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Van Dwelling

Yep, just what it sounds like... the act (or art) or living in a van. We're currently traveling the U.S. and living in a 2001 Dodge Ram Wagon. So how does one go about living the good life on the the road? We've compiled our stories, tips, hints, thoughts, logistics and much more here. Enjoy.
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Life as a Van Dweller in San Diego

After a month in San Diego, I couldn’t help but compare myself with the homeless population. It’s touted perfect weather seems to have a draw of it’s own for those lacking shelter. When moving from city to city in our van, we’re used to lying low and maintaining a stealthy cover. But when there’s someone sleeping literally right outside your door every night, lying low is literally an impossibility.   Read more

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Van Dwelling at Yellowstone's Mammoth Hot Springs

Our first stop in Yellowstone was Mammoth Hot Springs. Realistically, the pictures and video of Mammoth’s travertine terraces, steaming hot springs, and gaunt dead trees will do it far more justice than our words could ever do. So in the interest of short reads and our ADD society… enjoy our visual representation of Mammoth Hot Springs.   Read more

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Thoughts on Van Life: Time to Build a Bed?

Now past the 2 year mark since transitioning into the van, we find ourselves rethinking our bed.  It has been extremely convenient to simply turn the middle seat around making a common living space and each take a bench for sleeping, but it’s reached a point of separation anxiety in our marriage.  No matter how comforting it is to slip into our minimal vandwelling lifestyle, our marriage has to take precedence.  

Simply living in close quarters with another person can bring tension to any kind of relationship.  Since we are a couple who slept in the same bed for years and enjoyed the simple touch of the other person while drifting into dream state, we split ourselves apart in the attempt to be minimal.  It was a successful attempt, but with a side affect.  It seems to have added distance to the tense situations.   Read more

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Interested in Sharing Your Van Dwelling Life?

I was contacted by a production company working on a documentary about life on the road.  I'm excited to be given the opportunity to help share this amazing lifestyle.  The possibilities of reaching greater audience and giving a broader view of what "home" is and the many options of what it could be.  They've asked us to share their casting call with the van dwelling community.  Interested?  Here's what you need to know: Read more

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