Five things we've learned whilst living in our van that will make your life easier if you too decide to move into a van.
A second van life interview that answers questions like what we do when we have to pee during the night and how we manage to live in a hospital parking lot.
We've made some posts showing different steps of our FedEx Sprinter van conversion + what it looks like now that we're living in it, but we haven't shared any photos of what it originally looked liked. As such, I thought you might like to see the original compared to now as well as what it looked like in between as we moved through the conversion process. Also, it's officially our six month anniversary of living in the van!
A brief #vanlife interview regarding things like what question we get asked the most and what people assume when they hear we live in van.
Knowing we were going to be living in our Sprinter through a cold northwest winter meant making provisions for a heater. While the German made Espar diesel heaters tend to be the most popular, they also come with a pretty price tag. In order to save some money for other features we were interested in, we decided to go with a Russian made Planar heater. The following describes the steps we took to installing it in our van.
If you follow us on Instagram, you've seen that we have an oven and a range in our Sprinter. We didn't think people would think much of it, but we've received a lot of questions about the oven. As such, I asked my father (who installed the oven for us) to provide some details about the install and the following is what he sent me.
Frequently asked questions about living in a van.
A short video tour of the inside or our van.
We've been living in the van for two months, so I've decided to share what our life has been like so far. As expected, there have been ups and downs. Having no bathroom and living in a vehicle during the heat of summer have been the two biggest downs. Saving lots of money and having rad conversations we wouldn't have experienced otherwise have been the two biggest ups (for me at least).
Over the Christmas/New Years holidays we were finally able to find the time to install the flooring. When looking into the various options available to cover the floor of our van we came across so many choices that it seemed daunting at first. Upon further research and discussing flooring options with knowledgable family, friends and even patients at work we settled on vinyl planking.