The 3 Essentials to Be Able to Live the Van Life

Posted July 9, 2022 by in Lifestyle

Not only are there millions of people who have ditched the office and started working remotely, but there are thousands who have also ditched their homes. Working remotely means that you don’t have to be tied down to a particular place as well. This has opened up the latest trend in remote working called van life. 

People are restoring campers and upgrading them into full time living and working spaces and taking their job on the road. With solar systems like this Ecoflow Delta Pro 3,600 for sale you can power up and have all the same comforts of home just in a smaller space. In this article, we will go over what you need to be able to live the van life. 

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1 – Prepare the van

The key to success when you want to live in a van or camper is to set it up in a way that is comfortable and also very efficient. You’ll need to be able to live and work out of the vehicle so it takes a special system to pull it off. 

Start out with picking the vehicle which can be an actual van or, it can be an old camper. Once you have it picked out then you need to tear out everything inside and put in some furniture and storage space. Even a small van can be quite comfortable and support a bed and other items if you plan it out well.

The key is to make sure that you have storage systems to be able to store everything and still have them handy. Use the space under the bed, for example. If you do this correctly then you’ll still have space for a cooker and even a small fridge so you can live there full time. 

2 – You’re not on vacation

It is very easy to get sidetracked when you are traveling and working. Although it’s great to be in new locations and see what each area has to offer, you have to remember that you’re not on vacation. Make sure to take care of your work and just as importantly to take care of the vehicle. 

Have the discipline you need to stick to a work and maintenance schedule so that you are not going to lose your job or not make enough money due to poor performance. Once you have your duties fulfilled then you can take advantage of your downtime in a new and interesting location. 

3 – Find a network

It can get lonely on the road and having some social time is very important if you don’t want to end up depressed or end up going back home. The key is to find some other van lifers or travelers like yourself.

Man kissing woman on forehead next to a van

Finding them is not difficult since there are loads of online forums that will put you in contact with them. You can coordinate being in the same location as others so you can hang out when you’re there. 

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