Matt and Alli quit their engineering jobs to travel the country in their DIY sprinter van build, Clifford. Check out the official van tour to see their build, how it went together, and get inspiration for your DIY sprinter van conversion.

All the products we used (linked below):

Sliding Door Hardware:
Sliding Door Lock:
Noico Sound Deadener:
Spray Foam (you’ll need a lot of this): – $60 worth or so
Gym Mat rubber: – $70
PolyIso – Get this locally at your hardware store. -$300
Rear Door Weather Stripping: – $50
Slider Door Weather Stripping: – $50
Lap Sealant: – $12
Butyl Tape: – $13
Maxx air fans: – $290ea
Carsoft Scanner: – $150
Curt Trailer Hitch: – $160
Seat Covers: Found on Ebay

Memory Foam Mattress: – $200
Electric turkey carver: – $12
Table Stand: – $150
Plus Nuts: – $65
Joanns Fabric – $120

Norcold Fridge: – $750
Suburban Cook Top: – $110
Sink (don’t get this one- it’s too small): – $70
Microwave: – $60
RO Filtration System: – $200
Vinyl Tile Stickers: – $75
12v Water pump: – $65
Accumulator Tank: – $30
Cabinet Pulls: – $19
Towel Hanger: – $8
Fire Extinguisher: – $13
Fruit Hammock: – $13
Propane Bulkhead: – $13
Propane tank: Get this at Walmart or Hardware store
Propane Grill Adapter: – $12
Insta Pot: – $60
Trash Cans: – $75
Jerry Cans: – $40

Grizzly Wood Stove: – $500
Flue Pipe : $100
Dektite fitting: – $30
Rain Cap: – $35
Flue Cap: – $9
Stand Materials: $60

420Ah of Batteries: – $175ea (batteries are heavy and expensive to ship. We found ours at a forklift service center for cheap)
Solar Panels: Purchased off Craigslist- $300
AIMS 2000w Inverter: – $300
Solar Charge Controller: – $200
Inverter Remote: – $25
Battery Monitor: – $35
Charging Relay: – $15
Negative Bus Bar: – $15
Propane and CO alarm: – $70
Circuit Breakers: – $10 ea
12v Socket: – $7
Romex 12/2 wire: – $50 (don’t use this, get stranded wire!)
LED Lights: – $30
LED String Light: – $20
Charging Timer – $10
VHB Tape: – $30
Solar MC4 Connectors: – $25
Cable Glands: – $10

12v Vacuum: – $25
“Life they loved” pillow: – $10
Thermometer: – $18
Camp Chairs: – $50
WIFI Booster: – $40
Safe: – $25
Map Decal: – $25
Toilet: – $90

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  1. Lucas & Magui on July 22, 2023 at 3:07 pm

    OMG that fireplace!!!

  2. Jaklin SoulShine Wellness on July 22, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    So proud of you! This is amazing 🙂

  3. John W on July 22, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    I just came across your channel and subscribed!! Really nice van build! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. steve gila1950 on July 22, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    not sure why but I was impressed nice video…

  5. Kenneth Meese on July 22, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    Nice van, great video. I agree you should get rid of the makeup you’re absolutely beautiful without it.

  6. Jing Garcesa on July 22, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    U guys i love the way u built ur van the color and the interior is awsome

  7. vbe527y246 on July 22, 2023 at 3:11 pm

    Fellow engineer here, can you give any tips or guidance on running the chimney through the roof of the van?

  8. Kelly Anne Smith on July 22, 2023 at 3:13 pm

    Wow! This is really cool!!

  9. Cliff P. on July 22, 2023 at 3:13 pm

    From a guy named Clifford I think your van is great and properly named.

  10. Emmy Wilkes on July 22, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    Big red dog!!🤘

  11. Robert Shaffer on July 22, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    Wowzer, another hipster couple living in a van. How original, one of only about a million out here on the Tube. Cute woman, scroungy looking guy with a beard. I’ll go out on a limb here and take a wild guess that you’re vegans. And hey, who needs a bathroom when you can just leach on other people’s that they then have to clean up. Great.

  12. davep6977 on July 22, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    1st I noticed for an engineer was the sag in the shelves

  13. Free Juggling on July 22, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    Do you have problems with people trying to take your bikes in the city?

  14. VANESSA’S VANLIFE JOURNEY on July 22, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    Nice tour

  15. Lady-T Survival on July 22, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    i may be wrong, but aren’t you supposed to vent the gasses from the batteries away from your living space? arent they supposed to be toxic? venting it inside the van seems like it wouldn’t be good for air quality inside.

  16. anna christine on July 22, 2023 at 3:26 pm

    I LOVE the Cub and Grizzly. So practical and also lovely ambiance. One guy uses wood scraps like from construction and fake store bought logs because they are easier to break into the right size and they burn longer at night than cut up logs. Buying a cord of wood and cutting it into size can be time and space consuming and you can’t use pellets for some reason. Have you thought of what you’re going to use ?

  17. Richard Mond on July 22, 2023 at 3:29 pm

    What is with giving an inanimate object a name??

  18. Barbara Mowrey on July 22, 2023 at 3:29 pm

    Lithium deep cycle batteries will allow you to use 100% of the battery with no acid so you’re really getting more battery for the money. And they last according to everyone who has them. You could get by with two batteries instead of 4 and get more out of them.

  19. Mae Richard on July 22, 2023 at 3:29 pm

    I named my red jeep Clifford as well!

  20. Andreas Duess on July 22, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    Nice. We’ve for the same stove in our Airstream. Wood heat is the way to go, sustainable and doesn’t need power to run.

  21. Jennifer Hill on July 22, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    Omg he has the same voice as another van lifer. Gotta look it up

  22. Scout on July 22, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    That’s a really cool bed.

  23. Liberty Lost on July 22, 2023 at 3:33 pm

    It looks like you might have to reenforce the cabinets on the left side. It looks to heavy and the bottom is coming off and it looks like the the top is coming away from the ceiling. Also that might be why it looks like the door on the right side top, looks uneven. I hope it holds together for you.

  24. Yobobo W on July 22, 2023 at 3:35 pm

    Love this build!

  25. Rita Lee on July 22, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    Really like the van colors & tile.

  26. Sangeeth Auto on July 22, 2023 at 3:37 pm


  27. UNA CAMPER on July 22, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    Where do you hide the drugs????????????

  28. my surly trucker on July 22, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    Cool van all sub you .

  29. Alan Hudson on July 22, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    Awesome van, Awesome life, Awesome couple and dog, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  30. anna christine on July 22, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    Also do you have a link to the adjustable bed table platform ?

  31. mawar putih on July 22, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    I’m not happy without washroom n toilet….🙄

  32. reno flames on July 22, 2023 at 3:43 pm

    She is about a 20 on a 10 scale you are lucky….nice van…great build.

  33. BSD on July 22, 2023 at 3:44 pm

    Wow awesome! Thx for sharing !

  34. Vincent Dsnt on July 22, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    ]Yes……But do you have avocado toast and tofu ?

  35. steven brehm on July 22, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    New subscriber "south-africa

  36. Mike Rafferty on July 22, 2023 at 3:46 pm

    How is the microwave working on the battery bank? Any issues? It’s pretty unusual for boondockers to have a microwave running off batteries. Most use a generator for that purpose.

  37. Get Fit With Neha on July 22, 2023 at 3:47 pm

    amazing van build

  38. ******* on July 22, 2023 at 3:47 pm

    Nice to see a lack of pervs on the comments! Awesome van! I love it even though it doesn’t have a toilet!

  39. Bibbiana on July 22, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    Dudes voice is super low. Only elephants and whales can hear him.

  40. Les Voyages De Louis on July 22, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    Joli !!!

  41. we are ENGLISH on July 22, 2023 at 3:53 pm

    Love it

  42. Sripada Ravi Kumar on July 22, 2023 at 3:54 pm

    But where is the washroom

  43. barbjoz63 on July 22, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Great build! How tall is Matt? I was considering getting a Sprinter but my husband it’s 6’4" and am curious if the height is comfortable for Matt.

  44. mirageseekr on July 22, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    I thought your dog was a fuzzy blanket that fell on the floor at first as he was so still. I would have to hug that dog all day long. Nice build, very organized. Just what you expect from engineers (dad is one). Love Clifford the big red van. Only criticism and its personal prefference is WHOA on that color scheme!! baby blue with red backsplash? Maybe concede that you both are the super smart but maybe not the most artistic if you go to redecorate or sell maybe recruit a friend to help in the asthetics.

  45. Growing Wild Heather on July 22, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Clifford looks pretty snazzy inside and out! When you see Charlie there may be some things that look familiar!

  46. Greg Ward on July 22, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    stopped watching the video when you said you vented and are pumping the off-gasses from the batteries INTO the van and not outside. Fucking Engineers my ass. Would not hire you to build a bird feeder.

  47. Виктор Русакович on July 22, 2023 at 3:56 pm


  48. Rita Lee on July 22, 2023 at 3:57 pm

    Amazing eyes!

  49. Nick Dannunzio on July 22, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    Ally is a dime… nice build on the van too… =)

  50. Albert Dupond on July 22, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    Beaucoup d’idées astucieuses, félicitations ! merci beaucoup pour le partage et pour les informations détaillées !!!

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