Van Life Guide
The Ultimate Guide To Building & Living Your Life On The Road
The Dream Starts Here
Welcome to van life! If you are new and thinking about buying and building your own camper van, or whether you are simply looking for tips and advice to lead a better life on the road, this comprehensive guide to van life is for you.
With almost three years of experience living in our camper, we’ve learned so much about many of the van life details and this ultimate guide is our way to organize and present all the information we have gathered for our readers.
Table of Contents
For quick navigation, we have broken down our entire van life knowledge base into four categories.
DIY Campervan Build Guide
Get all the details to our entire van build.
This section is dedicated to everyone out there dreaming about building their own tiny home on wheels. Below we discuss how to choose your vehicle and how to get started on building out the interior of your future DIY camper van.
We divided each part of the build into its own section below. You can also visit our Conversion Guide Homepage for more details.
1. Purchasing Your Vehicle
2. Planning Your Layout
3. Windows & Fan Installation
5. Walls, Ceiling, & Floor
6. Electrical System Installation
The largest sejhction in our build guide. Visit our 100% free electrical installation page for all the information you need.
7. Furniture Construction
Interior Design Strategies & Inspiration
A graphic designer by trade, Yuko seriously did her homework when planning the interior design of our camper van. Below, she shares some of her thoughts and strategies that she utilized to design our van the way it is today.
Van Life Costs & Finances
Just because we live in a camper van doesn’t mean we live without expenses.
We realize that money is always on people’s mind. And for those of us traveling in campervans, we are no different. Every day we’re making money decisions based on our traveling lifestyle.
In our Costs & Finances section, we give an honest attempt to document exactly how much it costs, and how much it has already cost us, to live “The Dream”.
Van Life Tips, Advice, and Products
Already on the road? Looking to make life a bit easier? Van life isn’t always easy, sometimes it’s just downright hard and stressful!
We’ve compiled a list of tips, hacks, advice, and products we love that have helped us every bit of the way as we’ve traveled across North America and into Latin America.
Visit our Tips & Advice Homepage for more content and details.