Converting a Camper Van for Life on the Road

The Best Non-Toxic Van Products for your Cargo Van to Camper Conversion

If you’re into camper vans, sustainability, and healthy living, this is the post for you! Many of us recognize the importance of putting healthy food in our bodies and healthy products on our skin, but we don’t stop to consider the health of our homes. Most standard building materials contain known carcinogens including formaldehyde, volatile […]

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girl and cat in diy camper van reading on cushions

How To Make Cushions for Your Camper Van Bed Conversion

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make the cushions for Freebird’s convertible bed. The non-permanent bed is very popular because it offers a more open floor plan than the permanent bed set-up and it prioritizes a work space inside the van. I love this set-up because traffic can flow freely in and out of […]

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What You Need to Know about Living Alone in a Camper Van

Is Solo Vanlife Lonely? I get this question a LOT. When I meet people on the road, they always ask two questions: “Are you afraid to travel alone?” and “Is solo vanlife lonely?” Spoiler alert: the answer to both questions is no…but sometimes sorta yes. I’m going to dive deeper into the definition of loneliness, […]

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Vanlife Dating on the Road – Bumbling for Showers

One thing I’ve learned living #vanlife is that I can go a long time without showering.  My longest shower-free stint has been eight days, and I’m not gonna lie, I felt totally fine.  But then I flew into Austin and the second the humid air hit me and I started sweating, I needed a shower […]

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Artist’s Way Workshop – Vanlife Book Club

The Artist’s Way is a book that I literally can’t stop talking about.  I’ve been telling people to read this book for years because I really believe in its life-altering potential.  Basically, the Artist’s Way is creativity therapy.  It’s a 12-week workshop where you read one chapter each week, which includes daily activities (morning pages), […]

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What Happens When Vanlife meets Burning Man Life

Burning Man is not a festival; it’s an experimental temporary society. Burning Man is an annual event where a temporary city of 70,000 people is built in the middle of nowhere Nevada desert: Black Rock City.  This experimental society has its own rules, principles, and traditions.  The grounds are called the playa and the city’s […]

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5 Digital Nomads with Remote Work Careers

How do you make money on the road? This is a tricky question to answer because we all have such complex career paths that have involved years of crappy jobs, random opportunities, lessons learned, risks taken, and unique career goals and dreams.  To learn what I do for work, check out my article about what […]

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How to Make Money on the Road as a Vanlife Digital

How do you make money living on the road?  Personally, my story involves years of expensive (and arguably unnecessary) schooling, trial and error with dozens of different jobs, quite a bit of luck, and a lot of perseverance to get to where I am today: making a living working remotely so I can live and […]

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The Worst Part of Vanlife & How to Fix It

Outbound Living first shared this article I wrote about decision fatigue of their blog and here it is for all your reading glory! Vanlife is freedom.  When you live in a van, you are free to go anywhere. The choices are limitless. Though spontaneity is one of the biggest draws to the vagabond lifestyle, this unlimited […]

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Van Life: What You Need to Know about Solo Female Traveling

Tiny House, Tiny Footprint published my article: Lessons from Solo Female Traveling.  Check out the post on the Tiny House, Tiny Footprint blog and at Vanlife Diaries! Meet Lisa with Vacay Vans If you looked at my life last year compared to my life today, it’s almost unrecognizable. Last year, I had a growing interior design firm […]

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Solo Female Travel Feature by Home Sweet Van!

Home Sweet Van was one of the first #vanlife Instagram accounts I followed back in June of 2017.  I’m so excited to share that Juliana and Richmond recently featured a story about me on their blog!  Here are some highlights: I’m working on doing what feels right for me, not what everyone else thinks I […]

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Sustainable Non-Toxic Flooring for Your DIY Camper Van

I’m on a mission to build-out our camper van with sustainable, non-toxic materials as much as possible within our budget (check out my guide to non-toxic van products here!). When I started the search for the best non-toxic camper van flooring for our conversion, we had three main requirements: non-toxic (duh), water-resistant, and thin. Though […]

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The Best Natural Insulation for Your DIY Camper Van Conversion

Insulation is by far the most commonly misunderstood aspect of a camper van, skoolie, and RV conversion.  And for good reason– there is so much misinformation out there!  We spent weeks researching radiant barriers, vapor barriers, and dozens of insulation options for our sustainable non-toxic DIY camper van conversion.  We’re sharing the lessons we’ve learned […]

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