END OF VAN LIFE BUILD | Tying Up Loose Ends

Aug 30, 2020
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It's FINALLY the END of our Sprinter Van Conversion Project 🚐 Or is it? SimpliSafe is award-winning home security that keeps your home safe around the clock. It’s really reliable, easy to use, and there are no contracts. Check out SimpliSafe here: simplisafe.com/eamonbec
At the end of March we were boarding a rescue flight from Morocco to Canada to wait out the Corona Virus in our home country. Within two weeks of being home in Toronto, we had purchased a brand new, empty cargo van which we planned on converting into our new North American home on wheels. We wouldn't say it's been an easy project (😜) but we sure are glad that we've spent this quarantine time building a home that we can live and travel our country in! We LOVE living in a van and we are so excited to be back to full-time van life 🚐
The vlog continues on Instagram ► instagram.com/eamonandbec
This week we tie up loose ends and work on a big checklist that will complete the ultimate Sprinter Van Conversion! 525 watts of solar, a new pantry and (of course) some painting touch-ups.
But the truth is, like any home, the work here is never done... but shh, don't tell Bec!
Products Used in our Van Build:
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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: Full Bathroom w/ Indoor Shower & Toilet bit.ly/2CtCzfi
FIRST DAYS OF VAN LIFE | Readjusting to Tiny Living bit.ly/2QjGKhq
Relearning How to Van Life bit.ly/2QhmYmL
How Did We Get Here?
Abandoning our Van in Africa bit.ly/2Kff0HT
What's in Our Camera Bag?
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.
We post new videos every Sunday :)
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.
#vanlife #vanbuild #eamonandbec

  • I was thinking Trent was one in a million but now I think Eamon is also one in a million with a positive attitude that matches Trent. Bec and Allie you are very lucky ladies as are Trent and Eamon. Thanks for letting us know that Bob is Eamons dad and such a good sport.

    Judy Wade-BellJudy Wade-Bell2 hours ago
  • I just binge watched nine videos of yours to get the name of the solar panels I want to try and use them on my project it was a great review lesson you guys are so much fun

    The Jack of all travelsThe Jack of all travelsDay ago
  • Eamon I don't think that's how you drink coffee

    massimo dominguezmassimo dominguez11 days ago
  • How did you stick down those panels?

    Alex MooreAlex Moore27 days ago
  • Does the Simplisafe hub use AC power? If so, how do you manage without using your inverter/charger?

    Scott EstesScott EstesMonth ago
  • I love love love the shower curtain. What brand is it. Im looking for something exactly like that for my build (when I build)! P.S. love you guys! Your build is fire!

    Dannette H.Dannette H.Month ago
  • What's the song that starts around 8:00? plz someone lmk.

    djfourx21djfourx212 months ago
  • Hey guys! How do you run power to the simplisafe base station? Can the micro usb plug straight into a USB port?

    Christopher WrightChristopher Wright2 months ago
  • 06.05 I think the blender cord will break quickly. It’s great to have a house on wheels. It is a real job done with love. I would hardly be patient when a new morning came to assemble a house on wheels. greetings from Croatia

    vladimir bajzecvladimir bajzec2 months ago
  • Does anyone know how the simplisafe works if you don't have WiFi in the van, and can it be powered by 12v?

    FatherORielyFatherORiely4 months ago
  • Where did you find those plant holders? Our plants have flown all over the van and the clean up is never fun. I love the look too!

    Sophia GrassoSophia Grasso4 months ago
  • What kind of solar panels did you guys use? I went through your list of items used on the van twice and didn't see them listed.

    sarah carlsonsarah carlson5 months ago
  • Does the Simplisafe Home Base run off 120v, requiring an inverter, or can it run on 12v?

    Mike McCoolMike McCool5 months ago
  • you guys have inspired me to do more work around my house. Thanks!!

    Lynn SandsLynn Sands5 months ago
  • Why drink out of the pitcher? Are you drinking that all by yourself?

    Deborah OReilly-ChristensenDeborah OReilly-Christensen5 months ago
  • realised I'd already seen the vid but there are worse things to do than to fill my eyes with your happiness, you bunnies!

    Guy CrulsGuy Cruls6 months ago
  • I l9ve your dad Bob ...what about Bob?

    P&J McGeehanP&J McGeehan6 months ago
  • 😂 eamon dancing on the roof looks like King Julien from the Madagascar movie 😂😂😂

    Hannah MeyerHannah Meyer6 months ago
  • *watches a few eamon&bec vlogs, starts calling everyone “buddy”*

    Marlene SadeMarlene Sade6 months ago
    • Caught myself calling my husband “bud” last night.

      RiahRiddleRiahRiddle5 months ago
  • I think it's adorable that you call nutritional yeast 'nooch' lol

    Danny SDanny S6 months ago
  • I am so jelly like spreadable. I have been homeless in a car before and tried to enjoy it as much as possible with able to go anywhere I wanted though. I have been from Colorado to Florida so VanLife is mind blowing. Enjoy it all it has to offer.

    Dominque PruittDominque Pruitt6 months ago
  • B stay safe guys and god bless

    Judith BadeJudith Bade6 months ago
  • Good morning , why you did use a magnet wall for the bottles rather making holes??

    Karla MartinezKarla Martinez6 months ago
  • Wait where are the solar panels from?

    Heather FreemanHeather Freeman6 months ago
  • Beautiful Absolutely Beautiful....

    gigi 222gigi 2226 months ago
  • think of putting a lock on the pots because they can spin with the car swinging. Glue a pin on pot and put a rubber on screw cap.

    Breno MatiasBreno Matias6 months ago
  • Where can you get those solar panels from?

    Matthew GoldbergMatthew Goldberg6 months ago
  • What happened to the original van? From what I remember you left it in Morocco. Did you sell it? Is it not coming back?

  • Bob is such a good sport!

    Amy WilderAmy Wilder6 months ago
  • These videos are great! how are you liking the solar panels?

    Shawnee HinmanShawnee Hinman6 months ago
  • Go bob

    Four GirlsFour Girls6 months ago
  • This guy is a true ‘ get er done ‘ dude #genius I come for her giggle , stay for the content Cheers

    darren meyersdarren meyers6 months ago
  • Can I say I have been loving the Anderson paac this episode 😌

    Stacie ThompsonStacie Thompson6 months ago
  • An awesome Van by the way !!

    Daydream About Nice ThingsDaydream About Nice Things6 months ago
  • I looked at SimpleSafe for my rig but had one problem. I wanted to use their service, not just their hardware. Their system can call the cops if your system is broken into, but it calls the cops to the address you have on file. In an RV of course you do not have an address. I contacted SimpleSafe and suggested they build a new component that is a GPS so that you could configure it to send the cops to a GPS location and not an address. They were very nice, they did respond and chat with me about it, but said that they had no plans to do anything like that in the future. Maybe if you suggested the same concept, they would go for it. :-) That would make it the perfect mobile home security system.

    Robert OrionRobert Orion7 months ago
  • Don't worry, I knocked on the wood for you.

    Karsyn KilpatrickKarsyn Kilpatrick7 months ago
  • Love how it has all come together! Could you share what song you used?? I'm obsessed but cannot find it! xo

    Zep BoutiqueZep Boutique7 months ago
  • Did you guys figure out the alternator charger for the house batteries 🤔??

    James GreavesJames Greaves7 months ago
  • Beautiful job guys

    TheQueenLioness100TheQueenLioness1007 months ago
  • You'r brakelights is out.

    Mákos HurkaMákos Hurka7 months ago
  • Where did you guys get those cute hanging plant holders??

    Kirsten LeighKirsten Leigh7 months ago
  • Bec so excited about the labeling!! Love it! I would be as well.

    Caroline StevensCaroline Stevens7 months ago
  • Hey what about the placement of the CO Detector? In the garage, is that really effective?

    Jonathan LaporteJonathan Laporte7 months ago
  • does Bob still live in his van?

    GabyGaby7 months ago
  • Amazing build! Do you have link for Merlin solar panel please?

    Joy.T to the WorldJoy.T to the World7 months ago
  • the security system seems pretty legit but i recomend adding 2 glass break detectors if they break a window to gain entry or if you have wifi set up like most do i just found out alexa has a burgular system available i dont believe its monitored so it wont contact the police but since you travel thats fine but the system uses the camera to record the theft and the criminals cant earase the footage if they take the alexa or destroy it no matter what the footage of the theft is immediatly uploaded to your account supplying you with the evidence to help authorities to get your belongings back if you are at nature attractions you will probably be in a small town and higher chance of the police catching the crooks if your in the big city the best you can do is connect an outdoor pa speaker to the alarm to make more noise maybe a light or two red and blue would be nice they might think its cops

    Jacob DehartJacob Dehart7 months ago
  • I love Bob! Those solar panels look so cool! It has been awesome watching this van go from empty to complete.

    Kimberli MaultsbyKimberli Maultsby7 months ago
  • Hey guys, could you please give us some more information on your 5 Merlin panels, and how they are keeping up with your 6 batteries, now that you have several days with the new setup? I don't see them on the Products list. Thanks

    Jaime PintoJaime Pinto7 months ago
  • OK

    William HollemanWilliam Holleman7 months ago
  • What is the song playing about 8 mins in I can’t find it anywhereeee lmao

    Libby NichelleLibby Nichelle7 months ago
  • Does SimpliSafe work in Canada now? Or do you guys have some hack?

    Peter PimentelPeter Pimentel7 months ago
  • Ahh just gagged on my coffee seeing Eamon throw it on himself 😂 And wow those solar panels are incredible!

    Katt's WorldKatt's World7 months ago
  • Bob is denying Eamon with that dancing.

    zedmakzedmak7 months ago
  • Security system is stellar. So happy you added it.

    Christina SchellChristina Schell7 months ago
  • Oh I have to compliment that screw-in shelf for your loose seeds and such! It really is so aesthetically pleasing - I am totally stealing your idea for my future house (not on wheels but regardless) ❤️❤️❤️

    Kaitlin MartinKaitlin Martin7 months ago
  • Amazing upholstery doorway.

    J Westfall DavisJ Westfall Davis7 months ago
  • @Eamon & Bec, what solar panels did you end up going with?

    geogeo7 months ago
  • “this headboard nearly ended our marriage” 😂😂😂 That is something else 🤣

    carlyeqcarlyeq7 months ago
  • I love your van. Is awesome. Do you guys make vans for yourself or do you make them for other people as well. Great work. Congratulations on the better and improved van 🙏👍🏻

    Luis RiveraLuis Rivera7 months ago
  • Bro I feel accomplished after one or two check marks I couldn't imagine a whole list 😅😂

    Jocelyn GreenJocelyn Green7 months ago
  • Well done. Really enjoyed watching it all come together, and each video was great. But this one? This one is really different, in the best possible way. It shows us just how happy and relieved you both are to have this in the bag and that is contagious. I'm happy for you!! It was a pleasure to watch!

    Jennifer Adams-AndersonJennifer Adams-Anderson7 months ago
  • Rear doors are not finished.

    Peter JohnsonPeter Johnson7 months ago
  • Well, how about the freezer spot?

    Supeala DanielaSupeala Daniela7 months ago
  • you guys are my favorite van lifers!!!

    Daniella PRDaniella PR7 months ago
  • That new plant is going to grow up and it will need much sunlight. Take it to the office to hang out with Bob. Or...it will die. Go to Amazon or a garden store: Begonia Rex, Philodendron Silver, Nerve Plant, Peperomia Obtusufolia [expensive], or a HeartLeaf Phillo. By the way....that first plant is in the Philodendron family. Love you guys.

    Janie HagwoodJanie Hagwood7 months ago
  • We love you guys! Our van build is not near as amazing as yours but we love to get inspiration from you guys!!

    Cruisin’ &Snoozin’Cruisin’ &Snoozin’7 months ago
  • That coffee thing was stupid, sometimes you guys try too hard to be funny...

    Pablo EstavilloPablo Estavillo7 months ago
  • I love yalls channel so much !! I can really feel the love pouring out through the screen. Your touch of film edits and camera moves are greatly appreciated and ever video has a life of its own . I love being on the adventure with you all. Thanks for sharing a snippet of your life. And whats that song playing at 8:31

    Destiny WilliamsDestiny Williams7 months ago
  • I think that the plant you hung up is an elephant ear plant! They grow upright so you might have an issue. There’s an app called PictureThis for plant identification which is handy at big box stores who get plants shipped in without identification labels 😊

    Rebecca SmithRebecca Smith7 months ago
  • I see different from bec hair🥰😂😂 pretty baby. Can wait to new adventures

    Nur NaniNur Nani7 months ago
  • Looks so professional and beautiful !

    Niv SNiv S7 months ago
  • Just signed up for your Chaiwalachai store. I can't wait to place an order. You guys rock and enjoy watching your videos. BOB BOB...

    Lory AlanizLory Alaniz7 months ago
  • hi guys from germany! what i wanna know is, how you find the music for your clips? kind regards and btw, very nice build!

    Master BrainMaster Brain7 months ago
  • you may be the first vanners to have success with flexi panels as you have airflow underneath, countless others have just glued them to a roof and they have failed within 12 months.

    We're Really Relay CampingWe're Really Relay Camping7 months ago
  • Those detectors don't protect your from breaking in thru windows do it? 🤔 Car windows ain't hard to break and the sensors wouldn't get triggered.

    Jaylen LinJaylen Lin7 months ago
  • What is the song @ 13:52?

    FamousFamous7 months ago
    • In fact what's all the music in this video? It's funky and I love it.

      FamousFamous7 months ago
  • the Mason jar lids need two screws; they will eventually get a little loose, so the second screw will keep it easy so the lid wont just spin.... LOVE watching your videos!

    jodi leejodi lee7 months ago
  • Very Nice! i think you are charming and good examples of how to make it work .Continue to be successful. when you work together on project or other circumstance, i am glad you have a good relationship with your father, he values your playful natures, making it all work, lets hope you get to take a weekend and get away.

    Christine WennerChristine Wenner7 months ago
  • I was with you in this journey from day 1 and I enjoyyyyyyyed every min, I used to wait the next video and watch it few min after you post it, wonderful job, I wish my dream of building my own van will come true someday soon, just a quick question, when you are ticking (tightning nerf bars) & (the freezer spot) 😜 see you Sunday ♥️🎉

    Nosiba NumanNosiba Numan7 months ago
    • PS: about my dream to build my own home on wheels, you guys were a big inspiration to me, so thank you much for the "genuine" and honest harmony and beauty you spread around ❤️

      Nosiba NumanNosiba Numan7 months ago
  • You guys really got me through quarantine. thank you so much - your energy and willingness to try things inspired me to tackle projects in my house and i dream of doing a tiny some day! you gave us something to look forward to - quite a gift!

    FlixatedFlixated7 months ago
  • I liked the video; but wth is "Newts" ?

    Larry FulmerLarry Fulmer7 months ago
  • I’m sure I’m not the only one who wants an updated wardrobe overview from Bec! I’ve been interested in getting into more ethical and sustainable fashion, and I LOVE everything that Bec wears!

    Heather StewartHeather Stewart7 months ago
  • Hey guys, do you recommend the flexible solar panels over solid solar panels?

    Paul SamborskiPaul Samborski7 months ago
  • Video in a few weeks: Why is our solar controller overheating? Video in a few months: Why is our solar controler not turning on? (hint: needs +5Vbat). Video in about a year or two: Why did our flex solar panels die and how do we unglue them from the rack? Should have left it at 4 panels wired 2p2s but then again, electrics follow a common clueless theme in this build. Also, good luck with the mouldy new upholstery once the uninsulated metal underneath starts collecting condensation in winter.

    Jernej BurkeljcaJernej Burkeljca7 months ago

    Hani BeeHani Bee7 months ago
  • Wow, Bob is really getting slim! (Y)

    RoosmarijnRoosmarijn7 months ago
  • Bob is adorable

    Ana IbañezAna Ibañez7 months ago
  • Hi! You guys are amazing and I love how every detail is thought out! 🙌🏼 I apologize if you’ve addressed this, but what about the back doors? Do you need to insulate for colder weather, or are they already? Thanks! ✌🏽

    Jeanne RyanJeanne Ryan7 months ago
  • Cut the man bun off. Looks douchey af. Unless thats the look you're going for. Your dad has better hair.

    Father BeerFather Beer7 months ago
  • You should put a slide thing for your jars like that they have on bars for the wine glasses. Mush easier to use because you don't have to rotate the jar.

    Konstantinos KarasavvidisKonstantinos Karasavvidis7 months ago
  • so cool and down to earth people, love it !!!

    charlie pullencharlie pullen7 months ago
  • me i have been here since Trinnity, love you guys so much im from Australa

    charlie pullencharlie pullen7 months ago
  • BRING FREESTYLE FRIDAYS BACK!! + more workout videos

    Billie KnellBillie Knell7 months ago
  • I’m so excited to see this thing on the road!

    MelissaMelissa7 months ago
  • Bahhhh That made me laugh out loud! Eamon’s coffee in the face😂

    NatureHealerNatureHealer7 months ago
  • I’m wondering if the holes in the deck will affect the adhesive..... Also, “quite a big kick if you touched these together with metal” (uses metal tape measure over the top of terminals).

    Carlos BenjaminCarlos Benjamin7 months ago
  • That roof is looking sick, so fresh and so clean clean.

    サーバントサーバント7 months ago
  • Hi there Eamon. I'm from Brazil and I'm converting a sprinter van into a full-time tiny home. Security is an issue down here and I was thinking on installing those HEO Solution lockers you showed a month ago. I have not been able to find a retailer in US or Canada to order from. Can you help me out with this? Where did you buy them from? How much were they? Are you satisfied with them? Thanks in advance. Regards.

    Nilson MusaNilson Musa7 months ago
  • Yall are awesome. I just feel like happy and like I accomplished this with yall..... way to go team.

    Desiree WyattDesiree Wyatt7 months ago
  • Congratulations! I'm so happy for you both, very exciting! I'm digging the dance moves Eamon, and I have to ask, what is the soundtracks that you guys use (I might have been dancing too). And lastly, Simplisafe is amazing...just wanted to do another plug for you guys :-)

    Wilde EscapeWilde Escape7 months ago