Yama Vans

There is tiny living. And then there is really tiny living. As in 60-80 square feet of tiny living.

I have been following the van life movement on social media. The motorcoach community is predominately older and mostly retired. Van lifers are predominately younger. Are they working? Not in the traditional sense. Most of the ones online seem to work at getting paid through YouTube views, advertisers and Patreon.

I came across Yama Vans through this video on the best van conversion ever:

A beautiful van conversion no doubt.

Yama is a Canadian company. Out of Calgary, Alberta.

This is why they build vans.

Gone are the days of gas-guzzling RVs and plug-in campsites; it’s time to cut the cord and modernize the way you travel. We believe your vehicle should match your lifestyle – one focussed on keeping you fully immersed in your adventure of choice.

At Yama, we handcraft our vans with love; the same magical ingredient made famous by Grandmothers around the world. We’re romantic about what we do. From the first design sketch, to handing you the keys, we believe that our passion for our craft shines through.

We have designed the most functional and beautiful Off-Grid Adventure Vans, and we’ve done it by falling in love with the process. Lean fully into every adventure, and experience comfort in any condition with your new mobile base camp.

Expect to pay somewhere between $60,000 to $150,000 for the conversion. Plus the cost of the van. And the van must be brand new. They won’t work on used vans. And certainly not on gas-guzzling RVs.

You can learn more about Yama over here.

Beautiful vans.

1 reply
  1. Tracy Maalouf
    Tracy Maalouf says:

    We spent about 150 K up-fitting a 58K sprinter we bought new.
    Upon completion it was sent back to us in the states with 16K damage by the company Yama contracted with to deliver it. Patrick the owner says we just have to deal with the insurance company that will pay minus mileage depreciation
    This means we have been waiting over 5 months for parts to do the repairs but as we drive it we increase the mileage meaning we keep losing the insurance reimbursement.
    Patrick contracted with the insurer not us. What insurance doesn’t pay the full estimate damage price when the company that transported the van admitted fault? We can only assume they took out a cheap policy and now do not want to be responsible for their choices
    So be wary of this problem with covid and restrictions on travel. If you cannot pick up your van, you may get stuck with an extra 16K in damages that Patrick the owner of Yama wants to take zero responsibility.


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