The Best 12V Power Inverters for DIY Campervans and RVs

The Best 12V Power Inverters for DIY Campervans and RVs

It’s tough to live without electricity in today’s world, even when you’re traveling in a diy van conversion. And if you want to keep your laptop charged, or if you like to make super healthy smoothies for breakfast, or if you prefer to freshly grind your coffee every morning – you need a power inverter….

Waste-Free Vanlife: 13 Tips for Ditching Single-Use Disposable Items

Waste-Free Vanlife: 13 Tips for Ditching Single-Use Disposable Items

You may be drawn you may be drawn to full time vandwelling by the idea of living in a minimalistic way that’s more in tune with the environment. But once you’ve moved into your diy camper van and are face-to-face with your own trash every day, you’re hit by some hard truths about modern society….

Vanlife Mold Prevention and Redoing Our Floor: Tips and Lessons

Vanlife Mold Prevention and Redoing Our Floor: Tips and Lessons

It’s every vanlifer’s worst nightmare. There’s a leak somewhere, and a good rainstorm brings a steady drip of water that might not seem like a big deal at first. But that water ends up leaching into some dark, unventilated corner of your van, and before you know it you’ve got a mold problem. This is…

Reflecting on the 2018 Midwest Vanlife Gathering

Reflecting on the 2018 Midwest Vanlife Gathering

Looking for this year’s Midwest Vanlife Gathering? Head on over to this page for more information about upcoming events. Or, read on for a reflection about the 2018 event! Every time I’ve tried to write a reflection of our first Midwest Vanlife Gathering, I’ve ended up typing one or two generic sentences before suddenly feeling…

Insulating Your Van: Everything You Need to Know for Your DIY Van Build

Insulating Your Van: Everything You Need to Know for Your DIY Van Build

If you want to stay comfortable in your van no matter the weather, you need to insulate. Insulation is one of the most important steps of any van build, and it pays to take the time to do it right. There’s also a lot of confusion and debate over the best way to insulate a…

From “I Wish” to “I Did”: Change Your Mind, Live Your Dreams

From “I Wish” to “I Did”: Change Your Mind, Live Your Dreams

The start of a new year is always a time of reflection and planning for us. Reflection on the year that has just passed, and planning for the year ahead. We did a lot last year, but we have big plans for the new year and we’re pumped to make 2018 our best year yet!…

Vanlife with Dogs: Tips, Challenges, and Fun on the Road

Vanlife with Dogs: Tips, Challenges, and Fun on the Road

Whether you’re a vandweller thinking about adding a furry friend to your nomadic lifestyle or a dog owner considering the leap to vanlife – there’s a lot to think about. How we’re able to live this lifestyle with two dogs is one of those questions we get all the time. Vanlife with a dog is…

17 Top Gifts for Vanlifers this Holiday Season

17 Top Gifts for Vanlifers this Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again – when people everywhere spend money they don’t have to buy things nobody needs, all in the name of rampant consumerism and holiday cheer! Kidding aside, we’re actually big suckers for any excuse to bring your whole tribe of love together to laugh and sing and eat and maybe…

Vanlife with a Partner: 8 Tips for a Successful Relationship

Vanlife with a Partner: 8 Tips for a Successful Relationship

There are plenty of vanlife couples on the road, but we’ve also talked to many people concerned that they could never live in a van with their significant other. The close quarters and constant togetherness of vanlife can be a challenge to any relationship. But diving into this awesome experience with your partner is also…

5 Things We’d Change About Our Van Build (and 5 We Wouldn’t)

5 Things We’d Change About Our Van Build (and 5 We Wouldn’t)

We’ve spent a total of three years living full time in our van. After living in our van for this long, we’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t. We love our van, but there’s so much you just can’t foresee before hitting the road. We have a list of tweaks and upgrades to…

United We Van and the Ultimate Vanlife Cookbook

United We Van and the Ultimate Vanlife Cookbook

Well before John and I embarked on our own nomadic adventures, we noticed a strong sense of community among our fellow nomads. Back when we were bright-eyed noobs sporting a brand new 1996 Chevy van that we had lovingly converted into a cozy van home, we were connecting with vanlifers on social media and via…

Gnomad Homies: Vanabundos

Gnomad Homies: Vanabundos

For our latest Gnomad Homies International feature! We chat with the inspirational Gabriella Hummel and the ever so talented Sandro Alvarez of @vanabundos. They are from Liechtenstein/Argentina and Switzerland with some Spanish roots, but right before they hit the road they lived in Zurich. They are currently in Playa Maderas, Nicaragua. Enjoy their story! What…