We build 7-Days-a-Week Vans to empower your “GO”

We’ve cracked the code so you can GO…

– play harder

– work smarter

– reconnect better

– search further

Vanlife for us is about reducing the friction that inhibits meaningful connections and experiences. It’s hard to rationalize a van purchase if it’s only going to be deployed for “hero weekends”. All of us here at GoCode appreciate the importance of functional space. We build 7-days-a-week vans. If you’re not constantly feeling the urge to sneak away to your van in your own driveway to post up with a good book, play some cards with the family or take a Zoom call for work, then we’ve done something wrong.

Van builders are quite common. They are as differentiated as the people they are seeking to serve. We’d like to think we are producing great products but what makes us unique is our ability to communicate, iterate and evolve. We’re building for today and tomorrow.

Vanlife for us is about reducing the friction that inhibits meaningful connections and experiences


Our diverse experiences include decades in building: in tech (cloud managed services and SaaS), custom cabinetry, metal fabrication and off-grid power systems. After a first DIY “spartan build” of a 170 Sprinter (AKA Nandrover) as a hybrid mobile office / bike team support vehicle / family camper in 2014, we applied our learnings to an up-fit called “Alpha” during the pandemic. After a winter of chasing storms with his oldest son in Alpha, our co-founder Josh listed Alpha on vanlifetrader.com and received an overwhelmingly positive response. After selling Alpha, he reached out to Jared and Luke in the fall of 2021 to build “Beta” at Luke’s workshop in the woods of Brown County, IN. Since then, we’ve built 10 vans for 10 awesome customers at our shop in Greenwood, Indiana.

We’ve always subscribed to the idea that the best products and companies are the outcomes of founders solving problems that were personal to them. For us, it was about creating a handsome space for work and play. As we go about building for others, we are encountering all sorts of opportunities for new products that are the outcomes of solving problems for others.


  • Bring your own van contract builds (6-8 per year)
  • Spec builds (2-3 per year)
  • Van Camp – Guided shop-time
  • Mods or service to existing builds
  • DIY Kits (B-Pillar transitions, kitchen pods, power systems)
  • SPACE-as-a-Service subscription offering


Initial conversation (15 min)

Use-case discovery workshop (1hr)

We build and collaborate

You visit the shop & shake down your van (we’re 40 minutes from Hoosier National Forest and Brown County)

Bring your own van custom upfits


Why Vanlife Trader?

195 thousand+

Instagram followers/shoppers

#1 online platform

for buyers, sellers, and builders

7 thousand+

daily website viewers

2 thousand+

email subscibers

Success Stories

Vanlifetrader.com was amazing! Not only do they display the listings beautifully, but the packages they offer are very worth it. My van was listed for about a week and it sold! Jon was really helpful when I deleted my listing and needed to repost it and he answered right away and was more than helpful. The fact that they post the listings on their Instagram with 200k followers alone is enough. I would definitely recommend this website for anyone who wants to buy/ sell a van!

Cheney – Happy Seller