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Van Life For Dummies

Santabarbara, Sebastian


1. Auflage September 2022
384 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-88623-5
John Wiley & Sons

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Give in to the lure of the untethered life as a van lifer

Thousands of people around the world live nomadic lifestyles from the comfort of their vans or campers, free from the worries of having a permanent residence. If this growing alternative lifestyle appeals to you, Van Life For Dummies is your go-to guide for becoming a van lifer. You'll learn to customize your vehicle, adapt to life on the road, and find the peace and adventure you're seeking. This book makes the transition easy, helping you decide what parts of rooted life you need to take with you and what to leave behind.
* Follow the call of the open road and get started living in your van or camper
* Choose and customize a vehicle that meets your needs
* Get answers to the very important question: "where do I use the bathroom?"
* Build or carry on a career while travelling

Why enjoy life only on your vacation days? Take to the road and enjoy a simplified way of living. Van Life For Dummies demystifies the process and initiates you into the vibrant community of van lifers. Your adventure awaits!

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting into Van Life 5

Chapter 1: What Is Van Life? 7

Chapter 2: Knowing Whether Van Life Is for You 15

Part 2: Building the Perfect Camper 31

Chapter 3: Buying the Right Van 33

Chapter 4: A Beginner's Guide to Fiberglassing 55

Chapter 5: Finding Your Footing with Flooring 61

Chapter 6: Building Your Internal Structure 71

Chapter 7: Getting Some Air: Windows and Skylights 89

Chapter 8: Getting to Grips with Electrics 105

Chapter 9: Putting Your Electrical System Together 135

Chapter 10: Adding Insulation and Cladding 179

Chapter 11: Creating Storage and Sleeping Quarters 197

Chapter 12: Useful Utilities: Gas, Water, and Heating 217

Part 3: Living Your Best Van Life 245

Chapter 13: Changing Your V5 Form and Insurance 247

Chapter 14: Bringing Along the Comforts of Home 255

Chapter 15: Managing Life's Essentials: Cooking, Showering, and Going to the Bathroom 271

Chapter 16: Enjoying the Great Outdoors 287

Chapter 17: Working Remotely from a Tiny Traveling Home 315

Part 4: The Part of Tens 329

Chapter 18: Ten Van Life Kitchen Hacks 331

Chapter 19: Ten Essential Items for the Perfect Road Trip 337

Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Budgeting While on the Road 341

Index 349
Seb Santabarbara is a writer and alternative living enthusiast. Seb established himself as a van life expert by living in a self-converted camper while helping others reach their alternative living goals as head of written content for an online van life media brand that reached five million readers. Keep up with Seb at