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

The stories listed on this page cover a range of RV related topics from road tripping, personal van life stories, 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 dive into some of the most interesting (and sometimes funny) van life stories and motorhome news…

THE BEST VAN LIFE STORIES AND MOTORHOME NEWS

Van Life and Motorhome News May 2024

With the weather finally warming up here in the UK we surely don’t need a reminder not to leave our pets in our motorhomes. Maybe we do… this idiot left his dog in his campervan for 3 days. WTF?

With summer approaching it seems the chaos has already started on the NC500. This motorhomer certainly got on the wrong side of the locals when he parked on the pavement overnight. And this lady who lives on the route said her garden was ‘invaded’ by motorhomers who wanted to admire the view and worse, squat down and take a pee. Come on folks!

RELATED CONTENT: Read our wild camping tips to stay out of trouble with the police and locals

how to go wild camping in a motorhome

With the average UK rent now over £1,200, Wales Online have published a very interesting article about the cost of vanlife vs the cost of rented accommodation.

Over in the States here’s a lovely nostalgic story from Kara Panzer who recounts her childhood experiences travelling in a VW Westfalia way before vanlife became a social media trend. Oh, those were the days!

And staying with VW, can your van match this 1972 Volkswagen campervan which has done nearly 1,000,000 miles – and is still going strong. Bloody epic!

And finally this month, if you love older vans like we do check out these unbelievable motorhomes: a 1969 Dodge Chinook and the UFO-styled Rectrans Discoverer 25. Incredible!

RELATED CONTENT: See more vintage motorhomes and campervans in our gallery pages


Van Life and Motorhome News April 2024

Let’s start this month with an inspiring story from Lisa Jansen from New Zealand who gives us a very balanced account of the highs and lows of fulltime van life. It’s a nice article with some great pictures.

Closer to home, this article looks at the on-going debate about whether councils should provide overnight parking spaces for motorhomes. See what’s happening in the Scottish Borders

Good news! Several ‘Arosfan’ overnight stops are opening in Wales. We can’t wait to test them out. Let us know if you’ve tried them already. And talking of Wales, check out this 7 stop road trip that takes in the best of the country. Good article with some lovely photos.

RELATED CONTENT: See our top 10 UK road trips, including 4 in Wales

In Purbeck in Dorset the National Trust have opened a new motorhome site and it costs…wait for it…£66 for 2 nights (minimum stay). And get this, there are no toilets or showers. Yes, you can get fresh water and empty your waste but we think this is way overpriced. What do you think? Find out more here

We had to include this article in this month’s news roundup. And if you love old vans as much as we do then check out this 1961 Bedford Dormobile. It’s gorgeous!

RELATED CONTENT: See over 100 older motorhomes and campervans in our vintage van galleries

Over in the States, one Denver woman hired a motorhome for 2 weeks and tracked all her expenses. Did it work out cheaper than living in her apartment? Read the full story in Business Insider

Perhaps she wouldn’t have needed to track her expenses if she did what this couple of vanlifers do, who – purportedly – make half a million bucks a year. (P.S. I don’t think us Hobos will be doing what they do!)

RELATED CONTENT: Get our FREE budget tracker as we analyse the real cost of van life


Van Life and Motorhome News March 2024

Have you noticed how car headlights have gotten brighter over the last few years? We’re guilty of putting brighter LED bulbs in our VW van. But should we go back to halogen bulbs? This can be a real issue on road trip night driving. Read what AA members are saying about problems with bright headlights

Did you attend the online Vanlife Summit in Feb? If you did you’ll have noticed some folks who are living fulltime in tiny campers (or even estate cars!) Here’s one such story from the US in which Katya tells us how she bought and converted her old 1999 GMC van for around $10,000

Staying in the States, this story of a vanlife gathering tells us how vanlife is growing in even the most unlikely of places, in this case Brooklyn. Lovely story with some fab photos.

As you know, we love older vans and what a van this is: a 40 year old Breman Transporter Mercedes Benz.

RELATED CONTENT: Remember to check out loads of other RVs in our vintage vans and motorhomes galleries

Want to cut down on your vanlife expenses? This article from Market Realist gives some great tips on how to enjoy vanlife on a smaller budget

Back in the UK, if you’re heading to Wales this year there’s some good news: In Pembrokeshire a campervan overnight parking scheme is set for approval. Things are looking up!

RELATED CONTENT: Read about some of our best UK road trips (including 4 great drives in Wales)

And finally this month, if you’re thinking about getting yourself a campervan or motorhome check out 10 things to consider before starting vanlife. There are some good tips here. And for an easy step by step approach, remember to grab a copy of our ebook…

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Original Image: Rob Hayman

Van Life and Motorhome News February 2024

With the approach of spring time here in the UK – the time of year when many folks think about getting an RV or campervan – we’ll be featuring some stories this month where vanlifers share their ups and downs. It’s certainly not all plain sailing…

Let’s start off with this story about Beck, who gave up city life and expensive rent in London to live in a Ford Transit van. And she converted the inside for just £200!

It’s not just in the UK that this is happening. Over in the US we’re hearing about the ever-increasing number of millennials who are adopting the vanlife because of the crisis in affordable housing. They ask whether vanlife is the start of a radical rethink of values and the ‘American Dream’.

In Business Insider, Monica Humphries shares the story of her two week adventure in a rented RV where she soon discovered what she couldn’t live without! (This is a common issue with certain types of smaller campervans). Could you live without it?

RELATED CONTENT: If you’re thinking of hiring an RV to ‘try vanlife before you buy’ make sure you check out our top motorhome rental tips

Want some inspiration for your next adventure? Then dive into Imani Huybrechts story about her epic solo drive from Luxumbourg to the Canary Islands in her trusty little VW Caddy. It’s a great article with some fab pictures. And what a trip!

And finally this month, you must check out Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Wild ‘vanlife’ episode featuring a divorced father-of-two who lives full time in his converted military truck. Ben raises some important questions about the practical (and legal) challenges of living full time in a van in the UK. It’s well worth watching. And what an amazing truck!

RELATED CONTENT: Is it legal to live in a motorhome in the UK? Read our top tips for wild camping in a motorhome

how to stay safe (and legal) when you wild camp in a motorhome

Van Life and Motorhome News January 2024

Happy New Year to you! Let’s kick off 2024 with a story of a woman who gave up the day job, bought a campervan and started a whole new way of life. Lisa Jansen’s story might just give you the impetus to do something different this year: Vanlife and how to stop working 40 hours a week – Life Done Differently by Lisa Jansen – NZ Herald

In the same vein this lovely little story talks about the ‘spontaneity of vanlife’; you just turn the key and off you go exploring. It speaks about hiring a campervan and how this can make for a fantastic alternative to a hotel or B&B holiday: Campervan Travel in the UK: Inviting Spontaneity on Four Wheels (we-heart.com)

RELATED CONTENT: Don’t hire a motorhome until you’re read our RV rental tips!

Over in the U.S. as the number of homeless people continues to rise, safe parking lots are being developed for people to live in their vans. We think it’s a positive move: Americans living in their cars are finding refuge in ‘safe parking lots’ | Homelessness | The Guardian

We’ve got less sympathy for this guy though, who says: I’m homeless after police confiscated my campervan while I was still INSIDE… now it’s going to be auctioned off – I’ve got nothing left (msn.com). It would have helped if he’d have insured, taxed and MOT’d the vehicle in the first place!

RELATED CONTENT: Feeling safe is a basic emotional need: See our vanlife health and wellbeing tips

Let’s finish this month’s round-up with a reminder of the Channel 5 TV programme about motorhome mishaps. It reminded us of our own. It’s well worth a watch and you might gain some handy tips as well: My5 – When Motorhoming Goes Horribly Wrong – Season NaN – Episode 1 / When Motorhoming Goes Horribly Wrong (channel5.com)

RELATED CONTENT: See our blog post about our own motorhome disasters

our T4 Cree recovered after gear box leak

Van Life and Motorhome News – December 2023

With all the rain we’ve had in the UK you’d do well to avoid driving a motorhome on grass. But this is what Andy Richardson did and take a look at the outcome, as reported in the Shropshire Star: Andy Richardson: Muddy marvellous mate ends motorhome mayhem | Shropshire Star

If you thought that was bad enough, what about being stuck in the Arctic? Read the story of Kathy and Peter Holcombe’s ‘vanlife catastrophe’ on the epic Pan-American Highway: Van Life Catastrophe at the Top of the World: Stranded in the Arctic (gearjunkie.com)

Vanlife certainly has its ups and downs. Trisha Callopy tells of her ‘perilous and marvellous’ road trip in California on the hunt for mushrooms. This is a lovely story that highlights the highs and lows of vanlife and road-tripping: ‘Van life’ has its ups and downs over five nights in Northern California (startribune.com)

RELATED CONTENT: Planning a road trip? See our top road trip planning tips

When we used to park our van on the street we’d sometimes get cold callers knocking at our door, asking to buy the van. It seems that this thing happens regularly and the police are onto them. Okay, no crime is being committed but it is unnerving for us vanlifers: Police identify ‘suspicious’ motorhome cold callers in East Wight (yahoo.com)

Back in the U.S. and a story from Alyssa Vanilla who tells us of a frightening encounter out in the boondocks when a stranger drew up next to her van. Is anywhere safe these days? ‘Van life’ woman who filmed terrifying encounter with ‘stalker’ admits she thought she was ‘going to have to SHOOT’ him, declaring: ‘I thought he was going to assault me’ | Daily Mail Online

RELATED CONTENT: See our blog post about how to stay safe if you travel alone in your van

Despite these somewhat scary stories, let’s end this month’s news round-up with something positive. Lisa Jansen tells why she chose vanlife over marriage, a career, kids, and a mortgage: I chose life on the road over marriage, career, kids and a mortgage | Stuff.co.nz


Van Life and Motorhome News – November 2023

Let’s start this month with a van build. If you’re thinking about campervan conversion you’ll love Ken and Laura’s story of their old Ford which they bought (and built) for a total cost of £10,000: Ford cargo van camper conversion has the tallest roof we’ve ever seen (motor1.com).

With winter almost upon us how do us van-lifers keep warm? This article on Gear Junkie shares some good tips and points out how important it is to have proper insulation in your van: Winter Van Life: How to Prepare Your Van (and Yourself) for Freezing Temps (gearjunkie.com).

RELATED CONTENT: See our page about how to properly winterize your RV (for use or storage)

Here’s another great story with some fab photos of Edden Ram’s Mercedes Sprinter van build. Find out what he and his partner learned on a road trip across America and the importance of being in nature.

RELATED CONTENT: Van life health and wellbeing: back to nature – back to sanity

vanlife health and wellbeing: getting back to nature

Over in the States, the Los Angeles Times reports on the issues surrounding ‘RV encampments’ and tells the story of 60 year old Laura who is unable to get housing: LA Times Today: 60, living in an RV and fighting to be housed – Los Angeles Times

Just as one person wants to escape van life and find a bricks and mortar home, another has embraced van life and cured his burnout. Read Paul Price’s story about his year long adventure in Australia: ‘Burnt out’ Aussie reveals why he quit his job for cheaper van life (yahoo.com)

RELATED CONTENT: Why Hobo Trudi quit her job and became a van-lifer

So, how come some folks love van life and others can’t wait to quit? Here are some sensible tips about how to survive van life: Essential Tips for Surviving Van Life (drifttravel.com)

And finally this month a great video for you to watch from Extreme Motorhome Adventures who were crazy enough to drive over the Applecross Pass in Scotland. Would you do this in a 25 foot motorhome? Take a look…


Van Life and Motorhome News – October 2023

Let’s start with a bit of culture this month: There’s some great vanlife artwork to drool over here: Celebrity artwork auction raises £20,000 for Hitchin charity | The Comet

If you’re touring round the Isle of Man here’s some good news: TT paddock area to be turned into motorhome site during non-racing time in the Isle of Man | ITV News Granada. And there’s a second story about it here: Motorhome owners to pay £ 10 a night for a stay in Noble’s Park – Energy FM | Isle of Man

In Scotland the debate about taxing tourists (motorhomers especially) continues. Read more here: NC500 visitor levy idea sparks debate in local communities | The National

Take a look at these poor German tourists stuck on a tiny road in Cornwall after a satnav error: Motorhome becomes stuck on Padstow residential road in ‘sat-nav blunder’ | ITV News West Country

RELATED CONTENT: Perhaps they should have used a satnav where you can program in the RVs dimensions

What are the best vans to live in fulltime? This research lists the top 5: Best Vans To Live In For 2024: Top 5 Vehicles Most Recommended By Experts – Study Finds

One of the reasons folks are turning to vanlife is the cost of living. This report explains more: Why people are opting out of the UK housing market and turning to van life instead (inews.co.uk)

And finally a great little story. If you’ve got 10 mins to spare sit back and enjoy: Van Life: A Journey of Freedom and Savings for One British Adventurer | Feast Magazine (feast-magazine.co.uk)

RELATED CONTENT: Our top tips on how to save money in a motorhome


Van Life and Motorhome News – September 2023

Let’s start this month with a bit of fun…

Trawling through YouTube, Gav found this old Top Gear video from 2009…

If you’re more into newer vans, the VW T7 has been spied on test runs in Germany. What do you reckon?

If you’re thinking about buying a new campervan take a look at What Car Magazine’s feature on the best campervans for 2023. There are some great new vans on the market – if you’ve got the budget!

If you love podcasts, have a listen to this episode of The Hard Shoulder which tells the story of a guy in Ireland who converted a van and has been living in it for the last 4 years. He highlights the pros and cons and some of the things he’s had to give up.

RELATED CONTENT: The best ways to convert a campervan

How about this: 6 tips for debt-free living on the road. This vanlife couple share some of the ways they save money in their RV.

RELATED BLOG POST: See our own vanlife money-saving tips

And finally this month a lovely article from Hello magazine which tells the story of Joanne, who, at 69 decided to hire a campervan for a solo road trip around Cornwall. Just goes to show, you’re never too late for vanlife!

RELATED BLOG POST: Am I too old for van life?


Van Life and Motorhome News – August 2023

Summer in the UK might have been a washout so far, so let’s start this month’s RV stories with something to make you laugh…motorhome gets stuck in Adsa multi-storey car park. (Not funny for the owners, of course, but come on guys! A motorhome in a multi-storey car park? Moral of the story? Know the exact height of your RV and read the signs before you enter car parks!)

The lunacy doesn’t stop there; the Dorset Echo reported the story of an off-road buggy crashing into the side of a motorhome. Is the RV a write-off? Take a look at the picture in the link.

Now for something completely different…In Canada, Wendolyn Forbes shares her story about the many ways that van life affects physical, mental and financial wellbeing. It’s a nice article that highlights the importance of living your values by developing a ‘van life vision’.

RELATED CONTENT: See our top tips on van life mental health and wellbeing

Staying in Canada, the Toronto Life tells the story of a young couple who have spent the last 4 years living rent-free in their van. It’s a great article with nice pictures of their van.

But as we all know, there is a darker side to van life. This story from LA tells of the ‘vanlords’ who rent out clapped-out RVs to people who can’t afford bricks and mortar accommodation. Would you pay $450 a month to live by the roadside?

The same thing is happening in Vancouver, USA where the question is, “Where should they go?” (They being ‘unhoused’ people). RV parks are springing up, but they won’t let you stay if your rig is too old. What do you think of this?

And finally this month, possibly the best story…Timothy Eastman captures van-lifers’ stories in words and pictures, covering the whole gamut of the highs and lows of RV living. This is a lovely article with great photos and personal van life stories.


Van Life and Motorhome News – July 2023

Let’s start this month with some good news that shows the UK is finally catching up with our European neighbours…

Three new Aires have opened up in Scotland; one at the Crawick Multiverse in Upper Nithsdale in Dumfries and two more in East Lothian. Councils, it seems, are finally trying to meet the demand.

RELATED CONTENT: See what we say about wild camping in Scotland

It’s not just individuals affected by the Cost of Living Crisis. Winnebago has just announced a 6% drop in RV sales.

This article is full of ads (sorry) but there are some good tips for first time motorhome owners. If you’re a newbie in the RV world it’s well worth a look.

If you’re not affected by the crisis and have loads of cash to spare, Touring magazine has previewed some of the best motorhomes for 2023.

But before you spend over a 100 grand, take a look at this story of a couple who bought their Fiat van for just over £6000. They’ve ditched the 9 to 5 and are embracing a life of freedom and adventure in nature.

Same goes for this couple who converted an old LDV van for £16,000 and are now travelling the world in it.

And finally this month, a lovely article from Signs of the Times who provide a great story called ‘A Brief History of Vanlife‘. It really is a lovely read.

RELATED CONTENT: Read our take on van life and why so many folks are hitting the road


Van Life and Motorhome News – June 2023

Ok, summer is here! Let’s kick off with this…

In Wales, a planning proposal has been made to allow more campervans and motorhomes into Portmeirion. It’s a beautifully quirky place to visit (we went last year) and think it’s a good idea to allow more campervans. Read the story here.

You won’t believe this idiotic driving in the U.S. Watch this video clip to see what happens to this RV when an overtaking manoeuvre goes badly wrong.

From Australia, this ‘burnt out’ couple tell their vanlife story and how they have embraced ‘mortgage-free living’. It’s a nice story with some great pictures of their Mercedes van.

Here’s another inspirational story of a couple who spent £10,000 doing up a van and on their travels fell in love with the beauty of Scotland.

RELATED CONTENT: Read the stories of our road trips in the Scottish Highlands

We all love having a look in other people’s vans. Well take a look at this amazing American school bus conversion video. Fancy living in something like that? We do!

Back in the UK, this young chap in Cornwall has taken to living in his VW LT35 as the cost of buying a house is simply too expensive – not helped by millionaire second-home owners.


Van Life and Motorhome News – May 2023

Let’s start this month with two stories of crazy motorhome driving: Brits gets motorhome stuck down narrow Spanish street (you won’t believe this!) and drunk driver flips over her new motorhome. What a fool.

Over in the States, two families share their experiences about how to vanlife with kids. They talk about how they cope with life on the road, co-habiting in a tiny space (compared to a bricks and mortar house). It’s a nice article with some great pictures of their RVs.

RELATED CONTENT: road tripping with kids: how to avoid trouble and keep them happy

And it’s not just families doing the vanlife; Sophie Roberts is a solo female vanlifer who has taken her VW van all the way from Scotland to the Alps. It makes for inspirational reading.

Back in the U.S., this vanlifer says she’s saved $70,000 in the last 3 years since she left her apartment in Washington and will never go back to living in a house.

And here in the UK, the Reader’s Digest features poet and non-fiction writer, Nancy Campbell, who tells us why she’s taken to living in a caravan to beat the Cost of Living crisis. A lovely article.

But living in a van doesn’t always mean you’ll keep your costs down. This chap got landed with a £2000 fine when he drove his motorhome into London’s low emissions zone. Oh dear!


Van Life and Motorhome News – April 2023

Let’s start off this month’s news round-up with a great story from Denver, Colorado. Kelsey and Luke tell us about their adventures in a mini school bus and why vanlife is becoming more mainstream since the pandemic.

Closer to home, there’s not a week go by without some newspaper reporting on a young couple who have quit living in a house and started fulltime vanlife. But there are conflicting stories. Read these two…

I live in a van after getting fed up with 9-to-5 life and paying rent – now I spend hardly a penny | The Scottish Sun

I’ve lived in a camper conversion for two years and it costs way more than you think | The Sun

We guess it all comes down to being savvy and frugal. If you live fulltime in your camper you don’t want to stay on expensive campsites every night. This couple are travelling the world living on 80p meals. It can be done!

But it’s not only young couples. This family of 5 from Shropshire are off on a 3 year adventure in a converted old motorhome. This is a nice article with some great pictures of their van.

RELATED CONTENT: How to get started in vanlife: convert a van and hit the road

Talking of conversions, check out this amazing purple school bus. It cost Franko, a musician from New Zealand, £51,000 to do all the work. There’s a great video that tells his story about the bus and the community project he’s created.


Van Life and Motorhome News – March 2023

VW T3s are having a bad time of it this week. See these 2 stories: VW campervan on its side after accident and campervan boxed in by builders. What were they thinking?

Luckily, this 1986 VW Vanagon (the U.S. name for the T3/T25) is still in use and what a van it is! It looks more like a mini log cabin. Nice video as well. What a lovely couple. (Not sure about eating squirrels though!)

RELATED CONTENT: Love the VW T3s? See our VW T3 – Vanagon gallery

Staying with classic vans, this 1969 Chevy G20 campervan looks awesome inside and out. As we keep saying, there are some great looking, older motorhomes and campers out there.

Have you seen the TV show Motorhoming with Merton and Webster? In this article, comedian Paul Merton and his wife Suki tell us why everyone should consider a motorhome staycation.

RELATED CONTENT: Don’t jump in at the deep end! Find out all you need to know about renting a motorhome

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Original Image: Spaceships Rentals

Good news if you’re planning on visiting Wales in your motorhome this year: in various locations throughout the country a new ‘Aires-type’ scheme is being trialled to help curb illegal overnight camping. We’re finally catching up with our European neighbours!

RELATED CONTENT: See our best road trips, including 4 in Wales

Finally this month, would you like to take a tour of the whiskey distilleries in Scotland? This article highlights the best distilleries to visit on a road trip in your campervan.


Van Life and Motorhome News – February 2023

Motorhome scams are on the rise. Want to know which is the most scammed vehicle? See this article.

RELATED CONTENT: See our blog post about how to avoid motorhome scams

This burnt out nurse quit her job and now travels the world in a VW van helping orphaned street animals.

This nice little story from the US tells us how a vanlife road trip can have a positive affect on your mental health.

RELATED CONTENT: See our van life health and wellbeing pages

A lovely article here, where a digital nomad shares her ‘unfiltered realities of vanlife’ criss-crossing the US in her Ford Transit before moving to the UK. A nice read.

Back in the UK and in Scotland this motorhomer explains why banning overnight motorhome parking in East Lothian is a bad idea. We have to agree with her.

On the Isle of Wight, this motorhome became a target for arsonists. Look what a mess they made! Is this more evidence that motorhomers are now public enemy number one? Is there really a ‘vanlife vendetta‘ as we suspected in our blog post a few months back?

And finally this month, a lovely article with hints and tips about getting started in van life. And not an advert in sight – just how we like it.


Van Life and 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 the 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.


Van Life and 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!


Van Life and 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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