van diary

January 14, 2021

Minimal Capsule Wardrobe for Van Life

The Joys Of Packing Packing is always both exciting and stressful for me. Every trip leads me through this field of what feels like landmines. I’m […]
December 20, 2020
Vanlife - Hanging clothes in a van

Van Life Clothes Storage

I see lots of van lifers who do the Marie Kondo origami-folding thing, or use compression bags, packing cubes or baskets to handle clothing. I’m not […]
August 29, 2017
#Vanlife Darlene and Danny

Vanlife: An Interview with Danny & Darlene

While onsite in the total eclipse path in Kentucky on the August 21st, I met an interesting couple who were living full-time in their Sprinter Van. As a #vanning enthusiast, I *thought* they might be full-timing. My friend, Adam, had already talked to Danny...
October 4, 2016
initial layout of van rear kitchen annotated

Van Life: Making an Inexpensive Kitchen in the Van

The van kitchen is working deliciously! I took a page from the teardrop camper designs and created a van kitchen accessible from the back cargo doors. This […]
September 27, 2016
Sterling Silver Flatware

Van Life: The Road to Glamping?

The van as it is now, isn’t quite a tiny house, but it’s not really “Glamping” either – although it’s close. I like to think it’s […]
September 26, 2016
The Keys to the Van as Tiny House Experiment

My Van As A Tiny House Experiment

Can A Van Be a Tiny House? After staying in town for a full week, testing all the systems, rearranging things, acquiring some items while tossing […]
August 17, 2016
Van Life - The Beginning

Creating a Tiny House on Wheels – A Low-Cost Conversion Van Redux

A couple years ago, my mother and I went together to buy a conversion van. I had enjoyed a conversion van of my own before — […]
April 23, 2013
Healthy Eating on the Road

Going Small … and Mobile!

My mother and I just took the leap and bought a conversion van. On the maiden voyage, we submerged ourselves in living small — really, REALLY […]