A brief tour of our 1991 Ford E 150 conversion van, “Vincent” In this episode, he shows off the teched-out van he will be living in during his nascent year-long road trip across the United States. Brent gives us a fun tour of his supremely techy mobile home, including the roof-mounted solar panels, cutting edge lithium ion batteries, GPS-enabled, smartphone-connected alarm system, fingerprint-secured safe, and cutting edge stereo system. While much of the social-media-fuelled #VanLife movement is about being outdoors and visiting the best surfing haunts and most picturesque spots in the country, it’s also about making your home in a van. This tiny space presents unique design challenges and opportunities. 4. Give your van a good wash before you start customizing it. After all remnants of the van’s previous life have been removed, it’s time to wash the interior and degrease any areas that have a buildup of oil or grease. Any petroleum residue left inside will infuse an oily odor that will permeate any paneling or wall covering you install over it. 5. We both desired to live creative, happy, wild and free. We wanted to grow old and look back at our lives and say “Damn, we really did something right.” And that’s when we decided to buy a van, convert it, start a business, and travel the world together. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Minimalist Living: how to live in a van And Get Off The Grid (Simplify, Simple Living, Off The Grid, Minimalism, Homesteading, Self Sufficency). .
Is living in a van parked in a shopping center car park illegal? What law says I cannot do this? If it’s illegal to be homeless, why aren’t all the homeless in Melbourne in prison? While sleeping in the van, throughout the week I can move the van around from one shopping center to another to avoid suspicion. We’ve been living like nomads and experimenting with different types of travel — backpacking, house sitting, living in a van — for almost 4 years now. This Van Living website has become an extension of my own love of van life and traveling in general. I first started my adventures in my van in June of 2012 shortly after making a final decision to leave a long time job. the job I left paid well but I felt crushed by stress, obligation and lack of free time. Whether you love to cycle, climb, paddle, ski, snowboard or surf, we can build a conversion van for you. If you need a mobile office for your photography, or just love camping, we can build a custom van for you. From solar panels, hot water, cabinetry, microwaves to custom stereos, we’ve put it in a custom camping van. WE LOVE VANS. .