© 2019 Nate Murphy

Thank you for being you!

THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THOSE WHO DO COOL STUFF AND THOSE WHO DON'T
IS THAT THOSE WHO DO, DO
AND THOSE WHO DON'T, DON'T
SO, GO DO!

Nate Murphy and friends while freeing the Leaning Tower, Yosemite 5.13b

Photo by Austin Siadak for Patagonia

IT STARTED WITH A DREAM

For several years I was living in a city and paying crazy rent while working on medical products, software and various other business ideas. I took a job for 2 years and after that I decided to focus on a different passion (rock climbing) for a few years before I got too old!

 

After one year of backpacking, I bought a van and used my knowledge and years of experience as an Industrial Designer to make it something special.

 

During the process, I filmed how I made it and shared that with the world. That video has now had over 10 million views on YouTube and over 80 million views on Facebook. Because of this I had thousands of people asking questions so I made a blog to lift the burden of answering the same things again and again!

 

That, however, was not enough for some people so I knuckled down and wrote a book. Originally it was a 'what you need to know' guide for making the same sort of conversion. That has expanded over time and now it is in its 9th edition. I have added many new sections to help give you what you need to know for a wide range of van conversions. What's better, every time I update it - you get the update for free!

 

Over the past three years I have worked hard and built YouTube into more of a 'thing' so the dream continues!

 

The van video that started this blog

A video about my process of committing to a passion for a few years