Vlog: Van Build Preparation + Layout

We just purchased a 2019 Mercedes Sprinter to convert into our new home! (If you missed the big announcement, read all about our plans here). The first step in our Sprinter Conversion was to spend hours (and $$$) at The Home Depot, remove the cargo partition (tip: sell this on Craigslist…we made $500!), and to plan the layout.

For our layout, we are making it almost identical to Sara and Alex James, but also taking influence from Dynamo Ultima. These are our two favorite vans layouts that we have seen, as they both have showers in them. We have purchased both of their van manuals, which have been incredibly helpful!

Stay up to date with our van build process on Instagram and with our Van Build Series Playlist on YouTube!

about us

Hi y’all! We’re Adam, Kathryn, and Kona, an adventurous married couple (+ pup!) living on the road in our self-converted sprinter van! You can often find us driving all around the US and Canada, scoping out the best coffee shops, eating tacos and ice cream (we’re a 5+ taco and 2+ scoop household), and enjoying nature.


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  1. Suzanne

    I love being able to see firsthand your van build and maybe even helping a bit with it!

    • Kathryn Frazer

      Your insulation help was already awesome!


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