Interior Shell of the Van: Installing the Walls and Floors

There were two goals in mind when we started putting in the walls and floors of the van: the first was to insulate the space better than a home, the second was to make it look like a home. Insulating wasn’t a problem, but working with the odd, curved shaped panels for walls and floors … More Interior Shell of the Van: Installing the Walls and Floors

Pros and Cons of living in a VW bus: Why we chose a new van/home

A lot of people have been questioning our decision to move into a new van after living in our 1978 VW Westfalia Transporter, Magnolia, for a year. While we were making this (difficult) decision, we came up with a list of the pros and cons of living in a bus full-time: Pros: 1- Iconic Symbol … More Pros and Cons of living in a VW bus: Why we chose a new van/home

Rainier on the Rocks

I first climbed Rainier last June (2014) and it was everything I thought it would be.  We drove into the park in a heavy mist and as the road climbed higher, the snow lining the road turned from patchy to four-foot tall walls lining the way to Paradise.  When we got to Paradise the stereotype … More Rainier on the Rocks

But wait… How do you shower? The top 10 essentials for van life:

We’ve lived in our van for 10 months now, and in that time we have discovered some things that help make our lives easier. To give you some perspective we live in a 1978 VW Westfalia– which means we are limited on space. Here’s the list in no particular order of importance: Pendelton Wool Blanket: Not … More But wait… How do you shower? The top 10 essentials for van life: