Van Tour

Van Tour



Before we start, we just want to let you know that everything shown below is detailed in our Build Journal: how it’s built, construction materials, products we used, cost, etc. Feel free to take a look:

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We built it from a Ford Transit 2016 High-Roof, Extended-Length with 3.7 gas engine and Limited Slip Differential (LSD).

Faroutride Van Exterior (6)


The passenger side cabinet features a propane range (Propane System Guide), a sink (Water System Guide), and some precious storage. The driver side cabinet features a 12V fridge (Fridge Guide), a few drawers, and this is where our electrical system lives (Electrical System Guide). At last, we made an overhead cabinet for extra storage.

Faroutride Kitchen 3
Faroutride Kitchen 1
Faroutride Kitchen 2


The living room is made possible thanks to the swivel seats (driver and passenger side). The living room also doubles as a dining room by installing our table (see on Amazon), or as a restroom thanks to our Nature’s Head composting toilet. For privacy, or to keep the temperature acceptable inside the van, we install our insulated window covers.

Faroutride Van Interior (21)
Faroutride Van Interior (20)
Faroutride Van Interior (19)


Our bedroom features a permanent bed, plenty of storage, and a neat 360 degrees Sirocco fan. The ceiling LEDs are dimmable and are split between two zone (kitchen & bedroom).

Bedroom Storage


It’s not an adventure van without adventure gear..! Our garage is located under the bed and features a convenient slide-out-bike-rack, and a bunch of other storage solutions (for the snowboard, the splitboards, the avalanche gear, the BBQ, tools, etc.) as described in our Garage Article.

FarOutRide Garage Van Conversion


We have a propane on-demand hot shower system in the back of the van, and we get some privacy thanks to the exterior shower curtains we made. On the second photo below, you can see the mosquito screens deployed (we also have one for the sliding door).

Faroutride Hot Shower
Faroutride Hot Shower System


We’ll make our own video at some point, but for now thanks to our friend Drew for shooting & editing this!


We use our van as a basecamp-on-wheels for mountain biking and backcountry skiing adventures. We try to keep our “Tales From The Road” journal updated. See you on the road!

Faroutride Dirt (2)
Faroutride Drop Doumont Trails
Winter 2020-2021 Tales From The Road (feeling small)
Faroutride Snow (6)
Winter 2020-2021 Tales From The Road (antoine climb)


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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!

68 thoughts on “Van Tour”

  1. Thanks so much for all the information you have on your site. My wife and I are going to buy a new AWD Transit Long body and do a full conversion with interior shower/wet bath included. We will be traveling off road only about to the same extent that you do for your adventures. We have debated back and forth about whether to get the Dually for greater highway stability in the wind. That being said we love the air lift kit for it’s ability to temporarily get the tail up a little higher. Please tell me how you feel your van performs in windy conditions at highway speed limits, Did the Air Lift improve that? Does yours have Sway bars? Etc.
    Steve & Nancy

  2. Absolutely awesome build, great job! My wife and I are in the process of started the build, we’re not ready to take the leap of selling the house just yet, but this will be a test run to see if it’ll be used for weekend trips or long term.

    Thanks for all of the information on the build!

  3. Hi guys,

    I just felt in love with your van! I have a smaller one but I have decided to buy a bigger one and join the vanlife-team 🙂 I’ve been worried I could not have room for two bikes, but…your layout is just great!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Greetings from Barcelona 🙂

  4. This is amazing. Not only did you build a fantastic van, but also, a fantastic website. It’s overwhelming though. I want this, but could never build it myself. Just a single woman with no carpentry skills. Where could I look to find somebody to build it for me?


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