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.
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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…
It’s OURS. Today, we finally took possession of the van. Mixed Feelings Of course we’re very excited! …but at the same time, we feel like it’s the van that took possession of us. Summer has just started and we already live on the adrenaline rush that mountain biking fuel us with. Every day count, every … Read more
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