COUPLE BUILDS DREAM TINY HOME DURING PANDEMIC | Start to Finish Van Life Build Timelapse

How to Convert a Sprinter Van into an Off-Grid Tiny House on Wheels with Little to No Experience | FULL Start to Finish Timelapse of Van Life Build During Pandemic ►SUBSCRIBE for a new video every single Sunday bit.ly/2DDSUgu
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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 repatriation flight back to Canada (due to the global pandemic). 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 home in Toronto. Well, that AND we needed a place to call home! Enter building an off-grid tiny house on wheels!! We're so excited to share the full project with you from start to finish so you can see a snapshot of these past 4 months 🚐 Thinking about converting a van into your dream tiny home? Ask us anything below!
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Watch the FULL Van Life Build Series:
Building the Ultimate Sprinter Van During Pandemic bit.ly/2Z7scXk
How Did We Get Here?
Abandoning our Van in Africa bit.ly/2Kff0HT
Tour our first self converted sprinter van:
VAN TOUR after 2 years living in our TINY HOUSE on wheels bit.ly/newvantour
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 & BecMonth ago

    Hey YOU! Yes we’re talking to you 😊. Wishing you a great day today and an amazing week ahead. If you enjoyed this van build series we’d love it if you’d share this video with a friend or two to help spread the love ❤️. See you Sunday for an official VAN TOUR x

  2. Young Bleez Da Pro

    Young Bleez Da ProMonth ago

    May I ask where your solar panels came from? We need solar for our skoolie and we can't find any like yours! Help!? 🤯

  3. Redz 71

    Redz 71Month ago

    You need to go back to your Ireland video and apologise for saying Ireland is in the UK. Ireland is a Republic and a separate country to the UK. Major mistake on your part and you have upset a lot of Irish people. It's like saying Canada is part of America 🇨🇮🇨🇮🇨🇮🇨🇮

  4. Jareth Kim Sultan

    Jareth Kim SultanMonth ago

    uslikes.info/house/h5OP0sunmnCvhr4/video.html ☝ this girl doesn't want to show in public the diffuculties shes encountering in this pandemic.. Instead shes inspiring everyone that theres still hope using our natural resources.. With a smile.. Lets support her guys to help her inspire more people.. Thank you😊

  5. Jareth Kim Sultan

    Jareth Kim SultanMonth ago

    uslikes.info/house/h5OP0sunmnCvhr4/video.html ☝ this girl doesn't want to show in public the diffuculties shes encountering in this pandemic.. Instead shes inspiring everyone that theres still hope using our natural resources.. With a smile.. Lets support her guys to help her inspire more people.. Thank you😊

  6. Class Trader

    Class TraderMonth ago

    But whats gonna happen to ur previous van?

  7. Elizabeth Lau

    Elizabeth Lau6 days ago

    Absolutely love the vibes!!!! Can I also ask where you got your loose yoga pants? Keep adventuring on, you guys are the best!

  8. Mark Whitley

    Mark Whitley18 days ago

    Having our septic tank line plug backing water etc into the house at 3am and having a camping port-a-pottie in the garage I could put in the bathroom temporarily, ‘NO’, no it’s not at all weird to kiss a toilet!

  9. Rashmi Ravi Kumar

    Rashmi Ravi Kumar20 days ago

    Wow... Bob is were Eammon you are such a wonderful Human.... 😍

  10. Coach Home UK

    Coach Home UK25 days ago

    you guys are the best love all your videos from the very start. Still inspiring us to keep going x

  11. Shas Kach

    Shas Kach25 days ago

    Why you didn’t build actual washroom with shower?

  12. Sarah Maria

    Sarah Maria27 days ago

    I just bought my first van!

  13. Suzannah Chirgwin-wade

    Suzannah Chirgwin-wade28 days ago

    I love you guys my name is Suzannah I am from U.K.

  14. Countingbetty_Suzy

    Countingbetty_Suzy28 days ago

    Great video as always! Where did you get the pants you were wearing in the van tour? It was the wide leg flare type Capri length pant

  15. No Name

    No Name28 days ago

    🤔. You two must be independently wealthy! 😂. Those van builds are expensive... even doing it all yourselves.....and you still have your van in Africa! Most van dwellers I know can only dream of living in something as luxurious as this.....myself included. 😊. I LOVE you two, your amazing videos and how you make some of us strive to do a better build on our own vans. 😊❤️

  16. No Name

    No Name28 days ago

    WE LOVE BOB ❤️❤️❤️

  17. Matthew Tunley

    Matthew Tunley29 days ago

    I liked the bit where Bob was in it. Fully rate Bob.

  18. Amy Miller

    Amy MillerMonth ago

    You did such a beautiful build! Thank you for sharing! Sorry if you answered this in another video, but what material did you use for the cabinet faces? It's lovely.

  19. Wayne McLaughlin

    Wayne McLaughlinMonth ago

    What a beautiful summary of your journey over the last few months! ❤️

  20. Together in Texas

    Together in TexasMonth ago

    I love how your van look!! ❤❤❤❤😍😍😍 great job guys👍👍👍👍👍

  21. Yassine Yassinose

    Yassine YassinoseMonth ago

    gooooooood brooo

  22. Sidney Whitmore

    Sidney WhitmoreMonth ago

    Why do you always call bob bob and not dad? Lol😊 just curious 😊

  23. Julia Koba Grootaers

    Julia Koba GrootaersMonth ago

    LOVE YOU GUYS! And the Van looks INCREDIBLE! I've started planning to save up for a van when I graduate Uni thanks to your videos! Eamon's insane crafting skills and Bec's beautiful style, both in fashion and home decor has completely convinced me! YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME AND DESERVE ALL CAPS COMPLIMENTS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO! x

  24. Shannon Orona

    Shannon OronaMonth ago

    I want van life so bad! Im almost 50 and i just cant talk my hubby into it... we already live in an RV ..well an 18 wheeler most of the time cause we big rig drivers .. Im so jealous! Good job guys ... love the build!

  25. dross24MA

    dross24MAMonth ago

    While you are doing recaps - how about one of Bob's and then the three of you and some of your old friends take them out for a trip?That would be fun.

  26. Karen Sebesta

    Karen SebestaMonth ago

    Whoa no more van builds! Whose going to help me build my van for retirement in 9 years 😉😆. You guys did a great job! Can't wait to see where you take Casa B

  27. Nicole Marie

    Nicole MarieMonth ago

    Your sound tracks have been amazing!!! You should post the songs in the bio! Also these videos make me so happy!! Thank you for sharing!! 🙏💛☀️

  28. Kaelyn The Rat

    Kaelyn The RatMonth ago

    Guys I really recommend this youtube channel: Jatie Vlogs yall should subscribe to them they are savage👊🔥💙

  29. Kaelyn The Rat

    Kaelyn The RatMonth ago

    Video ideas: ♡ Morning Routine🌞 ♡ Night Routine🌚 ♡ Eating certain color food 24 hrs ♡ Challenge Decorating Van for fall dollar tree edition🍁🍂 Hope you like these ideas Eamon and Bec😁❤

  30. Jithin JK THE BOSS

    Jithin JK THE BOSSMonth ago

    best one 😍😍😍🔥

  31. Suzanna Bradley

    Suzanna BradleyMonth ago

    Love it 😍

  32. Jazz888ify

    Jazz888ifyMonth ago

    Awesome build! I've been watching you guys off and on. I love your latching drawer pulls! Where did you get those? I tried to find it in your list of items you used, but couldn't find it. Thanks in advance! Love your inspiration!

  33. Kay Phillips

    Kay PhillipsMonth ago

    Were do you park? Is it safe? Is it doable for a older person?

  34. Wayne Cecil

    Wayne CecilMonth ago

    I would have divorced over the pink bed, dude.

  35. Ken Webb

    Ken WebbMonth ago

    Why does Eamon refer to his dad by his first name instead of the traditional "DaD"?

  36. Anna Filipski

    Anna FilipskiMonth ago

    What a journey! Love watching your videos (and your Chai!). I'm in the middle of a VW Vanagon Camper interior rebuild. Hoping to put in hanging jars. Yours look so clear. Are they the plastic mason jars? Or are you bravely hanging glass? About to order what I need but wondering if you have any thoughts about which ones to use? Thanks! And many happy journeys!

  37. Heather Mefford

    Heather MeffordMonth ago

    *Congratulations on building such a beautiful van. May you have many happy miles with this new build!* 👏🏻❤️❤️👏🏻

  38. Lynn Brown

    Lynn BrownMonth ago

    Is this a 2500 or 3500? 😊

  39. Holly Shaw

    Holly ShawMonth ago

    i really have come to adore you two! thank you for sharing with us

  40. B Pires

    B PiresMonth ago

    Theres no link for solar panels

  41. Evan Rey

    Evan ReyMonth ago

    Literallly love you guys♥️ Feel soo blessed and thankful to have found and followed you since waay back when. Keep it going! Much love and appreciation for you and the vids!🤟🏽🤟🏽

  42. Kevin Griffin

    Kevin GriffinMonth ago

    You guys are awesome....

  43. darbyandro

    darbyandroMonth ago

    I've been watching your videos for the longest time and I'm so so happy to see a recap of everything you've both achieved! Crying happy tears as I'm watching this!

  44. Piarei.com

    Piarei.comMonth ago

    Well done! Thank you for these wonderful videos!!!

  45. Pat & Daf Van Build

    Pat & Daf Van BuildMonth ago

    E&B your missing something? You do know you can travel to Europe again! Yes again. Only one rule. You have self isolate for 14 days. (Better than watching you UT go down the toilet) 14 days in a campervan in Europe is normal. Gee I think you guys are over thinking the rules. Just our opinion. Pat & dap,a van build, in Ireland. Look in up. Come back. These veds your doing now will kill the channel. Only my opinion.😭😭😭

  46. Where In The Verse Are You

    Where In The Verse Are YouMonth ago

    I have enjoyed following your guys' build so much these last few months! I bought my van last month and am daunted by building it myself, but you guys are a big inspiration and I wish you guys the best in your new home!

  47. Mat

    MatMonth ago

    Guys! I'm not here just to watch. I am going for it!

  48. Yee Yee

    Yee YeeMonth ago

    Amazing stuffs guys love it.

  49. Kimberly Gingco

    Kimberly GingcoMonth ago

    Hello Bec has anyone already told you that you resembles our Catriona Grey Miss Universe??

  50. nana 134

    nana 134Month ago

    Follow your dreams!

  51. nana 134

    nana 134Month ago

    Soooooo nice😍

  52. Akash Pankholi

    Akash PankholiMonth ago

    I jus gOt sOo emoTionaL watHing tHis viDeo. Jus dOnno wHy 😅 & I lOve evEry vLogging of yours Bt tHis one was reaLly greaT. Have aLmosT sEen evEry viDeo of yOur N i luB it... Coz watcHing you bOtH That tOgetHernes inspiraTion That reaLly makes me sO haPpy I jus love yOu guys.. So hEre's my loaDs of love & sUpport frOm India Wish you the best ❤️

  53. KiteVanMan

    KiteVanManMonth ago

    Lovely vid

  54. Cheryl Buffum

    Cheryl BuffumMonth ago

    Love the thoroughly planned out garage/electrical area. So neatly wired and placed so that replacement of any part will be easier! Love the nature’s head compost toilet. We have one in our Oliver travel trailer. Combining it with a wet bath area in the van has been done smarter and more efficiently than any other van build we have seen. Congrats! Bet Bob will update some areas in his own van after this new build. A few jars maybe? Best wishes all.

  55. Terry Allison

    Terry AllisonMonth ago

    Greetings from Terry and Flo up in Bracebridge. We love your van build and want to change our bed to your style. Do you have any plans you can share? Also, what wall boards did you use? We are going to make a shower like you did too. Cheers!

  56. Kamel Boukheit

    Kamel BoukheitMonth ago

    Come visit us in Algeria 🇩🇿🇩🇿

  57. Rosilind Schroeder

    Rosilind SchroederMonth ago

    You two have made me happy. I wished this had happened years ago for me and my husband.

  58. Rosilind Schroeder

    Rosilind SchroederMonth ago

    Did any of your Van Buddies actually get Covid-19?

  59. Laurie Topp

    Laurie ToppMonth ago

    Love watching you and Bob

  60. P H Brand

    P H BrandMonth ago

    Love the van build absolutely awesome. can you charge your batteries when plugged into AC and if so how? Cheers Peter

  61. Frank Pappalardo

    Frank PappalardoMonth ago

    The clean cut look don’t goback

  62. ChefAprilKitchen

    ChefAprilKitchenMonth ago

    Wow it looks so beautiful . The ultimate tiny home : )

  63. Theo R. Bitter

    Theo R. BitterMonth ago

    I'm getting a "this action is turned off for content made for kids" error on your channel when I try to ring the notification bell. :-(

  64. Felix Gudelosao

    Felix GudelosaoMonth ago

    What AC and Heating equipment did you guys install?

  65. Reuben Hamon

    Reuben HamonMonth ago

    Thank you both for recapping the whole process in one, it gives a good overview of what's involved. I am dreaming of doing my own van and travelling too. I sold my apartment last year intending to buy a house (it's what us grown ups are supposed to do right?!), but really I'm dreaming of being on the road in warmer climates, discovering new places every day, treasuring every day on this earth. Your encouragement that we can do the work even if we're not a DIY expert, and words at the end to just go for it felt like you were talking to me! Thanks again Eamon and Bec. You're the best ❤️

  66. joe smith

    joe smithMonth ago

    your videos are great! you guys should come down to California sometime. more specially San Francisco/Marin

  67. inwenc

    inwencMonth ago

    can you talk about costs involved?

  68. Alan Bouwer

    Alan BouwerMonth ago

    I started following you just before you left Africa and your other Van behind. I must say how very interesting you both make these weekly videos of yours. It is so nice to see two people so much in love and I compliment you for that. I am probably Bob's age and can imagine how much fun he has with you two. I live in Ghana, West Africa, and wait every week for your videos. Thank you and keep up the good job and the love.

  69. storytelller

    storytelllerMonth ago

    Guys, I admire your spirit! Bravo for not falling in despair, but BUILDING ON! I love the way you try and do the best with what's around. Peace, love and good tea! ;) Tsvetelina

  70. Aiza P

    Aiza PMonth ago

    Honestly i dont like your van interior design especially this is your 2nd built..just hoping you could come out with a better one than the first one. BUT like watching your van life 👌

  71. Stacy Oneill

    Stacy OneillMonth ago

    Any chance of linking to the solar panels? I see one for Gorilla tape (Lol)

  72. Martin

    MartinMonth ago

    Loved the van built... another great project accomplished. You talk about dealing with a built during a pandemic and how making checklists and keeping occupied helped you guys get through! Well am sure editing all those videos also kept you guys busy and kept us (viewers busy and happy as well.) Eamon and Bec I hope you guys never stop building stuff... business,vans,future house,etc because every time you do it inspire us all to get out of our zone and try new things! I am working on something amazing for trailers/vans and as soon as I am allowed I will share it with you guys. (Still in development but check us out if you want techexp.ca/) Keep up the great work and can't wait for the next video/project Martin

  73. Betzaida Vazquez

    Betzaida VazquezMonth ago

    Great Video and Content, and Fun watching the build. Everyone should have a Bob. Can't wait to follow your adventures !! 👍💕🚐🌟

  74. Claudia Mariana

    Claudia MarianaMonth ago

    You guys are my favorite! So happy for you two!!

  75. Hugo

    HugoMonth ago

    Who wants to do van life?

  76. TheCanadianBubba

    TheCanadianBubbaMonth ago

    Looks as much a love story as a van build : ]

  77. Tim Skinner

    Tim SkinnerMonth ago

    Nice job, you buds are hilarious, and inspiring, and hilarious!

  78. Tony Grenier

    Tony GrenierMonth ago

    Just wana say thanks to you both for doing this! As entertaining as it is, its never easy to let strangers into your lives. Watching both of you reminds me of my wife and I who just crossed our 20 year wedding anniversary. The love you share for each other is so genuine and life can be difficult at times. As long as you have each others backs, anything is possible. As a fellow Canadian living down the 401 from ya, thanks & stay safe! Much Love from KW!

  79. Nicole Smith

    Nicole SmithMonth ago

    I love your channel. Great job on the recap. I am AMAZED at what Eamon does. For real. I’m like how the hell did he know how to do that? Your channel oozes dedication, love, fortitude, inspiration, fun and good vibes. I look for your videos on Sundays and you never fail. Thank you. Dude, you two are inspiring people and changing lives. That is so cool. Something to really be proud of.

  80. spickymaster

    spickymasterMonth ago

    Why am I crying 😭😭😭

  81. Hakuna MaPumbaa

    Hakuna MaPumbaaMonth ago

    Still loving your Videos

  82. Kylie Jane

    Kylie JaneMonth ago

    And this is only the beginning!

  83. Draffish

    DraffishMonth ago

    Hey guys thanks for the recap you've done an amasing can build love the idea of the toilet/shower/table top and the extrnding ged is just genius will bd pinching these ideas with your permission please for when i get building. All the best enjoy your adventures look forward to seeing you sunday

  84. Nilson Musa

    Nilson MusaMonth ago

    Congrats. Super recap. For a grand finale... a suggestion.....consider donating your PEX CUTTER AND EXPAND TOOL to a Brazilian guy who's converting a van and can't afford to buy one hehehe. You mail it and I'll pay for the shipping. Sounds good?

  85. laura baden-powell

    laura baden-powellMonth ago

    Hey you two, I've only just found your videos, they're great. I'm thinking of doing this for winter, didnt you guys get cold/too hot in Spain? I never see what heating you have and also which episode has the change from induction to gas, or was that a diff van. Thanks for the inspiration. Keep doing it, you are the sweetest couple. X

  86. Ana Sobhani

    Ana SobhaniMonth ago

    This is amazing. I have been afraid of taking risks and traveling freely. The plan to move from Canada tu the Netherlands almost 3 years ago was to travel around. But, the conservative Ana (me) kicked it as usual and made my only focus on my carrier. By watching your videos on building your own van (my ex-partner was/is a hug fan of your channel), i have been determined to do this for myself. The pandemic makes life harder but it is a good time to work on hobbies. Hope I can fulfill this dream of mine especially the building part. Again, that's impressive and i wish you both happiness and more adventurous life. Ana

  87. Althea Laprey

    Althea LapreyMonth ago

    thank u for the inspiration

  88. Beth Grossmann

    Beth GrossmannMonth ago

    Awww Bec you were so stressed about putting this together and it's just perfect! Love watching your journey together.

  89. livelypeanutbutter15

    livelypeanutbutter15Month ago

    You guys have worked so hard and I'm so happy your home is finally built 😊❤️ love you guys and thank your for being a positive inspiration for us all! ❤️

  90. Helen Madner

    Helen MadnerMonth ago

    Becca what make is your coat? I really love it.

  91. Paul Miller

    Paul MillerMonth ago

    Why did you go with Merlin panels. Also, there is no link to them in your comments. Looking to get new panels.

  92. 809klglklgl

    809klglklglMonth ago

    Well done guys and Bob, very well done, Bless you 3 Cheers from Australia

  93. K-DRAMA GOODMORNING SEOUL

    K-DRAMA GOODMORNING SEOULMonth ago

    The thumbnail of the entire uploaded video is full of happiness. I hope you will always remain the same. ^O^ (I recently opened a USlikes channel that looks around Seoul by city bus route in the morning. Drop by when you have time)

  94. Greg Shebosky Jr.

    Greg Shebosky Jr.Month ago

    Thank you for sharing your new build it turned out amazing! Love watching you guys! My girlfriend and I are planning our first van build and I was wondering want you guys used for insulation. We are vegan as well and want to go with a vegan product and would love your feedback! ✌🏼❤️🌱

  95. Brenda Truant

    Brenda TruantMonth ago

    Love u guys. Thank you for your weekly inspiration. I am way old so I don't have 20 yrs. 3 yr plan. Now a 2 yr plan. (Count down...)

  96. Myhollywooddaily paparazzi

    Myhollywooddaily paparazziMonth ago

    awesome you are pros ! love the design

  97. Rich Mangicaro

    Rich MangicaroMonth ago

    You guys rock!

  98. Chuck Wolfe

    Chuck WolfeMonth ago

    Y'all are my inspiration, I must say. I'm saving up the cash to build our camper van (don't want to live in it full time, but long term camping/traveling). Love your layout, but we're looking at the shorter wheelbase and no shower. Keep it up!

  99. Mia Phillips

    Mia PhillipsMonth ago

    When are this people getting married?

  100. Landace Chase

    Landace ChaseMonth ago

    great van build, my gf got me into watching your videos with her (: love your channel, the van series and travel vlogs

  101. Alisa Mehmal

    Alisa MehmalMonth ago

    Enjoyed the recap of the build. Was there through every episode 👍🏼🚐👫 Bring on the adventures ☺️ ❤️🇨🇦

  102. Clisare

    ClisareMonth ago

    The side eye at the end 😂 😂

  103. Audrey White

    Audrey WhiteMonth ago

    Came home to my Chaiwala Chai starter kit! Can't wait to make my first cup!

  104. Luisa Parra

    Luisa ParraMonth ago

    Amazing video!! Thank you!

  105. Eamon & Bec

    Eamon & BecMonth ago

    Thank you so much!!

  106. Kaytee Faye

    Kaytee FayeMonth ago

    Awe... y’all make my heart so happy 💛