When I first started living in my van (10/8/15) I was sleeping on the floor. Well, not directly on the floor. I had a camping air mattress. Every night I would air it up and every morning I would fold it up. It was a pain in the patooty. Trust me.
I also started with totes on the floor and no real organization. Nor did I have a heater or a stove, and no insulation. I also didn’t have a way to keep my electronics charged, and what’s worse – I didn’t even know I needed those things when I first got started! My how times have changed!
I now have a bed, 9 drawers supported on shelving platforms, a kitchen – complete with a stove and pantry, insulation covered in beautiful fabric, and a wonderful heater. When I’m boondocking, I run a 100W Renogy portable solar panel, complete with a converter and inverter. While I’m driving, I have a wonderful system that charges my house battery off my alternator through a continuous duty solenoid! Wow! That’s a mouthful! And that’s way over my head, but you can watch the video of the solenoid installation (here) on Bob Wells’ YouTube channel. I will have videos on my channel soon about the insulation and how I stay warm, but right now, here’s an overview of “my story” and a look at my van interior.
I also share how I got my brain injury, and a little about my personal history.
I hope you enjoy a glimpse of my life as a vandweller. Thanks!