VAN LIFE BUILD: Light at the End of the Tunnel

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Three weeks ago we moved into our unfinished Sprinter Van Conversion without running water or electricity and each week we inch closer to a beautiful off-grid tiny home on wheels.
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After a long 16 weeks of this VAN LIFE BUILD project, we are living in our 170 Sprinter Campervan and are readjusting to tiny living! We are beyond thrilled to have a functioning INDOOR shower in this space and the fact that we have HOT WATER is the absolute cherry on top... but of course, none of this comes without a leak or two 😂 We also tackle the finishing details that will make this home last!
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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
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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 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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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. kathryn witte

    kathryn witte16 days ago

    I signed up for the two free months of Skillshare and never once used it, so I cancelled, or thought I did. Now they charged me anyway. Just a warning to your other viewers! CANCEL A THOUSAND TIMES AND MAKE SURE YOU GET A CONFIRMATION EMAIL to prove to PayPal and your bank. They don’t seem to want to abide by Pennsylvania’s 3 day rule to cancel a contract, which is what the actual credit card charge is, not the agreement.

  2. Monus Brewer

    Monus Brewer24 days ago

    👍 #Cityhall!!

  3. Diamond Dee

    Diamond Dee25 days ago

    Love your USlikes. Watching it today and yesterday. Hugs from Dublin, Ireland!

  4. Terri Zseleczky

    Terri Zseleczky26 days ago

    Truly not a hater - but was so disappointed when I saw the q&a livestream. Up to that point I really enjoyed your adventures. My heart aches that you have turned your back on God in these troubled times (and even more importantly so is He.). I did not recognize the God I know when E was speaking. I am happy B is on a spiritual search and maintains an open mind. That shows incredible maturity. The spiritual seeking is as rewarding as the earth’s physical beauty you have had the privilege to experience. Your mentors Chip and Joana Gaines are rooted in their faith. Encourage you to explore that with an open mind.

  5. Daydream About Nice Things

    Daydream About Nice ThingsMonth ago

    I’m still trying to catch up but you guys make each other smile so much....I don’t know how you could find a better match ! I know we only see one side of your life but wow you guys know each other’s moves and thoughts. You guys inspire each other and you seem to always want to be together ! #eamon&bec4ever

  6. Katie Knotts

    Katie KnottsMonth ago

    #CITYHALL Or do what my hubby and I did: at the beginning of August, my (then) boyfriend and I realized that it would probably be 2 years before we could safely bring all our family and friends together for a wedding. (We have some immunocompromised family members, as well as friends and family all over US and Jamaica.) We knew we didn't want to wait that long, so in the span of 3 weeks we planned a little elopement. We got a Justice of the Peace, a photographer, had 2 friends to video as we got married on a beach on Cape Cod at sunset. It was absolutely beautiful, and SO much fun, and I wouldn't change it for the world! When everything calms down a bit in a couple years we hope to get everyone together for a celebration. Living through a pandemic together helped us realize life's too short to wait. (A bonus was how much fun it was telling all our family and friends. Everyone was so happy for us and excited to hear some GOOD NEWS for a change, as it's been in short supply this year)

  7. Benoit Parent

    Benoit ParentMonth ago

    Hi Eamon & Bec, you are amazing. I love your new setup. My girlfriend and I are in the layout process (since 2 months). I wonder if you have your setup on a sketch with some dimensions. And secondly, I have made some calculations with asumptions, and I cannot see how you could use an induction cooktop with only 600A-H. What is your logic on this? Thanks. By the way, when do you plan to leave? (or maybe, you already left?)

  8. Pople BackyardFarm

    Pople BackyardFarmMonth ago

    such a awesome project!

  9. GodswithmeKim

    GodswithmeKimMonth ago

    #cityhall

  10. No Name

    No NameMonth ago

    Hey..... don’t Diss Home Depot..... they are my “go to” store! Always have what I need.....

  11. No Name

    No NameMonth ago

    Eamon.....your hair is AMAZING!

  12. No Name

    No NameMonth ago

    So Bec..... did you wind up painting the battery frame? 😂

  13. McKayla Bee

    McKayla BeeMonth ago

    #cityhall

  14. Charlotte Devaux

    Charlotte DevauxMonth ago

    You guys have the same hairstyle on the thumbnail it’s funny

  15. Sharon Lester

    Sharon LesterMonth ago

    What did you use for inserts on cabinet doors? The wicker looking stuff. (I'm sorry I don't know what its called. Love your designs!

  16. Carolanne

    CarolanneMonth ago

    #Cityhall

  17. Florence Katanha

    Florence KatanhaMonth ago

    You look like an older version of Millie Bobby Brown.

  18. Vanlife Hobo

    Vanlife HoboMonth ago

    Loved following this build - thanks for sharing

  19. jk co

    jk coMonth ago

    What is Eamon's background? He can do everything!

  20. THE OLD BLOKE

    THE OLD BLOKEMonth ago

    where does the waste shower water go?

  21. Jonathon Jones

    Jonathon JonesMonth ago

    #cityhall

  22. User User

    User UserMonth ago

    I did 15 years sailing, and there are many good ideas you can get from how they are designed. One is shower curtain rails for sailboats are very concealed and when stored your curtain you cant see it. Also leave the toilet in place as you can shower over it. Great work guys I love following your channel. Kudos

  23. zedmak

    zedmakMonth ago

    E u are a smart man... all of the husbands know what’s up... lol

  24. JR E

    JR E2 months ago

    #cityhall

  25. Mary Athey

    Mary Athey2 months ago

    I love the teak slats - really sets the shower off -

  26. Cassie Noland

    Cassie Noland2 months ago

    Yup! City hall wedding all the way! My husband and I eloped to the courthouse and loved it! Make yourselves officially hubby and wife and keep on the great adventure!

  27. Don Yeaton

    Don Yeaton2 months ago

    A house usually has 4 things...a bedroom, living room area, bathroom, and kitchen. Your van has all four. Also, the time spent in each area should determine its priority of space given. Sleep is 8 hours of 24. That's a big priority. Bathroom ...maybe 1 hour of 24. Needs less space. You did a great job on your shower and composting toilet. Saved space and super functional. Kitchen..maybe needs 2 hours a day of 24...needs small space. But, a frig and stove will take some space along with counter. Living area...you have 13 hours to enjoy of 24. Living area and sitting needs 2nd most priority of space. Anyway, just an opinion of priority of space based on time used in them. What do you think?

  28. ÀÑKüẞH DHÏMÀÑ

    ÀÑKüẞH DHÏMÀÑ2 months ago

    Love from India

  29. Rebecca Bahama

    Rebecca Bahama2 months ago

    You may want to get some bug curtains (especially for Bec who always gets bitten) that you can hang over windows and/or doors so you have the option to sleep with them open even if there are loads of bugs around.. Using magnets to hold them up seems to work well from what I have seen other travel you-tubers use in their vans and tiny homes.

  30. FATSOW Tv.

    FATSOW Tv.2 months ago

    I really like watching your videos quality.... Great content

  31. Peter Ellis

    Peter Ellis2 months ago

    Yep do it I got married after 31 years with my partner we how have 2 anniversary we just had our first married anniversary

  32. NappilyBareKissed

    NappilyBareKissed2 months ago

    Great video as always, love you guys xD

  33. TheVeganLion Lindsay

    TheVeganLion Lindsay2 months ago

    #cityhall ❤❤❤❤

  34. Na'xia Xi'Larn

    Na'xia Xi'Larn2 months ago

    8:34 that made my day 🤣🤣🤣 Also .. you guys have the best relationship ive seen in my life ❤️ God bless you E&B

  35. Hallie Pettit

    Hallie Pettit2 months ago

    #cityhall!!!

  36. Kris Stark

    Kris Stark2 months ago

    Lovin the build! I learn so many cool hacks from your vids, like the bedslide/couch back & the pee funnel. I think you could add 2 eye hooks near the roof in the cabinets & use paracord & carabiners for the driver side shower curtain support. Paint department, are you going to paint the plywood under the couch cushions & the 2x6 by the bed?

  37. Forever Grateful

    Forever Grateful2 months ago

    #CITYHALL!!!

  38. Leslie Goins !

    Leslie Goins !2 months ago

    Yall a rockin it!! Thx Buddies all the way from Mississippi!! #cityhall yes!!!!!

  39. Son Of The Serpent

    Son Of The Serpent2 months ago

    This dudes lucky af

  40. THE_BLACKPACKERZ

    THE_BLACKPACKERZ2 months ago

    #cityhall

  41. Sir Lion

    Sir Lion2 months ago

    You look better curvy Bec .... ;) :)

  42. Travel Tour Taste

    Travel Tour Taste2 months ago

    Hello we hope you have had a great week so far the weekend is right upon us . we have been catching up with your play list and we just wanted to say we are so happy we found your channel . Love and Light Sarah and Glenn

  43. Travel Tour Taste

    Travel Tour Taste2 months ago

    @Eamon & Bec Hey it's our Pleasure. We cant wait to see what your next plans are :) . We really cant take it on board that you have actually taken the time out to respond to someone as small and new as us . We really do appreciate that you took the time to respond . We are well aware of the work that you two put into your channel . We are only small but still this takes a lot of time and a lot of hours building up the Family.. Take care Love and Light Sarah and Glenn

  44. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & Bec2 months ago

    Awe thanks for joining our journey you two ✨ 💕

  45. BruDyl Pear

    BruDyl Pear2 months ago

    Serious question... how heavy is your flow man? That funnel seems small

  46. Brittany McCoy

    Brittany McCoy2 months ago

    Good Coffee one of my absolute favorites and I love marycarrollceramics!!! Love watching your build out every week! Super inspired!

  47. Jessica

    Jessica2 months ago

    I was having such a sh*t day until I watched you... I tried to roast a whole cauliflower in the oven when it started to smoke. My roomate just wouldn't stop berating me for it, and I had to run out of the shower naked to fan our over-sensitive smoke detector that just wouldn't stop I needed a pick me up. I thought I would be feasting on a delicious head of cauli and now I'm just sad and down on myself and there's no cake. But, I was on youtube... it came down to you or eckhart tolle. Im a lil shaky so I went w/you jic eckhart was too deep and here we are, basking in your good vibes thank you 🤙🤙

  48. Chrystal Frost

    Chrystal Frost2 months ago

    I wonder how many trips to home depot you guys have made during your build.

  49. Tony Grenier

    Tony Grenier2 months ago

    "I've never cleaned my balls while vlogging before!" LMFAO!!!

  50. Kevin Dayao

    Kevin Dayao2 months ago

    Forgot how it works but where does the shower and sink drain into?

  51. Georgia Symonds

    Georgia Symonds2 months ago

    Question, Bec where do you shop for clothing, i'm in love with all your tshirts!

  52. DJ DON RACK

    DJ DON RACK2 months ago

    Wooooow !!! Gran equipo. Felicidades a los dos. Salu2 desde Zinacantepec, México.

  53. Autumn Mehalko

    Autumn Mehalko2 months ago

    #CITYHALL #CITYHALL #CITYHALL

  54. Didymus Mac

    Didymus Mac2 months ago

    Where's Lee? I miss her. Where did she go?

  55. Bella Capone

    Bella Capone2 months ago

    #CITYHALL!!!!!!

  56. Jennifer McLaren

    Jennifer McLaren2 months ago

    Get married in whatever way makes you happy! If that means #cityhall, go for it. If that means standing in a glen, or beside a waterfall, or on a beach, or in the parking lot of Chaiwalah, you'll never have regrets if it feels right at the time. You two already have a solid foundation to your relationship, so building from here will be a breeze - it's just the trim you have left to do.

  57. Kimberli Maultsby

    Kimberli Maultsby2 months ago

    #cityhall

  58. Cheryl Meyer

    Cheryl Meyer2 months ago

    City Hall !!!

  59. somethinggood

    somethinggood2 months ago

    Bec you were giving eamon so many words of affirmation, it was beautiful : )

  60. somethinggood

    somethinggood2 months ago

    Is it easy for a female to use the pee funnel? Like without spillage?

  61. Angel Franks

    Angel Franks2 months ago

    Yes y’all need to get married

  62. Cheryl Trowbridge

    Cheryl Trowbridge2 months ago

    You 2 couldnt be matched any better! ❤ City Hall sounds great, save the money for the property.

  63. Raw Gage

    Raw Gage2 months ago

    I love these videos and learn so much from you guys. And I can not get enough of Bec walking around showing off that amazing physique and super flawless tanned skin! She is a true beauty and I will watch every episode just to see more of her. I hope that came across as a compliment and not weird or creepy, Hahahaa 😎👍

  64. Victoria Lee

    Victoria Lee2 months ago

    #CITYHALL PLEEEEEEASE! :D

  65. Kallie Nielsen

    Kallie Nielsen2 months ago

    @eamons&bec #cityhall you both should totally elope! that is what me and my husband did. He is in the military and it was the only way we had time or money for a wedding and it was still beautiful. we had my parents there and it was still lovely. The marriage is what matters not the wedding. Also My husband of 8 years will be 31 years old on August 14th so Happy Birthdays are coming up for him. Celebrate the Love because that is what matters and is most important in life!

  66. Keoma A

    Keoma A2 months ago

    When the auto subtitles said: I couldn’t be more stoned. Instead of stoked. I died!

  67. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & Bec2 months ago

    HAHAH those auto subtitles really build a narrative of their own 😂

  68. Kristan Corsiglia

    Kristan Corsiglia2 months ago

    #CityHall .. you two are my fav couple

  69. Aleksandra Mazur

    Aleksandra Mazur2 months ago

    I loved this episode! #cityhall

  70. alia mejri

    alia mejri2 months ago

    I think you should get married in the week #cityhall and then at your 10th year anniversary (of being together not married) you do a wedding

  71. briezzy365

    briezzy3652 months ago

    I vote Bec doesn’t have to handle the toilet! Tape was a great idea.

  72. time traveler are we there yet

    time traveler are we there yet2 months ago

    dude i live in a half million dollar home, i make over 100k a yr, i drive a porsche spyder and a tesla my wife's a long legged hot red head with green eyes. .but i swear to god i would trade places with you in a heart beat bro!! sick of the dam rat race man! and all the fake fony bullshit that goes with it!! but dont get it twisted lol my wife is hot for sure, but shes a naggin bitch!!!! and yea id trade wifes with ya too lol. your so lucky to do what your doin if i could get my wife on board id walk away from it all.

  73. kohen volk

    kohen volk2 months ago

    For sure #WeddingHall! you guys look like an amazing couple! i love watching your videos!

  74. LauraLee Foley

    LauraLee Foley2 months ago

    #cityhall why not?!?!?❤️❤️❤️❤️ love and marriage is not only at a wedding👍

  75. Sil

    Sil2 months ago

    Im from the netherlands 2!!

  76. Bill Anderson

    Bill Anderson2 months ago

    @CityHall = #HellYes

  77. David Aleshire

    David Aleshire2 months ago

    #CityHall if you don’t I will she is beautiful

  78. Katie Diamond

    Katie Diamond2 months ago

    Hey y’all- LOVE the build! Y’all might’ve gotten the leak because propex needs to set 24 hours before use so it can fully grip the tubing. Keep up the great work!

  79. Pat A

    Pat A2 months ago

    Would you tell us where you bought your cane for the cupboard doors? Thanks!

  80. Amelia Baer

    Amelia Baer2 months ago

    Definitely a random question... but I need to know what brand of tank tops Bec is usually wearing...

  81. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & Bec2 months ago

    Hey Amelia they are from Indigo Luna 😊 you can use code BEC for 10% off!

  82. Brenda Bardell-Resch

    Brenda Bardell-Resch2 months ago

    Yes just go do it. Eight years what are you waiting for.

  83. IAMSULLEN

    IAMSULLEN2 months ago

    Bec is so cute while being flirty HAHAHA

  84. Abinay Chhetri

    Abinay Chhetri2 months ago

    Gosshhhh how long do i wait for ur new videoo........upload soon guyss......have been waiting a whole week now..😅 Loadsss and loads of love for u guys. Stay happy and healthy.

  85. T D

    T D2 months ago

    These guys fixing up their van for life in the wild, while I’m fixing up my ACNH island for life on my switch. Oh boy.

  86. Helen D

    Helen D2 months ago

    #CITYHALL 👍🏽

  87. Fiber with Friends

    Fiber with Friends2 months ago

    #cityhall

  88. Maria Daniela Daza

    Maria Daniela Daza2 months ago

    #CIIIIIIIIIITYYYYYYYHAAAAAAALLLLL!!! Yassssss♥️♥️♥️♥️

  89. GRAMMIE DEBI

    GRAMMIE DEBI2 months ago

    #CityHall ☺👍

  90. Estefi Ramirez

    Estefi Ramirez2 months ago

    #cityhall OMG LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH

  91. Pia Konstmann

    Pia Konstmann2 months ago

    Being a former glider pilot for 10 years, may if suggest, that if Bob has never been flying in a glider, you'll take him to an airfield and give him this amazing adventure that can't be compared to anything else. It doesn't cost much and doesn't require anything but a good spirit. I'm sure he will love it.

  92. AbundantlyClear

    AbundantlyClear2 months ago

    #cityhall

  93. Kim !

    Kim !2 months ago

    # City Hall

  94. Kevin Moxham

    Kevin Moxham2 months ago

    Hello Eamon & Bec, another great video. I've been watching your build closely and hope to visit Morocco and many of the other places you have visited, in my sprinter once my build is completed. One quick question your water system? Obviously you're in your van full time, when you visited morocco & Spain because you have the water system did you drink the water successfully without running to the loo all the time or being ill. Regards Kevin

  95. Samantha Dahlgren

    Samantha Dahlgren2 months ago

    #cityhall

  96. Get Out There Tours

    Get Out There Tours2 months ago

    #cityhall

  97. Ellie Petersen

    Ellie Petersen2 months ago

    #CITYHALL FOR SURE!

  98. Lyna Zbranek

    Lyna Zbranek2 months ago

    Do it! Go to City Hall!! You guys are an inspiration!

  99. Maryann Silsby

    Maryann Silsby2 months ago

    #CityHall

  100. Karen Montgomery

    Karen Montgomery2 months ago

    Add a tv in front of the bed

  101. Abdul Aleem Shekhani

    Abdul Aleem Shekhani2 months ago

    #CityHall

  102. Christopher fuller

    Christopher fuller2 months ago

    vivo life

  103. Fork in the road Bex

    Fork in the road Bex2 months ago

    #Cityhall Do it, it feels right. Loved the video. Thank you for the inserpation Xx

  104. Miss Free Spirit

    Miss Free Spirit2 months ago

    #CityHall