Van Updates! Small Changes with a Big Impact

Hello everyone! It’s been a busy summer over here. We arrived back in New England in late April for a family wedding and have spent the months since then mostly between Maine and Massachusetts. Over the course of the summer we welcomed a new niece into the world, celebrated a nephew’s 2nd birthday, visited aContinue reading “Van Updates! Small Changes with a Big Impact”

General Update on Life in the Van

Hi everyone, I’d started writing a post about our recent visit to Bandelier National Monument but wasn’t feeling especially motivated, so I took that as a sign to leave that one be for now and give you all an update on how things are going in general instead. We’re still in New Mexico, we madeContinue reading “General Update on Life in the Van”

Moving In!

Hi everyone, time for a long overdue update on this build! I’m actually writing this post in the van, as we’ve been living in it since the end of last week. Time has kind of gotten away from us though, hence the lack of recent posts. We’ll give you a quick look now at theContinue reading “Moving In!”

Installing Vinyl Flooring in Our Van

Alright, folks, are you ready to see this van really start coming together? Because what a difference installing the floor made! We used sheet vinyl flooring, partly because it’s so thin it was a good way to give Matt a little extra headroom. This step was a process, for sure, but honestly it wasn’t asContinue reading “Installing Vinyl Flooring in Our Van”

Our Finished Kitchen, Cab Shelf, and Electrical System

Hi everyone! Wow, has a lot happened since the last post! It’s been a little longer than I planned, we moved out of our apartment at the end of the month and I forgot how hectic moving can be. With how much I moved around my first few years in MA though, I will admitContinue reading “Our Finished Kitchen, Cab Shelf, and Electrical System”

Kitchen and Cab Update

Hello everyone! I’m going to jump right in with the kitchen since it’s been a little while since I showed you the start of it. We brought the cabinet and countertop back to the apartment last week so I could paint and polyurethane them during lunch breaks. The weather was pretty mild for most ofContinue reading “Kitchen and Cab Update”

Starting Our Storage Benches and Kitchen

Happy Tuesday everyone! This is my offering of a positive distraction for a few minutes, today seemed like a good day for that. I can’t unclench your jaw, relax your shoulders, or give you back whatever sleep you lost last night, but I can show you some good looking benches as well as the beginningsContinue reading “Starting Our Storage Benches and Kitchen”

Insulation and Walls

Hey everyone, Over the past few weeks, things have really started coming together and I am SO excited to show you how much closer we are to a liveable space. We’ve reached the point where every day we work on the van, it looks quite different by the time we wrap things up. Getting theContinue reading “Insulation and Walls”

Progress On Our Solar Rack, Battery System, and Interior Construction

Hi everyone! There are several parts of the van that I haven’t shown you yet, mostly because they’re not entirely finished. We also have some smaller things in the works that don’t quite warrant their own post, so today I thought I’d throw all of these together. Even if it’s a bit all over theContinue reading “Progress On Our Solar Rack, Battery System, and Interior Construction”

One Man’s Trash is Another Van’s Ceiling

Hi everyone, and welcome back! As you might have guessed from the title of this post, we’ve been working on the van ceiling using materials that were quite literally another man’s trash. More specifically, our landlord’s trash. We pulled this wood out of a dumpster before we had even committed to a van build. WhenContinue reading “One Man’s Trash is Another Van’s Ceiling”