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BUILDING A VAN-HOUSE EPISODE: 12

In this portion of the van-house build out, I go over installing the walls and a few tips for making things go more smoothly.

BUILDING A VAN-HOUSE EPISODE: 11

Here are some considerations when installing a ceiling fan for cooling and ventilation in the van-house

3 Log Splitting Pro Tops

We brought in expert woodsman, Mike Wall, to give some pro-tips for log splitting

BUILDING A VAN-HOUSE EPISODE: 10

Installing furring strip on the walls and ceiling and adding more wall insulation

BUILDING A VAN-HOUSE EPISODE: 9

This video shows putting in R-13 insulation inside the walls and covering the interior with Reflectix insulation.

BUILDING A VAN-HOUSE: EPISODE 8

In this episode, I install Reflectix over the wheel wells and put in the plywood subfloor.

BUILDING A VAN-HOUSE: EPISODE 6

In this episode I cover how to install the furring strips for the sub-floor. The main thing to remember when doing this is that you need wood-to-metal self-tapping screws and...

BUILDING A VAN-HOUSE: EPISODE 5

In this episode, I covered the process of sealing the remaining holes in the floor and installing the sound deadening material. There are a variety of ways to go about...

BUILDING A VAN-HOUSE: EPISODE 4

In episode four, we received our van back from the shop sans the rear air conditioning unit. We are almost ready to start building it back up again, but need...

BUILDING A VAN-HOUSE: EPISODE 3

A surprise obstacle we had to deal with in the demo of the van was removing the rear air conditioning unit. After ripping out the rest of the paneling and...

BUILDING A VAN-HOUSE: EPISODE 2

In this episode I cover the removal of seats and seat belts. You’ll notice I didn’t have an air compressor to power the tools that would have made this a...

BUILDING A VAN-HOUSE: EPISODE 1

First in a series on how I built a house out of a van. The whole process can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it,...