Watch How We Make Money While Living in a Van Part I

As you may (or may not) know by now, Eamon and I are a couple of Toronto-based entrepreneurs who live full-time in our DIY sprinter van conversion to save money and travel while running our tea business, Chaiwala (

We chose van life partly because the internet makes it possible to work from anywhere, partly because of inflated real estate prices in Toronto, and also because they love adventure and don’t want to be tied down. We also looked long and hard at how to grow our small business outside of our own city and the only affordable solution was to move our lives into a tiny home on wheels!

In part 1 of the how to make money on the road series, we showed you a glimpse of our lives as small business owners who wholesale their product to local shops. And, today we show you a look at the second way we make money with our tea… which is vending at various flea markets and festivals to sample and sell our unique sticky chai!

The tea festival is a two day event (so as you are watching this we are back at it again!)

As always, if you have any questions at all… leave them in the comments below and we will get back to you.

Other tea companies mentioned in this video:

Lemon Lilly Tea
Genuine Tea
T By Daniel



  1. Nancy Ramos on December 9, 2022 at 12:50 am

    Just ordered your Chi kit! I had to use hubby’s Pay Pal account as I don’t have one. Can’t wait!!!! We love Chi, so I can’t wait to try yours 😃

  2. Jake and Troy KC Vapor Studio LLC on December 9, 2022 at 12:50 am

    I have severe hospitalization level gluten allergy that most call celiac’s…

    I get long lasting pimples that turn into soars rather than heal immediately (I’m 35) when I eat any gluten or trace gluten what so ever.

  3. Collies World on December 9, 2022 at 12:51 am

    I just watched that black mirror series with the "ahhhhhhhhhh" hiarious

  4. Juan Pablo Gonzalez S. V. on December 9, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Eamon looks soo young and bec looks about the same

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  6. Florence on December 9, 2022 at 12:56 am

    I admire you guys, you are independent and you don’t ask for money like a lot of YouTubers that I have watched. There’s your followers who want to help and I think this is great, but I disagree with these other’s who expect financial support from viewers who have to work hard to keep themselves afloat. So I sent respect and admiration to you, you are hard working beautiful people 💙 I truly wish you both love and good fortune 💙 Safe travelling my friends x 🌍 x

  7. Kate Morris on December 9, 2022 at 12:59 am

    This blog was so much fun to watch…🤗

  8. Ron D on December 9, 2022 at 1:00 am

    It appears that Eamon does not really like doing this. Bec seems to be the driving force behind the content.

  9. Kinga Gorski on December 9, 2022 at 1:01 am

    Aw happy 1-year engagement anni! <3 And yeah parking in Vancouver can be a real b*tch too haha. Sometimes you gotta take whatever is open, even if that means it’s 20-min away from your destination!

  10. I Am Kat-Agnt99 -A S H- KBT. on December 9, 2022 at 1:01 am

    lovin it!

  11. Jess Chi-An on December 9, 2022 at 1:01 am

    I can’t stop watching your videos!!! The two of you are just so genuine and such funny souls! #vegancouplegoals!
    I found your channel through Lauren and I am completely OBSSESD!  Just ordered a Chaiwalachai starter kit for myself! 😀

  12. Lea on December 9, 2022 at 1:02 am

    How to start a company (legal process) in Canada?

  13. Amber Cunningham on December 9, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Would love to try your chai but $20 international shipping makes it cost prohibitive for me. Sad. 😢

  14. Rebecca Rhoads on December 9, 2022 at 1:03 am

    I thought it was a very fun vlog

  15. V.L. Cason of The Voice of V on December 9, 2022 at 1:04 am

    Still running the chai biz?

  16. Di on December 9, 2022 at 1:05 am

    It’s goin great guys!

  17. bangbangcfp on December 9, 2022 at 1:06 am

    Keep BUDDY for your BUDDY. No doubt about it, he’s your buddy..😊

  18. Joi Anne on December 9, 2022 at 1:10 am

    I love tea And I would like to know more about your tea and how would I purchase some

  19. C. S. on December 9, 2022 at 1:11 am

    Are you sure you aren’t just lazy losers that beg other people for their hard earned money? You contribute 0 to the world

  20. grey salt on December 9, 2022 at 1:15 am

    I LOVE how you guys picked a hindi name for your chai company!Love from India❤️🇮🇳

  21. Adam Lanxmz on December 9, 2022 at 1:17 am

    *Buy our Tea so we can live for free*
    Stupid liberal hippies

  22. Sarah Baker on December 9, 2022 at 1:19 am

    When the vlog is your baby…"you take the vlog!!" One day…you guys will be amazing parents♥️ That will be one well travelled babay🥰🦋

  23. Corinne Clarke on December 9, 2022 at 1:20 am

    I would love some information I use to sell Organo Gold products

  24. Nikki Cole on December 9, 2022 at 1:20 am

    ooo you have the link up for the biz. Next payday I’ll order my very first chai from you. Love the pumpkin matching head cozies!

  25. Jeanne Anne on December 9, 2022 at 1:21 am

    This was a great vlog. We got to see your process at a event. I love that guys. I really do admire you guys. I have not tried your product yet but I plan to buy your starter kit soon. I have to figure out which one also. I’m in the states in Washington. Do you guys ever come over here for events? Anyhow I’m so loving this journey Buddy. Ha ha! ✌

  26. Adriana Isabel on December 9, 2022 at 1:22 am

    Can you guys do a minimalist closet tour living in a van?

  27. Wright Vibes on December 9, 2022 at 1:23 am

    I liked that black mirror episode.
    Loved your video as usual. Made me feel inspired.

  28. All Stuff Tech on December 9, 2022 at 1:26 am

    Sauerkraut (all natural) is really good for your gut health. I am about to go to Trader Joe’s to pick some up right now. Yum, I love Sauerkraut with mustard (munchies time).

  29. ladyindeed on December 9, 2022 at 1:29 am

    WOW You Guys Hustle HARD!!! Oh and I screamed "Hallelujah" when there was No Ticket!!!! lol

  30. Kelly Rigney on December 9, 2022 at 1:31 am

    So awesome! Wondering how you guys fulfill orders while you are traveling?! Love the video!

  31. Catch a Pocket Podcast Lori Burress on December 9, 2022 at 1:31 am

    I’m just making my way through this video. Going from the beginning to where you are now. I really enjoyed this video. I also like the food you eat in a day. These are fun. Thanks!

  32. kenneth burks on December 9, 2022 at 1:31 am

    You guys are extremely inspirational I’m saving for the next three years to convert my van for myself I have questions on your business and how you got into the tea bizz

  33. Elise Michelle on December 9, 2022 at 1:32 am

    Hi guys! I just came across your channel and realize that I actually have some of your wonderful chai mix in my pantry that I got as a gift. I just re found it but sadly the best before date on it is Aug 2017. I was just wondering if I could still use it? Loving your channel btw 🙂

  34. Terri Shipkowski on December 9, 2022 at 1:35 am

    Been there done that, so tried for you.!,,

  35. Collies World on December 9, 2022 at 1:37 am

    Looks like a good business. You looked very busy. Did You mention how much your sales were that day, if not can you please? Your booth did look cozy

  36. musskyulls on December 9, 2022 at 1:37 am

    I am dying to try your chai but shipping to me is almost the price of the bag of tea. 🙁 One day!

  37. Danielle Fahs on December 9, 2022 at 1:38 am

    bec! your jacket looks really cute & warm. I live in Chicago so it’s deathly cold here too & I need a new one soooo bad! mind if I ask what brand yours is?! 🙂

  38. Jordyn Harms on December 9, 2022 at 1:41 am

    Turned out good! Love it 😀

  39. Ana Marroquin on December 9, 2022 at 1:41 am


  40. Daphane Mcconnell on December 9, 2022 at 1:42 am

    Bless you both in your travels and Tea business…

  41. Allison Jaloszynski on December 9, 2022 at 1:43 am

    You guys truly are awesome. Let me first say, thanks for all the hard work you do because I know that vlogging is a lot of hard work! On top of running a business (: I had a couple of questions about starting an herbal tea business. I am an herbalist, we live in eastern Michigan and like Canada, it is often cold here for what feels like forever…lol. Anyway, I have a strong relationship with herbs due to my past healing experiences. I healed myself from hormonal disorders and re-constructed my body through diet and I have a great passion for providing others with that same opportunity.. My family is totally about backpacking and hiking and were always taking trips places, in fact Canada is one of our places we want to visit this next year. Anyway, we know the mission for our business and what we want to use and specialize in. However, I am just stumped on weather or not we want to do a wholesale business or just sell teas online for specialty. I have no idea what licenses I need or regulations for packaging tea are and I feel pretty lost! I do know that business is risk, but I don’t want to dive into more than what I need. Do I need a special building in which I can start my business or can I just start this low-risk from home? Since dried goods are technically considered low-risk "foods". If you have some time and wouldn’t mind I would love to know how you guys started your beautiful business and why you decided to do wholesale <3
    Thank you for your time in reading my message. Wish you the best guys!

  42. Alexis Diane on December 9, 2022 at 1:44 am

    Love how they plug other companies

  43. Lauren Marie on December 9, 2022 at 1:44 am

    Looooove love love this would love to see how you free your chai

  44. olivia on December 9, 2022 at 1:44 am

    yesss black mirror!!!

  45. William Chavez on December 9, 2022 at 1:46 am

    I had not seen this video, u guys are awesome huge fan! I will make sure to order goods from u guys! Have fun in Mexico guys!

  46. wompsify on December 9, 2022 at 1:46 am

    Do you guys have a manufacturer for your kits or do you buy them wholesale? Do you mix and pack the chai yourselves or do you have someone doing that now?

  47. Alexis Sahagun on December 9, 2022 at 1:47 am

    Phoenix, Arizona has so many local cafes in Downtown Phoenix! Let me know if you guys are ever down here and I would love to show you around!
    Not sure how youtube works– if there is a way to private message so I can share with you my email?
    Your channel is awesome! Would love to meet buddies in person lol

  48. Allison Sherman on December 9, 2022 at 1:49 am

    Sparked a memory of the days when I sold my art at shows:)

  49. Josh & Graci on December 9, 2022 at 1:49 am

    Chai chai chai!! Go eamon & bec!!!

  50. Lorraine Calvert on December 9, 2022 at 1:49 am

    OMG, you are such hard workers. I used to do trade shows for a big computer software producer and it took months to plan prepare and implement. I love love Chai tea. My sister lived in India for 10 years and she used to make it from scratch and it is amazing. I’m going to try and buy yours, if it’s not too pricey…I’m poor :-(. Seriously, congrats!

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