Building an Off-Grid Tiny House on Wheels ???? | This Van is Finally Starting to Look Like Home!
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After a long 30 days of this Sprinter Van Conversion project we are FINALLY moving on from what we like to call "Phase 1" which is all about laying the foundations of the tiny home. So, with electrical wiring, strapping, insulation and sound deadening behind us we are ready to move onto the esthetic stage of the van life build. This week the goal is to get all walls and ceiling panels up AND to lay our floor. Can we do it all in just a few short days?!?
Big thanks to Expedition Upfitter for partnering with us on this van life build. We've just installed the electric floor heater + mounted the diesel heater we got from them. More to come on all items in future videos. Check them out here:
Products Used in our Van Build Thus Far:
Wall Panels We Wish We'd Used
Van Bunk Windows
Water Fill Cap
250 ft Wire Cable
Butyl Putty Tape
Electrical Cable Wrap
Wire Crimper Tool
Milwaukee 18-Piece Tool Set
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 ????
Tour the renovations we've done to our self converted sprinter van:
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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Catch up on our latest adventures:
Building Off-Grid Tiny House During Pandemic
Designing Tiny House After 3 Years of Van Life
Abandoning our Van in Africa
Van Life in Africa During Pandemic
3 People Living in a Van in Africa
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.
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