How to Convert a Sprinter Van to Beautiful Tiny Home for Full-Time Van Life

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Eamon & Bec

8 сарын өмнө

How to Convert a Sprinter Van into an Off-Grid Tiny House on Wheels with Little to No Experience | FULL Start to Finish Timelapse of Van Life Build During Pandemic ►SUBSCRIBE for a new video every single Sunday
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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 repatriation flight back to Canada (due to the global pandemic). 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 home in Toronto. Well, that AND we needed a place to call home! Enter building an off-grid tiny house on wheels!! We're so excited to share the full project with you from start to finish so you can see a snapshot of these past 4 months 🚐 Thinking about converting a van into your dream tiny home? Ask us anything below!
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Roof Rack System & Ladder
Best Van Life Toilet
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Must-Have Van Life Strainer
Best Van Life Cutting Board
Closet Organizer
Plumbing Tool You Need
Kit from Expedition Upfitter * Use code EAMON&BEC for 5% off*
HEO Safe Locks, Floor Heating, Elgena Water Boiler
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
Watch the FULL Van Life Build Series:
Building the Ultimate Sprinter Van During Pandemic
How Did We Get Here?
Abandoning our Van in Africa
Tour our first self converted sprinter van:
VAN TOUR after 2 years living in our TINY HOUSE on wheels
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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Eamon & Bec
Eamon & Bec 8 сарын өмнө
Hey YOU! Yes we’re talking to you 😊. Wishing you a great day today and an amazing week ahead. If you enjoyed this van build series we’d love it if you’d share this video with a friend or two to help spread the love ❤️. See you Sunday for an official VAN TOUR x
Young Bleez Da Pro
Young Bleez Da Pro 8 сарын өмнө
May I ask where your solar panels came from? We need solar for our skoolie and we can't find any like yours! Help!? 🤯
Redz 71
Redz 71 8 сарын өмнө
You need to go back to your Ireland video and apologise for saying Ireland is in the UK. Ireland is a Republic and a separate country to the UK. Major mistake on your part and you have upset a lot of Irish people. It's like saying Canada is part of America 🇨🇮🇨🇮🇨🇮🇨🇮
LOL 8 сарын өмнө ☝ this girl doesn't want to show in public the diffuculties shes encountering in this pandemic.. Instead shes inspiring everyone that theres still hope using our natural resources.. With a smile.. Lets support her guys to help her inspire more people.. Thank you😊
LOL 8 сарын өмнө ☝ this girl doesn't want to show in public the diffuculties shes encountering in this pandemic.. Instead shes inspiring everyone that theres still hope using our natural resources.. With a smile.. Lets support her guys to help her inspire more people.. Thank you😊
Class Trader
Class Trader 8 сарын өмнө
But whats gonna happen to ur previous van?
Joseph charles Worby
Joseph charles Worby 5 өдрийн өмнө
Wife replying. Thank you for interesting video. You're right make a decision when you young to do something it's harder as you get older. Thank you both. Always bring a smile to my face
Lynn Sands
Lynn Sands 8 өдрийн өмнө
It's amazing what a van can look like inside
Ufk Gkç
Ufk Gkç 2 сарын өмнө
FK Alfie
FK Alfie 2 сарын өмнө
That was a beautiful van build considering you guys are amateurs!!!
Trudy Mickel
Trudy Mickel 2 сарын өмнө
We love your video! Are you liking the induction stove? We are about to start a van build, but we heard induction uses a lot of power.
TahiAuto DT
TahiAuto DT 2 сарын өмнө
Fabio Giovagnoli
Fabio Giovagnoli 2 сарын өмнө
What wood did you use?
Morgan Keenan
Morgan Keenan 3 сарын өмнө
Random question bc I’m looking to build a van very similar to this one - was there a reason for not switching the bathroom to the other side and having it next to the sink with more couch where the bathroom currently is- just wondering if there was considerations I’m not thinking of involved in that decision. Beautiful van.
Jessica 4 сарын өмнө
Ok now I wanna travel around the world while living in a Van!! Sounds super fun
Blue 5 сарын өмнө
10:17 song name?
Lifeforce Locs
Lifeforce Locs 5 сарын өмнө
You two are so beautiful and inspiring, thanks for sharing your lives with us 😍🙏💖
Giulia Malenstein
Giulia Malenstein 5 сарын өмнө
how o you guys do it with your money? like you have to have a job right?
Tay 5 сарын өмнө
Lol I'm Eamon in my relationship 😅 I've been ready for van life for years it just took a bit to warm my partner up to the idea
The Van Cutlers
The Van Cutlers 5 сарын өмнө
Love you guys!! Keep up the amazing adventure!! Btw...what kind of dimmer switches did you use and where can you find them?
Bucket List Travellers
Bucket List Travellers 5 сарын өмнө
It came together really well. You crushed it! 😀
Robert Mitchell
Robert Mitchell 6 сарын өмнө
I want to live van life so bad. Its my dream and goal. I fear I won’t be able to. I’m unsure how to. Idk, its complicated to talk about. I just fear that will never live my dream
Emil Mierza
Emil Mierza 6 сарын өмнө
Cesar Muñoz
Cesar Muñoz 6 сарын өмнө
Y’all helped officially add Vanlife to my bucket list 😩❤️❤️
Mk Ysd
Mk Ysd 6 сарын өмнө
Living Intrepid
Living Intrepid 6 сарын өмнө
Love the video! How much did it cost?
Ang Webb
Ang Webb 6 сарын өмнө
Just subd to you. I'm not a van life. I'm disabled but love watching. And seeing the adventure along the way. Great job.
Jason Lee
Jason Lee 6 сарын өмнө
how much did you guys end up spending on the entire build? I just watched the entire build and have to say it is amazing!
Elizabeth Lau
Elizabeth Lau 6 сарын өмнө
Absolutely love the vibes!!!! Can I also ask where you got your loose yoga pants? Keep adventuring on, you guys are the best!
Mark Whitley
Mark Whitley 7 сарын өмнө
Having our septic tank line plug backing water etc into the house at 3am and having a camping port-a-pottie in the garage I could put in the bathroom temporarily, ‘NO’, no it’s not at all weird to kiss a toilet!
Rashmi Ravi Kumar
Rashmi Ravi Kumar 7 сарын өмнө
Wow... Bob is were Eammon you are such a wonderful Human.... 😍
Coach Home UK
Coach Home UK 7 сарын өмнө
you guys are the best love all your videos from the very start. Still inspiring us to keep going x
Shas Kach
Shas Kach 7 сарын өмнө
Why you didn’t build actual washroom with shower?
Sarah Maria
Sarah Maria 7 сарын өмнө
I just bought my first van!
Countingbetty_Suzy 7 сарын өмнө
Great video as always! Where did you get the pants you were wearing in the van tour? It was the wide leg flare type Capri length pant
No Name
No Name 7 сарын өмнө
🤔. You two must be independently wealthy! 😂. Those van builds are expensive... even doing it all yourselves.....and you still have your van in Africa! Most van dwellers I know can only dream of living in something as luxurious as this.....myself included. 😊. I LOVE you two, your amazing videos and how you make some of us strive to do a better build on our own vans. 😊❤️
No Name
No Name 7 сарын өмнө
WE LOVE BOB ❤️❤️❤️
Matthew Tunley
Matthew Tunley 7 сарын өмнө
I liked the bit where Bob was in it. Fully rate Bob.
Amy Miller
Amy Miller 7 сарын өмнө
You did such a beautiful build! Thank you for sharing! Sorry if you answered this in another video, but what material did you use for the cabinet faces? It's lovely.
Wayne McLaughlin
Wayne McLaughlin 7 сарын өмнө
What a beautiful summary of your journey over the last few months! ❤️
Together in Texas
Together in Texas 7 сарын өмнө
I love how your van look!! ❤❤❤❤😍😍😍 great job guys👍👍👍👍👍
طْرُونكِـيل.TRANQUILLE 7 сарын өмнө
gooooooood brooo
Sidney Whitmore
Sidney Whitmore 7 сарын өмнө
Why do you always call bob bob and not dad? Lol😊 just curious 😊
Julia Koba Grootaers
Julia Koba Grootaers 7 сарын өмнө
LOVE YOU GUYS! And the Van looks INCREDIBLE! I've started planning to save up for a van when I graduate Uni thanks to your videos! Eamon's insane crafting skills and Bec's beautiful style, both in fashion and home decor has completely convinced me! YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME AND DESERVE ALL CAPS COMPLIMENTS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO! x
Shannon Orona
Shannon Orona 7 сарын өмнө
I want van life so bad! Im almost 50 and i just cant talk my hubby into it... we already live in an RV ..well an 18 wheeler most of the time cause we big rig drivers .. Im so jealous! Good job guys ... love the build!
dross24MA 7 сарын өмнө
While you are doing recaps - how about one of Bob's and then the three of you and some of your old friends take them out for a trip?That would be fun.
Karen Sebesta
Karen Sebesta 7 сарын өмнө
Whoa no more van builds! Whose going to help me build my van for retirement in 9 years 😉😆. You guys did a great job! Can't wait to see where you take Casa B
Nicole Marie
Nicole Marie 7 сарын өмнө
Your sound tracks have been amazing!!! You should post the songs in the bio! Also these videos make me so happy!! Thank you for sharing!! 🙏💛☀️
Kaelyn The Rat
Kaelyn The Rat 7 сарын өмнө
Guys I really recommend this youtube channel: Jatie Vlogs yall should subscribe to them they are savage👊🔥💙
Kaelyn The Rat
Kaelyn The Rat 7 сарын өмнө
Video ideas: ♡ Morning Routine🌞 ♡ Night Routine🌚 ♡ Eating certain color food 24 hrs ♡ Challenge Decorating Van for fall dollar tree edition🍁🍂 Hope you like these ideas Eamon and Bec😁❤
Jk THE BOSS 7 сарын өмнө
best one 😍😍😍🔥
Suzanna Bradley
Suzanna Bradley 7 сарын өмнө
Love it 😍
Jazz888ify 7 сарын өмнө
Awesome build! I've been watching you guys off and on. I love your latching drawer pulls! Where did you get those? I tried to find it in your list of items you used, but couldn't find it. Thanks in advance! Love your inspiration!
Kay Phillips
Kay Phillips 7 сарын өмнө
Were do you park? Is it safe? Is it doable for a older person?
Wayne Cecil
Wayne Cecil 7 сарын өмнө
I would have divorced over the pink bed, dude.
Ken Webb
Ken Webb 7 сарын өмнө
Why does Eamon refer to his dad by his first name instead of the traditional "DaD"?
Anna Filipski
Anna Filipski 8 сарын өмнө
What a journey! Love watching your videos (and your Chai!). I'm in the middle of a VW Vanagon Camper interior rebuild. Hoping to put in hanging jars. Yours look so clear. Are they the plastic mason jars? Or are you bravely hanging glass? About to order what I need but wondering if you have any thoughts about which ones to use? Thanks! And many happy journeys!
Heather Mefford
Heather Mefford 8 сарын өмнө
*Congratulations on building such a beautiful van. May you have many happy miles with this new build!* 👏🏻❤️❤️👏🏻
Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown 8 сарын өмнө
Is this a 2500 or 3500? 😊
Holly Shaw - Ellie Mae
Holly Shaw - Ellie Mae 8 сарын өмнө
i really have come to adore you two! thank you for sharing with us
B Pires
B Pires 8 сарын өмнө
Theres no link for solar panels
Evan Rey
Evan Rey 8 сарын өмнө
Literallly love you guys♥️ Feel soo blessed and thankful to have found and followed you since waay back when. Keep it going! Much love and appreciation for you and the vids!🤟🏽🤟🏽
Kevin Griffin
Kevin Griffin 8 сарын өмнө
You guys are awesome....
Darby And Ro
Darby And Ro 8 сарын өмнө
I've been watching your videos for the longest time and I'm so so happy to see a recap of everything you've both achieved! Crying happy tears as I'm watching this!
Patrick McPolin
Patrick McPolin 8 сарын өмнө
E&B your missing something? You do know you can travel to Europe again! Yes again. Only one rule. You have self isolate for 14 days. (Better than watching you UT go down the toilet) 14 days in a campervan in Europe is normal. Gee I think you guys are over thinking the rules. Just our opinion. Pat & dap,a van build, in Ireland. Look in up. Come back. These veds your doing now will kill the channel. Only my opinion.😭😭😭
Where In The Verse Are You
Where In The Verse Are You 8 сарын өмнө
I have enjoyed following your guys' build so much these last few months! I bought my van last month and am daunted by building it myself, but you guys are a big inspiration and I wish you guys the best in your new home!
Mat 8 сарын өмнө
Guys! I'm not here just to watch. I am going for it!
Yee Yee
Yee Yee 8 сарын өмнө
Amazing stuffs guys love it.
Kimberly Gingco
Kimberly Gingco 8 сарын өмнө
Hello Bec has anyone already told you that you resembles our Catriona Grey Miss Universe??
nana 134
nana 134 8 сарын өмнө
Follow your dreams!
nana 134
nana 134 8 сарын өмнө
Soooooo nice😍
Akash Pankholi
Akash Pankholi 8 сарын өмнө
I jus gOt sOo emoTionaL watHing tHis viDeo. Jus dOnno wHy 😅 & I lOve evEry vLogging of yours Bt tHis one was reaLly greaT. Have aLmosT sEen evEry viDeo of yOur N i luB it... Coz watcHing you bOtH That tOgetHernes inspiraTion That reaLly makes me sO haPpy I jus love yOu guys.. So hEre's my loaDs of love & sUpport frOm India Wish you the best ❤️
KiteVanMan 8 сарын өмнө
Lovely vid
Cheryl Buffum
Cheryl Buffum 8 сарын өмнө
Love the thoroughly planned out garage/electrical area. So neatly wired and placed so that replacement of any part will be easier! Love the nature’s head compost toilet. We have one in our Oliver travel trailer. Combining it with a wet bath area in the van has been done smarter and more efficiently than any other van build we have seen. Congrats! Bet Bob will update some areas in his own van after this new build. A few jars maybe? Best wishes all.
Terry Allison
Terry Allison 8 сарын өмнө
Greetings from Terry and Flo up in Bracebridge. We love your van build and want to change our bed to your style. Do you have any plans you can share? Also, what wall boards did you use? We are going to make a shower like you did too. Cheers!
Kamel Boukheit
Kamel Boukheit 8 сарын өмнө
Come visit us in Algeria 🇩🇿🇩🇿
Rosilind Schroeder
Rosilind Schroeder 8 сарын өмнө
You two have made me happy. I wished this had happened years ago for me and my husband.
Rosilind Schroeder
Rosilind Schroeder 8 сарын өмнө
Did any of your Van Buddies actually get Covid-19?
Laurie Topp
Laurie Topp 8 сарын өмнө
Love watching you and Bob
P H Brand
P H Brand 8 сарын өмнө
Love the van build absolutely awesome. can you charge your batteries when plugged into AC and if so how? Cheers Peter
Frank Pappalardo
Frank Pappalardo 8 сарын өмнө
The clean cut look don’t goback
ChefAprilKitchen 8 сарын өмнө
Wow it looks so beautiful . The ultimate tiny home : )
Theo R. Bitter
Theo R. Bitter 8 сарын өмнө
I'm getting a "this action is turned off for content made for kids" error on your channel when I try to ring the notification bell. :-(
Felix Gudelosao
Felix Gudelosao 8 сарын өмнө
What AC and Heating equipment did you guys install?
Reuben Hamon
Reuben Hamon 8 сарын өмнө
Thank you both for recapping the whole process in one, it gives a good overview of what's involved. I am dreaming of doing my own van and travelling too. I sold my apartment last year intending to buy a house (it's what us grown ups are supposed to do right?!), but really I'm dreaming of being on the road in warmer climates, discovering new places every day, treasuring every day on this earth. Your encouragement that we can do the work even if we're not a DIY expert, and words at the end to just go for it felt like you were talking to me! Thanks again Eamon and Bec. You're the best ❤️
joe smith
joe smith 8 сарын өмнө
your videos are great! you guys should come down to California sometime. more specially San Francisco/Marin
inwenc 8 сарын өмнө
can you talk about costs involved?
Alan Bouwer
Alan Bouwer 8 сарын өмнө
I started following you just before you left Africa and your other Van behind. I must say how very interesting you both make these weekly videos of yours. It is so nice to see two people so much in love and I compliment you for that. I am probably Bob's age and can imagine how much fun he has with you two. I live in Ghana, West Africa, and wait every week for your videos. Thank you and keep up the good job and the love.
storytelller 8 сарын өмнө
Guys, I admire your spirit! Bravo for not falling in despair, but BUILDING ON! I love the way you try and do the best with what's around. Peace, love and good tea! ;) Tsvetelina
Aiza Parman
Aiza Parman 8 сарын өмнө
Honestly i dont like your van interior design especially this is your 2nd built..just hoping you could come out with a better one than the first one. BUT like watching your van life 👌
Stacy Oneill
Stacy Oneill 8 сарын өмнө
Any chance of linking to the solar panels? I see one for Gorilla tape (Lol)
Martin 8 сарын өмнө
Loved the van built... another great project accomplished. You talk about dealing with a built during a pandemic and how making checklists and keeping occupied helped you guys get through! Well am sure editing all those videos also kept you guys busy and kept us (viewers busy and happy as well.) Eamon and Bec I hope you guys never stop building stuff... business,vans,future house,etc because every time you do it inspire us all to get out of our zone and try new things! I am working on something amazing for trailers/vans and as soon as I am allowed I will share it with you guys. (Still in development but check us out if you want Keep up the great work and can't wait for the next video/project Martin
Betzaida Vazquez
Betzaida Vazquez 8 сарын өмнө
Great Video and Content, and Fun watching the build. Everyone should have a Bob. Can't wait to follow your adventures !! 👍💕🚐🌟
Claudia Mariana
Claudia Mariana 8 сарын өмнө
You guys are my favorite! So happy for you two!!
Hugo 8 сарын өмнө
Who wants to do van life?
TheCanadianBubba 8 сарын өмнө
Looks as much a love story as a van build : ]
Tim Skinner
Tim Skinner 8 сарын өмнө
Nice job, you buds are hilarious, and inspiring, and hilarious!
Tony Grenier
Tony Grenier 8 сарын өмнө
Just wana say thanks to you both for doing this! As entertaining as it is, its never easy to let strangers into your lives. Watching both of you reminds me of my wife and I who just crossed our 20 year wedding anniversary. The love you share for each other is so genuine and life can be difficult at times. As long as you have each others backs, anything is possible. As a fellow Canadian living down the 401 from ya, thanks & stay safe! Much Love from KW!
Nicole Bellah Smith
Nicole Bellah Smith 8 сарын өмнө
I love your channel. Great job on the recap. I am AMAZED at what Eamon does. For real. I’m like how the hell did he know how to do that? Your channel oozes dedication, love, fortitude, inspiration, fun and good vibes. I look for your videos on Sundays and you never fail. Thank you. Dude, you two are inspiring people and changing lives. That is so cool. Something to really be proud of.
spickymaster 8 сарын өмнө
Why am I crying 😭😭😭
Hakuna MaPumbaa
Hakuna MaPumbaa 8 сарын өмнө
Still loving your Videos
Kylie Jane
Kylie Jane 8 сарын өмнө
And this is only the beginning!
Draffish 8 сарын өмнө
Hey guys thanks for the recap you've done an amasing can build love the idea of the toilet/shower/table top and the extrnding ged is just genius will bd pinching these ideas with your permission please for when i get building. All the best enjoy your adventures look forward to seeing you sunday
Nilson Musa
Nilson Musa 8 сарын өмнө
Congrats. Super recap. For a grand finale... a suggestion.....consider donating your PEX CUTTER AND EXPAND TOOL to a Brazilian guy who's converting a van and can't afford to buy one hehehe. You mail it and I'll pay for the shipping. Sounds good?
laura baden-powell
laura baden-powell 8 сарын өмнө
Hey you two, I've only just found your videos, they're great. I'm thinking of doing this for winter, didnt you guys get cold/too hot in Spain? I never see what heating you have and also which episode has the change from induction to gas, or was that a diff van. Thanks for the inspiration. Keep doing it, you are the sweetest couple. X
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