I have taken the plunge!

I sold everything to buy a van, completely convert it into an RV. From there I hit the road and started my van living/starving artist lifestyle. With your help and help from others I hope my dream of becoming a successful travel blogger comes true!

This is a way of living that has certainly become more popular over the years. I’m thrilled to be a part of the movement! It’s going to be an amazing journey with lots of smooth sailing and some rough waters I’m sure. I know in my heart everything happens for a reason and opportunities can disguise themselves cleverly in a bad situation.

Life isn’t about how many possessions you have. It should be about adventures and taking risks. Stay tuned as I continue to follow my dreams in Da Peace Train! Here’s some pictures from the van build, be sure to check out the The full van conversion video.

I started this conversion with a 2006 Chevy Express 3500 cargo van. I purchased the van in Vancouver, BC. After taking possession, I removed anything that was inside the cargo area of the van. I pulled out old shelves and the rubber matting which covered the floor. I then insulated the inside of the van with 1/2″ foam board. Covering every panel including inside the doors to prevent heat transfer. I also used expanding spray foam to fill any voids or cracks. This also helped with road noise and just better soundproofing overall.

From there, it took carful planning and and brainstorming to come up with the most efficient layout. Running all the wires for the solar panels, lights, fridge and water pump before installing most of the cupboards was essential. You don’t want to get ahead of yourself when doing a van conversion. It’s very important to know what has to be done before covering it up with other materials. Feel free to ask me any questions about your own projects or van living, I would be happy to help 🙂


Jonny D