Every RV is typically smaller than the average home. That means motorhomes, fifth wheels and pull campers also have smaller kitchens. But vans and tiny RVs less than 30′ have even smaller kitchens where space is an absolute premium. Regardless of RV size though, it’s up to the RVer to find the best space-saving kitchen tools that will do the job but also store properly in their makeshift kitchen or galley.
Van life has become quite popular in the past few years. No longer is the stigma of ‘living in a van down by the river’ for just the downtrodden, gypsies or vagabonds. It’s also become a way of mixing nomadic life with the minimalist lifestyle. So, if you’re thinking of trying the van life yourself, you’ll want to read how to prepare and downsize for van life or tiny living.
Living in a van down by the river is a figurative expression meaning being a complete failure at life, a drain on society. However, nothing could be further from the truth for many, including us, who choose to live minimally in vans or even downsizing to small RVs and campers while enjoying freedom and travel.
Van life and the minimalist lifestyle seems to be all the rage these days. Even downsizing from our fifth wheel RV to an even smaller motorhome has us rethinking what’s necessary thus, taking on the van life and minimalistic approach. What we’ve found in the process is we’re actually happier and less-stressed! But, this van life and minimalist attitude requires us to shop differently. So, here’s our collection of van life shopping hacks to get you thinking.
Since most campgrounds and RV parks don’t allow RV washing, we became enamored with Wash Wax ALL; a waterless exterior cleaner for RVs, boats, aircraft, automobiles and motorcycles. Since downsizing to our tiny Winnebago View Class C motorhome, we had to downsize our gallon jug size of the Wash Wax ALL. We found our solution!
Digital nomads need access to WiFi for work and personal needs. While we have services through two major data providers, sometimes, the region where our WiFi signal is just won’t do it for us. So, we must relocate our little office to where we can gain access to FREE WiFi.
People ask us repeatedly why we gave up everything, our livelihoods, jobs and house with everything in it, to live in an RV full-time. To be quite honest, we sometimes ask ourselves that same question but we always come to the same answer we did back in 2014. Though it was a challenging and downright scary time for us, we’d do it all over again. Here’s why, for the time being, RV living is so much better and easier than in our former sticks and bricks. Let’s see why.