Countdown to Full-Time Vanlife: 11 Days

August 4, 2017

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 downsizing is happening real fast!!



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Hello! We’re Isabelle and Antoine 🙂 In 2017 we sold our house (and everything in it), quit our engineering careers and moved into our self built campervan. We’ve been on the road since then and every day is an opportunity for a new adventure; we’re chasing our dreams and hopefully it inspires others to do the same!





  1. Comment by Blake

    Blake Reply August 5, 2017 at 1:31 am

    What is the purpose of the gerbil tube on the left and the ladder? I’ve been visiting the site for along time and haven’t come across either of those before and you got me wondering.

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply August 5, 2017 at 8:25 am

      It’s a dust collector hose ( + blast gate ( + 4″ in-line bilge blower ( for fresh air that enters below the floor up to above the bed. We added the blower, but we’re not sure we’ll us it that often: it’s there for the worst days! Normally it will just act as passive intake.

      The ladder is for snow removal on top of solar panels.

      Yeah we’re a few articles behind, but we will post them soon enough!

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