Van Dwelling: Being Houseless Isn’t Being Homeless

Van dwelling is different for everyone. We’ve all come into this through different walks of life. A great many of us are outdoor enthusiasts and some are just college students or 9-5er’s trying to make ends meet. Regardless of what brought you to the mobile life (why I chose the vanlife), and regardless of what … Continue reading Van Dwelling: Being Houseless Isn’t Being Homeless

Vanlife as a Dog: The Eternal Car Ride

I hear some dogs only go for car rides every once in a while. I hear some dogs only go for car rides to the vet. I also hear some dogs only get to sit in the passenger seat. I live with Dad in a car ride, and we barely ever go to the vet … Continue reading Vanlife as a Dog: The Eternal Car Ride

By Popular Demand: How I Poop and Shower in my Van

"Where do you shower?" and "Where do you poop?" are easily two of the most asked questions for any van dweller. And honestly, I'm a little tired of hearing it. So I'm going to write this in hopes that maybe, just maybe, somebody will read it instead of asking me. But I also want to … Continue reading By Popular Demand: How I Poop and Shower in my Van

Stay Cool: Van Insulation and Fan Installation

One of the single most important (and tedious) step in starting your vanlife is properly insulating your new mobile home. Insulation will not only keep your metal tube of a house at a reasonable temperature, but it can also drastically cut down on outside noise. The second most important project you’ll perform is installing a … Continue reading Stay Cool: Van Insulation and Fan Installation

Choosing the Right Van for Your Vanlife

Congratulations! You’ve decided to live in a van.  Whether it’s a part-time gig, a full-time lifestyle, or dirtbag climber van, choosing a vessel to call home is still a big decision.  And depending on your needs, the type of van for you may differ from the norm. Though I personally live in a 144” wheelbase … Continue reading Choosing the Right Van for Your Vanlife

Vanlife With a Dog: Achilles the Copilot

So, you want to embark on a van-dwelling adventure but not sure whether to bring Fido or not?  No problem! I’ve had my tiny life companion sharing the van with me for two years with minimal issues.  That being said, there are some things to consider. You probably shouldn't just throw your dog in the … Continue reading Vanlife With a Dog: Achilles the Copilot

Van Solar Power Setup. Tips and Calculations.

One of the most asked questions, by far, is how Frieda powers herself.  The non-vanlifers are usually pretty amazed just to find out its solar power.  However, the veterans of our craft obviously already know that and are simply inquiring about the more important specs.  I already covered the basics in The Basic Build-out of … Continue reading Van Solar Power Setup. Tips and Calculations.

Frieda: The Sprinter Campervan

To the right eye, Frieda can be quite the head turner.  And to anyone interested in the vanlife she is definitely a conversation starter!  Sadly, I never documented the build out of my van to share with everyone. It seemed like a lot of work, and I didn't realize at the time how much it … Continue reading Frieda: The Sprinter Campervan