Van Life & Build Consulting
My background and degree is in Architecture Engineering. This background became a thriving passion of mine and turned into designing and building out two of my very own DIY vans that I have lived on the road in full-time. Each design and build has been completely different from one another which has expanded my view on the do’s and don’ts of DIY van building. I have toured and been inside hundreds of different vans from Sprinters and Promasters, to Skoolies and RV’s. I have worked with professional van builders all across the country, all of which have their own specialities and personal touches. This has given me the knowledge to help you understand what you need to know about van building. We can discuss anything from the different types of vans, to the type of batteries you run off of, the refrigerator, your solar system, heating or water system. When thinking about building a van it is important to know what you personally need and build upon that.
Let’s start that conversation!
Phone Consultations: $99/hr
- Let’s talk anything DIY van build and I mean anything. From solar, heating/cooling, appliances, water, storage, etc.
- Not sure which product to use? I can give you suggestions on which products I have used and why. Which products are worth spending the money on. Which products hold the value that would best suit what YOU need in your home or weekend warrior.
- Don’t know what materials to use? Let’s talk materials and cost.
- Need help finding a builder? Let’s talk builders. I know many and which one that you specifically will work great with.
Get Featured on My YouTube Channel
Broaden your reach by collaborating and working with me. If you have a shop, a van, container home, house boat, or any other kind of tiny living reach out!
Brands & Partnerships
If you have a brand or product, and would like to work together on a project or create a partnership – let’s start that conversation!
What’s up guys, I’m Jarrod! I’m a content creator, a comedian and one of those crazy people who decided to live in a self built van that’s become my tiny home on wheels for the last two and a half years.
If someone asked me in one word what I wanted to do in this world it would be to “inspire.” To inspire those that feel uninspired. Whether that is making someone laugh through my comedy, providing help to people wanting to live life in this same minimalistic way or just to stretch people’s perspective to go after whatever it is they want no matter how crazy it may seem. That is my mission. That is why I am here, for you.
This craving started back in college. I was in architecture engineering school and we were designing small spaces. This is when it clicked and from that point on I always wanted to design my own home. Only thing was I never knew where or how to get the funds to make this project happen. Solution — Vanlife. The wheels began turning when my brother, Jeff showed me a video of a girl living in a van full-time, traveling the country. I didn’t know the exact questions I had in my life, I just knew that I had many. This video answered most of those questions.
From that moment on I spent six months researching and designing my first van which is now known as GHOST (Ground Home Operation Stealth Transportation). My father and I spent three months building this home on wheels where I fell in love with this lifestyle and the people I began to surround myself with. Fast forward two years, I sold GHOST to build a new home, GHOST II.
The goal is to build GHOST II to facilitate some big dreams. Dreams of having a hybrid, stealthy as ever home on wheels where I can live in cities around the country while I perform my life long dream of stand up comedy and also a home that I could take completely off grid deep, in the woods without an ounce of doubt that I could be set for days and days on end!
Jump on the train, or shall I say in the van and come on some adventures with me! Watch my adventures and follow along by watching my Vlog on YouTube, my blog or social media. Watch out though, you may just get a little inspired to do something a little crazy.
Custom 3D Design:
(Coming Winter 2020)
- We will start with a phone call. Up to 2 hours.
- Understanding the space before you start building.
- Next, you can give me up to 3 revisions.
- This will be simple shapes and help you understand the layout and give you rough measurements.