better match ! I know we only see one side of your life but wow you guys know each other’s moves and thoughts. You guys inspire each other and you seem to always want to be together ! #eamon&bec4ever

    Daydream About Nice ThingsDaydream About Nice ThingsIl y a mois
  • #CITYHALL Or do what my hubby and I did: at the beginning of August, my (then) boyfriend and I realized that it would probably be 2 years before we could safely bring all our family and friends together for a wedding. (We have some immunocompromised family members, as well as friends and family all over US and Jamaica.) We knew we didn't want to wait that long, so in the span of 3 weeks we planned a little elopement. We got a Justice of the Peace, a photographer, had 2 friends to video as we got married on a beach on Cape Cod at sunset. It was absolutely beautiful, and SO much fun, and I wouldn't change it for the world! When everything calms down a bit in a couple years we hope to get everyone together for a celebration. Living through a pandemic together helped us realize life's too short to wait. (A bonus was how much fun it was telling all our family and friends. Everyone was so happy for us and excited to hear some GOOD NEWS for a change, as it's been in short supply this year)

    Katie KnottsKatie KnottsIl y a mois
  • Hi Eamon & Bec, you are amazing. I love your new setup. My girlfriend and I are in the layout process (since 2 months). I wonder if you have your setup on a sketch with some dimensions. And secondly, I have made some calculations with asumptions, and I cannot see how you could use an induction cooktop with only 600A-H. What is your logic on this? Thanks. By the way, when do you plan to leave? (or maybe, you already left?)

    Benoit ParentBenoit ParentIl y a mois
  • such a awesome project!

    Pople BackyardFarmPople BackyardFarmIl y a mois
  • #cityhall

    GodswithmeKimGodswithmeKimIl y a mois
  • Hey..... don’t Diss Home Depot..... they are my “go to” store! Always have what I need.....

    No NameNo NameIl y a mois
  • Eamon.....your hair is AMAZING!

    No NameNo NameIl y a mois
  • So Bec..... did you wind up painting the battery frame? 😂

    No NameNo NameIl y a mois
  • #cityhall

    McKayla BeeMcKayla BeeIl y a mois
  • You guys have the same hairstyle on the thumbnail it’s funny

    Charlotte DevauxCharlotte DevauxIl y a mois
  • What did you use for inserts on cabinet doors? The wicker looking stuff. (I'm sorry I don't know what its called. Love your designs!

    Sharon LesterSharon LesterIl y a mois
  • #Cityhall

    CarolanneCarolanneIl y a mois
  • You look like an older version of Millie Bobby Brown.

    Florence KatanhaFlorence KatanhaIl y a mois
  • Loved following this build - thanks for sharing

    Vanlife HoboVanlife HoboIl y a mois
  • What is Eamon's background? He can do everything!

    jk cojk coIl y a mois
  • where does the waste shower water go?

  • #cityhall

    Jonathon JonesJonathon JonesIl y a mois
  • I did 15 years sailing, and there are many good ideas you can get from how they are designed. One is shower curtain rails for sailboats are very concealed and when stored your curtain you cant see it. Also leave the toilet in place as you can shower over it. Great work guys I love following your channel. Kudos

    User UserUser UserIl y a mois
  • E u are a smart man... all of the husbands know what’s up... lol

    zedmakzedmakIl y a mois
  • #cityhall

    JR EJR EIl y a mois
  • I love the teak slats - really sets the shower off -

    Mary AtheyMary AtheyIl y a mois
  • Yup! City hall wedding all the way! My husband and I eloped to the courthouse and loved it! Make yourselves officially hubby and wife and keep on the great adventure!

    Cassie NolandCassie NolandIl y a mois
  • A house usually has 4 things...a bedroom, living room area, bathroom, and kitchen. Your van has all four. Also, the time spent in each area should determine its priority of space given. Sleep is 8 hours of 24. That's a big priority. Bathroom ...maybe 1 hour of 24. Needs less space. You did a great job on your shower and composting toilet. Saved space and super functional. Kitchen..maybe needs 2 hours a day of 24...needs small space. But, a frig and stove will take some space along with counter. Living have 13 hours to enjoy of 24. Living area and sitting needs 2nd most priority of space. Anyway, just an opinion of priority of space based on time used in them. What do you think?

    Don YeatonDon YeatonIl y a mois
  • Love from India

  • You may want to get some bug curtains (especially for Bec who always gets bitten) that you can hang over windows and/or doors so you have the option to sleep with them open even if there are loads of bugs around.. Using magnets to hold them up seems to work well from what I have seen other travel you-tubers use in their vans and tiny homes.

    Rebecca BahamaRebecca BahamaIl y a 2 mois
  • I really like watching your videos quality.... Great content

    FATSOW Tv.FATSOW Tv.Il y a 2 mois
  • Yep do it I got married after 31 years with my partner we how have 2 anniversary we just had our first married anniversary

    Peter EllisPeter EllisIl y a 2 mois
  • Great video as always, love you guys xD

    NappilyBareKissedNappilyBareKissedIl y a 2 mois
  • #cityhall ❤❤❤❤

    TheVeganLion LindsayTheVeganLion LindsayIl y a 2 mois
  • 8:34 that made my day 🤣🤣🤣 Also .. you guys have the best relationship ive seen in my life ❤️ God bless you E&B

    Na'xia Xi'LarnNa'xia Xi'LarnIl y a 2 mois
  • #cityhall!!!

    Hallie PettitHallie PettitIl y a 2 mois
  • Lovin the build! I learn so many cool hacks from your vids, like the bedslide/couch back & the pee funnel. I think you could add 2 eye hooks near the roof in the cabinets & use paracord & carabiners for the driver side shower curtain support. Paint department, are you going to paint the plywood under the couch cushions & the 2x6 by the bed?

    Kris StarkKris StarkIl y a 2 mois
  • #CITYHALL!!!

    Forever GratefulForever GratefulIl y a 2 mois
  • Yall a rockin it!! Thx Buddies all the way from Mississippi!! #cityhall yes!!!!!

    Leslie Goins !Leslie Goins !Il y a 2 mois
  • This dudes lucky af

    Son Of The SerpentSon Of The SerpentIl y a 2 mois
  • #cityhall

  • You look better curvy Bec .... ;) :)

    Sir LionSir LionIl y a 2 mois
  • Hello we hope you have had a great week so far the weekend is right upon us . we have been catching up with your play list and we just wanted to say we are so happy we found your channel . Love and Light Sarah and Glenn

    Travel Tour TasteTravel Tour TasteIl y a 2 mois
    • @Eamon & Bec Hey it's our Pleasure. We cant wait to see what your next plans are :) . We really cant take it on board that you have actually taken the time out to respond to someone as small and new as us . We really do appreciate that you took the time to respond . We are well aware of the work that you two put into your channel . We are only small but still this takes a lot of time and a lot of hours building up the Family.. Take care Love and Light Sarah and Glenn

      Travel Tour TasteTravel Tour TasteIl y a 2 mois
    • Awe thanks for joining our journey you two ✨ 💕

      Eamon & BecEamon & BecIl y a 2 mois
  • Serious question... how heavy is your flow man? That funnel seems small

    BruDyl PearBruDyl PearIl y a 2 mois
  • Good Coffee one of my absolute favorites and I love marycarrollceramics!!! Love watching your build out every week! Super inspired!

    Brittany McCoyBrittany McCoyIl y a 2 mois
  • I was having such a sh*t day until I watched you... I tried to roast a whole cauliflower in the oven when it started to smoke. My roomate just wouldn't stop berating me for it, and I had to run out of the shower naked to fan our over-sensitive smoke detector that just wouldn't stop I needed a pick me up. I thought I would be feasting on a delicious head of cauli and now I'm just sad and down on myself and there's no cake. But, I was on youtube... it came down to you or eckhart tolle. Im a lil shaky so I went w/you jic eckhart was too deep and here we are, basking in your good vibes thank you 🤙🤙

    JessicaJessicaIl y a 2 mois
  • I wonder how many trips to home depot you guys have made during your build.

    Chrystal FrostChrystal FrostIl y a 2 mois
  • "I've never cleaned my balls while vlogging before!" LMFAO!!!

    Tony GrenierTony GrenierIl y a 2 mois
  • Forgot how it works but where does the shower and sink drain into?

    Kevin DayaoKevin DayaoIl y a 2 mois
  • Question, Bec where do you shop for clothing, i'm in love with all your tshirts!

    Georgia SymondsGeorgia SymondsIl y a 2 mois
  • Wooooow !!! Gran equipo. Felicidades a los dos. Salu2 desde Zinacantepec, México.

    DJ DON RACKDJ DON RACKIl y a 2 mois

    Autumn MehalkoAutumn MehalkoIl y a 2 mois
  • Where's Lee? I miss her. Where did she go?

    Didymus MacDidymus MacIl y a 2 mois
  • #CITYHALL!!!!!!

    Bella CaponeBella CaponeIl y a 2 mois
  • Get married in whatever way makes you happy! If that means #cityhall, go for it. If that means standing in a glen, or beside a waterfall, or on a beach, or in the parking lot of Chaiwalah, you'll never have regrets if it feels right at the time. You two already have a solid foundation to your relationship, so building from here will be a breeze - it's just the trim you have left to do.

    Jennifer McLarenJennifer McLarenIl y a 2 mois
  • #cityhall

    Kimberli MaultsbyKimberli MaultsbyIl y a 2 mois
  • City Hall !!!

    Cheryl MeyerCheryl MeyerIl y a 2 mois
  • Bec you were giving eamon so many words of affirmation, it was beautiful : )

    somethinggoodsomethinggoodIl y a 2 mois
  • Is it easy for a female to use the pee funnel? Like without spillage?

    somethinggoodsomethinggoodIl y a 2 mois
  • Yes y’all need to get married

    Angel FranksAngel FranksIl y a 2 mois
  • You 2 couldnt be matched any better! ❤ City Hall sounds great, save the money for the property.

    Cheryl TrowbridgeCheryl TrowbridgeIl y a 2 mois
  • I love these videos and learn so much from you guys. And I can not get enough of Bec walking around showing off that amazing physique and super flawless tanned skin! She is a true beauty and I will watch every episode just to see more of her. I hope that came across as a compliment and not weird or creepy, Hahahaa 😎👍

    Raw GageRaw GageIl y a 2 mois

    Victoria LeeVictoria LeeIl y a 2 mois
  • @eamons&bec #cityhall you both should totally elope! that is what me and my husband did. He is in the military and it was the only way we had time or money for a wedding and it was still beautiful. we had my parents there and it was still lovely. The marriage is what matters not the wedding. Also My husband of 8 years will be 31 years old on August 14th so Happy Birthdays are coming up for him. Celebrate the Love because that is what matters and is most important in life!

    Kallie NielsenKallie NielsenIl y a 2 mois
  • When the auto subtitles said: I couldn’t be more stoned. Instead of stoked. I died!

    Keoma AKeoma AIl y a 2 mois
    • HAHAH those auto subtitles really build a narrative of their own 😂

      Eamon & BecEamon & BecIl y a 2 mois
  • #CityHall .. you two are my fav couple

    Kristan CorsigliaKristan CorsigliaIl y a 2 mois
  • I loved this episode! #cityhall

    Aleksandra MazurAleksandra MazurIl y a 2 mois
  • I think you should get married in the week #cityhall and then at your 10th year anniversary (of being together not married) you do a wedding

    alia mejrialia mejriIl y a 2 mois
  • I vote Bec doesn’t have to handle the toilet! Tape was a great idea.

    briezzy365briezzy365Il y a 2 mois
  • dude i live in a half million dollar home, i make over 100k a yr, i drive a porsche spyder and a tesla my wife's a long legged hot red head with green eyes. .but i swear to god i would trade places with you in a heart beat bro!! sick of the dam rat race man! and all the fake fony bullshit that goes with it!! but dont get it twisted lol my wife is hot for sure, but shes a naggin bitch!!!! and yea id trade wifes with ya too lol. your so lucky to do what your doin if i could get my wife on board id walk away from it all.

    time traveler are we there yettime traveler are we there yetIl y a 2 mois
  • For sure #WeddingHall! you guys look like an amazing couple! i love watching your videos!

    kohen volkkohen volkIl y a 2 mois
  • #cityhall why not?!?!?❤️❤️❤️❤️ love and marriage is not only at a wedding👍

    LauraLee FoleyLauraLee FoleyIl y a 2 mois
  • Im from the netherlands 2!!

    SilSilIl y a 2 mois
  • @CityHall = #HellYes

    Bill AndersonBill AndersonIl y a 2 mois
  • #CityHall if you don’t I will she is beautiful

    David AleshireDavid AleshireIl y a 2 mois
  • Hey y’all- LOVE the build! Y’all might’ve gotten the leak because propex needs to set 24 hours before use so it can fully grip the tubing. Keep up the great work!

    Katie DiamondKatie DiamondIl y a 2 mois
  • Would you tell us where you bought your cane for the cupboard doors? Thanks!

    Pat APat AIl y a 2 mois
  • Definitely a random question... but I need to know what brand of tank tops Bec is usually wearing...

    Amelia BaerAmelia BaerIl y a 2 mois
    • Hey Amelia they are from Indigo Luna 😊 you can use code BEC for 10% off!

      Eamon & BecEamon & BecIl y a 2 mois
  • Yes just go do it. Eight years what are you waiting for.

    Brenda Bardell-ReschBrenda Bardell-ReschIl y a 2 mois
  • Bec is so cute while being flirty HAHAHA

  • Gosshhhh how long do i wait for ur new videoo........upload soon guyss......have been waiting a whole week now..😅 Loadsss and loads of love for u guys. Stay happy and healthy.

    Abinay ChhetriAbinay ChhetriIl y a 2 mois
  • These guys fixing up their van for life in the wild, while I’m fixing up my ACNH island for life on my switch. Oh boy.

    T DT DIl y a 2 mois
  • #CITYHALL 👍🏽

    Helen DHelen DIl y a 2 mois
  • #cityhall

    Fiber with FriendsFiber with FriendsIl y a 2 mois

    Maria Daniela DazaMaria Daniela DazaIl y a 2 mois
  • #CityHall ☺👍


    Estefi RamirezEstefi RamirezIl y a 2 mois
  • Being a former glider pilot for 10 years, may if suggest, that if Bob has never been flying in a glider, you'll take him to an airfield and give him this amazing adventure that can't be compared to anything else. It doesn't cost much and doesn't require anything but a good spirit. I'm sure he will love it.

    Pia KonstmannPia KonstmannIl y a 2 mois
  • #cityhall

    AbundantlyClearAbundantlyClearIl y a 2 mois
  • # City Hall

    Kim !Kim !Il y a 2 mois
  • Hello Eamon & Bec, another great video. I've been watching your build closely and hope to visit Morocco and many of the other places you have visited, in my sprinter once my build is completed. One quick question your water system? Obviously you're in your van full time, when you visited morocco & Spain because you have the water system did you drink the water successfully without running to the loo all the time or being ill. Regards Kevin

    Kevin MoxhamKevin MoxhamIl y a 2 mois
  • #cityhall

    Samantha DahlgrenSamantha DahlgrenIl y a 2 mois
  • #cityhall

    Get Out There ToursGet Out There ToursIl y a 2 mois

    Ellie PetersenEllie PetersenIl y a 2 mois
  • Do it! Go to City Hall!! You guys are an inspiration!

    Lyna ZbranekLyna ZbranekIl y a 2 mois
  • #CityHall

    Maryann SilsbyMaryann SilsbyIl y a 2 mois
  • Add a tv in front of the bed

    Karen MontgomeryKaren MontgomeryIl y a 2 mois
  • #CityHall

    Abdul Aleem ShekhaniAbdul Aleem ShekhaniIl y a 2 mois
  • vivo life

    Christopher fullerChristopher fullerIl y a 2 mois
  • #Cityhall Do it, it feels right. Loved the video. Thank you for the inserpation Xx

    Fork in the road BexFork in the road BexIl y a 2 mois
  • #CityHall

    Miss Free SpiritMiss Free SpiritIl y a 2 mois