Tricks for living on a van & travel to nice spots
Be nomad

For extreme sport lovers & yogis

Ok, so do you want to be a nomad traveling with your van to nice spots & feel free to move where you like?

There are many good things about it but some disadvantages that you may have to look at.

As a solo nomad it may be easier to live in a tiny space but you’ll struggle witfeel loneliness. You can always choose to travel with other vans or move to places where there are more people.

Sharing the van may be a bit tricky. The space it’s quite small and you have to be a good team to synchronize all movements 😀

Be organized.

You’ll need money. Yes, you still need money. You have here two options:

  • Learn skills to work with your computer. Like programming, designing, video edition, create an online ecommerce,… Look for remote work platforms like https://www.upwork.com/
  • Being into extreme sports or yoga. Get certifications. Many nice spots have schools or centers where they always need help. With this you can get money, contacts and many times place to stay.
  • Learn languages. That is useful for everything broh!

The other thing is to try to not have much things. Be minimalistic. Take good things and only the ones you need. Do not spend too much money. 

What I’ve personally done is working my van with recycled sunflower oil. We’ve saved 50% of tank costs. There are plenty of tutorials of how to  (Note: For cold places you will have to warm it before, for example)

Use solar panels & all kind of systems to get energy. Each day comes a lot of solutions for being more eco friendly and energy sustainable.

Be aware, even if the first impression about living in a van is that gives you freedom to be at any place, be sure that you can stay there legally. Example: In the north of Spain you can get a ticket from the Guardia Civil if you stay at night in some places. The best option is to contact people from the zone. 

In Stoked Nomads you’ve a map where you can find where people are and give you some feedback about the place. (You’ll have to log in. Why? Because we try to protect our users from spamming. We also need to pay the platform bills)

If you still believe is your thing. Go ahead! Nomads aren’t born to stay at home!