It’s easy to see so many people doing van life and think to yourself that you’ll never be able to do it for one reason or another. The truth is.. you can absolutely do it regardless of your financial situation. I have massive student loans which I’m thankfully paying off WHILE traveling in my van. I don’t come from a wealthy family and I pay my own bills. Yet I’m still making it work. That’s why I know you can too. You don’t need to start with a huge background in one particular field either. I had no idea how to blog before hitting the road. Let me share all the advice I’ve been given and tips that I’ve learned along the way on how you can save your money while seeing the world. If you prefer podcasts, check out my episode all about this as well!
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SAVING ON YOUR CONVERSION
You may see beautiful photos of fancy conversions on social media but they don’t always have to be that way. You can easily put together a functional build for a couple thousand dollars. My best advice is always to save as much on wood, kitchen appliances, etc. and spend a good portion of your budget on electrical. Electrical systems are what really give you freedom from constantly having to hook up and make your van a functioning home. Other than that, here are some of my other major tips for saving on your conversion.
MONEY SAVING TIPS ON THE ROAD
Living on the road doesn’t have to be super expensive. There are tons of ways to decrease costs while still traveling. When you first leave, it’s easy to want to always be moving, and buying all your meals. I highly recommend going in with a budget set just so you don’t blow your money at the beginning. If you want help getting your finances in order, my friends are experts and they have a killer course that will keep on track. You can check it out here for more info. But these are the rest of my tips for saving while on the road:
EARNING WHILE ON THE ROAD
There are so many ways to earn a remote income these days (thank you internet). It can be stressful when you’re still figuring it out but it will work out in the end. I’m a big believer that when you follow your dreams and you work really hard, it will always come together. So hitting the road is your first big step. The next step is working super hard to stay on the road and start bringing in income. Anyone can do van life and earn a remote income. There’s no reason it can’t be you! This is my best advice and favorite tips: