Welcome to the Van Life Roadmap!

This is the start of your van life journey. The goal of this completely free online course is to help you end up with the right van the first time around and to teach you the skills you need to hit the road in your new van and never look back.

This course consists of over 50 videos and lessons that will walk you through the entire process of choosing a van, converting it into a camper, packing up, and embarking on your new adventure.

We will be slowly releasing all of the lessons in the Van Life Roadmap over the next couple of months. Here you can navigate to the Module based on where you are at in the process.

  • Module 1: Choosing the Right Van
  • Module 2: The Nitty Gritty Details of your  Van Conversion
  • Module 3: Packing up and Moving into your Van
  • Module 4: Your First Few Weeks on the Road (coming soon)
  • Module 5: Working from the Road and Remote Careers (coming soon)
  • Module 6: Cooking from your Van (coming soon)

Thank you to our Sponsor – Storyteller Overland

If you’re overwhelmed by the idea of building a fully custom conversion, you could consider a professionally built out van with a proven layout. There are a variety of conversion companies out there that offer vans like this, and Storyteller Overland is a personal favorite and happens to be one of our sponsors (meaning, they helped make this course possible). We saw their vans in person at Open Roads Fest last year and were blown away by how sturdy, practical, and ready for adventure they were. With their motto “Live Free, Explore Endlessly, and Tell Better Stories,” they have been a big supporter and part of the van life community since the beginning. If you’re interested in buying a new van but are wary about the time, money, and uncertainty that go into a custom conversion, check out Storyteller Overland’s MODE4x4 Adventure Van Series. You can find them on Instagram here.


Stay updated!

Keep checking back for new Van Life Roadmap lessons, exciting giveaways, and future events, and sign up for updates here!

Also don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel, where we will be hosting all of the videos!

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