I live full time in my Honda Element and travel around the United States. I'm on
an indefinite road trip adventure in a custom camper van! I started this lifestyle nearly a year ago and have not looked back since. I designed my
YouTube Channel and this
website to share my experiences with you. I hope to inspire others
to explore minimalism, adventure and freedom!
First off, let me show you around my home a bit. It's certainly not your typical
Honda Element! Here's a video I made touring the camper conversion.
But, but WHY WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO LIVE IN A VAN?? Well, I'm glad
you asked! There are many reasons why I chose to live this way.
NO RENT. I am completely rent free and I haven't paid rent in well over a year.
This substantially reduces my month to month expenses and allows me the freedom to work a little less, and consequently, spend
more time pursuing my interests and passions.
FREEDOM. I am free to travel as I please. I am completely nomadic and can travel whereever, whenever
I want. Surf looks good in Florida next weekend? I'm there.
MINIMALISM. I am a firm believer in the concept that less stuff = less stress. When I have control
over all of my possessions and they all fit comfortably in my 35 square foot home, I feel happier, healthier and more confident.
Check out this video I made for more details about why I live in a van.
So, how do I live in a 35 square foot van full time? Here's a list of commonly
SHOWER? I use a Planet Fitness gym membership to shower. Planet Fitness is great because there are
hundreds of locations across the country that I can use.
BATHROOM? I use public restrooms.
MAKING MONEY? I work seasonal jobs at the places I travel to. I also spend a lot of time working online
in web development and digital marketing.
PARKING AT NIGHT? I typically park on residential streets. I avoid streets that are very busy, but I also
avoid extremely quiet streets. I can't blend in if there are no other cars to blend in with!
Explore this site further for more about van life, minimalism and full time travel!