The concept of van life has been there throughout our relationship. Indeed, Jean Robert was actually living in a van when we met! Our first conversion together was a Toyota Lucida which we then drove to Turkey and back. After moving to Canada, we did it again, this time with a Chevrolet Astro and a five-month road trip around BC, Yukon, NWT and Alaska. Now planning for our next big adventure on the road with our new GMC Savana, it looks like our love of the van life is here to stay!
We are currently travelling in our DIY converted GMC Savana cargo van. For a tour and cost breakdown, check out this article above. For detailed construction diaries for the build, click the links below. Also featured on this page is our last van conversion, plus road trip diaries from our five month journey around Western Canada as well as van life reflections.
The biggest update yet! In just two weeks, our GMC Savana conversion really became liveable with a proper ceiling, cupboards, under bed storage, seating, solar panel system and more.
Finally, it is time to start our real DIY van conversion! In this update, we add insulation, three layers of flooring (cork, plywood and vinyl), a welded bed and walls – all in 12 days and temperatures sometimes in the minus features.
Our experience driving 7000km across Canada in early winter and the trials and tribulations of legally transferring a GMC Savana van from British Columbia to New Brunswick
The fourth update to our Astro Van Camper Conversion series. We have built a cabinet in between the front seats and the bed, to provide essential storage space when travelling.
The final part of our five month, 17,000km road trip around BC, Yukon & NWT; Quesnel to Vancouver, via 10 sun-and-wine soaked days in the Okanagan
An extra long holiday weekend in Tumbler Ridge, accompanied by the Northern Lights, wolves and spectacular waterfalls followed by a dash through the Cariboo to reach the warmth of the Okanagan
A week of contrasts driving south from the Yukon, with a trip through the Northern Rockies (bison, hotsprings and moose, oh my) and an insight into BC’s oil and gas industries