One of the most pressing questions people have for people living a more migratory lifestyle is how can they afford it. For those who save up huge amounts of money or come from wealth, the answer is more obvious. But for some who want to maintain this lifestyle seemingly forever, or who have more average financial means, a balance must be struck between living completely off or on the grid.
The most popular answer to how people who live in vans, according to the Outbound Living survey, make their income was in the “other” category. It seems that many online and freelancer opportunities allow people who can work anywhere to do just that...to work from literally anywhere.
That means web developers, graphic designers, social media managers, e-commerce specialists, bloggers, online marketers and freelance writers are some of the most common vocations of people living in vans. There are also artists, photographers and people willing to do miscellaneous seasonal work.
Of course, with so many people in love with #VanLife as it’s portrayed on social media, it’s no surprise that a handful of people live off their popular Instagram accounts through partnerships, sponsorships and becoming brand ambassadors.
The priority for people who want to live #VanLife seems to be to focus on what it takes to live a happy, balanced life out of a van and consistently carve out a lifestyle that supports it.