Countown to Full-Time Vanlife: 5 Days

Countown to Full-Time Vanlife: 5 Days

The van conversion and house downsizing is going full speed ahead!


Hooks, shelves, MOARRRR shelves!!!
We added Velcro so it can be adjusted any height, depending on what we’re storing.


The water pump won’t be running in winter, so here’s is our water dispenser…


Because the ceiling gets quite warm in summer, our food will be stored a floor level.


Mooooaaar shelves!
“Suspended” shelves, closet rod, etc, etc




Moooooaaaarrrr hooks!



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 drive, realize everything is falling off, add features-so-things-wont-move, repeat.






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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!




2 thoughts on “Countown to Full-Time Vanlife: 5 Days”

  1. Finally! It already looks livable. You’ll be shedding things along the way. In reality, you’ll be needing a lot less than you think.
    Wish you good luck and safe travels.

    Van Williams

    • We can get rid of stuff along the way; we still have a lot to learn about living in a such small space for extended period!

      Thanks for the kind word!
      See you on the road!


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