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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…

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…

Van Conversion Fan, Solar, & Ladder

In our 4th Van Build series video, we share all of the roof elements of our van: our MaxxAir Fan, Renogy Solar Panels , and our Aluminess ladder. Here are all of the links to the products we bought/items we used to install these elements. MAXXAIR FAN As we mention in the video, we did…

Van Insulation with Havelock Wool

Van insulation was one of the most confusing decisions we have had to make so far for our van build. There are so many options when it comes to insulation and so many factors to consider, such as toxicity, moisture management, r-value, sound proofing, etc. After researching all of our options, we ended up choosing…

How to Install Sprinter Windows

Our second big project for our van conversion was installing windows, which was a daunting task, but turned out pretttyyyy well, minus one issue that we cover in the vlog below. When we decided to build a van to live in, it was important to us to have lots of windows to make it feel…