Building our van is one of the most ambitious project we’ve ever done, but one of the most rewarding as well! We built ourselves a home and we’re proud of that. We’ve been doing the Vanlife full-time since August 2017… from the cold Canadian powder highway to colorful hot Mexico, our van has taken us to places we always dreamed about.
Below you’ll find all the details about our van conversion, but also extensive resources on how to build your own van: Guides, Tools, Calculators, Diagrams, Plans and more!
Happy build! 🙂
– Isabelle and Antoine
- Ford Transit 2016
- T-250 (3500LBS payload capacity)
- 3.7L Gasoline Engine
- 148″ Wheel Base. Extended Length, High Roof. (Body Code R3X)
- LSD (Limited Slip DIfferential)
- Magnetic Grey
- Fixed rear windows with flip-opened side passenger window, Power Heated mirrors with turn signals, 230amps Heavy Duty alternator with dual batteries and modified wiring, Heavy-duty tow package (includes hitch), Remote keyless entry keypads, Cruise control.
Our Build Journal is a BIG DEAL! We obsessively documented the entire conversion process of our van: products, materials, build techniques, lessons learned, etc. Our Build Journal is presented sequentially and chronologically (pretty much in the same order as we built our van).
Learning and Knowledge
In-depth, fact-based guides.
Build your knowledge and make informed decisions.
Tools and Calculators
Created to make your life easier.
Made with from our van!
Van Electrical Calculator
Wire Gauge Calculator
Nice To Meet You.
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!