Did you hear the one about the man who lived in his van?
No, really. Did you hear about the man who converted his old cargo van into a mini-mobile apartment? He stripped it, remodeled it and now lives the life of a modern day nomad, choosing
to stop wherever he pleases.
Many people are choosing the alternate home living movement. This is the option to live in a home that isn’t deemed as conventional as the houses we have become accustomed to.
And it’s not as odd as you would think. Living in a converted vehicle is becoming a more feasible option for those who want to hit the road and live a life on the move.
Small, modified vehicles often allude to a life of freedom and autonomy. It can be used as an escape from the pressures of every day, or it can be a cost-effective combination of living and driving. Instead of rent, you’d have to keep up with the repairs of the vehicle itself.
There are working professionals who actually choose to live in a vehicle for a prolonged period of time. Maybe even forever. Some have even chosen to place their modified vehicles on the side of the road, or on the acreage of a friend. Just look at the story of Blue Jays prospect, Daniel Norris. He lived in his 1978 Volkswagen Camper van behind a dumpster in the parking lot of Walmart while he waited for his call in to play for the major league baseball team.
There is one thing that may determine whether living in a modified vehicle is the life for you: since most vehicles (if any!) lack the capacity to house those lavatory luxuries you’ve become accustomed to; this is where your creativity will come definitely come in handy.
If you’re up for the ongoing challenge of finding a proper bathroom or shower, then this way of life might just be the housing opportunity you’ve been destined to live!
Living in an alternate home is not for everyone, but it is a neat option for living a life well-traveled.