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Sometimes, finding the best products for your campervan and getting help on your van build can be REALLY difficult. You typically have to browse tons of different platforms and company websites for everything you need.
Ben Quesnel, a 4-year on-the-road nomad, founded Simpler Ways to try to change that. Simpler Ways is like the REI for van life, DIY tutorials, foldable laundry basins and other products to help modern nomads on the road. They also have a section dedicated to surfing and yoga activities. Their goal is to become the one-stop shop for anyone looking to build their own van life experience.
It’s such a cool website and I’d encourage you to check it out if you’re looking for van-specific products.
In this episode of The Wayward Home podcast, we’ll talk about Ben’s transition to nomadic living, the vehicles he’s converted into tiny homes and why he created Simpler Ways.
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What We Cover in Episode 22 of The Wayward Home Podcast
- After leaving his lucrative corporate job in tech, Ben Quesnel pursued the van life dream. He restored a Volkswagen van to use for weekend trips before eventually committing to full-time living on the road. His journey has taken him across California and beyond into a four-year adventure as a freelance marketer.
- Ben also experienced van life in Europe, and tells us how the culture surrounding campervans is changing in the continent
- Ben talks about how the van life revolution has evolved since 2016 and how they created a platform to provide DIY tutorials, kits, options, and knowledge for anyone wanting to get into it. They offer 8 types of vehicle kits with plans to expand further.
- The products on Simpler Ways range from furniture and bedding to laundry solutions and pet-friendly items, allowing you to live on the road in a fulfilling way. With options available for minivans, SUVs and truck campers too!
About Ben Quesnel of Simpler Ways
Ben Quesnel is a 35-year-old Frenchman who’s been based in the US for over 9 years. I grew up abroad, so traveling has always been part of me. l’ve lived most of my life outside of France and have traveled to over 60 countries. After almost 10 years as a marketing manager in Tech working at Google then Facebook, and 4 years on the road, I decided to apply my expertise to my passion and launch the first marketplace for rolling homes, Simpler Ways.
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