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March 8th, 2014 at 12:10 am

Once in a while, I still look at the possibility of living in a van full time. Yes. I know. I am crazy. This is not news. However, I recently stumbled upon this beautiful build:

And if I were to build it myself, it would not be terribly expensive either.

Of course, there are tons of challenges as well trying to live full time in a van. But everytime I am faced with the prospect of a mortgage or paying rent, it makes me wonder if I can pull this off....

In the meantime, here is a hilarious out-take from Top Gear.

6 Responses to “Vandog”

  1. Buendia Says:

    I don't think you're crazy! I think all the time about living in a teeny-tiny house. Not sure my husband, daughter, dog, cat and birds would agree with my plan, though.

    (And I love Top Gear by the way!)

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    There are a few travel blogs I like to follow and there's one (forget the name now, of course) where the guy has retrofitted a van and he travels across the country, staying down south in the winter and making his way north in the warmer months. He's a professional musician and I believe he writes the musical scores for a cartoon show on TV. He blogs a LOT about everything he does to the van. He used to have his cat travel with him but it did pass away at one point.

  3. Tabs Says:

    Poor kitty!

  4. snafu Says:

    When DH taught September - June and DSs were young we had a camperized van and travelled cross country mostly off grid. It's much easier than most people believe and you'll be surprised at how little is needed. 2009 - last summer we had a 24 ft. RV with the same plan but found work kept getting in the way of the plan. [DH accepted an unexpected offer to buy the rig last July for more than we bought it].

    It's critical to take only the bare essentials as weight adds travel expense. We primarily visited small communities, drove secondary highways, stayed with relatives when possible, lived off the grid in park's parking lots, places recommended by locals and even W/mart lots. We've found people to be uncommonly kind. There is WIFI available in the most unexpected locations!

  5. Tabs Says:

    Thanks, snafu. That sounds helpful and encouraging.

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    I like those tiny homes and if I were to live by myself outside of tornado country, I might consider one. Otherwise, too many people and a need for basement for safety!

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