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

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 www.audible.com/eamonandbec 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 bit.ly/2DDSUgu 💜
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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!
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Comments

  1. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & Bec4 months ago

    Good morning friends! Help us decide on how to finish our kitchen cabinetry re: framing around the ratan! White wash? Painted white? Natural stain?

  2. Kaila Marie

    Kaila Marie2 months ago

    Natural stain

  3. Bryony

    Bryony3 months ago

    Eamon & Bec white wash

  4. Annette Caitlyn

    Annette Caitlyn3 months ago

    Painted white

  5. Ruth Bindas

    Ruth Bindas3 months ago

    White wash for sure xx

  6. ericapoyser12

    ericapoyser123 months ago

    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!

  7. Ciara Loy

    Ciara Loy5 days ago

    Why do some men always try to blame their other halves 🤣 my boyfriend is the same 😂

  8. nate rockford

    nate rockford26 days ago

    God damn shit..That Lee is banging damn hot..Is Eamon digging in both of those gals?

  9. Paul Dixon

    Paul Dixon26 days ago

    Why does she keep screaming and yelling...ouch my ears....be kind

  10. Megan R

    Megan R27 days ago

    Okay but major props for lining up the music with the drilling at 3:05

  11. Joyce Tucker

    Joyce TuckerMonth ago

    👍

  12. Daydream About Nice Things

    Daydream About Nice ThingsMonth ago

    Those countertops are awesome !!

  13. JJPR259

    JJPR259Month ago

    I love Bec's energy so much, reminds me of my girl

  14. lfallain

    lfallainMonth ago

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

  15. Raul Oliveira

    Raul OliveiraMonth ago

    Can you please just get married? Thanks

  16. flexjay87

    flexjay87Month ago

    Good catch, on the tile pattern change up.

  17. Alicia Cifuentes

    Alicia Cifuentes2 months ago

    Hi!!! Can I ask - why the real tiling in the kitchen vs peel and stick?

  18. Jessica Bradley

    Jessica Bradley2 months ago

    LOVE how you guys celebrate each little milestone ❤❤❤❤

  19. Bradley Anderson

    Bradley Anderson2 months ago

    I know it’s probably to late but I used shark bites for my plumbing connections, I used the clamps and had a failure 😫

  20. Destiny Pham

    Destiny Pham2 months ago

    where did you find those cute pillows bec?! love you guys! always radiating with positivity💜

  21. Phoenix Rose

    Phoenix Rose2 months ago

    You should use the scrap wood from cutting out the sink to make a cover which would give more counter space

  22. rosie giesler

    rosie giesler2 months ago

    Only thing I would have added was an oven

  23. Kathy Walduck

    Kathy Walduck2 months ago

    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.

  24. Linda D

    Linda D2 months ago

    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!

  25. Matt Johnson

    Matt Johnson2 months ago

    Bec you have such neat handwriting! It looks like it was typed in some fancy font.

  26. Paul Marker

    Paul Marker2 months ago

    How much weight do you think you have added to the chassis?

  27. Line Hammervold

    Line Hammervold2 months ago

    Why did you decide to go with an induction cook top instead of gas? Watching and learning... :-)

  28. JoeyStalin

    JoeyStalin2 months ago

    All the low-key T&A in these videos

  29. Taryn L

    Taryn L2 months ago

    Bec - I'm so impressed at how hands on you are with this build.

  30. Lainley Herringe

    Lainley Herringe2 months ago

    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

  31. Uo Uo

    Uo Uo3 months ago

    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.

  32. Jalloh Mohamed

    Jalloh Mohamed3 months ago

    Who else saw Bob’s face when he drank the ginger 😂😂😂

  33. Darcy Kirkup

    Darcy Kirkup3 months ago

    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.

  34. Tine

    Tine3 months ago

    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.

  35. Npowrd

    Npowrd3 months ago

    That tile always reminds me of Pink Floyd's "The Wall"

  36. Daniel Willyard

    Daniel Willyard3 months ago

    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: www.amazon.com/Dometic-CRX-65-75500-000-21-Compressor-Refrigerator/dp/B01JTF35NU/ref=as_sl_pc_qf_sp_asin_til?tag=eamonbec-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=a8784e1bcd229ac7d5cee585ff9fb77f&creativeASIN=B01JTF35NU Then I went back to this video to check and going to the link sent me here: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B087V6SWYB/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=eamonbec-20&linkId=6dc0a7b958ebb80a3bd1ef9fee3e3737&language=en_US 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.

  37. Tierra Davila

    Tierra Davila3 months ago

    It looks so good!

  38. TREAD the globe

    TREAD the globe3 months ago

    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

  39. Andrew Karczewski

    Andrew Karczewski3 months ago

    Wow, Lee is sexy A.F. :-)

  40. SpitfireQG

    SpitfireQG3 months ago

    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?

  41. TinaTravels

    TinaTravels3 months ago

    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 😘😘

  42. the305hauler

    the305hauler3 months ago

    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.

  43. Mariano Arques Mengual

    Mariano Arques Mengual3 months ago

    Qué modelo de Mercedes es??

  44. Nxls

    Nxls3 months ago

    Your so much lile KARA AND NATE ! the editing thing is the exact same

  45. Sheri Keys

    Sheri Keys3 months ago

    did he apologize yet???

  46. Pasha D

    Pasha D3 months ago

    Guys how you can survive without ac Condition ?????

  47. Kadir

    Kadir3 months ago

    26:25 Good job but I have to say that you wasted so much space there 😧🤷‍♂️

  48. Kadir

    Kadir3 months ago

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

  49. Story Chasing

    Story Chasing3 months ago

    What are you going to do with this van when you can go back and retrieve your other van?

  50. dylan boyd

    dylan boyd3 months ago

    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...

  51. Umaru Tuskino

    Umaru Tuskino3 months ago

    Tiny home goals 🔥👍🏽

  52. Maggie Carroll

    Maggie Carroll3 months ago

    one way to make material like that stronger is to wrap it around the binding piece like a 1/4 inch flat piece

  53. Maggie Carroll

    Maggie Carroll3 months ago

    some sanded caulk might help if that corner becomes cracked or to anticipate it

  54. whiskeyJack

    whiskeyJack3 months ago

    What tile do you use in the shower?

  55. Rosië George

    Rosië George3 months ago

    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 🤟🏼

  56. Belinda Williford

    Belinda Williford3 months ago

    Do you consider weight distribution when deciding the blueprint/design of your van home?

  57. bongkong9000

    bongkong90003 months ago

    why do you not add tiles to the window in the kitchen ??

  58. Orange Julia

    Orange Julia3 months ago

    my boyfriend literally asked if I was watching porn because of how many times Bec says "oooooohhhhhh my gooooosh" lmao

  59. Abigail Young

    Abigail Young3 months ago

    Does anyone know what song is playing at 20:00? (while they are tiling)

  60. essy nestor

    essy nestor3 months ago

    hey Eamon and Bec can i please get a shout out

  61. Ray Bell

    Ray Bell3 months ago

    White wash the cabinet frame and leave the rattan webbing natural.

  62. Ray Bell

    Ray Bell3 months ago

    Love how he van is coming together. You two seem so knowledgeable about every facet of the build. Very impressive

  63. jana banana

    jana banana3 months ago

    Is UHAUL giving you money? In every kitchen tile shot.

  64. Stupid Bitch

    Stupid Bitch3 months ago

    Can you do a price video? I’m very interested to see how much people spend on their dream vans

  65. Shamma Alnuaimi

    Shamma Alnuaimi3 months ago

    I am ur biggest fan please respond

  66. Taylor Hensel

    Taylor Hensel3 months ago

    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

  67. OrMoD Lepper

    OrMoD Lepper3 months ago

    1:43 magnets on both sides of curtain and pan (stainless) will keep the shower curtain from crawling up ur a$$.

  68. Vic EF

    Vic EF3 months ago

    Trio with Lee? Nice....

  69. Hack Mack

    Hack Mack3 months ago

    Hi Eamon and bec, are you aware Eamon is an Irish name, so I was wondering if Eamon is from and Irish background.

  70. James Roberts

    James Roberts3 months ago

    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 👍😎

  71. Umarul Syafiq

    Umarul Syafiq3 months ago

    19:37 - Bless you for the sneeze, Rebecca. 😊

  72. Cat Easterbrook

    Cat Easterbrook3 months ago

    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

  73. Eden James

    Eden James3 months ago

    You guys could also light spray paint the material white 😉 we did it and it looked great

  74. David Gloster

    David Gloster3 months ago

    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

  75. Cfeds

    Cfeds3 months ago

    What happened to the original van build

  76. Danielle DeKerlegand

    Danielle DeKerlegand3 months ago

    Lee-sink!

  77. Danielle DeKerlegand

    Danielle DeKerlegand3 months ago

    Well. I was half right

  78. Noel Howell

    Noel Howell3 months ago

    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

  79. Chasen Brown

    Chasen Brown3 months ago

    yall are dorks

  80. Alexplazz

    Alexplazz3 months ago

    my birthday is july 12 in turning 14 also sending my love from OHIO

  81. Rowyn T

    Rowyn T3 months ago

    Hey, I would love to see a chaiwala kombucha!

  82. Becaruu

    Becaruu3 months ago

    White wash the framing, 100% 😎

  83. Lynne Bateman

    Lynne Bateman3 months ago

    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

  84. Nitish Raj

    Nitish Raj3 months ago

    Love from Nepal ♥️ #eamonandbec 😘

  85. harm mukooza

    harm mukooza3 months ago

    What’s this song called when you installed the counter???

  86. J C.G.

    J C.G.3 months ago

    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.

  87. William Rinard

    William Rinard3 months ago

    Well, Trent and Allie just got married. Now when are you two.

  88. bangbangcfp

    bangbangcfp3 months ago

    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 😊

  89. atommachine

    atommachine3 months ago

    What was wrong with your old Van it seemed cool ATB.

  90. caliyeag3r

    caliyeag3r3 months ago

    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! 🥳🤯

  91. Kristin

    Kristin3 months ago

    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.

  92. Yvonne1137

    Yvonne11373 months ago

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

  93. BlackBirdProductions

    BlackBirdProductions3 months ago

    Hi!!!

  94. rachel joan fleming

    rachel joan fleming3 months ago

    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 !

  95. MrBaggy76

    MrBaggy763 months ago

    19:35 Будь здорова!

  96. Liz Jordan

    Liz Jordan3 months ago

    Where does she get her tank tops?

  97. anu anus978

    anu anus9783 months ago

    Nice

  98. Sharon Steele

    Sharon Steele3 months ago

    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 😉❤️

  99. Anastasia Nelson

    Anastasia Nelson3 months ago

    Eamon: “You guys are crooked.” Us: “NO EAMON you’re crooked” 😂

  100. Asher osher

    Asher osher3 months ago

    more then 100 million in the world with no roof,and you using all tactic to succeed to get paid ..........think about it

  101. Rachel Williams

    Rachel Williams3 months ago

    Lee!!!!

  102. Jark Mann

    Jark Mann3 months ago

    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. ☺️ ❤️

  103. Jayden

    Jayden3 months ago

    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

  104. Yvonne Ng

    Yvonne Ng3 months ago

    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.

  105. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & Bec3 months ago

    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 ❤️

  106. Brenda Palomera

    Brenda Palomera3 months ago

    Do you have a playlist on Spotify? I love all the music you upload on the videos!

  107. 14judita

    14judita3 months ago

    I just have to give u guys props on ur mushroom 🍄 stroganoff recipe...1000 out of 10...mmmmmmmmuaaaaa!!!!!

  108. Jasper Dunord

    Jasper Dunord3 months ago

    Your kitchen really looks nice!!! Congrats!!!