Chip and Joanna Gaines Have a Show About Converting Old Vans Into Functional Tiny Homes

updated Apr 22, 2021
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The hype around tiny home living isn’t going away anytime soon. Now more than ever, people are converting old vans into livable quarters to hit the road and travel the country in a safe way. And thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines’ new show “Van Go” that will be airing in full on the Magnolia Network, people are going to get more inspiration to tackle their own DIY project (or, watch for pure entertainment purposes).

In the Gaines’ recent hour-long special called “Magnolia Network: A Look Ahead Vol. 2,” they revealed more series rolling out when Magnolia Network launches on July 15. One of those shows is all about an Austin-based creative who converts old vans into tiny homes. World, meet “Van Go” (who could beat that name?).

The new series follows Brett Lewis, who started embarking on #VanLife when he got tired of renting and moved into a sprinter van, which he transformed into his now home. From there, Lewis began converting vans for his friends, and before he knew it, he started his own business called Chewy Design Co.

During the special, we get a glimpse at one of the episodes — which is actually available to stream on Discovery+ — where Lewis is talking to a food truck owner and chef who needs to convert another van to travel in, stay in, and cook out of. “Business on the outside, home on the inside, kind of like a good mullet,” Lewis joked.

“I don’t think Brett was ever looking for a show on television, he was just doing what he loves,” Joanna said during the special. “And we’re like, hey, can we just put a camera on you? Because what you’re doing is so fun to watch. He can tuck away a toilet, and a sink, and a dishwasher in places you can sleep on at night. That’s a whole other level.”

Like mentioned above, you can watch the first episode of “Van Go” on Discovery+, but you’ll have to wait until summer for the rest. To hear about all the other exciting programming that’s coming, check out Chip and Joanna’s special “Magnolia Network: A Look Ahead Vol. 2,” also available on the streaming service.