Van Living – Here's How to Get Started
Is it possible to camp, travel and live
anywhere in the United States you want for $20 a day?
The author of “Vanabode: How to Happily Camp, Travel and Live Forever on $20 a Day,” and his wife have been doing just that for more than a decade.
In this eBook, Jason explains how they live richly while spending less.
Please note: This is an honest review of an affiliate product. If you were to make a purchase, I would earn a small commission.
Vanabode not only explains how to live off of $20 per day, it also reveals ways to earn money from wherever you choose to live in the United States. Some of the jobs are available only to campers (or vanaboders).
“Imagine what you would do and where you would go if I PROMISED to show you how to live a complete life with all your needs met for $20 a day!
Would you head straight for a national park like, Yellowstone or Glacier, and then hike and photograph wildlife for a month? Would you just take it easy on the fresh powder sands of Florida’s pristine beaches sipping cold, refreshing Mojito’s?
Or, would you go hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, boating, surfing, skiing, or otherwise get off the grid and out of the grind for a month or two at a time?”
-Jason Odom, author of Vanabode
My Impression of Vanabode
Prior to reading Vanabode, I binge-watched hours of YouTube videos for days in a row.
Since van life was a preexisting interest, I was immediately drawn to personal stories about living in tiny houses, camper vans, and van conversions. I found a lot of good information. Their stories were as varied as the individuals who shared their life on the screen.
Although there was a wealth of valuable information shared in these videos, I couldn’t help but begin to listen to the videos more critically. I wondered,
- Is the insulation effective or even necessary?
- I love all the cabinetry, but how has it held up since this conversion?
- What’s the best portable toilet to buy?
- Is it realistic to think that I can live this life and still earn income?
- How do you avoid eating junk food while out on the road so much?
- What’s the real deal about stealth camping?
Vanabode Answers Van Life Questions
In Vanabode, Jason generously shares his perspectives on all of my questions above.
Have you asked yourself why most of the van conversions on YouTube use white vans? Jason explains why in Vanabode. He goes into great detail about which model van he suggests and why, the reason most vans are white, and the most important point to consider if you plan to live this way for only a few years.
Jason also offers suggestions for a very basic approach to constructing your van’s interior.
In addition to food and lodging suggestions and how to handle mail, there is a full chapter dedicated to the equipment you will need in order to function on the road.
I find this chapter especially helpful because I don’t want to purchase anything I don’t absolutely need. Also, since van life is ever-evolving, it’s great to have a list of items to consider purchasing in the future already at the forefront of my mind.
Suggestions from a Van Life Veteran
The primary reason why I trust Jason’s suggestions is because he isn’t new to this lifestyle. Jason and his wife have primarily lived on wheels for close to two decades.
Jason has made this information available in multiple formats. Whether you choose the paperback version, eBook, or audiobook, it would be a small investment to pay for a wealth of information about van life.
Why Wait? To Vanabode is to live NOW.
Unplug your television, shut out the world, curl up in a warm bed behind a closed door with this ebook loaded on your laptop and travel to a new destination: forever. Or you can print out a copy and take it with you anywhere and learn at your leisure.”
-Jason Odom, author of Vanabode