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Vanlife Actual Cost

Vanlife-Actual-Cost

Budget is probably the biggest contributor of the “GO/NO-GO” decision for a trip like ours. A few years ago, we had to make guesstimates about our foreseen travel expenses. We wish we had a baseline to start with… So, in hope of helping future travelers, here are our actual expenses!

On-the-road Resources

A collection of websites/apps we use to find our next destinations, overnight spots, mountain biking trails, backcountry spots, etc.

Our Camera Gear

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Here is our favorite photography & video gear for travelling in our van. Aerial/Underwater/Long Exposure/POV/Gimbal… check it out!

16 comments

  1. Comment by Craig

    Craig Reply December 9, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Just stumbled onto your page, great information, thanks!
    Planning our conversion now, when you get to Durango look us up for a ride and beer.
    Craig

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply December 9, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      Thanks for the kind word and for the invite 🙂

      We will reach you when the time comes! Happy conversion!

  2. Comment by Andrew

    Andrew Reply August 7, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Saw your van on imgur and following now. Between Bentonville and Asheville, be sure to stop in Knoxville and hit me up for a beer, etc

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply August 8, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      Cool thanks!!

  3. Comment by Terry Bugera

    Terry Bugera Reply August 9, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    I am just purchasing a 148″ mid height, standard length with a 3.5 eco boost and plan on doing a similar build to what you have done.

    How much weight did your build ad to the van?

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply August 9, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      That’s funny you’re asking, we plan on weighting it at the beginning of next week. We were waiting for the conversion to be completed. Stay tuned!!

  4. Comment by Glen Comeaux

    Glen Comeaux Reply August 16, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Hi guys!
    Just found this awesome blog!! What a huge resource! I’m planning for a June 2018 departure about 90% the same way y’all are doing it. I just need to fit a motorcycle in the van too 😉 I’ll be watching this very closely.

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply August 17, 2017 at 8:09 am

      Time flies by, you’ll be off in no time! We keep in touch!

  5. Comment by Aaron Traxinger

    Aaron Traxinger Reply August 17, 2017 at 10:10 am

    I don’t imagine you put every dot on your plans map but I have a couple of recommendations. While you are near Bend you should make the effort to ride the Mackenzie River trail and the amazing spectacular single track in Oakridge, OR.

  6. Comment by Patrick

    Patrick Reply August 26, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Really appreciate your build write-up and the rest of your site. Just bought a Transit and will be stealing most of your well researched and thought out ideas. I’m on the outskirts of Denver, if you make it out this way I can show you some great mountain biking .

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply August 27, 2017 at 10:31 am

      Awesome, happy conversion!

      We will stop by Denver for sure, we’ll drop you a line when we’re around, thanks for the invitation!!

      Isabelle and Antoine

  7. Comment by Patrick

    Patrick Reply August 27, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Sounds good, you can wash laundry and whatever else you need as well. And we can MTB from the driveway!

  8. Comment by Allen

    Allen Reply October 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Great website and van build. I would love to check out the van in person. If you make it to Bend, OR I would be happy to show you some of the best mt bike trails or if you are here after the snow files we can hit some of the backcountry ski spots.

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply October 2, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      Bike trails, backcountry spots? You have our attention! 😉
      Bend is in the planning FOR SURE, probably next summer though with our bikes.

      Hope to see you there!
      Cheers!

  9. Comment by Alexia

    Alexia Reply October 4, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    You guys need to ride Squamish, BC!

    • Comment by Antoine

      Antoine Reply October 4, 2017 at 9:56 pm

      We keep the best for later 😉 it’s in the planning for next summer.
      We went 2 years ago. Whistler (valley) and Squamish have the best trails I have ever ride! (I like STEEP and technical)

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