Wander Pupdates by Nymeria: What Does a Dog Need for Vanlife?

Wander Pupdates by Nymeria: What Does a Dog Need for Vanlife?

Hellooo favorite humans! I have missed you guys so stinkin’ much and I can’t wait to tell you how fun everything has been since the last time we talked! It seems like we’re somewhere different almost every day and there are so many new smells I can’t stand it. Oh, and Crow had to wear…

How We Made Custom Kitchen Cabinets for Our DIY Van Build

How We Made Custom Kitchen Cabinets for Our DIY Van Build

Without water and a way to cook food, living in a van just wouldn’t be possible. Buying food and drinks at restaurants and gas stations all the time is not only unhealthy, it’s also expensive. So, one of the most important parts of any van build is the kitchen setup. Our kitchuation (…kitchen situation…get it?)…

What Does Vanlife Mean to Us? A Vibrant Community of Inspiration

What Does Vanlife Mean to Us? A Vibrant Community of Inspiration

One of the best things about vanlife is all the cool places you get to sleep. We spent this past weekend living in the woods on the coast of Lake Superior. It was unbelievably peaceful, and we could see the sun setting over the water through the trees. Safe to say, it’s one of the…

How to Build an Easy Portable Solar Panel Mount Out of PVC

How to Build an Easy Portable Solar Panel Mount Out of PVC

It gets hot in the summer. Even hotter inside of a van – no matter how good your insulation and ventilation are. And when the sun’s beating down and making that temperature rise, sometimes you just need to park your van in the shade to help keep it cool. The problem with that, though, is…

How SELF Journal Can Help You Make the Most Out of Van Life

How SELF Journal Can Help You Make the Most Out of Van Life

We could not be more honored to write this sponsored post for our friends over at Best Self Co. Their awesome SELF Journals help us stay focused and achieve our goals every single day, and we highly recommend checking them out! This post also contains affiliate links. When you’re traveling and living in a van –…

How to Build a Plywood Battery Box for a DIY Van Conversion

How to Build a Plywood Battery Box for a DIY Van Conversion

Where do we house all of the electrical components in our van build? We have two big AGM (absorbed glass mat) batteries in our van, and we decided to build our own battery box out of plywood. With a sealed battery like AGM or LiFePO4, a battery box isn’t required. If charged and discharged properly,…

How to Fit a Queen-sized Bed in Your Van: Badass Pullout Bed Frame Design

How to Fit a Queen-sized Bed in Your Van: Badass Pullout Bed Frame Design

How do you live in a van and make it comfortable at the same time? Especially if you’re traveling with another person, it’s vital to maximize every inch and make sure there’s plenty of available space for stretching out. Even more so if you have dogs (or cats) in the van with you. In our…

Your Parents Were Right! Build a Van and Be Whatever You Want

Your Parents Were Right! Build a Van and Be Whatever You Want

Turning a van into a home is an adventure. It forces you to learn new skills and deal with setbacks and screwups. But first and foremost it teaches you to be patient, to work hard, and to persevere in the face of obstacles. And with those skills, you can do anything. As we get ready…

How to Make Your DIY Van Build Easier with Pocket Holes

How to Make Your DIY Van Build Easier with Pocket Holes

You’ve got your van insulated, you’ve installed walls, a floor, and a ceiling. Now you need a bed, a kitchen unit, maybe a bench to sit on. But how, exactly, do you put all of this together? Whether you’re building furniture or building a custom van interior, there’s always more than one way to do just about…

Wander Pupdates by Nymeria: First Ride in the Big New Driveway Dog

Wander Pupdates by Nymeria: First Ride in the Big New Driveway Dog

Hello all! It’s me, Nymeria here, and BOY do we have a lot to chat about! First off, I’ve been stuck eating rice with my breakfast and dinner because Crow ate out of the trashcan and has been throwing up. She’s fine now so hopefully I can stop eating those nasty white pellets but jeez, way…

What’s In Those Cabinets? Inside Our Van’s Kitchenette

What’s In Those Cabinets? Inside Our Van’s Kitchenette

Last week we took a pretty big step in our van build: we finally completed building, staining and finishing our kitchen cabinets and countertop. We continued the mismatched log cabin style we had going on our cedar plank ceiling, and we threw in some blue stain to add a splash of color to the van….

Creating Our Mobile Log Cabin: Easy Steps to Staining a Van

Creating Our Mobile Log Cabin: Easy Steps to Staining a Van

If you’re living in a van, it’s important that it really feels like a home. And for us, there’s nothing more comfortable and homey than having wood lining every surface. Our birch plywood walls and beautiful cedar plank ceiling looked great right away, but staining and sealing them really brings out the grain patterns and…