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Why I Chose a Chevy Van for Van Life

By Christopher Ives / May 13, 2020 / 1 Comment

Are Chevy vans the best van to live in? Christopher Ives details his life in an AWD Chevy Express, which he used as a base for his eco-friendly build.


Why I Chose A Nissan NV for Van Life

By Lisa Jacobs / May 13, 2020 / 5 Comments
Exterior shot of the Nissan van with people hanging out in a distance.

Nissan NV vans are less well-known, but they can be a great option for full time van life. Lisa Jacobs shares her experience living in her Nissan NV2500.


Why We Chose a Badass Truck Camper for Van Life

By Mary Ashley Krogh & Owen Chikazawa / May 13, 2020 / 5 Comments
truck camper parked in the desert

Is van life best lived in a truck camper? To help you decide, one couple talks about the pros and cons of living in their flatbed off road truck camper.


Why We Chose a Toyota RV for Van Life

By Danielle Boucek & Tommy Kawczewicz / May 13, 2020 / 2 Comments
Toyota motorhome parked in the desert

Is a Toyota RV a good vehicle for vanlife? To help you decide, one couple details their experience living and traveling in a Toyota motorhome.


Why We Chose a Volkswagen Vanagon for Van Life

By Dustin & Noami Grevemberg / May 13, 2020 / 1 Comment
Dustin sits on the roof of the van.

Are the iconic Volkswagen Vanagons the ultimate van life vehicle? One couple talks about their experience living full time in a 1985 VW Vanagon.


Why I Chose a Ford Transit for Van Life

By Sydney Ferbrache / May 13, 2020 / 4 Comments
Side shot of the Ford Transit with the side door open.

Is the Ford Transit the best van for van life? Sydney Ferbrache writes about the pros and cons of living full time in a self-converted Ford Transit.


Why I Chose a Sprinter Van for Van Life

By Kaya Lindsay / May 13, 2020 / 0 Comments
sprinter van parked in the desert

Is a Mercedes Sprinter the best van for van life? Kaya Lindsay of One Chick Travels talks about the pros and cons of her Sprinter van dwelling.


Why We Chose a Dodge Promaster for Van Life

By Chris & Christi Moody / May 13, 2020 / 0 Comments
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Is the Dodge Promaster the best van for vanlife? This post breaks down the pros/cons of living in a Promaster, so you can decide if it’s right for you.


Identifying and Handling Mental Hardships on the Road

By Jayme Serbell / April 30, 2020 / 0 Comments
Jayme and John lay down outside of the van's side doors under the awning looking at the mountains.

As awesome as van life is, it comes with mental hardships that aren’t often shared on social media. Here’s how to avoid burnout on the road.


Vanlife and Mental Health: How Vanlife Increased My Anxiety

By Kaya Lindsay / April 24, 2020 / 2 Comments
Kaya sits out her side door drinking coffee.

Vanlife can set you free in so many ways. But there are real mental health consequences to moving all the time without a reliable place to sleep.


Gnomad Homies: Let’s Play Ride And Seek

By Gnomad Home / December 7, 2019 / 0 Comments
Abi and Natalie Kiss while sitting on their bed facing out their back doors, with the doors wide open.

We are super stoked to introduce you all to the entire crew behind Let’s Play Ride And Seek! This amazingly vibrant and entertaining family is made up of Natalie and Abigail Rodriguez. They travel with their dogs Bear, a pitbull mix, and Peluche (pronounced pay-loo-chay, which means teddy bear in Spanish. They usually just call […]


Diversify Vanlife and How to be a Strong Ally

By Jayme Serbell / November 2, 2019 / 4 Comments
Why We Need to Diversify Vanlife and How to Be a Strong Ally

It’s no secret that vanlife is not what it appears to be on Instagram. If you scroll through the vanlife reshare accounts, or read a media story about vanlife, or attend one of the many vanlife gatherings out there, you might come away thinking that vanlife is a lifestyle for young, attractive white people galavanting […]


Gnomad Homies: Crystal Vanner

By Gnomad Home / August 12, 2019 / 4 Comments
Crystal in front of her van

We are so excited to introduce you all to Crystal Vanner! Crystal is a hard working, YouTubin‘ solo female vanlifer who is all about speaking the truth when it comes to her travels – and we LOVE HER for it! She is originally from Northern Virginia, about 20 minutes from Washington DC. However, she now […]


Gnomad Homies: Divine on the Road

By Gnomad Home / April 18, 2019 / 1 Comment
girl and dog hugging on driver seat of van

We are extremely excited to share with you all the wonderful story of Sydney and Ella from Divine on the Road! Nothing inspires us quite like a strong and independent woman traveling on her own with her trusty, furry, four-legged side kick! Enjoy reading Sydney’s story, and begin to feel inspired by her fire and […]


Gnomad Homies: The Open Road Trip

By Gnomad Home / April 4, 2019 / 0 Comments
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We’re stoked to introduce you all to a wonderful family of three – Haley, Miggy and Layla! They are traveling around in their 2005 Sprinter, Ferdinand, that was built out by the fine couple over at Always the Road! Feel inspired by their story as they share all the pros and cons life on the […]


Gnomad Homies: The Wayward Home

By Gnomad Home / March 28, 2019 / 1 Comment
A van sits in the middle of the woods.

This is the story of Kristin and Tom! Kristin is from Oregon and tom is originally from Minnesota. They have an exciting story that bounces around from living in vans to Prius’ to sailboats and more! Read on and feel inspired to strive for that nomadic life no matter what vessel you may have at […]


Gnomad Homies: Chasing the Wild Goose

By Gnomad Home / March 21, 2019 / 0 Comments
Girl and guy stand in front of white sprinter van holding a small dog.

Today’s Gnomad Homies feature is this wonderful family of four, Shawn, Brie, their dachshund Milo and their newest addition (puppy) Jax. They are traveling around in their self-built Sprinter they have named Mosby! They quit their life in the big city of Seattle, chose to pursue their own businesses, built out their second rig, and […]


Gnomad Homies: When You Wander

By Gnomad Home / March 14, 2019 / 0 Comments
Couple sits on the edge of their van built to be a tiny home with their side doors open. There is a bonfire in front of them. They look at one another happily.

We’re pumped to introduce you to some more Midwesterners! This is Tom, Liana and Stan the Tan Van, who are originally from Wisconsin but lived in Portland, Oregon for 11 years before they hit the road. They chat all about life in their 1995 Ford E-150 Conversion Van and the endless streams of creativity that […]


Gnomad Homies: Ubu the Van

By Gnomad Home / March 7, 2019 / 1 Comment
A white sprinter van sits at the edge of a cliff overlooking mountains with a dusk sort of haze to the background.

We are super pumped to introduce you all to two dear friends of ours! This is Meghan (Meglie) and Stephen (Kilty Man) from @ubuthevan! They are from the suburbs of Chicago, IL, although originally Stephen is from South Africa. They have an epic build they created with their own two hands filled with wonderful features […]


Gnomad Homies: Camper Overland

By Gnomad Home / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments
A white van decked out with adventure gear and a high top sits on a sandy beach.

We’re totally stoked to introduce you to a great buddy of ours, Jeff, and his wonderful girlfriend Rachelle and their pup Cash. Jeff is from Plymouth, MA and Rachelle is from Modesto, CA. Cash is a Tennessee dog that came into their lives via a rescue dog. Jeff and his family not only live out…

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