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Working on our van conversion together + building our table and drawers!

We FINALLY got to work on our van conversion TOGETHER! After months of taking individual trips to Austin, we were both in Austin at the same time and spent the weekend finishing our benches, install our Lagun table and make the table top, and build some dresser drawers. It was a ton of fun to…

Van Conversion Updates

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: Heater installation resources that helped us: Espar / Eberspaecher D2 Heater Installation in a Sprinter

Building our Sprinter Van 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. 🙂

Building our Sprinter Van Bathroom + 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…

Our Favorite Travel Planning Tools + Itinerary Template

It’s no secret that we love planning trips! We love researching for hours upon hours, digging into everything a city has to offer, learning tons, picking spots we want to check out, and crafting the perfect itinerary. We are definitely itinerary-based travelers vs spontaneous travelers (although we’re trying to leave more time for spontaneity during…

Van Subfloor + Floor 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…