How to Convert a Sprinter Van to Beautiful Tiny Home for Full-Time Van Life 

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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?
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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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Eamon & Bec
Eamon & Bec 7 months 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
Young Bleez Da Pro
Young Bleez Da Pro 7 months 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!? 🤯
Redz 71
Redz 71 7 months 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 🇨🇮🇨🇮🇨🇮🇨🇮
LOL 7 months ago
us-first.info/player/video/i8SNoZ-haW2qiok.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😊
LOL 7 months ago
us-first.info/player/video/i8SNoZ-haW2qiok.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😊
Class Trader
Class Trader 7 months ago
But whats gonna happen to ur previous van?
Ufk Gkç
Ufk Gkç Month ago
FK Alfie
FK Alfie Month ago
That was a beautiful van build considering you guys are amateurs!!!
Trudy Mickel
Trudy Mickel 2 months ago
We love your video! Are you liking the induction stove? We are about to start a van build, but we heard induction uses a lot of power.
TahiAuto DT
TahiAuto DT 2 months ago
Fabio Giovagnoli
Fabio Giovagnoli 2 months ago
What wood did you use?
Morgan Keenan
Morgan Keenan 2 months ago
Random question bc I’m looking to build a van very similar to this one - was there a reason for not switching the bathroom to the other side and having it next to the sink with more couch where the bathroom currently is- just wondering if there was considerations I’m not thinking of involved in that decision. Beautiful van.
Jessica 3 months ago
Ok now I wanna travel around the world while living in a Van!! Sounds super fun
Blue 4 months ago
10:17 song name?
Lifeforce Locs
Lifeforce Locs 4 months ago
You two are so beautiful and inspiring, thanks for sharing your lives with us 😍🙏💖
Giulia Malenstein
Giulia Malenstein 4 months ago
how o you guys do it with your money? like you have to have a job right?
Tay 4 months ago
Lol I'm Eamon in my relationship 😅 I've been ready for van life for years it just took a bit to warm my partner up to the idea
The Van Cutlers
The Van Cutlers 5 months ago
Love you guys!! Keep up the amazing adventure!! Btw...what kind of dimmer switches did you use and where can you find them?
Bucket List Travellers
It came together really well. You crushed it! 😀
Robert Mitchell
Robert Mitchell 5 months ago
I want to live van life so bad. Its my dream and goal. I fear I won’t be able to. I’m unsure how to. Idk, its complicated to talk about. I just fear that will never live my dream
Emil Mierza
Emil Mierza 5 months ago
Cesar Muñoz
Cesar Muñoz 5 months ago
Y’all helped officially add Vanlife to my bucket list 😩❤️❤️
Mk Ysd
Mk Ysd 5 months ago
Living Intrepid
Living Intrepid 5 months ago
Love the video! How much did it cost?
Ang Webb
Ang Webb 5 months ago
Just subd to you. I'm not a van life. I'm disabled but love watching. And seeing the adventure along the way. Great job.
Jason Lee
Jason Lee 5 months ago
how much did you guys end up spending on the entire build? I just watched the entire build and have to say it is amazing!
Elizabeth Lau
Elizabeth Lau 6 months ago
Absolutely love the vibes!!!! Can I also ask where you got your loose yoga pants? Keep adventuring on, you guys are the best!
Mark Whitley
Mark Whitley 6 months 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!
Rashmi Ravi Kumar
Rashmi Ravi Kumar 6 months ago
Wow... Bob is were Eammon you are such a wonderful Human.... 😍
Coach Home UK
Coach Home UK 6 months ago
you guys are the best love all your videos from the very start. Still inspiring us to keep going x
Shas Kach
Shas Kach 6 months ago
Why you didn’t build actual washroom with shower?
Sarah Maria
Sarah Maria 6 months ago
I just bought my first van!
Countingbetty_Suzy 7 months 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
No Name
No Name 7 months 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. 😊❤️
No Name
No Name 7 months ago
WE LOVE BOB ❤️❤️❤️
Matthew Tunley
Matthew Tunley 7 months ago
I liked the bit where Bob was in it. Fully rate Bob.
Amy Miller
Amy Miller 7 months 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.
Wayne McLaughlin
Wayne McLaughlin 7 months ago
What a beautiful summary of your journey over the last few months! ❤️
Together in Texas
Together in Texas 7 months ago
I love how your van look!! ❤❤❤❤😍😍😍 great job guys👍👍👍👍👍
gooooooood brooo
Sidney Whitmore
Sidney Whitmore 7 months ago
Why do you always call bob bob and not dad? Lol😊 just curious 😊
Julia Koba Grootaers
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
Shannon Orona
Shannon Orona 7 months 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!
dross24MA 7 months 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.
Karen Sebesta
Karen Sebesta 7 months 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
Nicole Marie
Nicole Marie 7 months 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!! 🙏💛☀️
Kaelyn The Rat
Kaelyn The Rat 7 months ago
Guys I really recommend this youtube channel: Jatie Vlogs yall should subscribe to them they are savage👊🔥💙
Kaelyn The Rat
Kaelyn The Rat 7 months 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😁❤
Jk THE BOSS 7 months ago
best one 😍😍😍🔥
Suzanna Bradley
Suzanna Bradley 7 months ago
Love it 😍
Jazz888ify 7 months 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!
Kay Phillips
Kay Phillips 7 months ago
Were do you park? Is it safe? Is it doable for a older person?
Wayne Cecil
Wayne Cecil 7 months ago
I would have divorced over the pink bed, dude.
Ken Webb
Ken Webb 7 months ago
Why does Eamon refer to his dad by his first name instead of the traditional "DaD"?
Anna Filipski
Anna Filipski 7 months 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!
Heather Mefford
Heather Mefford 7 months ago
*Congratulations on building such a beautiful van. May you have many happy miles with this new build!* 👏🏻❤️❤️👏🏻
Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown 7 months ago
Is this a 2500 or 3500? 😊
Holly Shaw
Holly Shaw 7 months ago
i really have come to adore you two! thank you for sharing with us
B Pires
B Pires 7 months ago
Theres no link for solar panels
Evan Rey
Evan Rey 7 months 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!🤟🏽🤟🏽
Kevin Griffin
Kevin Griffin 7 months ago
You guys are awesome....
Darby And Ro
Darby And Ro 7 months 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!
Patrick McPolin
Patrick McPolin 7 months 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.😭😭😭
Where In The Verse Are You
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!
Mat 7 months ago
Guys! I'm not here just to watch. I am going for it!
Yee Yee
Yee Yee 7 months ago
Amazing stuffs guys love it.
Kimberly Gingco
Kimberly Gingco 7 months ago
Hello Bec has anyone already told you that you resembles our Catriona Grey Miss Universe??
nana 134
nana 134 7 months ago
Follow your dreams!
nana 134
nana 134 7 months ago
Soooooo nice😍
Akash Pankholi
Akash Pankholi 7 months 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 ❤️
KiteVanMan 7 months ago
Lovely vid
Cheryl Buffum
Cheryl Buffum 7 months 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.
Terry Allison
Terry Allison 7 months 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!
Kamel Boukheit
Kamel Boukheit 7 months ago
Come visit us in Algeria 🇩🇿🇩🇿
Rosilind Schroeder
Rosilind Schroeder 7 months ago
You two have made me happy. I wished this had happened years ago for me and my husband.
Rosilind Schroeder
Rosilind Schroeder 7 months ago
Did any of your Van Buddies actually get Covid-19?
Laurie Topp
Laurie Topp 7 months ago
Love watching you and Bob
P H Brand
P H Brand 7 months ago
Love the van build absolutely awesome. can you charge your batteries when plugged into AC and if so how? Cheers Peter
Frank Pappalardo
Frank Pappalardo 7 months ago
The clean cut look don’t goback
ChefAprilKitchen 7 months ago
Wow it looks so beautiful . The ultimate tiny home : )
Theo R. Bitter
Theo R. Bitter 7 months 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. :-(
Felix Gudelosao
Felix Gudelosao 7 months ago
What AC and Heating equipment did you guys install?
Reuben Hamon
Reuben Hamon 7 months 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 ❤️
joe smith
joe smith 7 months ago
your videos are great! you guys should come down to California sometime. more specially San Francisco/Marin
inwenc 7 months ago
can you talk about costs involved?
Alan Bouwer
Alan Bouwer 7 months 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.
storytelller 7 months 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
Aiza Parman
Aiza Parman 7 months 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 👌
Stacy Oneill
Stacy Oneill 7 months ago
Any chance of linking to the solar panels? I see one for Gorilla tape (Lol)
Martin 7 months 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
Betzaida Vazquez
Betzaida Vazquez 7 months ago
Great Video and Content, and Fun watching the build. Everyone should have a Bob. Can't wait to follow your adventures !! 👍💕🚐🌟
Claudia Mariana
Claudia Mariana 7 months ago
You guys are my favorite! So happy for you two!!
Hugo 7 months ago
Who wants to do van life?
TheCanadianBubba 7 months ago
Looks as much a love story as a van build : ]
Tim Skinner
Tim Skinner 7 months ago
Nice job, you buds are hilarious, and inspiring, and hilarious!
Tony Grenier
Tony Grenier 7 months 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!
Nicole Bellah Smith
Nicole Bellah Smith 7 months 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.
spickymaster 7 months ago
Why am I crying 😭😭😭
Hakuna MaPumbaa
Hakuna MaPumbaa 7 months ago
Still loving your Videos
Kylie Jane
Kylie Jane 7 months ago
And this is only the beginning!
Draffish 7 months 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
Nilson Musa
Nilson Musa 7 months 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?
laura baden-powell
laura baden-powell 7 months 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
Ana Sobhani
Ana Sobhani 7 months 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
Althea Laprey
Althea Laprey 7 months ago
thank u for the inspiration