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van dwelling

  1. Matt Derrick

    Photos Earl Grey, my 2010 Ford Transit Connect Van Conversion

    Hey everyone, while I haven't had time to make a video about the van build I've been working on for the past few months, I figured I could at least write about it here and share a few photos as I finish it over the next few months. I chose the 2010 Ford Transit connect on a bit of a whim; I...
  2. Matt Derrick

    Video Exploring hot springs and old caves in Albania

    There's a portion of this video I thought was super interesting, apparently there are a lot of caves out in the Albanian mountains that were built as fallout shelters but never used. Looks like a prime place to squat if one was so inclined, there's even some near a beautiful hot springs...
  3. Lobostonto

    Photos Janky $10CAD bug net

    Pit stop at the papitos house to put these bug nets on. Yes, they're very fucking janky but if it works it works, amirite? $6CAD exterior window netting from Canadian Tire and Gorilla tape $4CAD
  4. Driveby

    Photos Cross country via Stuart the astro van

    First trip sense I got the van. South Florida to Oakland California. Freecampsites.net was my best friend. Tried to camp off grid in the woods/mountains every night, but if I was not looking for camp by like 6-7pm I'd usually say fug it get some drink an park it in front some apartments. No cops...
  5. ZoGeist

    farm jobs - down south or out west?

    hey folks ~ Does anyone know of any good farm spots to work at / park at in the southern states? Or out west? (Areas like Virginia, the carolinas, new orleans, texas, arizona, new mexico, colorado... Time frame is this upcoming November to March. Traveling by van. Temp work in exchange for van...
  6. elevenate

    Troubador ready to find a road dog!

    Hey there! Im a musical being that can make money pretty easily on the streets as well as having about 1k passive income a month, so let me know all of you van/rv owners that have an extra bed and want endless gas or maintenance money- I gotchu! I also want to go to South America and I am on...
  7. Swimsushi

    Any experience being on the road and in college at the same time?

    Hey! I'm wondering if anyone has had experience or know someone who has been on the road either vandwelling or travelling while actively going to online or in person college classes.
  8. Batsy

    Vanlife during the pandemic

    I did a search and didn’t find this question. But apologies if it’s been asked before. How different is vanlife during the pandemic vs. during regular times? Do you find it harder during the pandemic? Also, how do you deal with loneliness, with everything being closed and it being harder to...
  9. RavenOnTheNethervoid

    frozen doors

    tips, tricks, advice for preventing vehicle doors from freezing and/or successfully opening once they've frozen, please? (in particular, sliding doors)
  10. Crazy Hobo Johnny

    Video How some older Americans are monetizing their Van Life

    With large parts of the economy still sputtering under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic, many people are having to scale back. But some older Americans were already living a minimalist lifestyle on the road -- and some of them have leveraged their nomadic approach into income. Economics...
  11. RedRoverBeard208

    Hello! Fellow SUV-Life Wannabe Checking In..

    Howdy! I'm here to introduce myself. This might drag on a bit, if that's okay. Hope you guys like reading! My name's Ryan. I'm currently 31 years old. Born and raised in Boise, Idaho. Currently living in Meridian, Idaho. I currently work full-time selling phones that nobody needs as a faster...
  12. Honey Crust

    Photos Interior of the Gaymobile!

    I figured that while she’s moderately clean I should post some pictures of the van setup I’m working with! What’s up STP, welcome to my crib. This is the kitchen. Super low tech right now and I wanna redo it when I get off the road again, but for now it’s what I got! Built this whole setup...
  13. thegrapsman

    Anywhere to city camp in Covina area?

    Hey guys I'm in Covina (LA/SGV area) for the night and I can't find a spot to park overnight anywhere out here, I have to line up at the DMV at 5am so I really dont want to have to travel outside of Covina/West Covina. Anyone know about this area?
  14. existnchill

    Overnight Parking In California? COVID 2020

    Hey, I was wondering if anyone had any advice on where one could stay in California while covid 19 safety precautions are in order. Are any parks or campgrounds open in Los Angeles or anywhere is Southern California? Has anyone gone to the beach lately? I know there are many vanlifers in Cali...
  15. existnchill

    What's the best van for offroading? Needs to fit a bed

    I'm going to be selling my sedan to get a van or truck! I'm going to start with camping and make the transition into van life. Currently, I'm looking for a 4 wheel drive, 6 cylinder, with automatic transmission*. Needs to be able to handle (mild) offroading in the desert. >* (Edit: These are...
  16. Vis

    General Question(s) For Rubbertrampers That Drive or Ride in Wheelchair Accesible Vans

    If you never traveled with someonw who is or you aren't wheelchair bound, how did it impact travel, both before taking off and while driving? If you did have passengers who were or you yourself are wheechair bound, was there any impact during travel, both before taking off and while driving...
  17. Crazy Hobo Johnny

    Living the Van Life a Cheaper Way to Travel by the Backwoodsman Magazine

    HI All! I read the magazine named; The Backwoodsman magazine I pick up at Sh*T Mart ( Walmart). The May/June 2020 Issue has an article called, Living the Van Life a Cheaper Way to Travel By Kristen Cooke. I am sure you have to subscribe online to read it. Otherwise, your local Walmart, Barnes...
  18. Matt Derrick

    Any mechanics out there? Looking for some advice on this van!

    Hey folks! Some of you know I've been in the market for a short bus, but due to lack of reasonably-priced options, I'm also considering doing a custom camper van; either a cargo or passenger van (post 2002 GMC savanah or Chevy express preferred) and completely gutting the insides to do a custom...
  19. Adventures in Vamping

    Mom and kid are holiday van dwellers.

    Hi there, I just wanted to introduce myself. I outfitted my minivan like a teensy motorhome with foldout sofabed, indoor/ outdoor cooking and storage. It's super stealthy and I've taken it on the road with my kiddo a couple of times for 2- 3 weeks at a time. It's been a fantastic way to holiday...
  20. Coywolf

    Olympic Peninsula VanLife...?

    I may be taking a job up in Quilcene/Sequim Washington here soon, and wanted to know if anyone had any info on what it is like to be a Van-dweller up on the Olympic pen. Good spots to set up? Cops? Night life? Stuff to do? Other van dwellers? Is the weather REALLY that bad? My plan here is to...