VAN LIFE: Building a Kitchen in Off-Grid Tiny House

21 juin 2020
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Building an Off-Grid Tiny House on Wheels 🚐 | From start to finish we share the ups and downs of building a 4-foot kitchen in our Sprinter Van Conversion. Go to or text EAMONANDBEC to 500-500 to start listening today. Thank you to Audible for sponsoring today's episode of our van life build series ► SUBSCRIBE so you never miss a video 💜
Help us decide how we should finish our rattan cabinetry in the comments below 👇🏽
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After a long 10 weeks of this Sprinter Van Conversion project, we are beginning to tie it all together with some decor and cabinetry! Now that our van is insulated, wired, framed and painted we are moving forward with the challenging task of building out our van life kitchen. We begin the week with receiving our beautiful walnut countertops, install our sink and stove and build a few drawers for under the main counter. We then move on to tiling our van and we have to say that the van's really started to feel like a home!
Our music:
Products Used in our Van Build Thus Far:
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
Wire Crimper Tool
Zip Ties
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: Unique Bed Design for Tiny House
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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Secret Weapon to our Steady Shots
The Lens that Does it All
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How We Shoot a Timelapse
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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.
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  • Good morning friends! Help us decide on how to finish our kitchen cabinetry re: framing around the ratan! White wash? Painted white? Natural stain?

    Eamon & BecEamon & BecIl y a 4 mois
    • Natural stain

      Kaila MarieKaila MarieIl y a 3 mois
    • Eamon & Bec white wash

      BryonyBryonyIl y a 3 mois
    • Painted white

      Annette CaitlynAnnette CaitlynIl y a 3 mois
    • White wash for sure xx

      Ruth BindasRuth BindasIl y a 3 mois
    • Not sure if you’ll see this now but I’m a new subscriber and just watched all your van making videos in order (looks amazing and I’m now addicted!!) and noticed from cutting the countertop for the sink and stove you had a lot of excess wood from that. Could you use that excess wood for more tabletop space? Like a foldout table or something like you mentioned to go outside the van? Just a suggestion can’t wait for the next video!

      ericapoyser12ericapoyser12Il y a 3 mois
  • Why do some men always try to blame their other halves 🤣 my boyfriend is the same 😂

    Ciara LoyCiara LoyIl y a 8 jours
  • God damn shit..That Lee is banging damn hot..Is Eamon digging in both of those gals?

    nate rockfordnate rockfordIl y a 29 jours
  • Why does she keep screaming and yelling...ouch my kind

    Paul DixonPaul DixonIl y a 29 jours
  • Okay but major props for lining up the music with the drilling at 3:05

    Megan RMegan RIl y a mois
  • 👍

    Joyce TuckerJoyce TuckerIl y a mois
  • Those countertops are awesome !!

    Daydream About Nice ThingsDaydream About Nice ThingsIl y a mois
  • I love Bec's energy so much, reminds me of my girl

    JJPR259JJPR259Il y a mois
  • Hey guys that top shelf you made under the sink could have been U shape giving more storage. Just a thought.

    lfallainlfallainIl y a mois
  • Can you please just get married? Thanks

    Raul OliveiraRaul OliveiraIl y a mois
  • Good catch, on the tile pattern change up.

    flexjay87flexjay87Il y a 2 mois
  • Hi!!! Can I ask - why the real tiling in the kitchen vs peel and stick?

    Alicia CifuentesAlicia CifuentesIl y a 2 mois
  • LOVE how you guys celebrate each little milestone ❤❤❤❤

    Jessica BradleyJessica BradleyIl y a 2 mois
  • I know it’s probably to late but I used shark bites for my plumbing connections, I used the clamps and had a failure 😫

    Bradley AndersonBradley AndersonIl y a 2 mois
  • where did you find those cute pillows bec?! love you guys! always radiating with positivity💜

    Destiny PhamDestiny PhamIl y a 2 mois
  • You should use the scrap wood from cutting out the sink to make a cover which would give more counter space

    Phoenix RosePhoenix RoseIl y a 2 mois
  • Only thing I would have added was an oven

    rosie gieslerrosie gieslerIl y a 2 mois
  • Hi guys. Just watching this episode again. Question. Did you put grout sealer on your tile grout? I used it in my condo years ago and it helps keep dirt and stains out of the grout. Check it out if you didn’t do this step.

    Kathy WalduckKathy WalduckIl y a 2 mois
  • Yep nice, but I agree with the others could still add "u" shaped drawers under the sink. Tons of extra storage space! We build cabinets and do it all the time! But .... still love it - great job!

    Linda DLinda DIl y a 2 mois
  • Bec you have such neat handwriting! It looks like it was typed in some fancy font.

    Matt JohnsonMatt JohnsonIl y a 2 mois
  • How much weight do you think you have added to the chassis?

    Paul MarkerPaul MarkerIl y a 2 mois
  • Why did you decide to go with an induction cook top instead of gas? Watching and learning... :-)

    Line HammervoldLine HammervoldIl y a 2 mois
  • All the low-key T&A in these videos

    JoeyStalinJoeyStalinIl y a 2 mois
  • Bec - I'm so impressed at how hands on you are with this build.

    Taryn LTaryn LIl y a 2 mois
  • Aww you guys are like my family lol i have that same fridge and im converting a 2010 sprinter lwb highroof ❤ love you both. I have 200ah lithium atm

    Lainley HerringeLainley HerringeIl y a 2 mois
  • Possible simpler solution to shower besides the drip trays: magnets (or a magnetic strip) sewn into the bottom of the shower curtain, which snap onto magnets on the bottom or sides of the shower base.

    Uo UoUo UoIl y a 3 mois
  • Who else saw Bob’s face when he drank the ginger 😂😂😂

    Jalloh MohamedJalloh MohamedIl y a 3 mois
  • Is anyone gonna point out the rando dude in the background with they were doing the ginger shot. Lol love you guys, hope to maybe visit you guys in a few weeks as I’m in town.

    Darcy KirkupDarcy KirkupIl y a 3 mois
  • 1:59 Love the shower design but I couldn't get on with those stainless steel lips in the shower. I just know somehow that would end up hurting me. I'd have to replace it with some flexible plastic or something that would collapse if I tripped or fell on it.

    TineTineIl y a 3 mois
  • That tile always reminds me of Pink Floyd's "The Wall"

    NpowrdNpowrdIl y a 3 mois
  • Are you sure that fridge is 110L of space? Idk if they switched out the fridge link with another fridge but I ordered one through Dometic based on the link in this video and it was different then what it's linked to now. The fridge I got wasn't even big enough to hold a bottle of water and I was forced to send it back... What is the fridge model type of the fridge y'all went with? I bookmarked it and it sent me to this fridge: Then I went back to this video to check and going to the link sent me here: Idk if they're redirecting your link, but if so I figured I'd let you know so you could be more specific with the model types as the one I got was far from 110L as I was expecting... Anyway, I am enjoying the videos, keep up the good work.

    Daniel WillyardDaniel WillyardIl y a 3 mois
  • It looks so good!

    Tierra DavilaTierra DavilaIl y a 3 mois
  • HI Eamon & Bec - Yet another awesome video - so great to see the build coming along - bet you can't wait to get travelling again . Keep them videos coming - love them - Sending you virtual hugs from Turkey - Chris & Marianne xx

    TREAD the globeTREAD the globeIl y a 3 mois
  • Wow, Lee is sexy A.F. :-)

    Andrew KarczewskiAndrew KarczewskiIl y a 3 mois
  • When putting the sink in, cutting the whole out and dropping it in, before plumbing it in, is there any adhesive required between the sink and the benchtop? Like maybe some silicon adhesive?

    SpitfireQGSpitfireQGIl y a 3 mois
  • Question! Why did you guys decide on an induction hob rather than gas like you had in trinity? ps. Thanks for the great content! Love you guys 😘😘

    TinaTravelsTinaTravelsIl y a 3 mois
  • Eamon and Bec top of the morning to you guys, please say hello to Bob as well. May I ask what was the flexible grout or grout like substance you used for you title backsplash /wall. I watched the video a couple times and showed two different people at home depot and I'm back a plan A still. Thank you.

    the305haulerthe305haulerIl y a 3 mois
  • Qué modelo de Mercedes es??

    Mariano Arques MengualMariano Arques MengualIl y a 3 mois
  • Your so much lile KARA AND NATE ! the editing thing is the exact same

    NxlsNxlsIl y a 3 mois
  • did he apologize yet???

    Sheri KeysSheri KeysIl y a 3 mois
  • Guys how you can survive without ac Condition ?????

    Pasha DPasha DIl y a 3 mois
  • 26:25 Good job but I have to say that you wasted so much space there 😧🤷‍♂️

    KadirKadirIl y a 3 mois
    • Sorry, I haven't watched the next video before commenting. I saw U shape of drawer and I loved it. well done 😃

      KadirKadirIl y a 3 mois
  • What are you going to do with this van when you can go back and retrieve your other van?

    Story ChasingStory ChasingIl y a 3 mois
  • You installed the grey water tank underneath, with a switch to drain it - which was brilliant. Have you ever had problems, though, with the tank or fixtures outside the van freezing? Ontario can get pretty cold, after all...

    dylan boyddylan boydIl y a 3 mois
  • Tiny home goals 🔥👍🏽

    Umaru TuskinoUmaru TuskinoIl y a 3 mois
  • one way to make material like that stronger is to wrap it around the binding piece like a 1/4 inch flat piece

    Maggie CarrollMaggie CarrollIl y a 3 mois
  • some sanded caulk might help if that corner becomes cracked or to anticipate it

    Maggie CarrollMaggie CarrollIl y a 3 mois
  • What tile do you use in the shower?

    whiskeyJackwhiskeyJackIl y a 3 mois
  • Hello Eamon and Bec! My boyfriend and I are big fans of yours. We watch your videos as soon as they come out and are vanlifers ourselves! We have of course been watching your journey with your new van and couldn’t help wondering what will happen to Trinity. We live in Spain (not too far from Morocco) and were wondering what fate awaits Trinity...we have been thinking of trading up Cyril (our concerted ford transit) for a while and wanted to ask whether you would be selling Trinity. If she was or will be on the market we would love so much to buy her and continue our van life journey with her! Please let us know if this could ever be a possibility, as we would love to be her new owners. Keep doing what your doing- we love your stuff! Rosië and Alvaro 🤟🏼

    Rosië GeorgeRosië GeorgeIl y a 3 mois
  • Do you consider weight distribution when deciding the blueprint/design of your van home?

    Belinda WillifordBelinda WillifordIl y a 3 mois
  • why do you not add tiles to the window in the kitchen ??

    bongkong9000bongkong9000Il y a 3 mois
  • my boyfriend literally asked if I was watching porn because of how many times Bec says "oooooohhhhhh my gooooosh" lmao

    Orange JuliaOrange JuliaIl y a 3 mois
  • Does anyone know what song is playing at 20:00? (while they are tiling)

    Abigail YoungAbigail YoungIl y a 3 mois
  • hey Eamon and Bec can i please get a shout out

    essy nestoressy nestorIl y a 3 mois
  • White wash the cabinet frame and leave the rattan webbing natural.

    Ray BellRay BellIl y a 3 mois
  • Love how he van is coming together. You two seem so knowledgeable about every facet of the build. Very impressive

    Ray BellRay BellIl y a 3 mois
  • Is UHAUL giving you money? In every kitchen tile shot.

    jana bananajana bananaIl y a 3 mois
  • Can you do a price video? I’m very interested to see how much people spend on their dream vans

    Stupid BitchStupid BitchIl y a 3 mois
  • I am ur biggest fan please respond

    Shamma AlnuaimiShamma AlnuaimiIl y a 3 mois
  • Love that y'all use Milwaukee tool!! I may be a bit bias because I am from Milwaukee and my aunt works for the company! Love your vids

    Taylor HenselTaylor HenselIl y a 3 mois
  • 1:43 magnets on both sides of curtain and pan (stainless) will keep the shower curtain from crawling up ur a$$.

    OrMoD LepperOrMoD LepperIl y a 3 mois
  • Trio with Lee? Nice....

    Vic EFVic EFIl y a 3 mois
  • Hi Eamon and bec, are you aware Eamon is an Irish name, so I was wondering if Eamon is from and Irish background.

    Hack MackHack MackIl y a 3 mois
  • Hope all is well with everyone. The build is right on target. Looking good. I can't wait ( To see it all done probably as much as you guy well almost) LOL.keep it up guys 👍😎

    James RobertsJames RobertsIl y a 3 mois
  • 19:37 - Bless you for the sneeze, Rebecca. 😊

    Umarul SyafiqUmarul SyafiqIl y a 3 mois
  • Tiles look amazing...also love the rattan but thinking it would be better to have ply behind to stop your stuff from getting dusty?! Love watching your build whilst on teabreaks from doing my build...only slightly annoyed you're massively overtaken me ;) but definitely providing inspiration from infront xxxx

    Cat EasterbrookCat EasterbrookIl y a 3 mois
  • You guys could also light spray paint the material white 😉 we did it and it looked great

    Eden JamesEden JamesIl y a 3 mois
  • Loving the new van build didn't the girls do well jigging out the sink ..... sadly I didn't have nice girls to help with my van build Eamon you're a lucky chap lol. Love to you all from England and we need more Bob !!!!...Bob rocks..... Diesel Dave

    David GlosterDavid GlosterIl y a 3 mois
  • What happened to the original van build

    CfedsCfedsIl y a 3 mois
  • Lee-sink!

    Danielle DeKerlegandDanielle DeKerlegandIl y a 3 mois
    • Well. I was half right

      Danielle DeKerlegandDanielle DeKerlegandIl y a 3 mois
  • You should put a long hidden drawer behind the sink drain that pulls out into the couch area. No space left unused! Good spot for tin foil, etc

    Noel HowellNoel HowellIl y a 3 mois
  • yall are dorks

    Chasen BrownChasen BrownIl y a 3 mois
  • my birthday is july 12 in turning 14 also sending my love from OHIO

    AlexplazzAlexplazzIl y a 3 mois
  • Hey, I would love to see a chaiwala kombucha!

    Rowyn TRowyn TIl y a 3 mois
  • White wash the framing, 100% 😎

    BecaruuBecaruuIl y a 3 mois
  • hello from the UK! I don't you won't want to go into specifics about how you will fit a safe box and where, but could you maybe talk a little bit about options? We wish we had built a safe storage box for laptops etc into our van design and am just wondering if you are thinking about it and what the options are. thanks

    Lynne BatemanLynne BatemanIl y a 3 mois
  • Love from Nepal ♥️ #eamonandbec 😘

    Nitish RajNitish RajIl y a 3 mois
  • What’s this song called when you installed the counter???

    harm mukoozaharm mukoozaIl y a 3 mois
  • Hey guys just wondering, do you think it would be harder to be a vegan if you had a tree nut allergy? My family is not vegan but I’ve been wanting to slowly switch however my daughter had a severe tree nut allergy that requires an epi pen. If the only nut you could eat was peanut- would it make it extra hard? No almond anything. Or cashew. Or walnut. Or macadamia. Nothing but peanut.

    J C.G.J C.G.Il y a 3 mois
  • Well, Trent and Allie just got married. Now when are you two.

    William RinardWilliam RinardIl y a 3 mois
  • Rattan is great. But I would back it with a thin wood/Venere. For wear and tear. And think about cleaning it if you leave it raw. Might be hard? But its for sure lovely! Nice choice 😊

    bangbangcfpbangbangcfpIl y a 3 mois
  • What was wrong with your old Van it seemed cool ATB.

    atommachineatommachineIl y a 3 mois
  • Just got back from vacation & finally “back to normal” enough to catch up on your videos... SO MUCH HAPPENED IN 2 WEEKS 😍🙌🏻 I am so proud of y’all. I was smiling and laughing through both videos, per usual. I am so excited to see this Sunday’s video & even more excited for payday to get me a chaiwala soap and CANDLE! 🥳🤯

    caliyeag3rcaliyeag3rIl y a 3 mois
  • There are simple cheap shower curtains with magnets stitched in the bottom to hold them in place. This might work well with the metal shower base and eliminate need for elaborate zipper shower curtain. One I had if I recall correctly, purchased at Target few years ago.

    KristinKristinIl y a 3 mois
  • I'm curious, why didn't you go for a U-shaped drawer under the sink, to accommodate the drain?

    Yvonne1137Yvonne1137Il y a 3 mois
  • Hi!!!

    BlackBirdProductionsBlackBirdProductionsIl y a 3 mois
  • Just a suggestion but could you have made the drawer under the sink a bit different? Make the drawer in the shape of a "U" so you could gain extra space to the back of the wall on both sides. My brain on steroids and perhaps overthinking it. You always have a reason for doing everything lol and I am just watching from afar (St Catharines)...can almost wave !

    rachel joan flemingrachel joan flemingIl y a 3 mois
  • 19:35 Будь здорова!

    MrBaggy76MrBaggy76Il y a 3 mois
  • Where does she get her tank tops?

    Liz JordanLiz JordanIl y a 3 mois
  • Nice

    anu anus978anu anus978Il y a 3 mois
  • You both are amazingly clever and ambitious.. I wouldn't have the energy to do that.. but amazing job so far.. can't wait to see finished product 😉❤️

    Sharon SteeleSharon SteeleIl y a 3 mois
  • Eamon: “You guys are crooked.” Us: “NO EAMON you’re crooked” 😂

    Anastasia NelsonAnastasia NelsonIl y a 3 mois
  • more then 100 million in the world with no roof,and you using all tactic to succeed to get paid ..........think about it

    Asher osherAsher osherIl y a 3 mois
  • Lee!!!!

    Rachel WilliamsRachel WilliamsIl y a 3 mois
  • I had two ideas to make your Van Life stealthier (for any van lifer) 1st idea 💡 have magnets on and around your large main outside window. Create a Vinyl sign of your fictitious company that fits your window. Possibly create a website for this fictitious company. Maybe it could be one of the affiliate companies that you represent like for example Herbal Life. 2nd idea 💡 I am sure you have been behind a U-Haul truck at one point or another. I have seen the U-Haul truck where the door is painted with a 3D view of inside the "empty" van. I was thinking you could have something like that created as a foldable plastic insert instead of your cab draw curtains for night time use only. When someone simply looks through your driver window they would see an empty van. Now, the folds would need to be around the driver and passenger section so the folds would be invisible. What do you think of the ideas? ☺️ I enjoy watching your channel. Enjoy a Beautiful, Safe, and Abundant 2020. ☺️ ❤️

    Jark MannJark MannIl y a 3 mois
  • ok so I’m thinking of this if you get a Good job or a okay job for a few years save some money get a cheap place with not expensive furniture then buy get it converted and move out it’s nice to travel the USA and Canada and stuff like that if you go to different country have it shipped or go on vacation

    JaydenJaydenIl y a 3 mois
  • thank you for your generous gifting of your Chaiwala to the University Healthy Network - health care workers. During the time of CoVid, i got redeployed to work at the Respite Centres. anyways, I'm currently working at Toronto General. (I also coindentally, watch your Vanlife, 'cos i love it) - we've beening making chai lattes for all the healthy care workers (everyone who keeps the hosiptals running) - your chai has been a BIG hit and welcome reprise. THANK YOU.

    Yvonne NgYvonne NgIl y a 3 mois
    • Hi Yvonne! It was so lovely to receive this message from you. Eamon and I both went to bed smiling knowing that you and the frontline workers have been enjoying our chai. So happy!! Thank you for all you continue to do ❤️

      Eamon & BecEamon & BecIl y a 3 mois
  • Do you have a playlist on Spotify? I love all the music you upload on the videos!

    Brenda PalomeraBrenda PalomeraIl y a 3 mois
  • I just have to give u guys props on ur mushroom 🍄 stroganoff recipe...1000 out of 10...mmmmmmmmuaaaaa!!!!!

    14judita14juditaIl y a 3 mois
  • Your kitchen really looks nice!!! Congrats!!!

    Jasper DunordJasper DunordIl y a 3 mois