Why we “Sold it All” to Live in a Van

Our #vanlife story why we live in a van

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Why Did We Really Choose the Van Life?

We get asked all the time why we live in a van. No, really…why do you live in a van? It MUST be deeper than the pretty Instagram pictures, right? Well, our story about why we chose the van life is indeed deeper than instagram pictures, but it’s an emotionally draining story to tell…but we have waited long enough. It’s time to tell that story.

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Our Van Life Story

While it is a difficult story for us to talk about, we felt like it was necessary to share with all of you the real reason behind our nomadic lifestyle. Losing Nate’s Dad to cancer was a huge wakeup call for us to start living life for today instead of hoping for adventures later in life. We all have different reasons for choosing the lifestyle we have. And no one way is right or wrong, just different like we all are!

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3 thoughts on “Why we “Sold it All” to Live in a Van”

  1. Hi and thank you for sharing your difficult story. I have found much inspiration from you two as I am in process of transition to a mobile lifestyle for the same reason. I lost my father 2 years ago from a rare horrific degenerative brain disease, called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. He was an underground gold miner and worked his ass off his whole life to pursue the typical American dream. He was very healthy up until he retired at 66 and also had grand plans for his retired life. Bought a 40 foot Class A and only got to use it once before he healthy and life began to quickly deteriorate. He passed away at 72 and also never got to enjoy any of his retirement life. So it has taken me awhile to be able to sell off his stuff, wasn’t able to sell the motor home since it say for so long with no maintenance and had repair issues, so I finally took it to a dealership and traded it in for a small travel trailer and I am now in process of selling of my stuff and hope to be on the road by this summer. I am both extremely excited to leave the typical rat race and a little terrified as well. I am working on learning as much as possible from you guys and the others out there like you living the mobile adventure dream. So again, Thanks you for sharing and letting beginners like me to learn and become prepared as possible to hit the road and enjoy a more fulfilling life.

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