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ABOUT US

Hello! Weโ€™re Isabelle and Antoine ๐Ÿ™‚ In 2017 we sold our house (and everything in it), quit our engineering careers and moved into our self built campervan. Weโ€™ve been on the road since then and every day is an opportunity for a new adventure; weโ€™re chasing our dreams and hopefully it inspires others to do the same!

32 comments

  1. Comment by Luc Boisseau

    Luc Boisseau Reply September 23, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Sooo well done,amazing useful details,must have something to do with your engineering background.

    Planning something similar for retirement, still a dream.

    Best of, you are form QC ๐Ÿ˜‰ Bien le bonjour..

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply September 25, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      merci ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Comment by doug holscher

    doug holscher Reply November 17, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Absolutely Fantastic Site ! Well done.
    Doug

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply November 17, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      Thanks Doug! Have a great one ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Comment by Will

    Will Reply October 2, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Never mind, saw it deeper in the site.

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply October 2, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      There you go!

      antoine

  4. Comment by Will

    Will Reply October 2, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Great site and thanks for providing it. Was wondering, any thoughts of a portable potty or toilet in the van? How do you handle this necessity? Again, great site and thanks for all the helpful info.

  5. Comment by Brandon

    Brandon Reply July 20, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Super stoked on your website! My wife and I are planning to build out a Ford as well. We’re thinking a bit more of a gear hauler to keep up our boating/ biking/ boarding/ burningman lifestyle once our baby comes. The subaru just cant fit it all with the kiddie too. Thanks for sharing!

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply July 20, 2017 at 7:07 am

      Thanks for leaving a comment ๐Ÿ™‚

      Make sure to check the Ford Transit forum as well for more ideas! There are many Toys Hauler Conversions: http://www.fordtransitusaforum.com/

      Congrats for the baby!
      Have a good one

  6. Comment by Brady Essary

    Brady Essary Reply July 13, 2017 at 7:12 am

    I see that you’re into mountain biking too. Where are you guys riding in the next few weeks?

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply July 13, 2017 at 7:35 am

      Hey Brady, we’re into our last sprint to finish the van and get rid of the house (we must have finished by August 15th), so we’ll be riding our local trails just North of Montreal. We might go to Vermont as well to ride and have a few beers ๐Ÿ™‚ Where do you ride yourself?

  7. Comment by Shane

    Shane Reply June 5, 2017 at 7:16 am

    The Windows were fitted by a friend who fit Windows as his job, they make them onsite really happy with them.

    Finished the sound deadening off yesterday day. Next is insulation then maybe a maxxair fan.

  8. Comment by Shane

    Shane Reply June 2, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Hi guys
    Amazing detailed site im just starting my build on a transit l2 h2 hope to be done for the summer. Keep the posts coming.

    The windows are in and I’m going to tackle the insulation tomorrow after putting it off for so long I couldn’t decide what to use, I have gone for close cell foam and silent coat sound deadening.

  9. Comment by Mike

    Mike Reply May 30, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Great resource! Thank you

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply May 30, 2017 at 7:25 am

      Thanks Mike, glad you like it ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Comment by Jonathan

    Jonathan Reply March 13, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Bravo pour votre projet!!! Votre site est vraiment bien fait et vos explications me serons trรจs utiles lors de ma conversion!! Au plaisir de vous croiser!

    • Comment by Jonathan

      Jonathan Reply March 13, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      *seront*

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply March 13, 2017 at 9:42 pm

      merci! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Comment by Philip

    Philip Reply March 9, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    How often do you guys use the pop open sliding door window?

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply March 9, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      The roof fan won’t move much air unless there is an opening. We use the window mostly when cooking: it’s create a draft just at the right spot from the window up to the fan. We use it when parked as well, to help cool the van down (with the fan turned on). We don’t use it while driving; some people recommended not to, as it is not that solid…

  12. Comment by Will

    Will Reply March 5, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Snow mountain bike? or do you have multiple sets of tires for that bad boy?

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply March 5, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      It’s a Fatbike!
      We use in in winter only, although some people use them in summer too but i don’t really see the point.

      The tires are 4.8 width, MUCH larger than regular tires, but it help for snow traction.

      Fatbikes are good for us on the east-coast, since we don’t have really nice conditions for skiing.

  13. Comment by Dominik

    Dominik Reply February 27, 2017 at 4:09 am

    Amazing! Stumbled to your page via Imgur. Love the focus on the bikes.
    Keep us in the loop.
    Best regards from Germany.

  14. Comment by Lake48045

    Lake48045 Reply January 28, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Looking to build my “weekend warrior” Transit and love your site. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply January 28, 2017 at 8:27 am

      Nice, good luck with your build!!

  15. Comment by Aaron

    Aaron Reply December 22, 2016 at 2:43 am

    Great job on this site and the work that are putting in to your van. It looks great. Looking forward to seeing your next build update.

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply December 22, 2016 at 8:11 am

      Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Comment by Michael McLaren

    Michael McLaren Reply November 5, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    This is the best site i have seen in a long time. Absolutely love your build. Keep rolling ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply November 5, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      Yay! Thanks for the positive vibe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Comment by Hack Saw

    Hack Saw Reply September 8, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Keep it coming. Got a 130″ build ahead of me. Thanks. HS

    • Comment by admin

      admin Reply September 8, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Sweet, good luck with your build!!

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