So you’re ready to start your van life adventure! Congrats! Van life is a liberating experience, full of freedom and adventure. I started out by living in a Toyota Prius in 2015, then a Chevy Astro van, and now a DIY Sprinter van. I hope to help you along in your van life journey.
What are you dreaming about?
Van Life Essentials Checklist!
Grab my very favorite items for van life that I use on a daily basis.
Choose Your Campervan for Van Life!
One of the most important decisions you’ll make when starting van life, whether full-time or as a weekend warrior, is which van to choose. We have many in-depth guides and ideas on the best vans for van life, whether you want a larger panel van, a minivan, an SUV or even a car. We started out van life living in an Astro Van, and now live in a DIY Sprinter!
Stop dreaming and start planning your van life adventures. My handy Van Life Prep pack will get you closer to living the life you dream about.
- Detailed Downsizing Checklists
- Choosing a Campervan Reference Guide and Worksheets
- Van Life Essentials Checklists
- 20+ Places to Sleep in a Campervan
- Campervan Financing Options
Build Your Campervan
Building a campervan for van life can be quite an undertaking. We’ve been building out our Sprinter van off and on for a couple of years now. You can see all my Sprinter Van Build posts here. I hope these resources help you plan out your perfect van build! If you need help, check out YouTube star Nate Murphy’s online course about building a van, where you’ll even get in-depth support on your electrical system.
Learn to Build Your Own Van!
Nate Murphy’s DIY Hero Course is Now Open!
We love Nate Murphy’s easy-to-understand Van Build course.
- The profitable van conversion method
- 150+ detailed video tutorials
- The theory and the practice
- Expert help with your electrical system
- Exclusive community