How to Live the Van Life
Every year, it seems like more and more people decide to quit their jobs and travel around the world. Some people want to explore new cultures, others need a break from their careers to reassess their lives, but many just want more freedom.
If you search the hashtag #vanlife on any social media, you’ll see there’s a group of people who choose to get rid of everything they have and live constantly in a van. It’s kind of the ultimate freedom as they’re able to take their home to any location they wish.
It’s a unique way of living and it’s not for everyone. Read on to learn more about how you too can get the van life.
1. Choose the Right Van
The first step to living the van life is to purchase the right van. You’re either going to buy an already converted one or do the work yourself.
Remember that as charming as old VW buses are, they can break down often and the parts are hard to come by. Try to find vans with low mileage and avoid the ones that have been around salt (salt water, salt flats, etc) as they’re probably rusty and will be a nightmare to take care of.