FIRST DAYS OF VAN LIFE | Readjusting to Tiny Living

Weโ€™ve moved into our unfinished Sprinter Van Conversion and are slowly readjusting to living in a tiny home. It takes patience to relearn how to (literally) avoid stepping on each otherโ€™s toes ๐Ÿ˜†. A big thank you to our friends at Moon Shade for keeping us cool throughout this heatwave. Shop these simple, portable awnings at moonfab.co/ and use code EAMONANDBEC for 10% off โ–บSUBSCRIBE so you never miss a video bit.ly/2DDSUgu ๐Ÿ’œ
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After a long 14 weeks of this VAN LIFE BUILD project, we are officially living in our tiny home on wheels! We head up north to my Aunt and Uncleโ€™s little slice of paradise to escape the heat, enjoy some family time, and take advantage of Ontario nature at itโ€™s best! This week we tackle the project of upgrading our van life security (anyone remember that horrible van life break-in saga in Barcelona?) with some new HEO Safe locks and share our first impressions of this van layout! It's funny how the van layout changes everything... did we nail it? or did we fail it?!
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HEO Safe Locks from Expedition Upfitter:
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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: Insulating Off-Grid Tiny House bit.ly/2C5v3Y0
VAN LIFE BUILD: Framing our Off-Grid Tiny House bit.ly/2zufvMq
VAN LIFE BUILD: Full Bathroom w/ Indoor Shower & Toilet bit.ly/2CtCzfi
How Did We Get Here?
Abandoning our Van in Africa bit.ly/2Kff0HT
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 ๐Ÿš
Tour the renovations we've done to our self converted sprinter van:
VAN TOUR after 2 years living in our TINY HOUSE on wheels bit.ly/newvantour
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.
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. boxiebabe

    boxiebabe8 days ago

    I don't know if anyone already told you this but your kettle needs to be on a smaller burner. I have an induction cooktop and have found that if you use a small pan on a big burner it will do one of 2 things. A) it won't work at all. it B) it will take forever to cook or boil something. Hope this helps. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿณ

  2. aashis gurung

    aashis gurung16 days ago

    Where is your toilet

  3. Gunjan Girdhar

    Gunjan Girdhar20 days ago

    Hi, I just started watching you guys. I live in India and no one I know has a van here. That is so sad. Maybe it's not safe here, I would love to live in a Van โค๏ธ.

  4. Aleayah Card

    Aleayah Card24 days ago

    Have you guys ever had a black van

  5. Desaire Ring

    Desaire Ring26 days ago

    You people are life goals ๐Ÿ˜

  6. Desaire Ring

    Desaire Ring26 days ago

    I think u need more windows for natural light and to feel more open. You could do tinted for privacy ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

  7. Kirishima

    Kirishima26 days ago

    nobody- her- *inhales*

  8. Taylor and Amir

    Taylor and Amir28 days ago

    Bec I just want to know where you get all of your swimsuits!!

  9. Nunya _

    Nunya _29 days ago

    Induction stoves-> pan/pot must be 6" or larger (it's a science thing). Also, pan/pot must have magnetic bottom (another science thing).

  10. Mandy Raven

    Mandy RavenMonth ago

    Was COVID all just a bad dream? No social distancing??? No masks???

  11. Sue Holt

    Sue HoltMonth ago

    Find a lot on the lake ... near your relatives home ... focus on the lot more than old home on lot ... can tear down old home and rebuild later.

  12. Daydream About Nice Things

    Daydream About Nice ThingsMonth ago

    I think it was great that you warned people about the Sprinters lock system. Please stick with VanLife !

  13. Xx Edits xX

    Xx Edits xXMonth ago

    Where do you go to the bathroom? Or Bath?

  14. Denise Carter

    Denise CarterMonth ago

    Will you go back and get the other van?

  15. Trina Morales

    Trina MoralesMonth ago

    That cabin sounds amazinghow much would it be to fix it up?and how much for panels on the van?

  16. Vanlife In USA

    Vanlife In USAMonth ago

    what's the name of your coffee maker pls ?

  17. No Name

    No NameMonth ago

    When did we lose the back side to a girls bikini bottom? ๐Ÿ˜‚. (When I was their age our suits looked like we were wearing long pants with a dress! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคช)

  18. Helen Reid

    Helen ReidMonth ago

    Love your stove and your convertible bed! And men never read instructions until itโ€™s to late! ๐Ÿ˜

  19. Joseph Guerrera

    Joseph GuerreraMonth ago

    What do you guys use for your WiFi setup in your van?

  20. Gabriel Uribe

    Gabriel UribeMonth ago

    Ahhh the Young life, I remember when my wife and I would go out advertising first was a tent, as our family got a little bigger we had a pop up as my kid got older w bought a toyhualer and 3 quads, when our kids did'nt want to travel with us no more, we bought a Class C RV and now we're just old and don't have that pep any more to go out on any adventure, my wife says I'm a growtch and I say she just wants to be with the grand kids and doesn't want to travel anymore, I'm just going to look for a younger partner that wants to go out adventure RV'ING.

  21. Hannah Tanner

    Hannah TannerMonth ago

    Hey I was wondering if y'all could hook me up with the link to the swinging tool boxes on the back of y'all's van? Btw, y'all are awesome!

  22. Billy ATKINSON

    Billy ATKINSONMonth ago

    Do u guys live in the Amazon rainforest?

  23. Daniela Furlan

    Daniela FurlanMonth ago

    Not sure what kind of induction top on your Van,however my is a little older and if the pot or tea cadle is to magnetize and messaure at list 4'' it don't work, just beeps. FYI

  24. Miranda Perry

    Miranda PerryMonth ago

    Just subscribed in hopes that you build from new on a lot because my fiancรฉ and I are starting with an RV renovation to live in and then eventually will be buying land and building from scratch a cabin to live in. So having literally all this on one channel? Yes please. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’™

  25. 2.5VanLife

    2.5VanLifeMonth ago

    im currently building a van and will head out to travel after the new year! Security was one of my concerns but i will just have locks at the bottom of the doors, because now your window can be smashed and that second lock can be easily unlocked and spoted. But if the window is smashed and the lock is at the bottom its awkward to get there so it gives extra 20 seccons :D I will release van videos how im building it and when im traveling, the ways to earn money and our experiences. If you like traveling videos please subscribe to me so when i release the videos there is people that watch them haha. You been big inspiration and your bed is amazing! I need my tools so i can earn extra while traveling and the way you placed your bead is amazing! And i probably will use similar way. My girlfreind allwasy said she wants a stationary bed, but after speeking to other people they said foldable bed is better because you get more space, but i can allwasy put all the toold under the bed so its really good.!

  26. NZShareman

    NZSharemanMonth ago

    Are u both related u look the same

  27. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE โ€ข 6 years ago

    PLEASE SUBSCRIBE โ€ข 6 years agoMonth ago

    Not installing the Bumper Guards ??

  28. LebensLangesLernen

    LebensLangesLernenMonth ago

    Like your Videos - but guys, there is so much commercial, iยดve never ever seen before. Watching (for me) is impossible.

  29. Bianca

    Bianca2 months ago

    A fixer upper cabin cottage area - I love it.

  30. J MD

    J MD2 months ago

    12:02 what hoverboards are they? Can you add a link ?

  31. Lin Lapensee

    Lin Lapensee2 months ago

    You remind me so much of my daughter and son in law, they told us they were just going off grid camping for a couple weeks then game back married. On their way to Algonquin they stop in Niagra falls and got married at a drive up quoisk never got out of their van.

  32. Sophia Golomb

    Sophia Golomb2 months ago

    where is the bathroom??

  33. Kristen Dailey

    Kristen Dailey2 months ago

    where did you get your pillows and bed spread at? love them, want them!

  34. Rebecca Bahama

    Rebecca Bahama2 months ago

    Just found you guys... After years of watching other you tube travelers.. Channel looks fun.. Can't wait to catch up on your videos!

  35. Olivia schwartz

    Olivia schwartz2 months ago

    How do you get internet even in places where thereโ€™s low to no range for service?

  36. Brandon w Tiner

    Brandon w Tiner2 months ago

    GO OFF THE GRID!!!

  37. Kevin Seiter

    Kevin Seiter2 months ago

    You may like it living off grid close to natue...after watching a few of ur vids, I've been thinking the same thing myself

  38. Talia._Dancer001

    Talia._Dancer0012 months ago

    I SWEAR EVERYONE IS DOING VANLIFE NOW BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS AND I WANT TO BUT MY PARENTS SAY NO! Love you guys stay safe xx ๐Ÿ’–โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™ ps. I watch Kara and Nate and they are now also doing Vanlife

  39. Plant Perfect

    Plant Perfect2 months ago

    Am I the only one who thought your mic look like a...

  40. Michelle Hope

    Michelle Hope2 months ago

    You guys are a beautiful team. Im addicted to your videos. Im suffering with anxiety & depression & you guys give me something to look forward to. Thank you x from Michelle in the UK

  41. Genevieve Isabelle

    Genevieve Isabelle2 months ago

    Travel the west coast national parks!

  42. Adele Aguirre

    Adele Aguirre2 months ago

    love the land Idea... I have a beautiful lot right on the gulf of Mexico in a small fishing village of San Crisanto 45 minutes from Merida Yucatan Mexico. Perfect for a van or home

  43. theaaronv

    theaaronv2 months ago

    Cross continental trip to BC?!

  44. Sisters Style

    Sisters Style2 months ago

    Please cut your hair like a boy the boy

  45. jamall winn

    jamall winn2 months ago

    Love watching the adventures. Can you leave the name of the current place your at on the bottom of the screen while showing the recording please

  46. Cheryl Trowbridge

    Cheryl Trowbridge2 months ago

    I agree, an island is a bit too isolated. Lots of water around Ontario. Our Eastern Ontario property is bit cheaper than the Muskokas. Rideau Lakes is awesome. Newboro might be an option too.

  47. Gina Marie

    Gina Marie2 months ago

    That bed design is the best !! Love it all girl !! Love all the white ! You make van life look easy and beautiful! I hope to try it soon ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ˜

  48. Sam

    Sam2 months ago

    lol

  49. kittykat Goode

    kittykat Goode2 months ago

    Off the grid cabin , I can see that in between travel times for you two. A fixer upper would be awesome and you can make it your own. Smal wood burning stove for cooking and heating you would be all set winter or summer.

  50. Dean Hodgson

    Dean Hodgson2 months ago

    Are you going to finish the security installs? I'm curious about the slider door locks and safe install.

  51. Amy Tamez

    Amy Tamez2 months ago

    Yeiiiiiiiiii! I love to fly!!!

  52. Golda D Harris

    Golda D Harris2 months ago

    Do like your buds Trent and Allie, buy land and build a tiny house over time. That would be awesome to see.

  53. Lauren stephanie

    Lauren stephanie2 months ago

    you should go to Killarney Ontario :) you'd love it

  54. Kat K

    Kat K2 months ago

    I just stole that exact same Canada $100 mug from my grandma's cabin ๐Ÿ˜‚โ™ฅ๏ธ

  55. Hayley Murray

    Hayley Murray2 months ago

    Do u have a bathroom in your van?????

  56. Kim Perez

    Kim Perez2 months ago

    I wonder if becs cheeks hurt from all the smiling โค๏ธโค๏ธ sheโ€™s so adorable

  57. Victoria Taylor

    Victoria Taylor2 months ago

    Please be careful cause your pretty people

  58. Pilz Hut

    Pilz Hut2 months ago

    I canโ€™t stop laughing because of the knife that wont stay up at 13:50 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  59. Vanah Laomahei

    Vanah Laomahei2 months ago

    Omgosh I love the idea of the off grid place. Ugh idk about yous but that would be a dream

  60. Jane Wolfe

    Jane Wolfe2 months ago

    Iโ€™m watching your security measures for your new Sprinter. It occurs to me to enquirer: what about your windows-?-they seem like easy entry points. Also you permanent ladder could be an invitation to mischief makers.....

  61. Mark

    Mark2 months ago

    RTFM is even a t-shirt hahhaa, still not sure if i should laugh or not

  62. Kimberly Jeanne

    Kimberly Jeanne2 months ago

    New fan, Iโ€™ve binged like 10 episodes tonight. Iโ€™d love to sell my house and do this! โœŒ๐Ÿป Also, what lake is that in Canada? Itโ€™s beautiful!

  63. Abigail Finn

    Abigail Finn2 months ago

    Is van life easy

  64. Jennifer McLaren

    Jennifer McLaren2 months ago

    If you havenโ€™t yet been to any of the territories, give them a try. Most communities in Nunavut arenโ€™t accessible by land in summer but NWT and Yukon are incredible.

  65. fradaja

    fradaja2 months ago

    What happened to the old van ?

  66. Caitlin Daponte

    Caitlin Daponte2 months ago

    I live in Mississauga and I kept on guessing where you lived I assumed you lived in Ontario but when you said you were driving from Toronto I was so happy

  67. MotherOf2

    MotherOf22 months ago

    I love this new subscriber

  68. Kevin Moxham

    Kevin Moxham2 months ago

    Hi Guys, it was sad to see the upset the thieves caused. I ended up watching your videos as I was looking for extra security for my sprinter. I have deadlocks fitted to all my doors, they are great in the fact you shut the door and its locked, it doesn't matter if you don't lock with the keyfob the doors are locked. However you need to carry two keys at all times if you get out the van and leave the fob in you are knackered. Well that's what I thought, until I locked the fob in the van. The quarter panel glass pops out in 5 seconds and you are back in the van. I thought that was great? it happened a couple of times Im not a car breaker honestly but each time i was in the van in 5 seconds. I could see the sadness in your eyes its not nice. I put a line of clear silicon around the inside of your quarter panels. Ive done this and the panels definitely don't pop out any more. put some tape about 5mm on the rubber pop round with silicon remove the tape you will have a neet line and a safe van. I hope this helps a friend from over the pond UK

  69. Anelisa Nichols

    Anelisa Nichols2 months ago

    Bec you have got to update you closet tour! Im over here trying really hard to see them logos ahah

  70. MacLaren Stevenson

    MacLaren Stevenson2 months ago

    I didnโ€™t realize you were canadian plus in Toronto

  71. SmilingKelly

    SmilingKelly2 months ago

    Cottages in Ontario are the best! My extended family has cottages on the same lake on the Rideau canal, closer to Kingston. We love going up there and being with family, doing water sports ,and just taking a load off in the calm and quiet! Covid changed our plans for sure, since we canโ€™t travel from US to Canada to get to the island!

  72. Dodgy Dogz

    Dodgy Dogz2 months ago

    are you leaving the inside back doors lookin like that as it dont look to good......just saying.

  73. Kuh' Tareruh

    Kuh' Tareruh2 months ago

    You all and your family's are inspirational. I hope my kid's can continue to be patient, loving and live life and as freely as possible. Mwah!

  74. Kuh' Tareruh

    Kuh' Tareruh2 months ago

    What was the deodorant he was using?

  75. TheLostfoundation

    TheLostfoundation2 months ago

    #cityhall

  76. Marcela

    Marcela2 months ago

    I love Becโ€™s chill vibe in this video. I bet it feels good to have that stress of the build gone ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป looks great guys!

  77. Jas Dhanda

    Jas Dhanda2 months ago

    yay the AeroPress :)

  78. Taryn L

    Taryn L2 months ago

    You guys are perfect for each other. Wow, Bec, serious skills on the one wheeler.

  79. Branddrans nothingbuthands

    Branddrans nothingbuthands2 months ago

    4:49 does anyone know this song? Sounds awesome! And that engaging one. I hope they're a happy couple!!

  80. saugypotatoes

    saugypotatoes2 months ago

    How much money do you have๐Ÿ˜‚

  81. Alexandria Town

    Alexandria Town2 months ago

    Travel out west and go hiking in Alberta / BC!

  82. Kaushik Roy

    Kaushik Roy2 months ago

    Your joyous gestures make me happy. So I have subscribed your channel.

  83. matt the wanderer

    matt the wanderer2 months ago

    I've been in my Mercedes sprinter for 7 years, don't regret it at all, wish I'd done it sooner, if any regret at all! Good luck with it! ๐Ÿฅ‚To nomads everywhere!

  84. Rachel Marylani

    Rachel Marylani2 months ago

    Hilarious and so cute

  85. mildred lackey

    mildred lackey2 months ago

    Love you guys and your great job ,so pretty and keep up your jokes, so funny.

  86. Jennifer Brown

    Jennifer Brown2 months ago

    Loooove that pretty pink duvet...where did you get it??

  87. Shane Smith

    Shane Smith2 months ago

    A fixer upper is a great idea

  88. sam Gould

    sam Gould2 months ago

    Definitely love the off grid cottage, use in the winter & rent out B&B for the summer

  89. Lorah Smith

    Lorah Smith2 months ago

    Too isolated dot-dot-dot Paradise! You have to do it you both got to do it!!! That would be perfect. You would still have your home on Wheels to travel what kind of dream is that everything!!!

  90. Jordan Hendrickson

    Jordan Hendrickson2 months ago

    I thought you guys already bought land. At least you made me think that in a previous video a couple months ago.

  91. Venus D

    Venus D2 months ago

    when did yall get married?? Omg. Maybe marriage and babies isss it. aww im so happy for you. The van is incedible I'm looking to do a build one day, so ya'll always inspire me more and more! Bec youre so lovely, your chemistry is goals

  92. Rob T5

    Rob T52 months ago

    what? a home base tiny house? are really going settle down? retire from all traveling? no more great adventures and beautiful road trips,? it 'd be totally boring to see you building or moving in to a tiny house. or are you also quit your youtube channel? Don't let fear for a epidemic holding you back, GO and let us show your world of adventures all the epic places, the different beaches, and al the beautiful people and new friends while you are on the move!! All the building of your sprinter van was not a bad footage, but i enjoyed your trip adventures so much more, and there is sooooo much more to explore go, go go start in Canada go to Alaska take the boat to Russia, that is the footage we like to see. you're so a lovely couple to watch

  93. Robin mote

    Robin mote2 months ago

    the amount of commercials on this makes it nearly unwatchable, otherwise good content and yall are too cute.

  94. 14 Preston

    14 Preston2 months ago

    Go to the Pacific Northwest

  95. Jessica Munoz

    Jessica Munoz2 months ago

    I think van life is for you but a little vacation cottage is nice

  96. Aesthetics Yt Roblox

    Aesthetics Yt Roblox2 months ago

    I love your new van ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ‘„๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ‘

  97. C Boyd

    C Boyd2 months ago

    Where is your blender?

  98. Julie Bank

    Julie Bank2 months ago

    Bec!! I NEED to know where the soft pink top is from please! Also, love your videos - someday I'll have a van of my own ๐Ÿ˜„ Lots of love from Denmark! ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

  99. jdmmi

    jdmmi2 months ago

    omg i love how your whole family just gets along!!

  100. Natalie Quinton

    Natalie Quinton2 months ago

    Iโ€™ve flown over Smiths Falls so many times with my Dad. It was so lovely to see it again. Such a beautiful part of Ontario.