VAN LIFE BUILD: Getting Back Modern Day Luxuries

Two weeks ago we moved into our unfinished Sprinter Van Conversion without running water or electricity. While we love living in our tiny house it will be a heck of a lot easier to van life with some of these modern-day luxuries ►SUBSCRIBE so you never miss a video bit.ly/2DDSUgu 💜
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After a long 15 weeks of this VAN LIFE BUILD project, we are living in our 170 Sprinter Campervan and are readjusting to tiny living! But, after this week's LONG list of things to do we are hoping that life will be easier. Running water ✔️ Electrical System Started ✔️ and we're close to some luxury!
A big thank you to Battle Born Batteries battlebornbatteries.com/ for helping us out with a brand new electric system. With 6 x 100 amp-hour lithium-ion batteries and a 5000-watt inverter we can live off-grid for WEEKS at a time!
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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 🚐
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
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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. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & Bec2 months ago

    Happy Sunday lovely people! Eamon and I have thought long and hard about merch for YEAAARS and we are now thinking about it very seriously. We would LOVE your feedback here... what would you love to see us create? What would you love to wear? Any design ideas? Colours? Any and all ideas are welcome 💜

  2. Jo F

    Jo F2 months ago

    I love all the clothing (leggings, spandex shorts, sports bras/crop tops etc.) that Beck wears. I would love to buy some activewear created by some super active people

  3. Phoenix Rose

    Phoenix Rose2 months ago

    I just want shirts that say "AYE"

  4. Manon Vo

    Manon Vo2 months ago

    @Bubbly Emma yeesss a camping mug

  5. conny wilmering BA.

    conny wilmering BA.2 months ago

    @H3arme3r0ar uslikes.info/house/pK2sqZqvpZuhmL4/video.html

  6. H3arme3r0ar

    H3arme3r0ar2 months ago

    “it’s more of a marathon, not a sprint” ... YES!!! That mindset will help you find the right property instead of just anything

  7. Liam Cruz

    Liam Cruz21 day ago

    her butt tho

  8. Mid-Century Modern Girl

    Mid-Century Modern Girl22 days ago

    How long is the van?

  9. Monus Brewer

    Monus Brewer24 days ago

    Running water!!! 🎉🎉🎉

  10. Gamer Mommy

    Gamer MommyMonth ago

    Pierogi you say :) well that's a real project if you cook that in a van! Easy 2 hours gone if I make it ina fully equipped kitchen. Still can't ever make them as good as my babcia. Love from Poland :)

  11. Will Johnston

    Will JohnstonMonth ago

    Plexiglass where your feet are at the end of the couch

  12. Godfrey Slater

    Godfrey SlaterMonth ago

    How about a shirt that says "🏡 is where the 💙 is

  13. willdogm

    willdogmMonth ago

    do they have wifi

  14. Daydream About Nice Things

    Daydream About Nice ThingsMonth ago

    Water ! Water ! Water !

  15. SnortTroll

    SnortTrollMonth ago

    These guys are probably doing it.

  16. ainemona

    ainemonaMonth ago

    Hi guys, if you have time, can you please link some videos that you found useful for carrying out the conversion, namely battery set-up, van electrics and plumbing. Are your batteries all lithium?

  17. Madeline Regan

    Madeline ReganMonth ago

    Am I the only one a *teensy bit concerned about the batteries directly next to the water tank...? 😂

  18. Kinzie Cronkhite

    Kinzie CronkhiteMonth ago

    question for any van life people !! once i get my van , ill be alone , so i wont have a man to know how to do alll of the technology and wiring stuff ... does anyone know who i would call? or how i should learn how to do everything ??

  19. Skyler

    SkylerMonth ago

    How come you guys don't blur the license plate?

  20. No Name

    No NameMonth ago

    Just wondering.....is it safe to sleep above all those batteries?

  21. No Name

    No NameMonth ago

    My home is all white with colored accents..... I am now trying to figure out what colors to use in my van......I was worried about you having white cushions and white tile......

  22. Krista Sahlin

    Krista SahlinMonth ago

    Such good inspiration!! I am loving this series. Question... where is your grey water tank? Is it inside? Or outside? Can I ask how you think this will winter? I live in Minnesota, so I am looking to winter in our van too. Starting our build. WOO!!

  23. Richard Weaver

    Richard WeaverMonth ago

    Did you put heat under your batteries for those super cold Canada winter days? You can not charge LiFePO4 batteries below freezing temperatures.

  24. JeLLoH1000

    JeLLoH1000Month ago

    Lol I skipped forward a couple videos and Eamons Canadian accent is noticeably stronger lol

  25. Dinh Qui Daniel Tran

    Dinh Qui Daniel TranMonth ago

    Honestly love you guys as a 9-5 guy I've always been inspired by you guys! When you're in Alberta please give me a shout! Hopefully I'll have a van by then too!

  26. Amanda Kropp

    Amanda KroppMonth ago

    I love the rattan storage, was thinking of doing that myself way more lightweight and better for air circulation

  27. Sami Jaye

    Sami JayeMonth ago

    Y'all look like 3 peas in a pod!!!

  28. ourhow123

    ourhow123Month ago

    Hey Eamon and Beck. What’s your budget for you property search? I’m a Real estate agent, I can help you look.

  29. Mr Mccracken

    Mr MccrackenMonth ago

    Bob is such a darling

  30. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE • 6 years ago

    PLEASE SUBSCRIBE • 6 years ago2 months ago

    For how long you two have been married ? 💞

  31. LaTasha Chappell

    LaTasha Chappell2 months ago

    I love you guy's relationship and I totally love how Bob/Dad is so unbothered by everything 💕

  32. Deborah1russell. Russell

    Deborah1russell. Russell2 months ago

    Bob is awesome. I love Bob.

  33. Ashton Williams

    Ashton Williams2 months ago

    Am I the only who watches them when I’m doing anything like cleaning or just even laying around

  34. De onthebeat

    De onthebeat2 months ago

    s h m i c k

  35. Drinkwhiskwyraisehell

    Drinkwhiskwyraisehell2 months ago

    I guess they both have the same hair dresser.....lol

  36. Liam Gifford

    Liam Gifford2 months ago

    Wheres the toilet ?

  37. eric Ellis

    eric Ellis2 months ago

    the fact that you call your dad bob bother me so much lol

  38. Leslie Goins !

    Leslie Goins !2 months ago

    Yall make me Happy!!! Thankx Buddies all the way from Mississippi!! Xoxo

  39. Eva Villa

    Eva Villa2 months ago

    Yaaa water 💧

  40. Heather Head

    Heather Head2 months ago

    What would you do without Bob

  41. Joseph Raymond

    Joseph Raymond2 months ago

    who is singing if you shoot for the stars you might land on the moon?

  42. Bella K

    Bella K2 months ago

    Love your background music!!! Where do you get it?

  43. J Lee

    J Lee2 months ago

    Why did you mount the inverter on the wall? Couldn't it rest on the floor?

  44. Aivatar

    Aivatar2 months ago

    You could lift up that van a little bit for a better offroading. Just thinking :) because of those steps you might have some issues on hills.

  45. Phoenix Rose

    Phoenix Rose2 months ago

    Have to thought about looking in New York? There are old house there to buy and fix up

  46. Jemma Lynch

    Jemma Lynch2 months ago

    I love how you say buddy

  47. maggie craigie

    maggie craigie2 months ago

    Hi just subscribed really enjoyed your vlogs. Great job guys looking forward to more.

  48. Darryl Smith

    Darryl Smith2 months ago

    No mechanic work is done correctly without a few cuss words ;)

  49. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & Bec2 months ago

    Lol no truer words have ever been spoken!

  50. alia mejri

    alia mejri2 months ago

    Bec look like Mandy Moore

  51. TRe' CooL

    TRe' CooL2 months ago

    The additionL stair will lower the clearence below the viacle. Why did u do it?

  52. Jennifer McLaren

    Jennifer McLaren2 months ago

    I saw a couple of lots for sale in Omemee, Ontario. Don’t know how big you’re looking for though, they’re not big.

  53. Peter Havens

    Peter Havens2 months ago

    Bobs so great. Read the instructions!

  54. AbundantlyClear

    AbundantlyClear2 months ago

    Will your electric system humm? Right under your bed???

  55. Nunya Damn Biznez

    Nunya Damn Biznez2 months ago

    Where did you get your batteries and how much were they? This is the thing I can't swing...

  56. Megan Murphy

    Megan Murphy2 months ago

    Bob is so cute he's for sure the star if these videos, everyone needs a bob

  57. Venus Lady

    Venus Lady2 months ago

    Have recently found you guys. Totally addicted to your videos! Have been binging them to catch up. Looking forward to seeing more and will certainly follow you for your weekly updates! All the best from UK 🇬🇧

  58. Jennifer Jennifer

    Jennifer Jennifer2 months ago

    Hi E + B! One thing I love about your videos, and especially this one, is that you are an amazing (truly!) example of how to manage stress, problem solve, communicate - all while working toward your beautiful dreams. You bring your community together, enlist support, work hard as heck, and show each other so much love. I learn a lot from your path and you show us all how to have a great time with tedious tasks! All those little tasks add up to a great life and a gorgeous dream come true. Lastly 😅 my 11 year old, super energetic boy, loves your lifestyle and how you kick all the asses!! YEAH! Get it! 💕

  59. John Willson

    John Willson2 months ago

    What do you guys do with your greywater in your new van?

  60. TREAD the globe

    TREAD the globe2 months ago

    Hi Eamon and Bec wow another awesome video - It's amazing how much you guys have learned - thank you for sharing with us. That dog is soooo cute. Sending big virtual hugs - stay safe - Chris & Marianne xx

  61. Sean Silvera

    Sean Silvera2 months ago

    Okay!!! I'm positive your power system cost more then the Van!! :). AND sooooo Badass!!!!!

  62. lisa fairhurst

    lisa fairhurst2 months ago

    What happened to the van left in Africa?

  63. Crystal Wolcott

    Crystal Wolcott2 months ago

    Not to be gross and sexualize a lovely person but Bec's legs just reaffirmed how gay I am.

  64. John Ben Anthony S. Cailing

    John Ben Anthony S. Cailing2 months ago

    I have a little question. Is your van balanced?

  65. ᗰᗩRķ Ꭹ

    ᗰᗩRķ Ꭹ2 months ago

    i was smiling the whole time i was watching.. :D nicee..!!!

  66. Rollin' with the Rouws

    Rollin' with the Rouws2 months ago

    We love Bob!!! He’s so considerate, always giving cool shout outs and helping where needed! Everyone needs Bob on their team!

  67. Natalie Tingle

    Natalie Tingle2 months ago

    Bob saying he needed to read the instructions first because of the last video was really funny! He’s a really sweet person!

  68. Marlene Ribeiro De Almeida

    Marlene Ribeiro De Almeida2 months ago

    Pena só faltou o bangeiro

  69. Deborah Foster

    Deborah Foster2 months ago

    I think they would have done better with a short school bus instead of the van. It's so cramped. IMHO

  70. hrstangebye

    hrstangebye2 months ago

    Hey Eamon and Bec! Could you tell me what shower curtain you guys have? I think you mentioned it in a previous video, but I cant seem to find it.

  71. Adam Locke

    Adam Locke2 months ago

    Where did you find the metal cabinet supports? That’s exactly what I’m looking for

  72. Say Sarah

    Say Sarah2 months ago

    Does anybody know what top Bec is wearing in the beginning of the video?? She always wears it and it looks so comfy!

  73. Joanne Laverty

    Joanne Laverty2 months ago

    Just love you guys and your positive uplifting spirit ❤️❤️

  74. Freedom to Roam

    Freedom to Roam2 months ago

    Love it! How long can you go off grid with all those batteries?!?!

  75. Ali Stoffels

    Ali Stoffels2 months ago

    Where are you looking for land? Here’s a gem in central Ontario... www.realtor.ca/real-estate/22017386/534-black-river-rd-kawartha-lakes-rural-dalton

  76. abby

    abby2 months ago

    I’m from Chicago, and I love the Chicago diner!!! It’s one of my favorite vegan spots in the city❤️ it’s so surprising to see ya guys have even heard of it!😭☺️

  77. A bras-les-rêves

    A bras-les-rêves2 months ago

    When Eamon gives Bec instructions for the store he says "tell them that your husband needs..." Husband? What'd'I'miss?! :O

  78. ABITARE

    ABITARE2 months ago

  79. fujikamifl91

    fujikamifl912 months ago

    #city hall...your channel is the ice cream of the crop when it comes to romantic...a marriage would only be the cherry on top...did you see Trent and Ally's wedding?...it was so simple and yet so romantic...the love was amazing...that's what we need in these times.. MORE LOVE....we can't get enough...so...yes..... bring it on!!.....especially since you are already married anyway.......to make it official before the world would be heavenly and angelic...you could do it private and publish it later....you two are a shining example of how to get it right....so...yes...#city hall...

  80. Kouthar Ismail

    Kouthar Ismail2 months ago

    It's Sunday. I can't wait to see you guys today, new video! Woohoooo

  81. Rujet14 Main

    Rujet14 Main2 months ago

    Just a question. Do you guys plan to go back to Africa to get the van or you guys just left it there for people to collect like a rental or donation?

  82. Garry Coady

    Garry Coady2 months ago

    I would put a switch for the pump to turn of when you not in the van nothing worse than coming home to a flooded van.

  83. Blair Woersching

    Blair Woersching2 months ago

    where did you get those blue/grey flows yoga pants!!! love them

  84. Marcela

    Marcela2 months ago

    Bob giving shade had me like 👁👄👁#bobthesavage

  85. Vic EF

    Vic EF2 months ago

    Bec / your days are counted ...read my lips .... pack your stuff and go ....

  86. Lukas Berner

    Lukas Berner2 months ago

    Amaazing 🥰

  87. Chris Cope

    Chris Cope2 months ago

    hi when is your next video dropping. you should do some art to show in your van,

  88. Jas Dhanda

    Jas Dhanda2 months ago

    DM me an email on instagram. I can send you guys some that I have seen. I been looking for cottages for a friend.

  89. Pratiksha Thipsay

    Pratiksha Thipsay2 months ago

    Hey when is next video coming i have been stoked for a week now..... Love from India❤

  90. T

    T2 months ago

    If you want to actually learn how to properly build a van with directions check out uslikes.info/house/naN9y5mnp6tngro/video.html

  91. Valerie Elizabeth

    Valerie Elizabeth2 months ago

    Had a question, you guys not not doing windows on the back doors?

  92. MJorgy5

    MJorgy52 months ago

    The brush guard looks real sharp.

  93. 1997wolverines

    1997wolverines2 months ago

    👍✝️🏄‍♀️

  94. cesalt

    cesalt2 months ago

    Uponor plumbing knowledge courtesy of Humble Road, guaranteed, folks. Check George out for the cutting edge in van building.

  95. Jen Orth

    Jen Orth2 months ago

    The lids to your bench seats will warp if you've only painted one side.

  96. Kathleen Conway

    Kathleen Conway2 months ago

    The best part was watching bob count and sort the nuts and bolts 🤧

  97. ddAdmire

    ddAdmire2 months ago

    So how much solar will you need to generate all that power????

  98. Vincent Klo5e

    Vincent Klo5e2 months ago

    Adam Sandler to the rescue

  99. Jay Hill

    Jay Hill2 months ago

    Bruce looks like Bob....#peoplelookinglikepets

  100. The Man

    The Man2 months ago

    The nerf bar will get spanked by bumps in the road and curbs, bad choice, plus extra weight which will affect fuel consumption.

  101. Book Worm

    Book Worm2 months ago

    It needs an awning so you guys have a shaded porch. Its really coming together though, good job y'all.

  102. karen Angelie

    karen Angelie2 months ago

    Ew, imagine mocking Mexicans and how they ride public transportation. Couldn’t be me.

  103. Jambu kizee

    Jambu kizee2 months ago

    Awesome Content Eamon and Bec

  104. Christina Haythorne

    Christina Haythorne2 months ago

    Try Montana for land!

  105. TheTraveller09

    TheTraveller092 months ago

    schmick / (ʃmɪk) / adjective Australian informal excellent, elegant, or stylish

  106. Diamond Lewis

    Diamond Lewis2 months ago

    Praise to you eamon because the whole plumbing explanation fried my brain