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Van Life

We spent 7 months converting our Sprinter van into our new home! Learn about the van building process, see our final conversion costs and products, and read the lessons we have learned since hitting the road.

6 Months of Van Life: The Highs and Lows

6 Months of Van Life: The Highs and Lows

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 ...
Our Van Conversion Cost, Tour, & Mistakes

Our Van Conversion Cost, Tour, & Mistakes

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 ...
Van build countdown: the final days of our van conversion!

Van build countdown: the final days of our van conversion!

After a couple weeks off from the van build for our Italy trip, we made it back to Austin and spent two weeks working super hard to try to get this van done on time. From priming and painting, finishing the cabinet build, making window covers, and installing our ceiling, we're sharing the big ...
Van Conversion Shower Updates + Headliner Shelf

Van Conversion Shower Updates + 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 ...
Van Conversion Finishes + Walls

Van Conversion Finishes + 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 ...
Working on our van conversion together + building our table and drawers!

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 ...

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