3 Weeks In: The Truth about Vanlife

in #travel5 years ago


We are three weeks into living vanlife and wanted to give you an honest assessment of how this lifestyle has treated us so far. We separated ourselves with only the laptop and answered some of the questions we've been asked over the last few weeks.

PS: Apple wasn't very respectful of the process and pretty much did whatever the heck she wanted the whole time.

The Questions

  • Why did you want to try vanlife?
  • What's been the biggest vanlife struggle so far?
  • What's been your favorite part about vanlife so far?
  • What one change would you make to make vanlife easier?
  • How's living in such a small space with another person?
  • What's the biggest lesson learned from vanlife so far?


  • "...running around like a chicken."
  • "I hate dishes."
  • "I hit my head a lot."
  • "It's been awesome experiencing people at their best after seeing them at their worst for so long."

ig: @escapingthemaytricks
youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnM_v7lFzs2Kz6LvL9xCH4g


Still in the transition process, soon it will all be second nature

@getonthetrain It's getting normal pretty quick! We were talking yesterday about how surprised we are it had already been three weeks.

That's great! Adventure awaits :D

Supposedly it only takes 21 days to form a habit. We moved into a 4runner and it has been the best decision we ever made ... only wish we bought a van instead - no inside space.

@benjamin.still Well sometimes when we are struggling to get up a mountain road at 40 mph, we wish we had a 4runner....or at least more than 4 cylinders.