Van Life

how much solar do i need for a van life

How Much Solar do I Need for Van Life?

As the technology becomes more lightweight and affordable than ever, an increasing number of vanlifers are opting to power their vans via solar. The amount of solar that you require depends on both your climate and energy use, varying greatly depending on your van set up. For example, someone running […]

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Where can I Find Free Campsites? (Anywhere in the U.S.)

Camping is a great way to enjoy time outdoors. But, paying for a campsite can be a drag. Thankfully, there are thousands of free campsites scattered around the United States, just waiting for you to come and spend the night. You can find free campsites on BLM, National Forest, National […]

how do people make a living on the road

How do People Make a Living on the Road?

When my boyfriend and I were first seriously considering making the leap to full-time skoolie travel in 2017, the biggest question mark in our minds involved how to make a living on the road. At the time, I was working at the front desk of a physical therapy office and […]

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TouRig Sprinter Van Conversions (Review and FAQs)

Converted Sprinter vans are often seen as the pinnacle of van life goals, and Colorado-based TouRig creates some of the swankiest professional van conversions available today. In this article, we’ll take a look at what TouRig offers and hear from Kate and Levi, the company’s marketing team as well as […]

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Which Sprinter Van is Best for Conversion?

The most significant decision when deciding how best to start your van life is choosing the right van to convert. My husband and I test drove both a Ford Transit and a Ram Promaster, but we settled on the classic Sprinter van for its reliability, versatility, and a few key […]

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Why Are Vanlifers Choosing The Sprinter Camper Van?

All over the world, people are raving about their Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van conversions. From full time vanlifers living and working on the road, to outdoor lovers that use their Sprinter for weekend visits to the mountains, no one can seem to get enough of this model. The traditional buzz around […]

how long does it take to convert a van into a campervan

How Long Does it Take to Convert a Van Into a Campervan?

As living and travelling in a van becomes increasingly popular, more and more people are deciding to do their own van conversion rather than buying a ‘ready made’ adventure vehicle. By converting your own van, you can be certain that your vehicle is designed to meet your personal needs and […]

saving for vanlife

Saving for Vanlife (How Much You’ll Need)

The most common questions my boyfriend and I get while living full-time on the road are variations of, “How do you afford it?” There are no trust funds here – quite simply, we saved up before we made the transition to vanlife, we live very frugally, and we work from […]

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How do you Make a Roof Top Tent? (9 Clever DIY Builds)

There’s no doubt about it: rooftop tents are cool. These mobile, go-anywhere tents quickly and easily convert your car or truck into a luxurious outdoor retreat, wherever the open road might take you. Unfortunately, rooftop tents are expensive, so they’re not exactly practical for the vast majority of us. Plus, […]

how much is a ford transit camper van

How Much is a Ford Transit Camper Van? (New, Used and DIY)

Ford Transits are one of the most popular options for camper van conversions. They are comparable in size and functionality to Mercedes Sprinter vans, but Transits are significantly cheaper, both in terms of the initial purchase and the ongoing maintenance costs. Many aspiring vanlifers choose to build out their vans […]