It’s a winter wonderland right now in Yosemite! ⛄️
We took a trip to see Firefall, but so far conditions haven’t lined up for clear skies at sunset. Although it’s a bucket lister for us to see Firefall, we are still loving all of the snow showers! It’s magical! We are starting to think winter in Yosemite might be our favorite season here. What’s your favorite season to visit Yosemite? 🌸 🍁 ❄️ 🌞
Another shot, this time from the back lookong in. Love the yellow in this van. Really made the interior pop. Was afraid it would be too much, until we hung them and it suddenly all brings it together.
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Plenty of storage and space for everything we need. So happy we decided to do the overhead storage above the driver and passenger seat!
Repost from @voyage_on #VanCrush
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1999 3/4 Ton SUBOVERLAND with the 454 7.4L V8. I really like this body style and 99 was the last year it was made. We can build all years of Suburbans (Yukon XL) etc here at SUBOVERLAND. Let us know if you want to join the SUBOVERLAND Family and reserve your spot today!
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This has got to be one of our favourite spots so far! Struggled a little bit to find it as maps are useless but once we found it, damn it was amazing, set up our new hammock between the palms and cooked our dinner and sat back and watched the sun go down (ofcourse in my favourite hour aswell😏)⠀
📷 Photo by @justinschryver⠀
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We arrived in Monument Valley shortly after sunrise. The park was still mostly empty, letting us enjoy a moment of solitude with just us and the mesas, spires, and buttes. A light dusting of snow highlighted the contours of the wind-carved landscape, giving it an especially crisp look. The snow quickly melted away in the warming day, leaving us with just the memory of a more magical world, and gratitude to have been in the right place at the right time.
In case you missed the live reveal, LUCKY has officially left the shop!! It was a bitter sweet goodbye, but we are SO excited to see where travel blogger @lyss_bean and @minigoesbig take it on their year long cross country journey. We hear that skydiving and extreme skiing are in the plans 😮!! Thank you to @84tinyliving for collaborating on this build to make it one of the most impressive builds yet. AND thank you to @pacificwesttinyhomes for making LUCKY the first school bus to be certified as an RV!!! We have made history on this build and were so excited to be a part of it. What do y'all think of the finished product?! Comment!
See below for specs on LUCKY: . . .
2003 Ford E450 7.3L Diesel
22ft long short bus
Full bath with shower & composting toilet
Four foot closet
600W solar system
Storage sofa with footrests
Custom headboard with storage
Pioneer Minisplit AC/ Heating unit
Poplar accent walls
Butcher block countertop
Fridge & freezer
Electric cooktop & toaster oven
Bike rack and cargo carrier
50amp electrical system
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Hoy cumplimos 6 meses en las rutas!
Un día como hoy, en el mes de Agosto, dejábamos Vail atrás para explorar este hermoso y enorme continente que es America. Recorrimos 6 países y nos quedan 7 por delante. Con tantas experiencias buenas como malas, cada momento nos hace conocernos un poco más. No es fácil convivir cada minuto juntos en no más de 4m2, pero no habría otra persona en el mundo con la que no preferiríamos estar cada día.
The kitchen area. When I purchased the van, there was a sink bolted in the door. I knew that I didn't want to keep it like that. After painting and coming up with different solutions, I think that I found one that works best for this space.
It's tough to fit DeeDee in when we both work full-time but it's all about compromise.
Tonight we met at Wickes after work to get supplies, set-up our outdoor workshop, measured up and made cuts, then put away our outdoor workshop again because it rained, before building the vertical frames for one side of the benches.
If we want to hit our September deadline we're going to have to do more work in the evenings. Can't wait for the lighter spring nights to arrive!
It might not be easy but this is the #vanlife we chose! 🚛
Waking up like this ✨ ⠀
📷 Photo and words by @juliaslieblinge⠀
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33663 hours ago
To have an actual bathroom in our van has been hands down amazing! With one still potty training, I knew I had to have bathroom. This little buddy is a wetbath which has a cassette toilet and showerhead.
So today was pretty rough...😩 we woke up in Sitges and decided to drive towards Paris. We could either choose a route where we had to pay, which was longer or the "shorter" one that was free. Of course we chose the free one🙄we didn't know that the shortcut would take us up on the highest peak in the Pyrenees 🏔We were about 3000 meter over sea level!!! Driving past loads of ski enters, lift systems and slopes. (It was really pretty tho.) After 8 hours driving through the mountains we're still nowhere near a flat, straight road....really looking forward to tomorrow (not)! I'll share some stories with you guys tomorrow! Sleep tight 💛
Six months ago I moved into this tiny little home 🚐
It's hard to believe the places I've been and the changes it's already brought about in my life since then. I feel more independent, yet it's connected me with an ever-growing, incredibly supportive community 💓
I'm much less thrown off by unexpected events - in fact, I've grown to anticipate and often even appreciate them 🤔
Sharing this home with someone else for a while took me on a voyage of self-discovery that I knew I needed but hadn't quite known how to embark on ⛵️
I still don't know with certainty what lies ahead for the next year or even the next six months, but if the past few have taught me anything it's that you never really do. So for now, I'll be here enjoying this chapter until it's time for the next ✌️
121123 hours ago
Work with what you have and expand from there. The majority of what's in the van came from my apartment. I had to decide what I wanted to give up and keep for the van. Going from 650 sq ft to barely 20 sq ft (idk how much...just guessing here 😂) was not only hard, but quite a challenge. I wanted the van to resemble the style of my apartment without being overcrowded.
1413 hours ago
Last night’s sleep spot was a beauty! Right by a lake with this adorable little cabin complete with table, bench and fireplace that would have been picture perfect if the weather was a little less grey! We also discovered snow isn’t a problem here, more so ice! It was an absolute ice rink. We got stuck for about an hour last night but eventually sheer luck and a door mat got us out! Oh and ice cleats, so glad we had them as it was impossible to walk anywhere without them!
96103 hours ago
Not quite done, but it's still a work in progress. That's the key... progress. It's not a race; I'm just taking my time & being content with what we have. This is our #vanlife
2013 hours ago
Perfection: For a while, I didn't want to start posting pictures of the van until I was finished. Perfection was the goal, but once I realized I don't need things to be perfect rather I needed things to be practical - that changed my perspective. The truth of the matter is... we live in the desert so things get dirty.
And with having kids and white in a small space like this, things definitely get dirty. I've been finding myself constantly cleaning: sweeping & washing in repeat but now I'm like hey this is #vanlife ! Things aren't perfect and I still have to do things like paint the ceiling and repaint the cabinets, but it's okay.
It's like faith. I wasn't accepted & loved because I was perfect. Christ loved the imperfect me and accepted me for who I was. In this season, I'm focusing on contentment and what it really means to be content with what I have and where I am in life.
Four generations of Suburbans! 1983 Suburban (73-91), 1999 Suburban (92-99), 2006 Suburban (00-06) and an 07 Yukon XL (07-14). There really hasn't been a bad era of Suburban and all are reliable and I honestly don't have a favorite. The Suburban first started in 1935 and hasn't stopped since. Probably one if the longest running models ever!