VanLife as Long Term Housing Solution for Solo Female + Epic Camper Van Tour
Atli has chosen full-time van life as a long term housing solution because it helps her spend less money, work a flexible job, travel when she wants, and have her own mobile home in the city.
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She also helped start a monthly van life meet-up in Vancouver (in the summer months) at the Spanish Banks on the first Sunday of the month. To find out more, you can email her at:
Her Ford Transit camper van conversion is gorgeous and she did most of the work with her Dad. They installed a Suburban furnace, insulation, and roof vents to control the temperature inside the van.
There’s tons of storage under the platform bed, in the closet, and in the kitchen.
One of the best things about Atli’s van is that she prioritized keeping it stealthy so that she can park pretty much anywhere without being disturbed. Because no one knows she’s in there, she doesn’t have any issues with safety as a solo female van dweller.
There are no windows in the van, but there is a skylight above her bed. They even installed a bulkhead between the cab and cargo areas, and painted it grey so that it really looks like a work van from the outside.
There’s no bathroom (toilet or shower) in the van because Atli can use the facilities at work, and at the gym whenever she needs to.
Another great thing about living in a van is that Atli can escape the winter for a couple of months each year and she usually tries to make it down to the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous in Quartzsite Arizona. Here’s a link if you want to check it out:
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