Eamon and Bec are a couple of Toronto-based entrepreneurs who live full-time in their DIY camper van conversion to save money and travel while they run their business, Chai Wala (
When we asked them why they chose van life, they said it was 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.
Eamon converted a 2008 Dodge Sprinter van in just under a month. They have a beautiful and functional kitchen complete with a Vita Mix blender, small fridge, and propane cooktop. They’ve got a couch that converts into a bed at night, and also provides storage for their tea deliveries.
The passenger swivel seat is key, they said. It really opens up the space and makes it easier for them to have visitors in the van.
They don’t have a toilet or shower but they do have a gym membership so they can use the shower and toilet facilities there every day. They also have a warehouse for their company where they can park and plug into power if their solar panel isn’t charging their batteries enough.
For heat they’ve got a diesel heater complete with a programmable thermostat so they can leave it running even when they’re not in the van so their water system doesn’t freeze.
Eamon and Bec have a great channel on YouTube with videos about their build, and super fun vanlife vlogs that share a lot of delicious cooking so be prepared – they’ll make you hungry! You can also follow them on Instagram, and Facebook.
Their company is called Chai Wala and we can confirm that their homemade chai tea blend is delicious!! Check it out here:
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Mat & Danielle
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