VanLife

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VanLife

Vanlife - We Did It!

We built our van, sold our house, quit our jobs, and we’re living in our van somewhere between the Atlantic and Pacific ocean. It feels UNREAL!

As we progress in our travels, we learn and get better at living a “normal” life in our van.

Below are some guides and how-to’s, learnt the hard way, to help make most of the vanlife. Hope that helps!

Vanlife Actual Cost

Nothing comes for free in this life! Here are our real-world monthly expenses (updated each month). Hopefully that helps you in planning your own trip!

HOW TO FIND FREE CAMPSITES

Money is meant to be spent on bike parts, not on campground! After two years of full time vanlife, we still haven’t spent a dime on lodging. Here is how we do it!

HOW TO FIND WATER FOR FREE

Looking for some vanlife tips on how to find water for free? We can help. Follow these simple steps and never run out of water again!

HOW TO STAY CONNECTED ON THE ROAD

Finding driving directions, camping spots, cool swimming holes nearby, grocery stores, cheap gas , etc… we’ll go ahead and say it: we wouldn’t want to travel without mobile Internet these days!

WINTER VANLIFE Guide

Winter vanlife is not a glamorous life but it is extremely rewarding if, like us, chasing epic skiing / snowboarding conditions is what you’re after! With proper planning it can be a magical thing… Go get it!

How to Register and Insure your DIY Van Conversion in British Columbia (Canada)

Need help figuring how to register and insure you DIY campervan conversion in British Columbia? Moving to British Columbia? We’ve been there! Here is what we learned in the process.

TRAVEL MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR CANADIANS TRAVELING ABROAD

Accident happens when we expect it the least and a dream vacation planned for years ahead can quickly turn into a nightmare. The goal of this article is to share the knowledge we gained about travel medical insurance; we’re no experts, but it should help you getting started.

CAMERA GEAR

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

Camper Rental: 5 Reasons To Try Vanlife Before Taking The Leap! (And How To Rent)

Dreaming about Van Life? We were too! After making the transition from home owners to living full time in a van (2 years and still loving it), we highly recommend camper rental before taking the leap. Here are 5 reasons why!

How To Start Your Website (And Make Money Remotely!)

Creating your own website is a great way to keep your brain busy on the road, connect with other people and even make money remotely! We’re no Internet gurus or experts, but if we made it happen with FarOutRide.com, so can you! Here is everything to get you started.

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about us

Nice To Meet You.

Hello! We’re Isabelle and Antoine 🙂 In 2017 we sold our house (and everything in it), quit our engineering careers and moved into our self built campervan. We’ve been on the road since then and every day is an opportunity for a new adventure; we’re chasing our dreams and hopefully it inspires others to do the same!

9 thoughts on “VanLife”

  1. Love your website! Thanks, keep it up 🙂 What’s the link for the shoe holds on the back of your doors? Can’t wait for the new electric guide.

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  2. Hi,

    Awesome work you both have done here. My wife and are wondering what company you used to insure your van. We are wondering if our ford transit we are buying will need commercial insurance or rv insurance?

    Thanks,

    Jamie

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  3. Your site and advice looks so practical and good, I just began following you.

    We just purchased a converted springer cargo van – simple conversion, to our taste. We are going on the road for three months, starting at the Mexico border and crisscrossing the west – then up the AlCon highway – to Alaska – partly back down – across Canada – down the East Coast – and back across the US to LA. We have one converter battery installed for our Solar Panels, and wonder if we should buy a second. I will look to your advice on various considerations. Thank you for our blog. Becky

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