Modern AGM batteries are uber-safe, but there are still many good reasons for a battery box. See how we built a plywood battery box for our van build!
For this week’s Gnomad Homies, we sat down with Parker and Jenelle of @togetherweroam to chat about their travels in Scarlet JoVanson, their 1987 Chevy G20.
A queen sized bed? IN A VAN?!? Read our in-depth post to see how we managed to fit a big, comfy bed in our van build and still have plenty of space.
In van life and life in general, it’s important to be present in the moment and feel gratitude for all that you have. Meditation helps us remember.
In the fourth installment of Gnomad Homies, we chat with Emma and Sven about their travels down the Pan-American Highway in Big Emma, their awesome VW Bus.
Our parents told us we could be anything as long as we worked hard. And they were right. See how we learned many skills and trades in our van build.
Want the strongest, lightest furniture for your van build? Try pocket hole construction! Check out our guide on using pocket holes in your van build.
In the third installment of Gnomad Homies, we interview Josiah Q. Roe, a travelin’ travel photographer who bounces around the country in his VW Vanagon.
Wondering what stove, fridge, sink, faucet, and water tank to get for your van build? In this post, we go over everything we put in our van’s kitchen.
In Gnomad Homies Part Two, we interview Kaya and Michael from One Chick Travels. Read on as they describe living on the road in their custom sprinter van!
Stain really enhances the natural beauty of wood and makes the grain pop. Check out how we stained the inside of our van and made it feel like a log cabin.
Sometimes a positive life change brings with it new obstacles to overcome. Follow Jayme as she reflects on dealing with weight gain after quitting smoking.
The ceiling is one of the most visible and customizable parts of any van. Follow along as we hang some great-looking cedar paneling on our van’s ceiling.
A van interior isn’t complete without walls. Check out how we measured, cut, and installed 1/4″ plywood paneling in our van in this step-by-step post.
This week we interview Allison and Dustin (and their husky Cody) from the Road Abode about living and traveling in their 2002 Dodge Ram conversion van.
Read on to see how we laid down a subfloor, installed beautiful Tarkett T-Lock laminate flooring and amped up the awesomeness in our van!
Ventilation is essential for van life. Follow along as we cut a hole in our roof and install a Fan-Tastic vent fan in our high top conversion van!
Big goals can seem overwhelming when you focus on how far away they are. But if you focus on the small actions you can take today, you can achieve anything.
Mounting solar panels to the curved fiberglass roof of a high top conversion van isn’t exactly simple. Read on to find out how we did it.
Insulation is an important part of any van build. Here’s how we insulated our van, including tips, tricks, photos and step-by-step instructions.