DIY VanLife: GMC Savana Camperization – cupboards, counter, shelves

We've done some more building - and are happy to report that this part of the process was fun and relatively simple! We decided to build some indoor living storage space where we can keep food and supplies, as well as a shelf for some odds and ends.#1. The CupboardsWe bought a 20L water jug … Continue reading DIY VanLife: GMC Savana Camperization – cupboards, counter, shelves

DIY VanLife: GMC Savana Camperization – Bed, Storage, Kitchen

Naive expectation number one: constructing the inside of the van will be waaaaaaaay easier and less finicky than building the initial interior "shell".Ha. It turns out the finickiness was very high and compounded by the fact that this part of the construction timeline overlapped with Thanksgiving weekend and my mother's "Birthday Week" - both of … Continue reading DIY VanLife: GMC Savana Camperization – Bed, Storage, Kitchen

DIY VanLife: GMC Savana Camperization – Insulation and Walls

When I worked my first field season in northern Alberta in the summer of 2011, I learned a few very important life lessons: 1.     If it can go wrong, it will2.     Things always take longer than you plan3.     It could be worseI would like to add two pieces of advice to this list, which we … Continue reading DIY VanLife: GMC Savana Camperization – Insulation and Walls