END OF VAN LIFE BUILD | Tying Up Loose Ends

It's FINALLY the END of our Sprinter Van Conversion Project 🚐 Or is it? SimpliSafe is award-winning home security that keeps your home safe around the clock. It’s really reliable, easy to use, and there are no contracts. Check out SimpliSafe here: simplisafe.com/eamonbec
At the end of March we were boarding a rescue flight from Morocco to Canada to wait out the Corona Virus in our home country. Within two weeks of being home in Toronto, we had purchased a brand new, empty cargo van which we planned on converting into our new North American home on wheels. We wouldn't say it's been an easy project (😜) but we sure are glad that we've spent this quarantine time building a home that we can live and travel our country in! We LOVE living in a van and we are so excited to be back to full-time van life 🚐
The vlog continues on Instagram ► eamonandbec
This week we tie up loose ends and work on a big checklist that will complete the ultimate Sprinter Van Conversion! 525 watts of solar, a new pantry and (of course) some painting touch-ups.
But the truth is, like any home, the work here is never done... but shh, don't tell Bec!
Products Used in our Van Build:
Diesel Heater & Water Heater from Expedition Upfitter:
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Portable Awning moonfab.co/ (use code EAMONANDBEC for 10% off)
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Get Caught up on this Van Life Build Project:
Building Off-Grid Tiny House During Pandemic bit.ly/2Y0KGIJ
VAN LIFE BUILD: Full Bathroom w/ Indoor Shower & Toilet bit.ly/2CtCzfi
FIRST DAYS OF VAN LIFE | Readjusting to Tiny Living bit.ly/2QjGKhq
Relearning How to Van Life bit.ly/2QhmYmL
How Did We Get Here?
Abandoning our Van in Africa bit.ly/2Kff0HT
What's in Our Camera Bag?
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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.
We post new videos every Sunday :)
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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Comments

  1. Lovissa Huigita Winyoto

    Lovissa Huigita WinyotoDay ago

    Love the musicality in your video editing.

  2. Deborah OReilly-Christensen

    Deborah OReilly-Christensen4 days ago

    Why drink out of the pitcher? Are you drinking that all by yourself?

  3. Guy Cruls

    Guy Cruls13 days ago

    realised I'd already seen the vid but there are worse things to do than to fill my eyes with your happiness, you bunnies!

  4. P&J McGeehan

    P&J McGeehan25 days ago

    I l9ve your dad Bob ...what about Bob?

  5. Hannah Meyer

    Hannah Meyer26 days ago

    😂 eamon dancing on the roof looks like King Julien from the Madagascar movie 😂😂😂

  6. Marlene Sade

    Marlene Sade28 days ago

    *watches a few eamon&bec vlogs, starts calling everyone “buddy”*

  7. RiahRiddle

    RiahRiddle6 days ago

    Caught myself calling my husband “bud” last night.

  8. Danny S

    Danny S28 days ago

    I think it's adorable that you call nutritional yeast 'nooch' lol

  9. Dominque Pruitt

    Dominque Pruitt28 days ago

    I am so jelly like spreadable. I have been homeless in a car before and tried to enjoy it as much as possible with able to go anywhere I wanted though. I have been from Colorado to Florida so VanLife is mind blowing. Enjoy it all it has to offer.

  10. Juds Bade

    Juds Bade28 days ago

    B stay safe guys and god bless

  11. Karla Martinez

    Karla MartinezMonth ago

    Good morning , why you did use a magnet wall for the bottles rather making holes??

  12. Heather Freeman

    Heather FreemanMonth ago

    Wait where are the solar panels from?

  13. gigi 222

    gigi 222Month ago

    Beautiful Absolutely Beautiful....

  14. Breno Matias

    Breno MatiasMonth ago

    think of putting a lock on the pots because they can spin with the car swinging. Glue a pin on pot and put a rubber on screw cap.

  15. Matthew Goldberg

    Matthew GoldbergMonth ago

    Where can you get those solar panels from?

  16. LONNIE REYNOLDS

    LONNIE REYNOLDSMonth ago

    What happened to the original van? From what I remember you left it in Morocco. Did you sell it? Is it not coming back?

  17. Amy Wilder

    Amy WilderMonth ago

    Bob is such a good sport!

  18. Shawnee Hinman

    Shawnee HinmanMonth ago

    These videos are great! how are you liking the solar panels?

  19. Dancing Sisters

    Dancing SistersMonth ago

    Go bob

  20. darren meyers

    darren meyersMonth ago

    This guy is a true ‘ get er done ‘ dude #genius I come for her giggle , stay for the content Cheers

  21. Stacie Thompson

    Stacie ThompsonMonth ago

    Can I say I have been loving the Anderson paac this episode 😌

  22. Daydream About Nice Things

    Daydream About Nice ThingsMonth ago

    An awesome Van by the way !!

  23. Robert Orion

    Robert OrionMonth ago

    I looked at SimpleSafe for my rig but had one problem. I wanted to use their service, not just their hardware. Their system can call the cops if your system is broken into, but it calls the cops to the address you have on file. In an RV of course you do not have an address. I contacted SimpleSafe and suggested they build a new component that is a GPS so that you could configure it to send the cops to a GPS location and not an address. They were very nice, they did respond and chat with me about it, but said that they had no plans to do anything like that in the future. Maybe if you suggested the same concept, they would go for it. :-) That would make it the perfect mobile home security system.

  24. Karsyn Kilpatrick

    Karsyn KilpatrickMonth ago

    Don't worry, I knocked on the wood for you.

  25. Zep Boutique

    Zep BoutiqueMonth ago

    Love how it has all come together! Could you share what song you used?? I'm obsessed but cannot find it! xo

  26. James Greaves

    James GreavesMonth ago

    Did you guys figure out the alternator charger for the house batteries 🤔??

  27. TheQueenLioness100

    TheQueenLioness100Month ago

    Beautiful job guys

  28. Mákos Hurka

    Mákos HurkaMonth ago

    You'r brakelights is out.

  29. Kirsten Leigh

    Kirsten LeighMonth ago

    Where did you guys get those cute hanging plant holders??

  30. Caroline Stevens

    Caroline StevensMonth ago

    Bec so excited about the labeling!! Love it! I would be as well.

  31. Jonathan Laporte

    Jonathan LaporteMonth ago

    Hey what about the placement of the CO Detector? In the garage, is that really effective?

  32. Gaby in Tech

    Gaby in TechMonth ago

    does Bob still live in his van?

  33. Joy.T to the World

    Joy.T to the WorldMonth ago

    Amazing build! Do you have link for Merlin solar panel please?

  34. Jacob Dehart

    Jacob DehartMonth ago

    the security system seems pretty legit but i recomend adding 2 glass break detectors if they break a window to gain entry or if you have wifi set up like most do i just found out alexa has a burgular system available i dont believe its monitored so it wont contact the police but since you travel thats fine but the system uses the camera to record the theft and the criminals cant earase the footage if they take the alexa or destroy it no matter what the footage of the theft is immediatly uploaded to your account supplying you with the evidence to help authorities to get your belongings back if you are at nature attractions you will probably be in a small town and higher chance of the police catching the crooks if your in the big city the best you can do is connect an outdoor pa speaker to the alarm to make more noise maybe a light or two red and blue would be nice they might think its cops

  35. Kimberli Maultsby

    Kimberli MaultsbyMonth ago

    I love Bob! Those solar panels look so cool! It has been awesome watching this van go from empty to complete.

  36. Jaime Pinto

    Jaime PintoMonth ago

    Hey guys, could you please give us some more information on your 5 Merlin panels, and how they are keeping up with your 6 batteries, now that you have several days with the new setup? I don't see them on the Products list. Thanks

  37. William Holleman

    William HollemanMonth ago

    OK

  38. Libby Nichelle

    Libby NichelleMonth ago

    What is the song playing about 8 mins in I can’t find it anywhereeee lmao

  39. Peter Pimentel

    Peter PimentelMonth ago

    Does SimpliSafe work in Canada now? Or do you guys have some hack?

  40. Katt's World

    Katt's WorldMonth ago

    Ahh just gagged on my coffee seeing Eamon throw it on himself 😂 And wow those solar panels are incredible!

  41. zedmak

    zedmakMonth ago

    Bob is denying Eamon with that dancing.

  42. Christina Schell

    Christina SchellMonth ago

    Security system is stellar. So happy you added it.

  43. Kaitlin Martin

    Kaitlin MartinMonth ago

    Oh I have to compliment that screw-in shelf for your loose seeds and such! It really is so aesthetically pleasing - I am totally stealing your idea for my future house (not on wheels but regardless) ❤️❤️❤️

  44. J Westfall Davis

    J Westfall DavisMonth ago

    Amazing upholstery doorway.

  45. geo

    geoMonth ago

    @Eamon & Bec, what solar panels did you end up going with?

  46. Carlyyy

    CarlyyyMonth ago

    “this headboard nearly ended our marriage” 😂😂😂 That is something else 🤣

  47. Luis Rivera

    Luis RiveraMonth ago

    I love your van. Is awesome. Do you guys make vans for yourself or do you make them for other people as well. Great work. Congratulations on the better and improved van 🙏👍🏻

  48. Jocelyn Green

    Jocelyn GreenMonth ago

    Bro I feel accomplished after one or two check marks I couldn't imagine a whole list 😅😂

  49. Jennifer Adams-Anderson

    Jennifer Adams-AndersonMonth ago

    Well done. Really enjoyed watching it all come together, and each video was great. But this one? This one is really different, in the best possible way. It shows us just how happy and relieved you both are to have this in the bag and that is contagious. I'm happy for you!! It was a pleasure to watch!

  50. Peter Johnson

    Peter JohnsonMonth ago

    Rear doors are not finished.

  51. Supeala Daniela

    Supeala DanielaMonth ago

    Well, how about the freezer spot?

  52. Dani PR

    Dani PRMonth ago

    you guys are my favorite van lifers!!!

  53. Youb Tayeb

    Youb TayebMonth ago

    I send you more LOVE from Morroco sweet hearts

  54. Janie Hagwood

    Janie HagwoodMonth ago

    That new plant is going to grow up and it will need much sunlight. Take it to the office to hang out with Bob. Or...it will die. Go to Amazon or a garden store: Begonia Rex, Philodendron Silver, Nerve Plant, Peperomia Obtusufolia [expensive], or a HeartLeaf Phillo. By the way....that first plant is in the Philodendron family. Love you guys.

  55. Cruisin’ &Snoozin’

    Cruisin’ &Snoozin’Month ago

    We love you guys! Our van build is not near as amazing as yours but we love to get inspiration from you guys!!

  56. Pablo Estavillo

    Pablo EstavilloMonth ago

    That coffee thing was stupid, sometimes you guys try too hard to be funny...

  57. Destiny Williams

    Destiny WilliamsMonth ago

    I love yalls channel so much !! I can really feel the love pouring out through the screen. Your touch of film edits and camera moves are greatly appreciated and ever video has a life of its own . I love being on the adventure with you all. Thanks for sharing a snippet of your life. And whats that song playing at 8:31

  58. Rebecca Smith

    Rebecca SmithMonth ago

    I think that the plant you hung up is an elephant ear plant! They grow upright so you might have an issue. There’s an app called PictureThis for plant identification which is handy at big box stores who get plants shipped in without identification labels 😊

  59. Nur Nani

    Nur NaniMonth ago

    I see different from bec hair🥰😂😂 pretty baby. Can wait to new adventures

  60. Niv S

    Niv SMonth ago

    Looks so professional and beautiful !

  61. Lory Alaniz

    Lory AlanizMonth ago

    Just signed up for your Chaiwalachai store. I can't wait to place an order. You guys rock and enjoy watching your videos. BOB BOB...

  62. Master Brain

    Master BrainMonth ago

    hi guys from germany! what i wanna know is, how you find the music for your clips? kind regards and btw, very nice build!

  63. We're Really Relay Camping

    We're Really Relay CampingMonth ago

    you may be the first vanners to have success with flexi panels as you have airflow underneath, countless others have just glued them to a roof and they have failed within 12 months.

  64. Jaylen Lin

    Jaylen LinMonth ago

    Those detectors don't protect your from breaking in thru windows do it? 🤔 Car windows ain't hard to break and the sensors wouldn't get triggered.

  65. Famous

    FamousMonth ago

    What is the song @ 13:52?

  66. Famous

    FamousMonth ago

    In fact what's all the music in this video? It's funky and I love it.

  67. jodi lee

    jodi leeMonth ago

    the Mason jar lids need two screws; they will eventually get a little loose, so the second screw will keep it easy so the lid wont just spin.... LOVE watching your videos!

  68. Christine Wenner

    Christine WennerMonth ago

    Very Nice! i think you are charming and good examples of how to make it work .Continue to be successful. when you work together on project or other circumstance, i am glad you have a good relationship with your father, he values your playful natures, making it all work, lets hope you get to take a weekend and get away.

  69. Nosiba Numan

    Nosiba NumanMonth ago

    I was with you in this journey from day 1 and I enjoyyyyyyyed every min, I used to wait the next video and watch it few min after you post it, wonderful job, I wish my dream of building my own van will come true someday soon, just a quick question, when you are ticking (tightning nerf bars) & (the freezer spot) 😜 see you Sunday ♥️🎉

  70. Nosiba Numan

    Nosiba NumanMonth ago

    PS: about my dream to build my own home on wheels, you guys were a big inspiration to me, so thank you much for the "genuine" and honest harmony and beauty you spread around ❤️

  71. Flixated

    FlixatedMonth ago

    You guys really got me through quarantine. thank you so much - your energy and willingness to try things inspired me to tackle projects in my house and i dream of doing a tiny some day! you gave us something to look forward to - quite a gift!

  72. Larry Fulmer

    Larry FulmerMonth ago

    I liked the video; but wth is "Newts" ?

  73. Heather Stewart

    Heather StewartMonth ago

    I’m sure I’m not the only one who wants an updated wardrobe overview from Bec! I’ve been interested in getting into more ethical and sustainable fashion, and I LOVE everything that Bec wears!

  74. Paul Samborski

    Paul SamborskiMonth ago

    Hey guys, do you recommend the flexible solar panels over solid solar panels?

  75. Jernej Burkeljca

    Jernej BurkeljcaMonth ago

    Video in a few weeks: Why is our solar controller overheating? Video in a few months: Why is our solar controler not turning on? (hint: needs +5Vbat). Video in about a year or two: Why did our flex solar panels die and how do we unglue them from the rack? Should have left it at 4 panels wired 2p2s but then again, electrics follow a common clueless theme in this build. Also, good luck with the mouldy new upholstery once the uninsulated metal underneath starts collecting condensation in winter.

  76. Hannah Simene

    Hannah SimeneMonth ago

    IM LOVIN THE NEW VAN ALREADYYYY

  77. Roosmarijn

    RoosmarijnMonth ago

    Wow, Bob is really getting slim! (Y)

  78. Ana Ibañez

    Ana IbañezMonth ago

    Bob is adorable

  79. Jeanne Ryan

    Jeanne RyanMonth ago

    Hi! You guys are amazing and I love how every detail is thought out! 🙌🏼 I apologize if you’ve addressed this, but what about the back doors? Do you need to insulate for colder weather, or are they already? Thanks! ✌🏽

  80. Father Beer

    Father BeerMonth ago

    Cut the man bun off. Looks douchey af. Unless thats the look you're going for. Your dad has better hair.

  81. Konstantinos Karasavvidis

    Konstantinos KarasavvidisMonth ago

    You should put a slide thing for your jars like that they have on bars for the wine glasses. Mush easier to use because you don't have to rotate the jar.

  82. charlie pullen

    charlie pullenMonth ago

    so cool and down to earth people, love it !!!

  83. charlie pullen

    charlie pullenMonth ago

    me i have been here since Trinnity, love you guys so much im from Australa

  84. Billie Knell

    Billie KnellMonth ago

    BRING FREESTYLE FRIDAYS BACK!! + more workout videos

  85. Melissa

    MelissaMonth ago

    I’m so excited to see this thing on the road!

  86. NatureHealer

    NatureHealerMonth ago

    Bahhhh That made me laugh out loud! Eamon’s coffee in the face😂

  87. Carlos Benjamin

    Carlos BenjaminMonth ago

    I’m wondering if the holes in the deck will affect the adhesive..... Also, “quite a big kick if you touched these together with metal” (uses metal tape measure over the top of terminals).

  88. Yahudim

    YahudimMonth ago

    That roof is looking sick, so fresh and so clean clean.

  89. Nilson Musa

    Nilson MusaMonth ago

    Hi there Eamon. I'm from Brazil and I'm converting a sprinter van into a full-time tiny home. Security is an issue down here and I was thinking on installing those HEO Solution lockers you showed a month ago. I have not been able to find a retailer in US or Canada to order from. Can you help me out with this? Where did you buy them from? How much were they? Are you satisfied with them? Thanks in advance. Regards.

  90. Desiree Wyatt

    Desiree WyattMonth ago

    Yall are awesome. I just feel like happy and like I accomplished this with yall..... way to go team.

  91. Wilde Escape

    Wilde EscapeMonth ago

    Congratulations! I'm so happy for you both, very exciting! I'm digging the dance moves Eamon, and I have to ask, what is the soundtracks that you guys use (I might have been dancing too). And lastly, Simplisafe is amazing...just wanted to do another plug for you guys :-)

  92. Val Drumond

    Val DrumondMonth ago

    E o banheiro?

  93. Alexandra Hajek

    Alexandra HajekMonth ago

    Beautiful build Eamon & Bec. Love all the finishing touches. Now when will you reveal the costs 😯😯

  94. Emily Elliott

    Emily ElliottMonth ago

    Have they made a video addressing their very obvious open relationship?

  95. Jaila Gurlll

    Jaila GurlllMonth ago

    i’ve been watching u since you started 💕 i’m a small youtuber btw pls subscribe it would make my day if you don’t it’s fine though💕

  96. JenniferH

    JenniferHMonth ago

    That’s road err highway is mental!

  97. JenniferH

    JenniferHMonth ago

    Can you Tell me what you have in all these jars thanks . 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 are they 500ml jars

  98. Candice Mattson

    Candice MattsonMonth ago

    Eamons dirty feet on the bed is a big NO!

  99. Midlife Boon

    Midlife BoonMonth ago

    Looks wonderful!

  100. Jack Hoffmen

    Jack HoffmenMonth ago

    id drink her used bath water

  101. Michelle Gaeb

    Michelle GaebMonth ago

    the only problem is your smoke detector should be high near the roof. gas detector can stay low to the ground.

  102. Robin Klaver

    Robin KlaverMonth ago

    Hi guys, what is the name of those solar panels ? I tried to google what you said but somehow if I google battleborn or Merlin solar I get wayyyyy different things then solar;-) (Probably cause I write it all wrong)

  103. David Cocciante

    David CoccianteMonth ago

    The solar panels look absolutely dope! I can't find them on the Battle Born website. Do you have a link you can share maybe?