My Van Life Blog

Living in a Van in Canada 

During the summer of 2017, I spent several months living in a van in Canada.

Vanlife was a path I landed on unexpectedly. I was travelling and living abroad in Canada and my money wasn’t going very far. Rent and the costs associated with living in a house in the Canada were so expensive the only way I could afford to have a life of fun and freedom was by cutting costs. Rent was a huge expense, and when I learned how many travellers were trying vanlife to save money and see the world, I purchased Betty, my  1994 Ford e150.

I spend 8 months living in Betty; I held down a full-time job for a while, and then I became a digital nomad when I started my freelance business. It was vanlife that enabled me to take the plunge and start my freelance business due to my low living costs, plus I could work from anywhere as long as I had an internet connection!

Some nights I would park up in a car park and use the free Wi-Fi available from the surrounding restaurants!

I travelled around the Canadian Rockies in my free time- not a terrible place to call your backyard!

I learned a lot about minimalistic living while living in my van. You can read about my thoughts and experiences in my van life blog below!

Read posts in my Vanlife Blog

10 Things I Always Get Asked About Living in a Van

“So where do you live?” A casual question which is usually always followed by a casual answer. Except my answer isn’t so casual, and the questions that follow when I give “my van” as a response are aplenty. Here are the 10 common questions I get asked about living in my van…

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Vanlife in Canada: My first week

On April 18, I made the transition to #VanLife. You may be familiar with this hashtag; commonly seen on Instagram…

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Solo Female Vanlife: Is it lonely?

I want to talk about the most difficult subject that I’ve faced while living the solo vanlife and how I coped: loneliness…

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10 #Vanlife Items I Swear By

Here are 10 items I recommend that every vanlifer needs that will save you time, space, money and stress…

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From Vanlife to Houselife: What it’s like

After living in my van for several months, the colder temperatures and lure of ski mountain life forced me to move…

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Who is Wayfaring Kiwi?

Kia ora, I'm Yvette and I'm a 30-year old Kiwi (slang for New Zealander).

I am an outdoor adventure travel blogger, and I have been lucky enough to live in the three most beautiful countries in the world: New Zealand, Canada, and now, Scotland.

Follow me on my epic adventures in Scotland and beyond!

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