If you are considering living in a van, whether full-time or part-time, this guide will give you an overview of everything you need to know to make the most of van life!
Van life has taken hold of people eager to see the world at their pace and leisure. From full-time van dwellers to part-time roamers, living in a van has become a cross-generational movement where you can save money, visit incredible destinations and be a part of a growing community of fellow wanderers.
We’ve lived in a van at several points in our life together and have loved each experience for entirely different reasons!
The van life movement has always existed, at least since the 1960s and 70s, when people took to living in classic vans like the Volkswagen bus and vans to see the world.
Combining a sense of rebellion from the status quo with that of unique adventures that could only be found in such a transient, mobile lifestyle, the early pioneers set the framework for what would evolve into this recent iteration.
The movement stalled for some time. But recently van life has taken hold of people – from millennials to retirees – and if you are one of those people who are intrigued by the idea of living in a van or want to know more about the kind of van life adventures you can find on the road, this post is for you.
We’ll break down everything you need to know about living in a van. From finding the right van to learning about overnight parking and packing the most practical van life essentials, to saving money and tips and tricks for living in such a small space – this post will break down the van life in detail for you!
We’ll also make sure that you understand that van life has some negative connotations associated with it. And our goal is to help you make the most of van life so that you know what you should and should not do as you pursue a life with so much freedom on the road!
Living In A Van – How To Guide
Ready to find out more about the details of van living? Here we go!
What is Van Life #VanLife
The van life movement is nothing more than people opting to abandon what used to be called the “American Dream” of owning a house, working a traditional job and raising a family in a tight-knit community.
And the great thing about it is that it covers such a wide range of van lifers. While many van lifers are younger, opting to explore the world on a seemingly neverending road trip, there are also all sorts of people who range from young professionals…