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EuphoricSound5446

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Just joined!
« on: March 01, 2015, 10:19:57 PM »
Hi, I just joined here. and so who all here actually lives in a van? I'm wanting to do this in the future, but I also want to be able to have a college education, work on music (I am a musician/audio engineer) and I just want to hear how you all got into this lifestyle, and what steps you had to take to actually do it? I've been wanting to do this for years now, and I'm coming up to being able to do it. Would taking a summer off to go travel and get a feel for it be a good idea? Feel free to share your experiences!

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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2015, 10:26:19 PM »
No harm in testing the waters first, you do what you need to do to make a start, whatever you feel comfortable with.

Welcome to the forum btw.

Tai-Chi (another cantankerous old g*t) will no doubt be along shortly to have a shot at me for pipping him to the post this time lol.

Aye I live pretty much full time in a van, 5 years now. Don't know quite how I fell into this lifestyle it just seemed like a sensible option at the time and the more I got used to it...the more I loved it. Now I just enjoy keeping my life simple.

Good to see you here (we're a pretty friendly lot and quite down to earth).

Chin chin,


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Re: Just joined!
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2015, 10:33:08 PM »
That's awesome! Do you have any advice about going more into this lifestyle?

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Re: Just joined!
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 02:12:06 AM »
Yep on my blog in the link below, feel welcome to leave a comment or two.

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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2015, 09:43:08 AM »
Hi Euphoric. Not that cantankerous, I just listen to better music than Mark, he's jealous. He, heeeee.

We lived in our (vans) for over 10 years until we had to come back from Spain. Family commitments!
Loved every minute and met many a weirdo and many true eccentrics, love em.
It's a great life and you need to get out there, the borders are closing down, and restrictions are getting increasingly tougher. Warmongering barstewards.
I remember when you could get on the magic bus for 60 squids and end up in India ... mumble, mumble, chewing on me ole gums. :'(
Just get going on you project and get out on the road, it's a great life.  Patrick.

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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2015, 03:37:48 PM »
Gums? Me too. I pulled my last few molars out with a pair of pliers. Yes of course it hurt ya daft herbert, whaddaya think you bloomin' daft apporth but preferably that than visiting a dentist (I hate them - massive phobia). I've only got myself to blame anyway, too much acid and heaven knows what else back in the day.  ;D

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2015, 04:03:05 PM »
Hello folks, I just joined this forum and I love reading about other peoples adventures. I am building a van / camper / home myself and I'm always looking for ideas to incorporate into my build. Thanks for having me and I'm looking forward to browsing the forum and get more ideas from those who are currently living this lifestyle.
Here is a YouTube link to my channel where I am videologging my camper van build if you are interested.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDR8xaC23XOYl32EkxDPoaQ

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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2015, 11:11:37 PM »
Trashed? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRixXpWDeO0 If yours looks trashed Bruce goodness only knows what that makes my old LDV Convoy (Bella) bless her.

She looks pretty good (your van) not much headroom though. Other than that not a bad size. So whereabouts are you on the other side of the pond?

Lovely to see you here too. Safe travels mate.

Bottoms up,


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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2015, 09:59:57 AM »
Good one with the vids on Youtube, welcome aboard.