6 Months of Van Life: The highs and lows, Our van conversion, pros and cons of van life, the truth about van life, what van life is really like, what we'd change about our van conversion, van life challenges, van conversion mistakes, best things about van life, honest van life, van life couple

Almost exactly 13 months ago we announced that we bought a van and exactly 6 months ago we finished our van conversion and officially hit the road. And wow, what a crazy amazing 6 months it has been!  We decided to pursue van life for one main reason: to have the freedom to explore new…

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Van Conversion Cost | Van Conversion Tour | Van Life Tour | Van Life Cost | Van Build | DIY Van Conversion | Van Conversion Mistakes | Things to know before you build a van | Van Conversion Tips | Sprinter Van Build

WE DID IT!!!! After almost 7 months of blood (not much thankfully!), sweat (the Texas heat is no joke!), and many tears (most Kathryn lol), we FINISHED OUR VAN CONVERSION! And holy crap, we are in love!!! Back in January we announced that we bought a Sprinter van that we were going to convert into…

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Van Conversion Shower Build + Headliner Shelf

We are officially calling Austin our “home base” now as we try to finish and move into our van! Over the last few days we have worked a ton of hours trying to make some big progress and have accomplished a few big things for the van conversion: shower walls are installed, we built and…

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Van Conversion finishes and walls

We have each officially taken our last trip to Austin to work on the van conversion before we drive down there at the end of the month! And during the trips, we got some important van errands done, like figuring out our van floors, paint, fabric, and other finishes + got some of the walls…

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Van Conversion Update

Adam took another trip to Austin to work on the van conversion and got quite a bit done! We now have our heater installed, our back windows, and some of the cabinet faces. How to install Sprinter windows: https://adventuresofaplusk.com/blog/how-to-install-sprinter-windows Heater installation resources that helped us: Espar / Eberspaecher D2 Heater Installation in a Sprinter

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Van Conversion Cabinets

And we have cabinets!!! Well…mostly! The next big task of our Sprinter van conversion was to build all of the kitchen cabinets, dresser, and benches. While we still have a little bit to go before they are complete, we are feeling super good about the progress we are making. 🙂

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Sprinter van bathroom and shower

Adam has spent this week in Austin crushin’ our van build! In the last few days he has built the bathroom/shower walls, installed some plumbing and the shower pan, and started our closet build. We are not done with the bathroom and shower install, but things are coming along really well and we will pick…

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Sprinter Van Conversion Subfloor | Sprinter Van Floor Insulation | Havelock Wool | Van Subfloor | Van Insulation

Our van build is going a bit slower than we hoped, but we are knocking things off our list! During Kathryn’s most recent trip to Austin she tackled the subfloor and floor insulation with Havelock wool. Just like the rest of the van, we decided to use Havelock wool to insulate the floor. The only…

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