Lindsey jumped on the #vanlife bandwagon after spending some time as a nanny in Italy, and it’s been just over a year since she started living and traveling in her van.
This lifestyle means she can work different gigs here and there and then jump back on the road and travel with what she’s saved up. Her dad (who has been flipping homes for 40 years) helped her created her first van, which has a sunny yellow kitchen and the most gorgeous Frida-inspired quilt created by her mother.
While she ended up living with her boyfriend and his parents during quarantine, she spent the time outfitting a second van build to sell (check it out here!). We got to do a Q&A with her which you’ll definitely want to read at the end of the post.
Meet Izzy & Laurie, and their second van conversion named The Grizzly! This campervan is fully off-grid with a solar, gas and water set up that helps the couple climb, hike, and explore the outdoors on the weekends.
They began part-time van life in January of 2017 (@camperdreamin on Instagram), when they bought and converted an old painters’ van into their travelling home. When they added dog, Bear, to their family, they decided it was time for a larger van and have been working on the Grizzly for about 6 months. So far they’ve visited 8 countries during their weekend vanlife.
The Grizzly is absolutely stunning inside, outfitted for their needs with a spacious kitchen, adorable mini wood-burning stove and large garage for all their adventure gear. We got to do a Q&A with the couple, so be sure to check that out at the end of the post!
Nikki & Ben live in her self-built 2017 Ford Transit that Nikki and her family converted in just 30 days!
This cabin-inspired beauty is absolutely gorgeous — and yes, it does have a toilet (hidden under the bed) and even a full oven. Nikki and Ben are Commercial Photographer/Videographers (@nikkibigger on Instagram) and are able to travel when COVID-19 isn’t keeping them in one place.
If you want the nitty-gritty on how and what she used to build her van, read her post here. But first, you’ll want to scroll through our pictures below and watch Nikki’s video tour of her van. We also got the chance to interview her, so be sure to stick around and read our Q&A with Nikki at the end of the post!
This is Michelle and her van, Carl, named after the man who sold her the vehicle.
Michelle (@michelle.lawrencee) and her dad transformed her van in just about three months into a super-cozy home that she’s taken around the West Coast. After a variety of jobs/gigs that have funded her travels, Michelle is launching her freelance photography (@michellelawrencephotography) business this year.
Enjoy the photo tour of her van below and be sure to read our Q&A with Michelle about her vanlife at the end of the post!
Adventure Blogger Kristen, her partner, and their Aussie live and work in this amazing Sprinter van conversion.
Her van is packed full of adventure gear that lets her live the life she’s dreamed of, including running her own business: She organizes Open Roads Festivals for other van-lifers and van-life dreamers across the country so people can meet and learn about this extraordinary life. The inside of her van home meets her needs, and she even has a permanent bed and dinette area with a fun “map table.”
Tyler & Sarah from Life vs Art are full-time van dwellers in Vancouver, BC, Canada. A couple of years ago they calculated that they were spending close to $18,000 per year on rent which is quite a hefty sum for some.
This is Hannah’s full-time van life in her converted Renault Master.
Hannah is a university student who was looking for a way to save money on rent while studying marine biology, so she didn’t have to work so many hours to afford a flat. Now she lives inexpensively and teaches yoga on the side. Her home even comes equipped with the tiniest wood stove I think I’ve ever seen, and wee garden with a cactus and couple succulents.
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