15 weeks ago, we rolled into Bolingbrook, IL all bright eyed and bushy tailed. We had just ended our first two months traveling in a make-shift home and we were excited to start BUILDING our “real” home. And so it began… We ripped out the factory floor, added insulation and sound deadening, made a new floor,…
Category: Van Build
Build Update: Lisa falls in love with a butcher block and leaves Colin
Wow, it really feels like we’re nearing the finish line. We have walls now and the real makings of a kitchen including a butcher block that turned my world upside down. We’re garnering more interest around the warehouse too so you know it’s legit. Lower Cabinets: Last time we left you, we had a framework…
Build Update: Power, cabinets, and a ceiling!
It’s been about eleven weeks since we gutted Vaniel to begin the final van build. Well, Vaniel is finally at the point where most of the progress we make is very visible. We’ve got ceilings, lights, paint jobs, and cabinets galore. Oh, it’s getting fun now. Ceiling install: It’s official. I love our ceiling. Good…
Van-Building: A Journey of Patience
Van-building, it’s a labor of love, but make no mistake, it’s still labor. VANUAL LABOR (teehee). This blog could also be called “Lisa works manual labor for two months and wants to talk about it.” or “Two months of vanual labor and I haven’t lost a pound but my body aches every day – what…
Build update: Fancy doors, vinyl floor, and two workers who are very, very sore
It’s been over two weeks since our last build update, so I bet you’re hoping for a lot of progress. Well, YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE (especially since you’re on our new website – well done you!). It’s easy to lose track of all our momentum but, thanks to photos, I won’t miss a…
If Vaniel were a cheese, he’d be Swiss: A build update
From zero holes in the van to three, it’s been a productive few weeks so we’re checking in with a build update. With the holidays, we haven’t been at our usual six days/week routine but we have gotten a fair amount of research and prep work done on our “off” days. While progress may feel…
Break it down to build it back up
Phase Two aka the Final Phase aka the Tiny Home Phase aka Lisa’s Rest Day Getaway Phase is officially underway! Vaniel has been stripped down and we’re getting to work!
A quick tour of the van build: Phase One
Oh man, the van has come together! Last week, we cranked and got the van move-in ready.
How to do a half (kick) ass van build
Working hard at hardly working: van build logistics.
Lisa plays with sharp objects and Colin goes dumpster diving
This week, we went to work. Not traditional work, but van work.