We’re Chris and Sara, and that little fluffy guy is our dog, Kramer, and together we make up the travel + lifestyle trio Let’s Be Us.
During the summer of 2018 we bought and converted our first Sprinter van. To say converting a van is hard work would be one heck of an understatement. But, the hard work it takes to make van life a reality is SO WORTH IT! We lived full time in our first van for a year and a half before parting ways with it during the spring of 2020.
Immediately after selling our first van to its new owner, we purchased another brand new van, this time opting for Mercedes’ smallest Sprinter van option: the 144″ wheelbase (oh, and it’s 4WD which we’re so excited about!). Currently we’re back at square one starting all over converting our new van into our new home on wheels/adventure mobile.
While we’ve learned a lot about building vans along the way, we’re definitely not professionals. In fact, we turn to the professionals for various portions of our van build that we don’t feel comfortable completing ourselves. We designed Van Life Starter Kit for future (and current) van lifers just like us: those who need a little help navigating all the new and unknowns that come with the learning curve of van life.
Thanks for following along with our adventures! We’re always excited to add a new friends to the community. Be sure to say ‘hi’ over on Instagram, Youtube, or Facebook , and if you haven’t already be sure to join our Van Life Starter Kit Facebook group where you can meet and mingle with other van lifers and ask all your most pressing questions.
Happy travels, y’all!