VAN LIFE BUILD: Insulating Off-Grid Tiny House

Building an Off-Grid Tiny House on Wheels 🚐 | After finishing up the foundation and electric wiring we get to work on the most IMPORTANT part of any home renovation ► SUBSCRIBE so you never miss a video 💜A big THANK YOU to Jeff from Air Seal Insulators Inc. for helping us insulate our new custom van build.
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Spray foaming still isn't the go to for every custom van build...but why? We'll share what we learned about the benefits of spray foam and why we went with this process to insulate our van this time around.
How Did We Get Here?
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 🚐
Products Used in our Van Build Thus Far:
Van Bunk Windows
Water Fill Cap
250 ft Wire Cable
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Butyl Putty Tape
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Puck Lighting
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Wire Crimper Tool
Zip Ties
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VAN TOUR after 2 years living in our TINY HOUSE on wheels
OVERLANDING AFRICA IN OUR SPRINTER VAN has been the adventure we’ve always hoped it would be but it’s hard to predict what happens next. We are hopeful that we can return to Trinity in a few months time and pick up on our world adventure.
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  1. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & Bec5 months ago

    Happy Sunday everyone! It's a long weekend here in Canada and goodness me does it feel weird not to be able to socialize and be outside like normal. We are said to be having a few restrictions lifted this Tuesday and I am wondering where you are watching from and what life is like for you over there?! Sending love as always x

  2. Will Toloi

    Will Toloi4 months ago

    What's the song called at 6:40?

  3. Crystal Callicott

    Crystal Callicott5 months ago

    Spain we’re finally allowed out to bars but not allowed out to exercise 🙄😩

  4. Crystal Callicott

    Crystal Callicott5 months ago

    Spain we’re finally allowed out to bars but not allowed out to exercise 🙄😩

  5. Steven Bailey

    Steven Bailey5 months ago

    Pensacola, Fl.

  6. Cup1313

    Cup13135 months ago

    You said "Hey lucccy" to the DOG, but my name is Lucy I was like what the heck is going on. 🤯😂😂🤦🏼‍♀️

  7. Belinda Chappell

    Belinda Chappell3 days ago

    I’ve only just started watching all your vids even though I’ve been obsessed with van life for years, I did not think I’d enjoy your channel this much. Love how real you guys are. I’m really enjoying the content, your humour and off course...Bob. Thanks for sharing guys 🤗

  8. Ida & Tobias

    Ida & Tobias6 days ago

    Hi! Awesome video 🤩 In our van we have original windows that we want to partially or fully cover with spray foam. It looks you guys did this? How did you do it? Is this a problem (heat or other issues)? What should we paint the windows with so it looks nice from the outside? 😀

  9. Hola 89

    Hola 899 days ago

    May I ask what kind of foam you used?

  10. Tim Hall

    Tim Hall18 days ago

    Just a note to anyone doing this. The electrical cables have a current rating and if you enclose or encapsulate them the current rating can be significantly reduced. Make sure you factor that in, especially when dealing with high load devices.

  11. Pauline Hampson

    Pauline Hampson18 days ago

    Saskatoon SK Canada!

  12. Sarra E

    Sarra EMonth ago

    love how they said they wear masks and then when the spray foam people came none of them were wearing masks or social distancing lol

  13. bluetick productions

    bluetick productionsMonth ago

    I think I was your 667k sub😂

  14. Vanessa My Life My Journey

    Vanessa My Life My JourneyMonth ago

    *everything is looking good*

  15. Jezh Vrod

    Jezh VrodMonth ago

    What's the song that starts a bit before 9:20 ?

  16. Krista Sahlin

    Krista SahlinMonth ago

    I love you guys SO much!!! We are planning our van build now. Wonder what product did you use for your sound deading? Thank you!!!!!!

  17. Ploptic Plumpii

    Ploptic PlumpiiMonth ago

    That’s the cleanest hole you’ve seen in a van..... mmmmkay

  18. flexjay87

    flexjay87Month ago

    I am worn out just watching this van build !

  19. Bianca Lambarena

    Bianca LambarenaMonth ago

    That circle is better than the emoji and my life lol

  20. Ken Watson

    Ken Watson2 months ago

    You two are just 'Classics' together, your a lucky guy Eamon to have such a not only beautiful but an able partner who also enjoys the work, well done to you both. I too am working on a van albeit on a smaller scale, but here in Australia not so worried about the cold.

  21. Ronald Drenski

    Ronald Drenski2 months ago

    How many miles are on your new / used 2015 sprinter? Looking at buying one to build out, just not sure how miles are too many miles.

  22. MariaJennecar Pimentel

    MariaJennecar Pimentel2 months ago

    oh wow eamon is really talented

  23. Boomer

    Boomer2 months ago

    Has the spray foam insulation warped your walls? Personally I wouldn't use spray foam, I've found a cheaper solution.

  24. Aileen Perez

    Aileen Perez3 months ago

    you guys are so cute! i am watching all the series and loving your build! hi from florida🥰

  25. Kasper Cederth

    Kasper Cederth3 months ago

    As a mechanic my respect for Eamon went through the roof when I saw how gitty he was about the milwaulkee tools and the crimp kit😂 A delivery like that is truly a dream come true!

  26. JustJenn

    JustJenn3 months ago


  27. Mehrdad Dalamie

    Mehrdad Dalamie3 months ago

    Nothing learned here


    KEATH POLYAK3 months ago

    Hay guys...following you from north of Toronto. Doing a great job!!! I have a question, how wavey is the skin of your van after the spray foam...some have good luck and others have bad experience with spray foam?

  29. Sarah Jones

    Sarah Jones3 months ago

    Hi guys! Can you share a link of the peel and stick sound deadening panels that you used at the beginning of this video? Or just the name of them? Thanks!

  30. Satyam saxena

    Satyam saxena3 months ago

    doesn't she look like Millie Bobby Brown?

  31. Bonnie Hollingsworth

    Bonnie Hollingsworth3 months ago

    When subtitles are on!!! Makes a comedy out of the most serious moments! Great content!

  32. Kaitlin Martin

    Kaitlin Martin3 months ago

    Bob is absolutely delightful! Love him.

  33. Kevin Wood

    Kevin Wood3 months ago

    Well this was interesting about spray foam:

  34. Berty Jones

    Berty Jones3 months ago

    Hello, I MUST KNOW!!! I just can’t help but think you’ve completely made your life difficult! Surely spray foaming over your wires means if anything ever breaks there’s no way of replacing that wire it hurts my SOULLLL! ❤️😭

  35. Enna Kleinschmidt

    Enna Kleinschmidt3 months ago

    What can I get when I don't want to get spray foam?

  36. Hayley & Jake

    Hayley & Jake3 months ago

    We love your videos, your van is looking so good!!! Did you have any issues with the foam getting under the floor framing and lifting it up?

  37. JKN Productions

    JKN Productions3 months ago

    Just catching up on this series. It is great. Loved the background music today

  38. MrTree421

    MrTree4213 months ago

    Did you guys consider that the spray foam when it is applied expands? So any cavities that got spray foamed the surrounding beams and metals could now be under stress. Same effect that causes stones to split when water freezes in a crack in said stone. Edit: I would have loved to hear if the spray foamers had any thoughts on that matter. Since they are the experts on the material etc.

  39. Antoine Bee

    Antoine Bee3 months ago

    I don't see the name of the sound deadener.... what is the kind you like best?

  40. Maddy V

    Maddy V3 months ago

    Omg these transitions 😍🤩😱

  41. Rinny Dale

    Rinny Dale3 months ago

    💖💖💖💖💖 👍🏻👍🏻

  42. Kris on the Road

    Kris on the Road3 months ago

    You guys are AMAZING!!! So inspiring and useful :) I wish your familia all the beat and all the blessings. Thank you for sharing this with the world 🌎 ❤️❤️❤️ love from Spain jajaj

  43. Leonard Gibsten

    Leonard Gibsten3 months ago

    You guys took vlogging to another level

  44. Melissa Garza

    Melissa Garza3 months ago

    Just found your channel... All the best for your new Van build. My name suggestion for Van #3 is L I B E R T Y...kind of like your philosophy 😁

  45. Will Toloi

    Will Toloi4 months ago

    What's the song called at 6:40?

  46. saintmichael01

    saintmichael014 months ago

    I know its late now but you could have but the fan trim under the ceiling for a cleaner look.

  47. vinyl maverick

    vinyl maverick4 months ago

    H1i. 0:02 seconds in. Can you wear the same clothes and head dressing again and sing Joe le taxi (Vanessa Paradis) and upload the vlog?

  48. TomDaShen

    TomDaShen4 months ago

    Great video. The only thing is I think I picked up your returned window from CRL Ontario LOL. Exactly the driver side window in passenger side box...

  49. Valladares

    Valladares4 months ago

    BOB THE MAN!!!!

  50. Wizkid

    Wizkid4 months ago

    Hi love watching the vids just wondering what the song is at 20:30

  51. Adam

    Adam4 months ago

    What is the rap song at the end?

  52. Joy Biju

    Joy Biju4 months ago

    Were do u work on van

  53. Future President

    Future President4 months ago

    You guys really should be there when the cameras go off and the laughter dies.

  54. John Foley

    John Foley4 months ago

    Is that Vegan Polyisocyanate insulation? Also why not on the rear doors?

  55. Janice Hernandez

    Janice Hernandez4 months ago

    I love bob!!!!!

  56. Dark Soul

    Dark Soul4 months ago

    I love watching you all. You always make it so interesting and comical at times. Eamon is like a kid in a candy store with his new tools. Love seeing how everything is quickly coming together. Have you decided what your going to do with Trinity once your able to retrieve her? Can't wait to see what you all have planned next. Love y'alls energy. Have a great weekend. Much love from this missouri grandma. Stay safe and enjoy life.

  57. Arjay Martin

    Arjay Martin4 months ago

    wearing face masks all day = bad... acidosis... breathing in carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, toxic die, warm moist area for germs, etc

  58. Arjay Martin

    Arjay Martin4 months ago

    is expansion foam toxic?

  59. - موسيقى غريبة - strange music

    - موسيقى غريبة - strange music4 months ago

    i don't think that the foam is good for health

  60. Yasin Köse

    Yasin Köse4 months ago

    Wow, this channel amazing! Good luck new Van.

  61. Helen Frankos

    Helen Frankos4 months ago

    What did you use for your sound deadening material? Was it KILMAT? Also, what thickness did you use? Thx from WA!

  62. Isabel Rosati

    Isabel Rosati4 months ago

    Niceee video as always! Very curious about how the isolation layer will work in winter :)

  63. Always GazeUP

    Always GazeUP4 months ago

    WHOA!! That's the best dadgum Bob I've ever seen... and these eyeballs have seen A LOT of Bob's!! Js 😁👍

  64. Kevin Kristiansen

    Kevin Kristiansen4 months ago

    Omg. Why! Your are “not” off grid!! Stupids.! Omg stupids amk.!

  65. Samuel Perez

    Samuel Perez4 months ago

    Guys Im the canadian *Latino that came from Miami driving my skoolie #amazingskoolie with my twin boys, we follow you from day one and we are having so much fun watching this new build. We live close to you one, soon we will like to chat about where to get a van sience we are downgrading: kids are going to college and its going to be only two of us.

  66. rav

    rav4 months ago

    i walk 2 miles to get my reusable soda bottle and everything involved in this vieo is single-use plastics i wanna cry

  67. Bobby Greenwood

    Bobby Greenwood4 months ago

    What is the sound deadening material is this being used in the video?

  68. Andrew Westwood

    Andrew Westwood4 months ago

    Love you guys! I just did my van insulation and spent like forever researching it. I was going to go with spray foam, but in the end chose wool bats for my insulation due to the toxicity and for the rusting issue. With a metal skin there is nothing you can do about condensation on the inside. The issue with spray foam is that it holds moisture against the metal of the van and over time rusts it from the inside out. Not sure about mould too due to this. Wool, imho, is by far the best. its doesn't hold moisture and allows proper draining of condensation, repels mould and is not toxic at all. Interesting note from another comment about van warping with spray foam.

  69. Jarkko

    Jarkko4 months ago

    What´s the song playing from 21:18 ->

  70. Ken Martin

    Ken Martin4 months ago

    Am glad that the Bun man has let you talk...without cutting you off. Good job, Eamon

  71. P 3A0

    P 3A04 months ago

    vegans is a chemical box

  72. Mina Rasool

    Mina Rasool4 months ago

    Is it cold cuz u guys are wearing coats

  73. Isabela Schmalz

    Isabela Schmalz4 months ago

    The song at the end is called The Giant by Tyrone Briggs in case anyone else was looking for it :)

  74. yakyakyak69

    yakyakyak694 months ago

    Masks are only needed during those times and in those places where you can't "social distance" from strangers.

  75. Michael Albertsen

    Michael Albertsen4 months ago

    Anyone know the song of the last few seconds? Soundhound cant find it ?!:/

  76. Adam

    Adam4 months ago

    Did you ever find it? I want to know too

  77. Dutch flyfisher 010

    Dutch flyfisher 0104 months ago

    Love the vids, maybe you guys could do a segment on costs. Greetzzzz from the Netherlands

  78. copkent1

    copkent14 months ago

    She is stunning

  79. David _1

    David _14 months ago

    so my new plan is to randomly click on your USlikes page to see if I have missed an alert !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  80. AKA Photographer & Digital artist

    AKA Photographer & Digital artist4 months ago

    Refreshing every 3 min for a new video.. anyone? hahahah

  81. AKA Photographer & Digital artist

    AKA Photographer & Digital artist4 months ago

    @Eamon & Bec Ah ok! I will take a breather ;) Love you guys!

  82. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & Bec4 months ago

    Lol you’re so sweet! New videos drop at 9am EST every Sunday (so in about 15 minutes!)

  83. rizal mauludi

    rizal mauludi4 months ago

    i just subscribed to your channel. damn, you knew things what you did and what you gonna do. i'm amazed by you. thank you. keep going, dude

  84. Robin Häggqvist

    Robin Häggqvist4 months ago

    More airtime for Bob.

  85. Izzy Queen

    Izzy Queen4 months ago

    omg i can't stop watching! I've been watching you guys for HOURS now and I literally can't wait until I can buy my own van and convert it!! That's gonna be one hell of a project.. greetings from Germany :)

  86. Alissa Golden

    Alissa Golden4 months ago

    Wow so much progress, I recently bought a small bus and was making some great progress too. But it got towed out of my paid parking spot, even though the owner said it was okay, and now idk if I can afford to get it back before it gets auctioned off. You guys inspired me so much I used my savings to buy the bus and all the tools but now all of that's gone (left equipment in the bus cause i live in an apartment 😭) I think I'm going to have to give up for now. Maybe I'll try again in a year. Maybe I'll get some great ideas from you guys before i can afford to give it a shot again!

  87. Em Salsa

    Em Salsa5 months ago

    My concern with spray foam is always what happens if something has to be rewired? Then your wires are stuck in spray insulation. But maybe that doesn’t happen often enough to be concerned?

  88. Vegan from Venus

    Vegan from Venus5 months ago

    It's Saturday today, wishing it was Sunday ✨

  89. Laura [ vet_nurse_with_wings ]

    Laura [ vet_nurse_with_wings ]5 months ago

    You guys are hilarious. I love watching you both! Can't wait to see the van. Thanks so much for the great distraction during all the madness. Stay safe x

  90. Malice

    Malice5 months ago

    Anyone know the name of the song that played at the end

  91. Al Barkley

    Al Barkley5 months ago

    the spray foam would do the same thing the sound deadening does, stop/reduce the vibrations in the flat panels. Doing both was not necessary. If there were any metal panels that may not get insulated for some reason I would use the deadening there but the deadening under the foam just adds weight, time, and cost.

  92. millinutz

    millinutz5 months ago

    good to see those brits John and Mandy pushing your Chai Set on their newest Vlog. Made me remember to get one of those cute little pots for myself. Spray foam would be far too expensive here in Switzerland.

  93. genix76

    genix765 months ago

    Hi guys nice video, I am curious about the van you left in Morocco.! What happened to it?? If you want to sell it let me know I am in Morocco 😊😊😊I may buy it from you.

  94. Building a House in California

    Building a House in California5 months ago

    Wow crazy!

  95. smokinlegges

    smokinlegges5 months ago

    I need more Bec

  96. Ahmed

    Ahmed5 months ago

    just wondering where trinnidy is in morroco, still at the airport?

  97. Leokeyx Leokeyx

    Leokeyx Leokeyx5 months ago

    i hope you install a bath and toilet for this build

  98. Manuel Alejandro Diaz Jimenez

    Manuel Alejandro Diaz Jimenez5 months ago

    Ahorra? jajajaj

  99. Kudzai Gashu

    Kudzai Gashu5 months ago

    Really enjoying the vlogs guy's. Also catching up on your old vlogs. Loving the positive vibes.

  100. Sarah Livin La Vida Lawson

    Sarah Livin La Vida Lawson5 months ago

    Practice safe ..... construction. 😁

  101. Johnny MF Bravo

    Johnny MF Bravo5 months ago

    How much weight does that foam add to the van? It looks kinda heavy when dry.

  102. AJ H.

    AJ H.5 months ago

    Can’t wait for the final product! I know it’s gonna be so nice!

  103. Przemo S

    Przemo S5 months ago

    The wiring is... 😱

  104. 헝그리다이

    헝그리다이5 months ago

    You couple are pleasant and funny. And you're good with your hands.

  105. Romeo Mike

    Romeo Mike5 months ago

    First of all: You two are amazing - I love your channel! One question: Is it a good idea to put the electric wiring under / in the spray foam? Correct me if I'm wrong, but in case of a broken cable one would have a tough time replacing it?!

  106. Shawn Johnson

    Shawn Johnson5 months ago

    I don’t understand how anyone can watch the moron with the bun... the chick is cute.

  107. CosiVanTooti

    CosiVanTooti5 months ago

    I have watched so much Max and Lee... when Max wrote on his van that he hoped he wouldn't "Eamon it" I just had to check you guys out. It was a good decision. Started my own off grid VW van at 17 a couple months a go and you guys have given me great advice.

  108. drsnoggle

    drsnoggle5 months ago

    How can you decide to live in a tiny house surrounded by a product for which you need a hazard suit and gas mask to apply, i will never understand.