About Us

Hi! we're Becca and Cade. We can generally be found playing outside with our dog Tala: hiking, biking, paddleboarding or paragliding.... or making burritos in our Sprinter Van. We are committed to getting outside, having fun, making sustainable choices easy and accessible, and reducing our impact on the planet. Follow us on Instagram for updates about life on the road!


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The Sustainable

Van Life

Sharing thoughts on Green Building, Van Dwelling and Adventure

Hi! We're Cade and Becca. In 2016, we bought a Sprinter van and converted it into the ultimate adventure mobile. Then in 2018, we sold our van and started over again! We created Sustainable Van Life as a guide to living an environmentally-conscious life on the road. Whether you are looking to build your dream van, simplify your life, or explore more, you've come to the right place.

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March 2, 2019

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I want to talk about the easiest ways to make meaningful change to reduce the amount of plastic you throw away every day. I'm not about guilt tripping people into action, so please don't hide your plastics from me in shame. I'm not here to judge: I too use plastics every day, despite my best efforts not to, because we live in a society where it is nearly impossible to completely do away with waste. As much as I'd love to say that I'm some sort of plastic-free holier-than-though zero waste guru, that's not the case. My journey to eliminate disposable plastic from my life is very much a work in progress, one that I hope continues to develop as the system changes. My...

May 27, 2018

This is a master list of the features and components of our second DIY Sprinter CamperVan Conversion: all the components and materials we are using in our build

May 9, 2018

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I’ll share a few insights into options you may want to consider when buying a new Sprinter van, whether you buy on the lot or order from the factory

May 2, 2018

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In this post, I discuss the process of buying a new Sprinter Van, both off the Mercedes dealership lot and from the Mercedes factory.

March 1, 2018

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An overview of the sustainable aspects of our Sprinter Van conversion and how we incorporated environmentally-friendly materials and methods into our build.

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