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10 Tips for Living in a Camper in the Winter & Living to Tell the Tale

Living in a camper in the winter isn’t for the faint-hearted.  Winter camping trips or full-time cold weather RVing doesn’t need to be uncomfortable or something only Ralph Fiennes would consider. We’ve just come out of a Patagonian winter, and as we defrosted, we reflected on the whole experience.  Cold weather RVing is not only …

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13 Fabulous Campervan Lighting Ideas for Your Tiny Home

The idea of living in a van, especially one without many windows, can seem daunting. The notion of living in a small space with hardly any light would be enough to put most people off the idea altogether. Choosing the best van to live in for you and your lifestyle is essential.  We chose a …

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Top Van Life Hacks You Need For Living On The Road

The best van life hacks, tips, and tricks make living on the road much easier and more comfortable too. The notion of living in a van can seem daunting, claustrophobic, and even stressful.  Living in a confined space brings all sorts of challenges to daily life.  We’ve been living in our traveling van full time …

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Van Life Essentials Packing List for Life on the Road

Packing for van life isn’t quite the same as packing for a short road trip or even a camping weekend. Van life is a long-term lifestyle, so we need to pack accordingly.  Try to make sure your campervan accessories have a dual purpose where possible.  Don’t overestimate how many clothes and shoes you need. If you …

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Wild Camping for Motorhomes: A Dry Camping & Boondocking Guide

One of the major benefits of living in a van and campervan travels is the opportunity to get off grid. Escaping the beaten path, finding solitude in the wilderness or a private sunrise all from the comfort of your own campervan. And best of all – it’s probably completely free!  Wild camping is our preferred …

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How Much Does It Cost To Live in A Van? – The Real Cost Of Living In A Van

How much does van life cost? How can you afford to live in a van and travel? Is living in a van expensive? 3 questions we’re often asked. There isn’t a straight answer. At least not one that applies to all van lifers. It’s a bit like asking how much does it cost to live …

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Living in a Van for Beginners | A Van Life Manual

Since 2018, we’ve been living in a van full time. We bought a 4×4 Sprinter minibus and converted it into a campervan. Her name is Baloo and she’s now our home.  When we set out, we intended to travel around South America for a couple of years and see how things played out before deciding …

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How To Empty A Portable Camping Toilet

Isn’t it funny how people generally shy away from discussing toiletry habits? The portable camping toilet is perhaps even more of a taboo subject given we need to empty them ourselves. So do you know how to empty a portable camping toilet?  Maybe how to guides are appropriate. Observing people’s behaviours as they go about …

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