VAN TOUR after 2 YEARS OF FULL-TIME VAN LIFE | So many changes!

VAN TOUR after 2 YEARS OF FULL-TIME VAN LIFE | So many changes!

My self-built home has changed A LOT in the last few years! This van tour focuses on each upgrade, why I installed or built it, and how it’s currently going.
I’m falling more in love with my custom cabin on wheels with each little upgrade!

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We are Linnea and Akela. Through the van build, I used my stubbornness and drive to show individuals that they, too, can convert a campervan by themselves and on a budget, with a lot of learning, rolling up the sleeves, and getting to work.
Our goal is to inspire individuals to chase their dreams… to break from societal limitations and live the life they truly desire.
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50 Comments

  1. Nasca on May 5, 2023 at 11:36 am

    That’s exactly what I’d love to do Linnea, thanks a lot for the advices and for boosting our self confidence on trying to make our own rig..I don’t know nothing about DIY and electric but I guess of I’ll put myself on the situation that I have to I might be like!! Really, well done for everything you’ve achieved and made you have all my respect πŸ’ͺ especially after seeing you fishing!!😎 ..Maybe we will all meet on the road at some point guys, with our self-built cabin on wheels!! All the best wishes to you both and enjoy outdoors!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŽπŸ’ͺ

  2. Chris Pepper on May 5, 2023 at 11:36 am

    Love your build ! Great design. I wish i had your skills

  3. Michael Wilson on May 5, 2023 at 11:39 am

    Awesome job! I hope the adventures never end. I am thinking about putting in one of those cubic minis as well. How do you stow the stove and the chimney when travelling? There are laws regarding that (you are best to ask your local commercial vehicle inspection facility (a big truck scale) and you can get fined. I’m not meaning to criticize, it is just a concern to think about. Next, how long is your fire lasting? About 3 hours or so? Do you stoke it throughout the night or just let it get cold until the morning?

  4. Gerrie Hallisy on May 5, 2023 at 11:40 am

    Total Enlightenment and inspiration

  5. Whenyouknowbetter on May 5, 2023 at 11:42 am

    Got it! You did it all by yourself. No one helped you. Bravo. Congrats.

  6. jhankri on May 5, 2023 at 11:43 am

    Awesome intelligent build. I love that you refer to liking the aesthetic of certain aspects of the build as I am a very practical person but am affected by aesthetics. And I’m a German shepherd person too and seeing how you live together in such small space is very informative. And then the room for books and gear! All the practical features work for great adventures in this van.

  7. PH L on May 5, 2023 at 11:43 am

    What an absolutely amazing video and you have done so well , best wishes and keep on doing what you do πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜€

  8. Jeri Mathews on May 5, 2023 at 11:45 am

    You are inspiring. You are so much like my daughter that lives in Alaska, has her own fishing boat and it’s huge and goes out to sea a few months at a time with her his. My grandchildren have been raised on that boat. She spend her land time at their cabin and hunting for their meats. Nothing stops her from doing it ground up. So much like you. I admire this in you both.
    She has not let her having a family slow her down. They are living a great life.

  9. Dion Chadfield on May 5, 2023 at 11:45 am

    Love your lifestyle and fantastic van build

  10. est1984 on May 5, 2023 at 11:45 am

    πŸ‘ŒπŸ½β€πŸ˜Ž

  11. NateDawgMsu1980 on May 5, 2023 at 11:48 am

    Cabin vibe is awesome

  12. Wynand Koegelenberg on May 5, 2023 at 11:48 am

    Well done!!! You are living my dream. Your imagination, courage, determination, drive, enthusiasm and skills are exemplary. I wish you only the very best on your future endeavors and adventures. Please give your furry friend a forehead rub from me.

  13. Wes Best. on May 5, 2023 at 11:49 am

    I love a woman who isn’t afraid to bury her turds.

  14. Cramandcheese on May 5, 2023 at 11:49 am

    Wow , I didn’t think girls pooped

  15. AC Coming Back To Life on May 5, 2023 at 11:52 am

    Awesome πŸ‘ well done

  16. Runfridr on May 5, 2023 at 11:52 am

    Very nice build! But please note that plastic "composting bags" are not biodegradable in nature, they are only industrialy degradable. It is still plastic. Paper bags could be a better choise.

  17. Danielle Carney on May 5, 2023 at 11:52 am

    I love this videoβ€” and I want your life! πŸ˜‚ I appreciate your courage to be out there on your own, but also to build everything yourself. Wow!!!

  18. Glenn Clarke on May 5, 2023 at 11:52 am

    Hi Linnea, We have just enjoyed watching you for our very first time, thank you very much, we will be watching more of your vlogs, Stay safe Marion & Glenn ( Yorkshire, England xx

  19. James Wulzen on May 5, 2023 at 11:52 am

    I’m 83 and have a great deal of respect for this lady, I’m still going too and have a build in mind myself. I want to sell my custom house that I built and get wheels that I can move around on this 4000 square mile Island, visit friends enjoy the sun every day, be able to spend time anywhere I want, when ever I want. I’m in a wheelchair and miss being able to get out when I want to no matter the weather ( enjoy the tropical rain ) , be able to get to the top of Mauna Kea again. I’m in real good health after 3 strokes that all came within 72 hours real close together . You go girl and I’ll add you to my watch list.😎 Aloha Nui Loa !

  20. Baha Queen on May 5, 2023 at 11:55 am

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  21. Anna L on May 5, 2023 at 11:57 am

    shower?

  22. Number 5 on May 5, 2023 at 11:58 am

    Thank you for your video! Do you have sumo springs installed on your van by chance?

  23. Scott Cirman on May 5, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Nice! LOve your vibe and the completeness of your video. Much respect for your planning and effort. Safe to travels. I am sure you are an inspiration to many

  24. Dan mi on May 5, 2023 at 12:05 pm

    Hi would you mind sharing how you treated the wood?

    I’m properly nervous that I’m going to choose the wrong option and mess up all the hard work now it’s fitted and have to sand it all and start again

    I think I’m going for a tinted varnish

  25. Joe Average on May 5, 2023 at 12:05 pm

    Massive props for your DIY build & rebuild! Love your van’s authentic design & your down to earth philosophy. Very inspirational!!!

  26. C Ryder on May 5, 2023 at 12:06 pm

    You are so inspiring 😒❀

  27. Shannon Bailey on May 5, 2023 at 12:06 pm

    I can’t live in a van it seems dangerous and I’m scared of everything these days.

  28. Tom Bulli on May 5, 2023 at 12:07 pm

    Nice camper! – I like! πŸ™‚ Greetings from West Germany. πŸ˜‰
    I think your little oven in the camper is super cool!
    I can imagine living in such a camper.. 3 years ago I had a Citroen jumper (French): It is identical to the Dodge Master. Everything on mine is original from Clever Celebration 600. I find your conversion more interesting than bought ready-made. …but I still have a MINI camper I made myself! . This is my Suzuki Jimny FJ and I built the box myself with a gas cooker :)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItEgF5ELRwU .. I will retire earlier in 8 years and will travel to the USA with a Suzuki Jimny FJ. Shipping the Jimny in a ship container is no problem… I also have family in the USA! Oh, by the way, I used to have a VW T4 Westfalia… I was on a trip to Norway with it in 2019 :)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZy-FGXdst8 I wish you a safe journey and happy Easter. Greetings from West Germany TOM :)……oh one more thing, you have a beautiful dog.)

  29. Ms. Dina V. on May 5, 2023 at 12:08 pm

    Love it!

  30. Cosmo Smallpiece on May 5, 2023 at 12:08 pm

    Interesting slant, I agree KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid), our van is smaller so is our dog.

  31. michelle heathfield on May 5, 2023 at 12:10 pm

    Loved this video. So interesting.

  32. Rebecca Nostrant on May 5, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    I am a new subscriber. My nickname is: Goldie
    I live in Jacksonville Florida

  33. Michael Smith on May 5, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    My biggest question for van life people is not, how can you put up with living in a van? Cause I think that would be awesome. My question is: one, how do you have the time and come up with the money to build a camper van when you have no experience AND are holding down a full time job; two, how do you make enough money to survive for two years without a "normal" job? I understand your expenses are cut down when you don’t have an apartment and/or mortgage, but you still need health insurance, phone, food, fuel, clothes, more stuff for your van, plus all the resources (i.e. TONS of time and money) to shoot/edit all the videos.

  34. Patrice Masson on May 5, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    Excellent ….well done.

  35. Joolz G on May 5, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    Your van is just adorable and you are amazing. What wonderful adventures you and Akela have. Lucky dog and what a great companion for you.

  36. Jamie Online on May 5, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    Inspirational

  37. MultiHairypotter on May 5, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    Northern Wisconsin? Head over to Washburn and Coco’s bakery yummmmm ! Tell them JIMMM sent you.

  38. Sleek S on May 5, 2023 at 12:14 pm

    πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ€ͺπŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’›

  39. Jacky Alexander on May 5, 2023 at 12:14 pm

    So cool and authentic telling van life how it is massive respect xx

  40. Sam on May 5, 2023 at 12:15 pm

    Hey Jenna.

  41. Curtrice Scott on May 5, 2023 at 12:17 pm

    Awesome. My favorite build so far. Thx for sharing. ❀

  42. Delisa Seale on May 5, 2023 at 12:17 pm

    First time I’ve seen one of your videos. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Looks like a great van and the fact hat you did yourself is amazing. You remind me off my son who is also intelligent, talented and able to figure things out and get it done. That said, he does take risk he shouldn’t at times. Having your stove so close to your bed is tempting fate, even though you keep a close eye on it. Things can go wrong in an instant, especially when you throw a dog in the mix. Just saying. Believe me I know, after living and surviving for 58 years now, in less than ideal circumstances at times. Look forward to watching more of your videos. Stay safe.

  43. metz011 on May 5, 2023 at 12:20 pm

    You are so cool ..

  44. Brooks on May 5, 2023 at 12:21 pm

    I’ve full-timed in 2 motorhomes for 6 years. What you’ve done here is very impressive. Congrats!!!

  45. Mun Sami on May 5, 2023 at 12:22 pm

    ❀it looks beautiful

  46. Michael D'Orazio on May 5, 2023 at 12:22 pm

    Hey this is BEAUTIFUL yall are so lucky it looks so special. I hope you both enjoy the heck out of it. Where is that leak in the ceiling coming from? Is it from the stove install or is it the door? Im asking because I’m at the start of my journey lookin for a cheap van to buy and renovate for living in. One of my biggest fears is leaks. I’m going to be going for a cross between rustic cabin and tech command station so water and the elements are my primary concerns.

  47. Chicken Dinner! on May 5, 2023 at 12:23 pm

    Thanks πŸ™ I appreciate the micro wood furnace – just joined – auto play stumbled upon your video I guess. Best of luck fr Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

  48. Linda D on May 5, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    ❀❀❀❀Your style of van living ✨️!❀ Chicago, IL USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

  49. Cramandcheese on May 5, 2023 at 12:31 pm

    Come say hi in bc Canada

  50. cenk okan nadirler on May 5, 2023 at 12:33 pm

    Your dog is the bossπŸ˜‚πŸ€ͺbye

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