“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” Eckhart Tolle Well I’m back. It has been a few minutes, lol… I can finally say that I have completed something on the van. The foundation and flooring of my build is complete. And I am quite grateful to … More Foundations

Pearl It Is

First of all, Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there. I can safely say I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my mother. For that and countless other acts of selfless service from her I am extremely grateful. As I am grateful to all the mothers in this world for how they … More Pearl It Is


A friend of mine commented on a post a while back about my toilet. He was commenting that I spent nearly a grand on it, and gave me a friendly ribbing, which I wholeheartedly deserved. I guess it hit home when I was looking at this picture recently and realizing the folly of spending so … More Folly

Better Footing

Remember a while back i did the flooring template, and I am putting it to use now. Been slowly working on the flooring. I ended up locking on a design that had baltic birch strips to level off the floor, and 1″ rigid foam insulation, topped off with 1/2″ baltic birch ply. So far I … More Better Footing


Its hard to believe it has been a month since I have posted.  It has been kinda hard to get some traction, honestly.  You might say I have been spinning my wheels. I thought I would be off to a fast start but I have found myself just trying to figure out where to start? … More Traction

Bottoms Up!

Well this week we are starting at the bottom and working our way up. I was able to template the entire floor with some cardboard. This template will be used to cut out the rigid insulation and the baltic birch, and eventually the vinyl flooring. The subfloor plan is to fill in the gaps between … More Bottoms Up!


Circling, circling, circling…. Fying high over the design landscape of a van conversion. Feels a bit like being out of control, but yet still in control. Hitting on each area just enough to drive more detail in the design, and then moving on. From electrical to water, from solar panels to heating units, from interior … More Spiralling

Seeing New Things

A couple of my product design buds recommended I do a full mockup of my van interior in cardboard and cheap wood before I get to the business of making the real thing. As in anytime someone suggests something smart to do, that takes extra time, I usually just skip it. But I am learning … More Seeing New Things