Bye bye Bishop

The end of December is nearing and it is time again to hit the road. We have loved every moment of the experience in our first destination, and are definitely psyched to return. Our route to Bishop, California *** First, a quick update on our van home. The Millenium FalcVan has been great for us, and we … Continue reading Bye bye Bishop

Hitting the road

We are on our way. Conversion = finished.Our conversion project certainly demanded more than we expected, and of course took an unexpected amount of time to complete. We arrived in Victoria to work on the van on September 20, with grand ambitions of being on the road quickly. We were proven wrong...Departure Goal #1: October … Continue reading Hitting the road

DIY VanLife: GMC Savana Camperization – cupboards, counter, shelves

We've done some more building - and are happy to report that this part of the process was fun and relatively simple! We decided to build some indoor living storage space where we can keep food and supplies, as well as a shelf for some odds and ends.#1. The CupboardsWe bought a 20L water jug … Continue reading DIY VanLife: GMC Savana Camperization – cupboards, counter, shelves

DIY VanLife: GMC Savana Camperization – Bed, Storage, Kitchen

Naive expectation number one: constructing the inside of the van will be waaaaaaaay easier and less finicky than building the initial interior "shell".Ha. It turns out the finickiness was very high and compounded by the fact that this part of the construction timeline overlapped with Thanksgiving weekend and my mother's "Birthday Week" - both of … Continue reading DIY VanLife: GMC Savana Camperization – Bed, Storage, Kitchen

DIY VanLife: GMC Savana Camperization – Insulation and Walls

When I worked my first field season in northern Alberta in the summer of 2011, I learned a few very important life lessons: 1.     If it can go wrong, it will2.     Things always take longer than you plan3.     It could be worseI would like to add two pieces of advice to this list, which we … Continue reading DIY VanLife: GMC Savana Camperization – Insulation and Walls