Well, we’re not the only ones…and apparently our van is boring. This one who pulled up beside us this morning at U-Vic has multi-coloured panels, hola dancers on the dash, and (get this) MOSS growing above the windows. Now that is a legit VW van…


It always brings a smile to my face when I see other vans driving around town. Sometimes it’s blatantly obvious that someone is living in the van – clothes dangling from the ceiling, dirty dishes in the sink, quilts piled on the back seats. As much as I enjoy writing about this life (and get a kick out of it…for the time being), I’m not trying to be cool or even trying to prove something. We just want to do this, and I think it’s a comical and amusing enough journey to document. Not everyone will be into it, and obviously, that’s fine. I just think it’s so freaking hilarious!!

We have our reasons, which are mostly financial and environmental, but that’s not what really drives us. This is fun. We mostly look forward to some sweet weekend getaways, with all that we need confined in our “tiny home.”