VAN LIFE: Installing Windows on Sprinter Van Conversion

10 mai 2020
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We're Building an Off-Grid Tiny House on Wheels 🚐 | This week we DIY our window installation on the van and immediately regret it ► SUBSCRIBE so you never miss a video
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🔨 Our friend Max is also building a van! Check him out @Max & Lee @Max & Occy
After an incredible 3 years of living, working, and traveling in our self converted Sprinter Van we made the very tough decision to abandon our tiny home 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 🚐
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Products Used in our Van Build Thus Far:
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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
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  • Happy Sunday to everyone and some extra special love to all the mums out there ❤️. Hope you guys can learn a little on what not to do from us this week 🤣...

    Eamon & BecEamon & BecIl y a 5 mois
    • R u guys married?

      Angelica GarciaAngelica GarciaIl y a 4 mois
    • Did no one tell you not to use nails in a van build? Lol wow.

      matthew swidermatthew swiderIl y a 4 mois
    • Hello im jonatan im from Romania do you heaard of it? Its a beautiful country, If so did you consider seeing it or have a litle trip there? I love your vids i watch you sinse a month and a half ago, i just want to say someting about Romania.

      Ionatan BettaIonatan BettaIl y a 5 mois
    • Thanks

      Ben FoshagerBen FoshagerIl y a 5 mois
    • Hello , I sent ya a message on your IG pages and thru Bob’s email. Please find and reply .. please 🙏🏼🙏🏼

      Mia LundgrenMia LundgrenIl y a 5 mois
  • Cool videos. Odious music 😖

    Freddy PFreddy PIl y a 13 jours
  • Am I the only one who thought about the OS and said WTF?? :D

    Omar ZentenoOmar ZentenoIl y a mois
  • *catching up I'd like to taste y'all tea one day*

    Vanessa My Life My JourneyVanessa My Life My JourneyIl y a mois
  • For me second time is harder cause you have to Mach the other one

    Bianca LambarenaBianca LambarenaIl y a mois
  • The tune selections are great!

    mike antlermike antlerIl y a 2 mois
  • you need to sort out your security this time

    graham dukegraham dukeIl y a 2 mois
  • Home watching you guys.. just found you and love the spirit you guys have.. A little more information on where you are (geography, history, pic etc) and what determines where u go would be nice

    Carla LayneCarla LayneIl y a 2 mois
  • Eamon: "May the Fourth be with you" Also Eamon: Makes hand gesture from a completely different franchise

    cartergirl3of3cartergirl3of3Il y a 2 mois
  • What's your coupon code for your window coverings at Vanmadegear

    Donnie OzenneDonnie OzenneIl y a 2 mois
  • Those windows are on sale discounted now lolol

    U2JEN2UU2JEN2UIl y a 3 mois
  • Great vid thanks! :)

    Michael NiesnerMichael NiesnerIl y a 3 mois
  • watching this makes me feel like i can totally do this!!!! thanks for the deets on it!

    Halley MarieHalley MarieIl y a 3 mois
  • Chai Wala is a farsi/dari phrase and it means tea-man, the man who carries the tea termuz and serves people tea in a cafe. Just thought you guys should know this fan fact.

    Enayat NazhatEnayat NazhatIl y a 3 mois
    • You can thank me by mentioning my name in your Vlog. LOL.

      Enayat NazhatEnayat NazhatIl y a 3 mois
  • You guys are so inspirational and I aspire to grow up to be like you

    Maddy VMaddy VIl y a 3 mois
  • Hey I’m interested in getting the b12 and powder does anyone know how you can get it in Canada ???

    Jo MJo MIl y a 4 mois
  • Once again Bec saved the day! 😂❤️

    Regina HillsRegina HillsIl y a 4 mois
  • Just watch this video. Hope your water tested the windows before the walls went up! LOL keep up the good work. Women rule we read the directions LOL

    Mary HarpMary HarpIl y a 4 mois
  • @eamom&bec u should use van space 3d

    Gregorater’s Gaming channelGregorater’s Gaming channelIl y a 4 mois
  • yo i actually love Bob, whatta guy

    Christopher WestChristopher WestIl y a 4 mois
  • Yall doing it yolo However if I did this, I’d hire a builder just for the windows roofing and flooring

    peypeyIl y a 4 mois
  • ??? No anti-rust treatment on the fresh cut metal around the window? Seems like every video I have seen suggests that.

    bwvidsbwvidsIl y a 4 mois
  • thanks bob

    Tiffany SantaTiffany SantaIl y a 4 mois
  • Power Couple

    Tiffany SantaTiffany SantaIl y a 4 mois
  • You should name your van serenity 😍😍

    Katlyn GrahamKatlyn GrahamIl y a 4 mois
  • Great job on the videos! Really nice to have some info from people in Canada building a van at the moment. Couple questions for you: 1 - What kind of sealant did you use on the bunk windows? 2 - Do you guys have Amazon Canada affiliates links? If so that'd be great, cause there's a couple of things you put links up that I'd like to get, but they don't ship to Canada! Thanks and keep up the good work!

    adriengerbeadriengerbeIl y a 4 mois
  • I envy your love and happiness. You are great together

    n0zticn0zticIl y a 4 mois
  • I think you could call the van “MayPole”. Your building in May. May Pole is like a traditional dance to celebrate spring (?) sounds like “Maple” so you have the Canadian connection!

    jellysalsajellysalsaIl y a 5 mois
  • hey chai lovers why don't you visit India?? in my family literally everyone drinks Indian masala chai at least 2 times a day(chai is the common necessity of the Indian house hold)

    Deep Patel_ 3459Deep Patel_ 3459Il y a 5 mois
    • Hi Deep! Eamon and I spent a few months in Nepal and India and loved it so very much ❤️. Hope to get back there someday soon!

      Eamon & BecEamon & BecIl y a 5 mois
  • Eamon doesn't seem to like Max. Passive aggressive comments and the nipple tweaking if Max by Eamon in the tattoo episode is not cool.

    raver581raver581Il y a 5 mois
  • Now I’ve read the comments I really can’t watch!!!! 🙈🙈🙈🙈

    Kirsty CoddingtonKirsty CoddingtonIl y a 5 mois
  • Is that Lee from Ash&Lee???

    Kirsty CoddingtonKirsty CoddingtonIl y a 5 mois
  • Eamon looks like jesus

    Hilari The BambeeHilari The BambeeIl y a 5 mois
  • Wait is bob really Eamons dad? Lol

    woobie kswoobie ksIl y a 5 mois
  • I stand by it. The longer you’re in Canada the more Canadian you sound, eh? Not a bad thing though lol.

    Brian HBrian HIl y a 5 mois
  • Love your content! Excited for your next video and I'll have to try your tea asap! Sending love from Missouri!

    Adelaid AlmondAdelaid AlmondIl y a 5 mois
  • Love it! The whole Eamon freak out was hilarious 🤣

    Lindz MartinezLindz MartinezIl y a 5 mois
  • Hello, I wish to visit the wounded country of Iraq. I become your friend. I have a home

    MammothMammothIl y a 5 mois
  • It's been a beautiful journey seeing you guys evolve when i first saw your old videos i almost turned away then fell on old pics of myself and it reminded me the judgments we draw on others is often the judgement we have of ourselves (remember that one while reading shitty comments) you guys became beautiful souls i just hope i can do the same keep on inspiring the one who need it

  • Loved this vlog was more like a TV series amazing love your channel 👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿👍

    wobblebox adventureswobblebox adventuresIl y a 5 mois
  • Hey fun fact Cheai iis pronounced exactly as in romania just its written without h.

    Ionatan BettaIonatan BettaIl y a 5 mois
    • @Agnes SE hello im from romania i had a chanel too but i lst my phone nie to meet you

      Ionatan BettaIonatan BettaIl y a 5 mois
    • @Ionatan, hello from Poland!! I have a channel too :-))) Trips, vlogs, health etc

      Agnes SEAgnes SEIl y a 5 mois
  • time to call in Mr Holmes

    malcom chandmalcom chandIl y a 5 mois
  • Our windows came with piping like that which was amazing! Vanpimps all the way!

    Bex FlatleyBex FlatleyIl y a 5 mois
  • You guys are such an inspiration...we will build our van home soon. We will travel from Singapore to Asia to Europe to UK. See you guys soon!

    Sharon CodinaSharon CodinaIl y a 5 mois
  • Hey do you heard about romania im from there and its a beautiful country, do you ever considerd to visit it.

    Ionatan BettaIonatan BettaIl y a 5 mois
  • Bob is really the new mvp of this channel

    Lauren AidaLauren AidaIl y a 5 mois
  • Omg u guys have to get another dog🥺🥺

    {Imwaddles}{Imwaddles}Il y a 5 mois
  • Wait ... Was that Lee??? 😅😅😅😅

    Rialyn GeraldoRialyn GeraldoIl y a 5 mois
  • an idea for your future home from beautiful greece

    spiros litsasspiros litsasIl y a 5 mois
  • Are you going to include toilet an shower in this van build this time

    Laura TibblesLaura TibblesIl y a 5 mois
  • So happy to see your van building coming along great getting excited to see you progress along with things so excited for you

    Laura TibblesLaura TibblesIl y a 5 mois
  • Holy cow that 401 is noisy. Love watching the van build.

    M OM OIl y a 5 mois
  • Just wanted to say I love you guys and I really liked Becs pink sweatshirt and Eamons green sweater. You both look really beautiful. Love the video. Fav parts were when Eamon did the thumbs down and the sound effect. And when Bob said well at least the sun is shining or something similar.

    RJ ProductionsRJ ProductionsIl y a 5 mois
  • Hey! New(ish) to your channel and have been loving going through your videos! Definitely a nice break from work/real life. So excited to see the build come together! Keep it up!

    The Mindfully Anxious AdventuresThe Mindfully Anxious AdventuresIl y a 5 mois
  • Sorry I'm having computer issues, this video didn't help much; I enjoyed the video though.

    Mr BlyatMr BlyatIl y a 5 mois
  • oh dear

    peter pykepeter pykeIl y a 5 mois
  • Bec, can you do an updated wardrobe tour???

    Michelle NguyenMichelle NguyenIl y a 5 mois
  • Bob is such a national treasure.

    Kylee ReynoldsKylee ReynoldsIl y a 5 mois
  • The longer you’re home the stronger your accents are getting. I love it 🥰🇨🇦

    Sarah Van HoesenSarah Van HoesenIl y a 5 mois
  • You’ve gone full circle ⭕️

    Hiyasmin VanValkenburgHiyasmin VanValkenburgIl y a 5 mois
  • I got my Chaiwala Tea and I did indeed feel it was worth the wait! I had my first cup two days ago. Thanks for selling your tea to those of us in the US! That was kind of exciting hearing Bob talk with someone on the phone, to say that you do sell to the US! Take care and God bless you!

    Regina WeeksRegina WeeksIl y a 5 mois
  • Now that I am furloughed, have completed my 14 days and have caught up on your vlogs, I am going to start your exercise plan to supplement my multiple woods walks with my dog. Yay! A focus. A reason to get out of bed. A goal! Cheers! - - - I hope the business will carry you through with its mail order sales. I have "done" chai for decades and am always on the look-out for new and different lines, so in doing my part to support y'all, I just ordered the starter kit for they decaf and added a canister of the regular - why not, eh? Hey, why stop there - bought the sprinkles and added the real cinnamon since the little shop from which I get mine is COVID-closed. You GO Gang!

    dross24MAdross24MAIl y a 5 mois
  • Damn, give Bob a raise. Bob is a movie star! Denver out.

    Chance FitzgeraldChance FitzgeraldIl y a 5 mois
  • Le sigh...just love you guys so much 😊🌞❤

    Landie MarieLandie MarieIl y a 5 mois
  • You're the only ones on youtube I could watch for a full day long. Hahaha. You make me bingewatching a youtube channel.

    RenateDreadsRenateDreadsIl y a 5 mois
  • Can you please tell us about the Story how you met 😍😊

    Sam KinSam KinIl y a 5 mois
  • How do you shoot the drone stuff? While driving

    Ben FoshagerBen FoshagerIl y a 5 mois
  • Eamon I just started watching yalls channel after watching the hello Mexico stent with the Matneys and its soo odd to see you with short hair ... I have ben missing yall

    SilverWing 1214SilverWing 1214Il y a 5 mois
  • what comes nexts!

    Kristie BeduaKristie BeduaIl y a 5 mois
  • Can you tell me how much you paid for this van please? And what year it is. Thanks!

    Eva SnyderEva SnyderIl y a 5 mois
  • I am new to your story as I see you are dealing with Covid 19.I really enjoyed my first visit with you husband and I are senors from New Brunswick Canada.I hope you make a trip through Canada,I am sure you would enjoy the East Coast it is Heaven on Earth,very beautiful sights picture perfect.I pray to our LORD to keep save these trying times We haven't seen our daughter and her kids for 5 months.Her name is Lynn she is 48 yrs.come July 19th .We had a wonderful son he died at the age of 43 he had a heart attack while driving to Town,his van went into the river,that was the last place the RCMP looked he was only 2 miles from his house.I was 17 when I gave birth to him.So please keep safe,wash your hands.I hope I didn't bore you with my story.OH BTW my husband and I have been married 53 yrs.this 14th of June.I send out HUGS to you both.

    Velma DurostVelma DurostIl y a 5 mois
  • Have had so many of these garbage CRL windows leak. DO NOT RECCOMEND! Go with AM Auto for a much nicer window or Tern Overland. The CRL was literally pouring water inside the van and not from the cutout, from the garbage seal on the glass.

    ..Il y a 5 mois
  • watching your channel for a while don't know you're here in Toronto.

    J LaiJ LaiIl y a 5 mois
  • Wonderful can you please tell me the secret best b12

    Natalie GuzmanNatalie GuzmanIl y a 5 mois
  • Thinking about getting into vlogging -- any tips? Also, why do you use two different cameras? I'm thinking of starting off with a beginner's Cannon M50 with a standard lens and maybe adding a 22 mm f2 lens. Any thoughts or tips would be really helpful!!

    Marife BaraganoMarife BaraganoIl y a 5 mois
  • love the positivity! 11:27

    Muaz OthmanMuaz OthmanIl y a 5 mois
  • How do you feel about the quality of that there water inlet? Asking because I need to order one soon.

    hand in hand creativehand in hand creativeIl y a 5 mois
  • Have y'all considered sound insulation?

    Maggie CarrollMaggie CarrollIl y a 5 mois
  • Probably you should have added some sound proofing before insulation. Just a thought.

    Sandra NataliSandra NataliIl y a 5 mois
  • Hey Do you guys not use gloves for apartment buttons and doors anymore?

    Lois WilsonLois WilsonIl y a 5 mois
  • you wreckin or reckon the van?

    TJ EllisTJ EllisIl y a 5 mois
  • Absolute cretins !

    gazbaileyrngazbaileyrnIl y a 5 mois
  • Aloha, came over from LeAw, Sara & Luca 🥰 looking forward to watching your videos especially the new van build. Mahalo from Maui🌞🏝🌊🌋🌈

    Lisa Andrade MasonLisa Andrade MasonIl y a 5 mois
  • Awe Bob!!!! "At least the sun is shining " haha

    Dana JonesDana JonesIl y a 5 mois
  • Installing windows is such a pain! The biggest struggle of our latest build for sure!! Good job on a professional finish though!

    Lindy VannerLindy VannerIl y a 5 mois
  • will you guys upgrade your van locks? since you know last time break in? it might be a good idea/suggestion

    annpar2009annpar2009Il y a 5 mois
  • I have A mild doubt your new build is gonna look like the van in this youtube channel LETS BE US

    Kishore KumarKishore KumarIl y a 5 mois
  • You guys are great to watch. 😹 May I ask what camera / mic set up you use?

    Melissa NorthMelissa NorthIl y a 5 mois
  • daaaamn i never knew the background story why you started FRworld & traveling! Happy greets from the dreadmaking Girl from Tarifa !

    Trance VAN DanceTrance VAN DanceIl y a 5 mois
  • Hi Guys. I'm sure you're aware of your own stats! But, you're about to hit 50 million views!! Probably on your next vlog! Amazing! Well done. Your huge wonderful community loves you and salutes you. ❤️X 50,000,000

    vanlifeordeath Frankievanlifeordeath FrankieIl y a 5 mois
  • Is the chi tea made in China.

    Ray KemryRay KemryIl y a 5 mois
  • Karma ooo poo goo. Carefull getting cocky will get ya nowhere. Van man I thought you knew what you were doing? Must have been made in China. Blame comunistics masakists. My family will never support China's products. If it was made or assembled in c hina, it will stay in China, yep that included our go pro we was going to purchase threw amazon.

    Ray KemryRay KemryIl y a 5 mois
  • max and occy are def gonna have more subscribers

    DidiDidiIl y a 5 mois
  • I think you should see this couple's VAN. It's just amazing how well they use the space for the shower as well. The storage areas and the bed that slides out. simply incredible. Think about it guys.

    יהודה מזריהודה מזרIl y a 5 mois
  • I love you both. So inspiring and always looking on the bright side. I love the bond you both have and you show the ups and downs. Keep up with the awesome content and I'll still be watching. Be safe ❤️ and good luck and good vibes your way.

    StephenieStephenieIl y a 5 mois
  • How come I never see you caulking when you install the windows...install the water fill connection? That's what keeps your water out for leaks ! You should be putting a bead down on these items then push in place. Use your finger-rag immediately and wipe off excess

    J CJ CIl y a 5 mois
  • So Glad to see the both of you Inspite of the obstacles💪 jumping into building another van build👍 I'm in the neighborhood Just Finishing up a 1.26Kw Off Grid BEAST with dual A/C, Heat, plumbing, Cooking systems, and a recirculating shower system install all myself I think this week😁. Would love to see how I may help and say a hello to fellow van life and online neighbors🚐 Keep up the great content😎

    Business On SteroidsBusiness On SteroidsIl y a 5 mois
  • My 11 year old daughter Jess and I are building a van in the UK during lockdown. I ordered a shower tray then when it turned up it was too big! 😡 Jess just stood there and looked at me and said “ don’t worry dad! Even Eamon makes mistakes dad! 🤣🤣🤣 love that girl so much and we both love watching you both when she comes to stay over with me. Keep posting and we’ll keep watching. Xxx

    Midnight MiddletonMidnight MiddletonIl y a 5 mois
  • i saw my building in the drone shot of the city 🙃

    Wellthy HippieWellthy HippieIl y a 5 mois
  • How do you got vivo life in canada ? The website connected too your tabs does not ship to Canada.

    Kelly ClaydonKelly ClaydonIl y a 5 mois