Living Full Time in an Off-Grid Camper Van with 2 Dogs + Van Life Tour

Nat & Abi inspire us every day with their colorful DIY Sprinter van conversion, their commitment to leave no trace, their community-building efforts, and of course, their beautiful photos and delicious campfire cooking! In this video, they share their experience living full-time in a van with two dogs, and give us a tour of their spacious and bright home on wheels!

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Nat and Abi bought their 2004 Sprinter van for $6,000 USD and converted it for $10,000 USD. It took a year and a half for them to build it out and they did a spectacular job!

The kitchen was their main focus because cooking is a big part of their day. They have a long counter for food prep, a 2-burner alcohol stove, a sink with a 12-volt pump, and a top-loading fridge.

The lounge area is a combo couch and dinette with a table that slides out from under the bed and loads of storage underneath.

Their bed is fixed and runs the width of the van to save space, and it’s tall enough to fit a water tank, solar power system, and garage underneath.

To finance their life on the road, Abi does stock and portrait photography, Nat does pop up restaurants and private dinners, and together they create content on the Lets Play Ride and Seek YouTube channel and Instagram page.

We think you’ll love meeting this incredible couple so enjoy the video and give them a follow 🙂

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle




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Music & Song Credits:
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.

Editing Credits:
Mat and Danielle from Exploring Alternatives

Filming Credits:
Nat and Abi from Lets Play Ride and Seek

45 Replies to “Living Full Time in an Off-Grid Camper Van with 2 Dogs + Van Life Tour”

  1. Pilgrim Carolee

    Hi! I REALLY Love your
    Set up in your van!!!
    What is your stove ? I have not seen one like that!
    Have you seen Firebox stoves. Com Steve the
    Inventor, has several video's on youtube. He is a mellow guy that has 2 dogs and 2 goats
    He goes camping and fishing with in between sometimes takes the whole family. His stoves that he invented
    Can be used as wood burning or he has created something you
    Can attach propane or
    Denatured Alcohol or
    The screw on canister
    Gas (I don't know if they are butane) you can also bake in his Billy pot's. It is all in his video's. I was just thinking of Steve's stoves as an out door
    I also use a bucket and
    Shower head. 😃
    You girl's have done a great job!
    Have you ever watched Chad Zuber's chanel?
    He is all about digging up clay and making his
    Containers & and weaving desert plants to weave baskets. He made his own bricks &
    Built an Adobe hut! Etc.
    He does ALL sorts of
    Things. He is really creative!!! I love all that he does. Oh, he also teaches alot about plants and their uses
    Medicinally & physically. 🙂

  2. Om Alo

    what a great van tour! It was nice to see this thru a different lens (I am a fan of Nat and Abi!). Thanks for exploring and sharing this alternative lifestyle, they have such a wide variety of skills, I am often blown away by their breadth of creativity. Oma and Alo

  3. Cathy Lynn Pietranton

    These two lovely ladies did a great job on renovating the van. We hope they have many happy adventures and safe travels. Thanks for sharing their story.❤

  4. skywave dxer

    NOT FAIR TO THE DOGS. You are not forced into this by poverty , no excuses. If you wanted to do this you should have found a place for your dogs to live. You are doing this for glamour photography and to avoid working , leave the dogs out of it.

  5. Citadel Vanlommel

    ❤❤❤❤❤u vidos🐕🐕sta safe groeten uit de fillippijnen pallawan 😊😊😊😊😊😊❤❤❤❤❤👌👌👌👌👌👌😊😊😊😊

  6. HelenaMikas

    You are two very amazing people..Full marks for living your dream and caring for the planet …:) Will check your channel out Great meeting you …Greetings from Berlin , Helena :)👍🌈

  7. Declan Hannigan

    No 9am to 5pm drudgery not for you guys, I wish I could go on permanent vacation..
    I have being searching for the elusive money tree. 🌴

  8. CoachJack

    Love the van build and that your a chef! I'm following you 2 so I can learn to do my camper van and also more importantly I need to learn how to cook,lol

  9. John Wong

    I had the same van ,now I know what I can do with my sprinter 208cdi. 2004. I am from Sydney Australia by the way

  10. Simple Living Lake Life

    I'm going to get a banana hammock just for the laughs haha thanks for the inspiration 😄

  11. Switzerland travel With jafari

    Hello my friend 🙋‍♂️ 🙋‍♂️ 🙋‍♂️ Nice vidéo 👍👍👍🇨🇭🇨🇭

  12. Voneschenbach

    First of all, hammock for bananas! Second, that brief dance in onesies at the end. These women are wise beyond their years.

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