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VANLIFE has been going really viral on the web lately. With its rapid rise in popularity, many enthusiasts are jumping on board this lifestyle. On the other hand, many people are wondering what exactly it is. And why has it suddenly become so immensely popular?

What is VANLIFE?

Simply put, opposite ‘normal life’ there is also an increasingly popular alternative lifestyle and it is called VANLIFE. Living (life) in a ‘van’ (van). In other words, you live and live entirely in a van, bus, camper van or other vehicle. It is a lifestyle adopted by many Digital Nomads looking for a basic lifestyle, while being able to travel around the different continents of this beautiful world in complete freedom.

VANLIFE history

Living in your home on wheels has been around since the 1960s. It was popularised by hippies who started living from their vehicles. Although historically looked down upon, this kind of lifestyle is slowly starting to become a norm and even extremely popular again. Recently, this old practice has made a huge comeback through millennials and Instagram is really full of it.

VANLIFE popularity

VANLIFE living in a van has been exploding on social media lately. Especially on Instagram, where you can search on the hashtag #vanlife and be exposed to more than 3 million posts. This number is only expected to grow rapidly. Many ‘vanlifers’ have documented their entire journey on Instagram, making the platform currently the most popular social network for vanlifers.

Making money with VANLIFE

With its growing popularity, many vanlifers have now also had the opportunity to be sponsored or interviewed by major brands and companies. No longer stuffed with old stereotypes, this nomadic lifestyle is starting to become a real hype in which there is money to be made. Many Digital Nomads are cleverly jumping on this, which is the main reason why you see a shift taking place. More and more popular vanlifers are moving from Instagram to YouTube.

VANLIFE = freedom

You are able to fulfil your dreams and desires while travelling the world, stress-free. Living your dream You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. A well-known saying, but how many people actually do it? Vanlife empowers you to do what you want, when you want and how you want. You no longer have to go through the headache of worrying about daily stressful routines. As a vanlifer, you say goodbye to the routines imposed on you by society and go on your own adventure, in your mini bubble on four wheels. Simplicity With a simplistic lifestyle, you can eliminate many of your biggest problems, especially many financial worries. The less you own, the less you have to account for. Studies show that a minimalist lifestyle can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of diseases, migraines and headaches and improve your overall health. Often, the simple lifestyle is not only beautiful, it is necessary. Many vanlifers say that getting rid of everything was difficult at first. But in the end, adopting a life of less stuff was definitely worth it. Two pans, four cups, four plates and seven sets of clothes.

VANLIFE makes life easy 

Living from a van or motorhome is very surprising, exciting and unpredictable. You wake up every day with a different view from behind your front door. You don’t know what challenges or adventures await you the next morning. Every day is different, which makes it intriguing and exciting at the same time.

VANLIFE = waking up in the most beautiful places. But sometimes you wake up in the most awful and unfriendly areas. Challenges Life’s daily challenges are often the things we take for granted in our normal lives. As you live the vanlife life, the challenges you face define the overall experience on the road. Not everything is fun, you will definitely face setbacks that you have to learn to deal with.

VANLIFE is not always as fun as you think it is.

When you have a breakdown on the road or a cop knocks on your door at night because you are not allowed to park there, you will face stressful situations. Lifestyle of a van-lifer In fact, the lifestyle of a vanlifer differs greatly from that of a regular person. As a vanlifer, you go to sleep at night not knowing what awaits you the next day. Freedom The freedom that vanlife has to offer is one that many people could only dream of. It allows you to take control and live a life as your own boss. You can do the things you love most without having a demanding career, paying excessive bills and feeling constantly under pressure.

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