We bought our 1st House! Our Van Life Journey Begins

We bought our 1st House! Our Van Life Journey Begins

For Christmas this year, after about 6 months of talking about, planning for and researching everything there is about Van Life, my girlfriend Adriana and I bought a Sprinter Van!

Enjoy the Journey Van Life – We bought our 1st House! Van Life Begins

What: 2005 Dodge Sprinter Van R1N Model

Engine: 2.7 Liter 5 cylinder Mercedes turbo diesel engine

Mileage: 240,000 (these engines run 500,000 regularly)

Wheelbase: 140″ (Fits in a standard parking space)

Updates: New Transmission 3 years ago, New tires, all new injectors, and brakes in 60% shape

Paid: $6,100 (Bought the van from this awesome Hungarian guy David!)

*When we took the van to a pre-sale inspection at a 3rd party dealership we learned the turbo would need to be replaced.  The estimate for a rebuilt turbo with labor is $1,800.  We asked David to split the difference with us so he came down in price from $6,900 to $6,100.)

Click here or the photo below to see the full van buildout process.
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Enjoy The Journey

Enjoy The Journey

Matt was born in Orlando, Florida and loves showing people why his city is amazing. He is a freelance video producer specializing in aerial video. His company, Aerial Excellence LLC, has flown aerial drones and produced videos in 20+ countries. Matt & his 7lb chihuahua Stella currently live, work & play in their custom built Sprinter van upfitted to be a complete home on wheels. Check out more at AerialExcellence.us & read more about Matt on the Meet the Team page.


  • Beka

    So cool! Excited for more trips to Atlanta. 🙂

    December 26, 2016 at 4:54 PM
    • Enjoy The Journey
      Matt Alexander

      We already talked about stopping in Atlanta on our way to Denver where we will spend the rest of
      the summer so plan to see us around June time!

      December 26, 2016 at 6:51 PM
  • Celia

    Funny, I want the same kind of vertical white panelling on my walls… Would you guys share what you used for yours? Thanks and… enjoy the journey! 🙂

    April 9, 2018 at 2:46 PM
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      Matt Alexander

      Hey Celia! For the walls I used wall board from Home Depot. You can get a big piece of it for pretty cheap. Hope this helps!

      April 26, 2018 at 11:47 AM


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