Let’s take a step back and discuss the lessons learned living in the van, what we nailed/missed in our van conversion and some tales from the road.
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We discuss about breaking the work-eat-sleep cycle, live with your better half in a van and bacon-brownies.
We’re finally here. Today, we leave everything behind. Today, we just drive.
The van conversion and house downsizing is going full speed ahead! Hooks, shelves, MOARRRR shelves!!! What’s New? How to pack. One does not simply pack a van… as stuff is added, more shelves & hooks & baskets & misc-wicked-storage-features are added to make room for everything. Test […]
The van conversion and house downsizing is going full speed ahead! Here is the progress of the day: What’s New? We finally added the decorative bed-frame We added a 120V outlet (above right countertop, below the battery monitor) We added a closet area below the bed (it’s accessible from the kitchen) along with […]
The van conversion and house downsizing is going full speed ahead! Here is the progress of the day: We’re attacking the vertical space! We’re packing our stuff in the van and are adding shelves to maximize storage capacity. While we’re at it, we also get rid of a lot of our stuff, because the […]
Here we are… in a month, our house will not be ours anymore. This means the van & the downsizing MUST BE COMPLETED BY AUGUST 15TH 2017. No excuses, no procrastination! While we worked our asses off the last year to make progress on the van conversion & on the downsizing, we could easily re-plan […]
Looking back at 6 months of conversion effort… seeing this with hindsight reminded us the last half year just flew by. It’s crazy seeing Isabelle standing in this empty cargo van for the first time, we were so excited. But we had no idea all the work that was ahead of us…
“Born from Ice”
SkiTheEast.net nailed it with their slogan.
The major part of New-England and Quebec just got buried under a thick layer of ice in a typical East-Coast weather pattern.
As it turns out, one region was save from the rain.
We had no other choice but to drive the 800 km to get there.
We’re currently planning everything! The Ford Transit van will be acquired anytime between now and March 2016. The camper van conversion will begin in Spring 2016. The trip is planned for 2017. We’ll keep the site updated as the project progress. Meanwhile, here are some photos and videos from past trips. Cheers, Antoine
Someday we’ll be there…
Budget is probably the biggest contributor of the “GO/NO-GO” decision for a trip like ours. A few years ago, we had to make guesstimates about our foreseen travel expenses. We wish we had a baseline to start with… So, in hope of helping future travelers, here are our actual expenses!