3 Things I HATE About Van Life

6 Months Living In A Van

Adrian Brambila


These are three things I hate about living in a van.

My wife and I have been living in a converted Sprinter van for over 6 months. Needless to say, we are way past the honeymoon stage. I have to be honest, there are some things I really don’t like about living in a van.

Yes, we are traveling across the country and seeing beautiful mountains, oceans, and rivers. But man, there are some things I really didn’t think about beforehand. I’m sure my wife has a few comments to make as well. In fact, I think I should let her speak first.

When I first asked Ashley to tell me three things she hated about van life, she questioned if she really had to limit it to three. Anyways… here’s her list.

1. Running Errands

Ashley brought up a great point that if either of us wants to go anywhere to run an errand, we quite literally have to pack up our whole house and bring everything with us. There is no such thing as making a solo trip to Target. If one of us needs a haircut, we both get a haircut. Having freedom is something I miss a lot.

2. The WiFi Connection

Both of us work and to do so, we need a good WiFi connection. Finding a place to park that also has WiFi has been difficult — if you want to park in a beautiful spot. That being said, when we do find a really pretty place, we try our hardest to disconnect.

I think if we weren’t working and were doing van life to take a break from the computers, our experience would be a lot different. Right now we have a healthy balance of working really hard for 3 to 4 days out of the week and exploring for the rest.

3. Cleaning

Ashley hates cleaning. Even though it’s a tiny space, there are more chores to do than one would think. For example, you can’t just leave your dishes on the counter and wash them in the morning because the counter is right next to your…



Adrian Brambila

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