FIRST SNOW AT OUR CABIN | Preparing for Canadian Winter Off-Grid

Nov 1, 2020
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Our first week of living at our cabin in the woods and we get SNOW ❄️ !! Guess it's time to prepare for the long Canadian winter ahead. We collect heaps of wood from our property, move our fireplace, and experience our first power outage and water problems πŸ˜† . Never a dull moment!
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Here it is friends: the new adventure we've been dreaming and saving for since we first met 8 years ago. We've always envisioned moving into the woods by the lake and building our dream tiny cabin as a home base for us to come back to in between our international travels. We cannot wait to have a place to call our own!! Sharing our first days of life up at our cabin in the woods 🌲
Looking forward to all of the home renovations and cabin improvements we'll be tackling this winter!
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How Did We Get Here?
Abandoning our Van in Africa
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!! But after nearly 6 months, we realized that our dreams of continuing van life across North America in our new van build were not a current reality with the state of the world. So, we've found ourselves pursuing something we've dreamed of since we first got together 8 years ago... a cabin in the woods 😊
Tour the renovations we've done to our self converted sprinter van:
VAN TOUR after 2 years living in our TINY HOUSE on wheels
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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.

  • GOOD MORNING! Hope you've all had a wonderful week and are still enjoying sunshine (not snow πŸ˜† ). Please help me celebrate Eamon's champagne birthday with a little love πŸ’• xx

    Eamon & BecEamon & Bec5 months ago
    • Happy Birthday. Better late than never!

      LD NightLD Night2 months ago
    • Happy birthday!

      Carly HunterCarly Hunter5 months ago
    • HAPPY Happy Birthday Eamon....

      Mikell WhiteMikell White5 months ago
    • Happy belated birthday, Eamon! Good work!

      Erika ChristiansenErika Christiansen5 months ago
  • Happy belated birthday! I am a new fan favorite to your USworlds channel.

    Rev. Connie ForebackRev. Connie Foreback12 hours ago
  • The link to your cookbook doesn’t work. 😏 Would love to know if your smoothy recipes are i n there too.

    Rev. Connie ForebackRev. Connie Foreback12 hours ago
  • I wonder what happened to the dog that was in your van when you were in Africa?

    Rev. Connie ForebackRev. Connie Foreback12 hours ago
  • Stay away from John Deer Gators ... they make a good farm equipment ?! Go Honda 4x4 you would get stuck in the snow !!!

    Georgio KarathanasopoulosGeorgio Karathanasopoulos20 hours ago
  • Happy belated Birthday Eamon!! Cheers πŸ₯‚

    reggaespiritdancereggaespiritdance12 days ago
  • Happy belated birthday

    Paula NevermorePaula Nevermore22 days ago
  • Catching up on your videos.....Happy belated bday Eamon...

    samus aransamus aran25 days ago
  • Happy birthday!!! (Only 4 months late!) πŸŽ‰

    Holly StockHolly Stock26 days ago
  • Happy Birthday

    Carrie McDonaldCarrie McDonaldMonth ago
  • Belated Happy Birthday EamonπŸ₯‚

    EduaRd MiLan TVEduaRd MiLan TVMonth ago
  • Happy birthday Eamon

    Kevin RaiKevin RaiMonth ago
  • Happy Belated Birthday Bud! Sorry I only recently found your page & I've been down the rabbit hole ever since. Better late than never though right!?!

    101beechbum101beechbumMonth ago
  • question music played in the radio of the truck (8:18) i was wonder if you have any music hit problem for that song ???

    Overland Subaru InternationalOverland Subaru InternationalMonth ago
  • A vida de vcs e muito boa vcs viaja pelo mundo todo isso que vida de conhece outros paΓ­ses

    Alexsandro dos santos GonçalvesAlexsandro dos santos GonçalvesMonth ago
  • Happy late Birthday, your birthday is a day before mine so go Scorpios! Love the videos, I cant wait to binge the rest!!

    AmericanCrumpetsAmericanCrumpetsMonth ago
  • Big big happy birthday to you sunshine...enjoying your videos....πŸ‘πŸ‘Œ

    Shirley TownsendShirley TownsendMonth ago
  • 3 months late, but happy 29 and 1/4. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    Janelle MoermanJanelle MoermanMonth ago
  • Happy birthday πŸŽ‚ sorry so late lol

    Dawn LeeDawn LeeMonth ago
  • Happy birthday Eamon!!!

    thethree23sthethree23sMonth ago
  • I’m super late but Eamon and I have the same birthday!! You guys are doing such a great job, I’m binging the whole cabin playlist ✨

    Lexi RianneLexi RianneMonth ago
  • I'm am so late to the party, but Happy Birthday. Love your new home.

    P. DuniganP. DuniganMonth ago
  • HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY EAMON! I love your funny personality and your love for Bec πŸ’“ hope you had a great day!

    collette woodcollette woodMonth ago
  • Happy Birthday!!!!

    Victoria GomezVictoria GomezMonth ago
  • Happy birthday

    Tristan AutryTristan AutryMonth ago
  • Eamon, I hope you have the Happiest of Birthdays, try to get some relaxation in there!

    Donna GeilerDonna GeilerMonth ago
  • Awe... happy VERY belated b-day!!!!

    Katrina FowlerKatrina Fowler2 months ago
  • im super late but happy birthdayyyyyyyyy!

    L HL H2 months ago
  • Happy Birthday

    Marilyn MeadorMarilyn Meador2 months ago
  • πŸ‘πŸ‡³πŸ‡±

    hollandduck79hollandduck792 months ago
  • Love watching and following your adventure

    Lana GibaLana Giba2 months ago
  • Happy Late Birthday!

    Bethany MarbleBethany Marble2 months ago
  • happy birthday!

    Maria AgnΓ©rMaria AgnΓ©r2 months ago
  • happy birthday aemon see you Sandy

    Amine LahsenAmine Lahsen2 months ago
  • Happy Birthday Eamon!

    Divya BDivya B2 months ago
  • I really like watchin you guys β€œdemo” parts of the cabin! Very satisfying πŸ˜‚

    laughing lavendarlaughing lavendar2 months ago
  • 21:30 that would be an amazing view!

    Hey I'm a MakerHey I'm a Maker2 months ago
  • Lol, Bruce looks like such a sweet and friendly grump 9:00

    Hey I'm a MakerHey I'm a Maker2 months ago
  • Happy Birthday kiddo πŸŽπŸ’•πŸ‘πŸΌ

    maggie ferrellmaggie ferrell2 months ago
  • Happy belated birthday

    Shiva PunShiva Pun2 months ago
  • Not sure if Bruce got a ride in the truck but he was totally asking for his turn

    Jessica CookJessica Cook2 months ago
  • Happy belated birthday πŸŽ‚ it was just my 25th a few days ago 😊

    NatalieNatalie2 months ago
  • Vous tes un couple formidable.j'aime beaucoup vos videos...tu beau et ta femme est tres charmante.tu as de la chance d'avoir une gentille femme.mes amities bravo.

    abdenbi abidineabdenbi abidine2 months ago
  • Greetings from merry olde England your channel is awesome and I love love love CANADAπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ πŸŒ±πŸŒΏπŸŒ²πŸ˜€πŸ‘ awesome πŸ™

    angel creek Lakotaangel creek Lakota2 months ago
  • So amazing to see you guys getting the Cabin and working hard to make it your own πŸ€™πŸ» Love Bruce!! He is such a good boy πŸ˜„ have to say he looks like he can get up to real mischief 😁😁 Love you guys and I wish you all the best for the future πŸ™πŸ»πŸ€™πŸ»πŸ€™πŸ» and Happy Birthday Eamon πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

    Edrich KernEdrich Kern2 months ago
  • Happy Birthday, Eamon! πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆ

    Robin SiskinRobin Siskin2 months ago
  • I just found your channel yesterday, watching some previous vlogs to get up to speed, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EAMON!

    brian mostellerbrian mosteller2 months ago
  • Belated happy birthday πŸŽ‚.. I saw your blog today

    Sakshi RastogiSakshi Rastogi2 months ago
  • I'm extremely late but Happy Birthday Eamon!

    Gamma RaeGamma Rae2 months ago
  • Happy birthday even if this was 2 months ago.πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

  • If you are finding the heat is moving far enough to heat the whole place nicely you can buy a fan for on top of the stove that'll help :)

    Taylor McManusTaylor McManus2 months ago
  • Happy birthday

    Katelyn StromattKatelyn Stromatt2 months ago
  • happy motha truckin birthday, late but.. hey

    backpackbradybackpackbrady2 months ago
  • Eamon being a scorpio makes a ton of sense. Happy birthday, wild woodsman!

    Treavor UnionTreavor Union2 months ago
  • Happy Birthday!

    Giovanna CamposGiovanna Campos2 months ago
  • More Bruce!!!

    Lord Byron's Brand beard oilLord Byron's Brand beard oil2 months ago
  • Happy birthday bro πŸ€ŸπŸ»πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸ» I will be really pleased to meet you in person someday .... great cabin and your van too πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

    Dhruv bakshiDhruv bakshi2 months ago
  • Happy Birthday! Sorry im late 😬

    Oliver KliarasOliver Kliaras2 months ago
  • happy birthday

    martine chretien catnip023martine chretien catnip0232 months ago
  • happy birthday !!!

    Ariana GracielaAriana Graciela2 months ago
  • Happy late Birthday . Found you and love you two . πŸ˜„πŸ’žπŸ˜„πŸ’ž

    Randi JohnsonRandi Johnson2 months ago
  • Eamon we share the same Birthday! My fellow Scorpio Happy Belated Buddy!!!!

    Alicia McAvoyAlicia McAvoy2 months ago
  • Do you guys have good internet up there?

    Tanya DawsonTanya Dawson2 months ago
  • Such an inspiring video! My partner and I have also decided to buy a cabin in the woods and have spent the summer renovating it. It has been so much fun and we have really enjoyed the never ending projects that came with it. Check out our channel to watch more! :)

    aurora & adamaurora & adam2 months ago
  • Happy Birthday handsome! You guys entertain this grandma in every video you produce. πŸ‘

    Nenita HermosaNenita Hermosa2 months ago
  • Happy birthday Eamon!

    Simone's MicrolocsSimone's Microlocs2 months ago
  • I literally died when Eamon was trying to explain the truck’s name but the dog kept interrupting. πŸ˜‚

    ashley greenashley green2 months ago
  • Happy birthday as a mother of 3 sons I wish you all the happines on your life journey, Lots of blessing and health.

    Georgina McallumGeorgina Mcallum2 months ago
  • happy late bday eamon!!

  • Happy birthday πŸŽ‰

    C MyC My3 months ago
  • Happy Birthday, Eamon!

    Brian DurkinBrian Durkin3 months ago
  • Late Happy Birthday!!! Hahahahahah. Love the videos guys!

    keka hardykeka hardy3 months ago
  • compost and ashes what

    Altruista Niepodamnazwiska BolubiΔ™prywatnoΕ›Δ‡Altruista Niepodamnazwiska BolubiΔ™prywatnoΕ›Δ‡3 months ago
  • Happy very belated Bday Eamon.... Cabin project is awesome!

    Shell LynnShell Lynn3 months ago
  • Happy birthday I started watching little over a week ago and I’m finally catching up to the Cabin videos love y’all videos

    zachary harrellzachary harrell3 months ago
  • I know it’s late but happy birthday buddy πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸΎ

    salem alshararisalem alsharari3 months ago
  • happy birthday eamon

    Nick BarfieldNick Barfield3 months ago
  • Happy Belated Birthday

    dominick larkinsdominick larkins3 months ago
  • Happy Belated Birthday!!!

    Jamie M BoleyJamie M Boley3 months ago
  • you two are a great couple and so inspirational- keep doing what you do- enjoy! love, Ally xx (Brit but born in Montreal)

    Ally GoldingAlly Golding3 months ago
  • Happy way belated birthday Eamon from Houston, Texas, US! Just found you guys & now I am obsessed with your adventures

    Brandon GillBrandon Gill3 months ago
  • Hope you had a great belated bday! Best time is ahead of you

    TVP - The Van ProjectTVP - The Van Project3 months ago
  • Happy birthday - a bit late so please forgive me

    Vegan DaveVegan Dave3 months ago
  • Happy Belated Birthday Eamon!

    Rhonda Whittall/ BurmeisterRhonda Whittall/ Burmeister3 months ago
  • A little late, but happy birthday Eamon from the Brattins! πŸ‘‹

    Benjamin Brattin SrBenjamin Brattin Sr3 months ago
  • Happy Belated Birthday! Great find on this cabin on a lake in the mountains! Glad it all worked out for you two. That is going to make an amazing journey full of memories. Stay Amazing!

    Rick SageRick Sage3 months ago
  • Happy 29 th Birthday! Have a wonderful day!

    christine Smithchristine Smith3 months ago
  • happy birthdayeee belated.. hehe

    Bhavna SinghBhavna Singh3 months ago
  • HaPpY BiRthDaY

    VisitMyShackVisitMyShack3 months ago
  • I know i'm late, but HAPPY birthday Eamon!!!

    Sofia Doherty MallaSofia Doherty Malla3 months ago
  • it's a Dodge Dakota.

    James WulzenJames Wulzen3 months ago
  • Happy Birthday & Happy Holidays. Glad I came across your Channel...

    speliotisspeliotis3 months ago
  • Hope it was a good one van man. The house is looking kick ass. Happy b-day

    Ray KemryRay Kemry3 months ago
  • Happy Belated Birthday Eamon!! Hope you had an amazing day and an even better year.

    Latea StatonLatea Staton3 months ago
  • Happy birthday belated Aemon still catching up with passed episodes...... lets go!

    claudio gonzalez varasclaudio gonzalez varas3 months ago
  • Do anyone knows where in Canada r they?

    Liel HadriLiel Hadri3 months ago
  • I’m watching this late but happy belated birthday Eamon😊❀️ we call them crown birthdays here in South Africa! I had mine last yearπŸŒŸπŸ’•

    Kago MotlhabaniKago Motlhabani3 months ago
  • Happy birthday

    isa weggelaarisa weggelaar3 months ago
  • Happy birthday Eamon πŸ˜‚

    DJ_Master_JDJ_Master_J3 months ago
  • Happy Birthday dude, Aloha from Ocean View Hawaii, the Big Island best.

    James WulzenJames Wulzen3 months ago