Shopping for your build?

I have links here that you can find virtually anything you will ever need for a van build.

2 of the top channels that will answer any question you might ever have about solar and/or solar generators. You can’t go wrong with these guys!

Here is a really cool idea! I have seen questions from folks trying to get into vanlife, and looking for builders close to where they are. Well these 2, Jess and  Shawn, are offering to travel to you, with their trailer of tools they used for their build! How about that for convienience!

They can be found on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/cruxandbeta

 or YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPEUXVqMGKw5HDFt8MVAQ1g

 

These are some of the top van build resources to help get you started.

Ideas and Tips, from Seasoned VanLifers…

These are some of the top van build resources to help get you started.

Every VanLifer I talk to says the same thing. I have watched thousands of videos on VanBuilds. Even we continue to search YouTube and the Internet for ideas and inspiration. That being said, we will only put a few of the top builds we have come across in our thousands of hours because let’s face it, we can’t help ourselves and we all spend too much time watching and not doing!

The other reason is, things change very quickly, and sometimes the information you come across can be outdated.

You will find van build inspiration on everything from people with budgets of a few hundred dollars, to van builds costing $200K or more!

My personal favorite van builds for inspiration have been the people, especially women or couples who have never even picked up a tool in their life, and are able to build an amazing home on wheels.

Every VanLifer I talk to says the same thing. I have watched thousands of videos on VanBuilds. Even we continue to search YouTube and the Internet for ideas and inspiration. That being said, we will only put a few of the top builds we have come across in our thousands of hours because let’s face it, we can’t help ourselves and we all spend too much time watching and not doing!

The other reason is, things change very quickly, and sometimes the information you come across can be outdated.

You will find van build inspiration on everything from people with budgets of a few hundred dollars, to van builds costing $200K or more!

My personal favorite van builds for inspiration have been the people, especially women or couples who have never even picked up a tool in their life, and are able to build an amazing home on wheels.

2 of the top channels that will answer any question you might ever have about solar and/or solar generators. You can’t go wrong with these guys!

Van Insulation is a huge topic in van builds. It can be overwhelming and intimidating. I will share my own experiences with this and include links to some of the most knowledgable folks on this subject.

Build Your Own Van

I hesitate to list or recommend any builders just yet. I will build some sort of rating system to help folks find a reputable builder so you don’t get burned like some of the horror stories we have heard. Of course, this does not apply if you are building your own.

Purchase a Van

One of the best sites for purchasing a van is VanLifeTrader.

I suggest you start there. I have listed the top 3 to get you going.

A note about tools

Something I discovered by accident, but I think is a cool thing to think about when you’re going to do a van build.

What happened to me is I bought the first tool, a Ryobi circular saw. Then because of prices, I ended up buying more and more stuff from that Ryobi group.

I bought a drill, saw, caulking gun, fans, lights, a soldering iron, and I am not done.

A huge benefit is I can have this huge list of tools to pick from, but they all use the same battery. This is a huge space saver which is important in a Van.

Of course, there are many other tool lines to choose from, but definitely, something to think about!

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