The Best Van Life Stories and Motorhome News

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Looking for the latest motorhome news? Each month we collate the best van life stories from the UK and overseas and put them all in one place for you.

The news stories listed on this page cover a range of RV related topics from: road tripping, general van life news, RV reviews (mostly of older vans), campervan conversions, and lots more. And they are all arranged chronologically, with the most recent at the top.

Put the kettle on, sit back, and immerse yourself in the best vanlife stories and motorhome news…


Motorhome News – January 2023

This research study found out that the main reason people join vanlife is for the freedom it brings. What do you think? It’s a good article though there are plenty of ads to ignore!

As the cost of living crisis deepens, even us van-lifers are feeling the pinch. This BBC story reports the rising costs for people who are fulltime van dwellers in Bristol, including one young chap who lives in a converted Luton van.

In the U.S. this couple are also on a tight budget, and they tell the story of how they kitted out their Chevy Express for less than $1000. It also includes a nice little video of the conversion they did.

Interested in van conversion? See this brill time lapse video of an old school bus transformed into a cosy home on wheels.

RELATED CONTENT: If you’re serious about converting your own van check out 2 campervan conversion guides we recommend

In the north of England (like just about everywhere else) motorhomes are targets for thieves. So it’s nice to hear a story of them getting caught. Thumbs up to the Northumbrian Police for catching the motorhome crims in this article.

And this article from the Guardian tells the story of wild-campers protesting against the proposed ban on Dartmoor. Although it’s about wild camping in a tent, any ban might have implications for us motorhomers.

Motorhome News – December 2022

Milly Struthers is a young vanlife blogger based in Brighton, UK and she gives some good tips for vanlife newbies when she asks, ‘Where will you sleep?’

Love your old VW campervans? Check out this brilliant article that reviews a classic 1974 Type 2 VW Transporter.

RELATED CONTENT: Visit our VW campervan galleries and info pages

Going even further back in time, how about this 1957 Buick Roadmaster RV? What a barn find this is!

Staying in the USA, this fab article tells the story of a Rocky Mountain road trip and includes some stunning photography. Well worth a read.

If you love watching You Tube you’ll love this: vanlifers who have reached 1 million subscribers! This is a really great piece, giving insights into vanlifers’ stories and includes short videos.

Back in the UK and a stark reminder of the dangers to look out for when buying a used campervan. This ‘dodgy dealer’ sold a vehicle whose wheels could have fallen off at any minute!

RELATED CONTENT: 13 things you must check for on older RVs

And what would you do as a side hustle to earn extra cash? This raunchy 27 year old does it like this!

Perhaps there are other ways to earn money from your RV without having to take your clothes off?

how to run an online business from your RV

Motorhome News – November 2022

Think it’s too tough to live and work in an RV? This female travel writer has done just that for 30 years! And she points out 6 of the most vital things you need to know about van life.

As hobos we like to live frugally so we love these 6 different stories of vanlife on a budget. Just goes to show you don’t need megabucks to find a van and hit the freedom trail.

In Montana, high rents have forced folks out of their rented homes and into van life. This article highlights the financial benefits of living from an RV compared to the rising costs of rents and mortgages.

Could you live in a tiny VW T3 if you were over 6 feet tall? That’s what this photographer does and he’s been doing it for years! He’s not the only one…

Storm Roberts (no relation to us) runs her ‘adventure athlete’ business from her VW van. Find out more and take a look inside her van.

As van-lifers, we’ve all found out how much harder it is to park these days; councils have clamped down by introducing stricter parking rules. But this YouTuber carried out an overnight parking experiment. Did he get away with it? Find out here.

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