The term “Van Life” is used to describe people who leave their homes and embark on a new life on wheels in the back of a van. Although that may not sound appealing to many, these vans are often beautifully renovated into little homes.
The entire concept has become even more popular in 2020 thanks in part to Covid-19 forcing many of us to spend weeks or months locked down, some have predicted that there’s likely to be an explosion in road trips and other adventures in 2021 as a result.
People who move their lives into the back of a van and head out on the open road typically vary quite broadly, some live very minimalist lives with a sleeping roll and a pillow, and others have fully equipped vans with beds, toilets, kitchens, and espresso makers.
This book by Nigel Donnelly caters to this varied audience very well, Nigel was the editor of both Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazines for 14 years and he’s owed a slew of homes-on-wheels in that time. In the book Nigel tells you everything you need to know about choosing a vehicle, where to get advice for camper conversions, what to pack, and how to find safe places to park and sleep.
The book is 128 pages long and it includes lots of images, it’s designed to give a good foundation of information to anyone who is planning on buying a van and hitting the open road.
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