I am a 22-year-old Canadian guy. I have spent my entire life idolizing people that used vans for traveling. When I turned 16, and I started my first job as a lifeguard, I made saving account that I title “Van Fund” I started putting a bit of every cheque into that account!
As I grew older, I needed to dig into that fund for University. This was heartbreaking as I was in the range of being able to afford a van. This savings fund spent the next few years stagnant as I had to use some money then I would replace it just to have it used again later on… finally after finishing up school, I managed to get enough money that I could pull the trigger on one!! I found the perfect van at a commercial vehicle resale lot. I pulled the trigger. A year ago TODAY (June 24th, 2017) I bought it.
A year of gutting, repairing, and building has brought me this finished product! I couldn’t be more stoked! The skills I have learned and developed during the conversion process are irreplaceable. The freedom of having this machine waiting for me to get off work makes me so excited and gets me through the day! I know that at home its ready to go where I want!
Although I am not yet a full-time vanlifer and still have a home that won’t be for much longer! And frankly, I already don’t use the house as much as I can. Being an avid board sports enthusiast, I can chase any swell or storm at any time! I have never had the freedom to go where ever, when ever and I never want to give that up again.

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