Saturday, August 11, 2012

Living In My Van

I’m getting used to this thing called van dwelling.  Every day, more and more.  I love the freedom of it.  I love the frugal-ness of it.  I love having my home with me where ever l go.

So far l have discovered a tank of gas (okay two, since l have duel tanks for a total of 28 Gallons-about 300 miles worth – city driving) it lasts  two weeks, that includes all my trips to work, outing with friends, visits to my Grandpa in the hospital, etc...  I only need to dump my black tank once every two weeks ($11.50 each time), same thing with laundry, l do it once every two weeks ($8.50).

I don’t have to pay rent at the end of the month.  I have unlimited free Wi-Fi available to me at various locations, some of them l don’t even need to leave my van (my favorites are Lowes, Marriott Hotel, of course the Library, any McDonalds – all of these are so convenient to me l don’t need to look elsewhere) I also have 5GB on my cell phone available to me, but l have only used 1GB a month.

No one at work knows that l van dwell, l park in a different parking lot and avoid leaving or entering the same time as other staff members.  Why?  I don’t want to answer their questions as to why l drive a campervan, which could lead to "What??  You live in your van??"

My cats have adapted very well to life on the road.

My friends are adapting very well to having a friend who doesn’t comply with society standards. :-)


  1. Hello,

    How long have you been free-sleeping in your van? I've been doing it for a little over a year. I like it most of the time too. I LOVE not paying rent.

    Are you putting a lot of money away? I'm not because I'm underemployed right now.

    Please stop by my blog sometime.


  2. Hi Maureen, I am coming up on 7 months living in my van. I am saving money right now, Yeah!. I plan to retire in 5 years, so living in the van is helping me with that goal.