6 Steps to Prep for Van Life (No Money/Van Needed)

6 Steps to Prep for Van Life (No Money/Van Needed)

You want the Van Life, but you have things holding you back. Stop Dreaming, and Actually DO! I give 6 action steps anyone can do to prepare for VanLife. No van or money is needed. Maybe something is holding you back from starting? This video should be able to help you solve your issues first so you can life the dream life. Prepare for Van Life now, even months before you do it!

— VAN SPACE 3D Designer Application —

— 41 Reasons Why Anyone Would Live in a Van —

— My Guide to Hooking Up All Vanlife Electronics —
Coming Soon

— Full Amazon Van Life BUILD PARTS List —
https://amzn.to/2YtfWkd (for all build types)


— My Instagram —

#outdoorsembrace #startvanlife #howtovanlife


  1. Jay Bee on October 16, 2022 at 6:51 am

    Thinking of breaking up😂😂😂😂

  2. Jack Greenberg on October 16, 2022 at 6:52 am

    Your content is great because you clearly care about teaching things to us, not just trying to get our attention

  3. Rick Jensen on October 16, 2022 at 6:56 am

    Do a couple of conversions for high end clients and your set

  4. cvcoco on October 16, 2022 at 6:59 am

    I think its good advice. As I get closer to this its getting much more daunting and difficult. It was fine two years ago just perusing vids and then in lockdown in which I lost everything, Im being forced into van life. Notebooks are filling up, ads for everything I must sell are spreading, links are piling up in folders, im scouring for serious info and getting extremely annoyed at cute, sexy, useless, time-wasting van videos meant to get clicks and cash for the creators. Im alone in the deep part of the lockdown cycle in which im so brain-tired and worried, and i have to do a build and for low dollars. Im also locked up abroad due to covid, cant go home yet and trying to plan and do as much as I can by remote control. I dont have a van yet and search almost everyday to see whats there, whats available to actually get quickly when the time comes, while trying to figure out what a van itself will need to be in good running condition. Easy to make mistakes. "Getting closer" is very difficult because you have to think of solving every aspect all at once.

  5. Baha Queen on October 16, 2022 at 7:06 am

    Omg I can “feel” your intention to help thru the screen as I watch. This is my first video here & will be living in my minivan (for now) for the second time with more knowledge under my belt. I am a solo female separating from marriage & ultimately divorce (thought you’d like to know who’s viewing this) I never thought of exploring Facebook groups or meetup type events to be honest. Thanks so much I subscribed & liked this video.

  6. Will Estep on October 16, 2022 at 7:08 am

    He’s not kidding. Break up with them! Best advice ever

  7. carla ifera on October 16, 2022 at 7:08 am

    …. ‘preciate this info 🙋…. Bob Wells (cheapRVliving) would prolly like to meet you…. just sayin’…. 🤞🍵

  8. Michael Derogatis on October 16, 2022 at 7:08 am

    Selling everything that you don’t need and make sure that you are credit card debt free

  9. Ricardo Sebastián on October 16, 2022 at 7:13 am

    Here we go

  10. Ricky on October 16, 2022 at 7:13 am

    Thanks so much for the particular content of your speech, the personal way you put it and the so practical , clear and simple recommendations you gave . Very down real thinking similar to mine . I did subscribed right away because I like the way you explain and think . Thanks for sharing yourself . I have learned from you . Thanks 🙏

  11. JKingPlatinum Official on October 16, 2022 at 7:13 am

    Nice hookah

  12. mew on October 16, 2022 at 7:14 am

    One of my biggest problems with full van/camper life or even part time is I’m a “collector” & already have an entire room just to store the bulk since I don’t have enough room to display everything yet :/ If the stuff was worthless than sure I could ditch a lot of it but I’m pushing $40K worth of inventory at the moment (I’m almost at my mid 20s) and it would take a fair amount of time to liquidate all of it. (Planed on selling when my first kid went to college if I end up having children)

    I am taking possession of a 1999 Tahoe 4 door that I plan on building a bed in and converting into a camper as my winter project. Maybe spending more time camping in the vehicle will push me to go out more which I really need for my mental health. Great video positive vibes 💜🥂

  13. JOE SUBA on October 16, 2022 at 7:16 am

    This is great! I Was looking for vans here in nyc! Found some I wanted to go check out but the snow came! But I will looking 👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿

  14. Zach on October 16, 2022 at 7:16 am

    what is the length of your living space from back door too the wall behind the seats, would love to see a video with some dimensions(bed, countertop, etc)

  15. サーバント on October 16, 2022 at 7:16 am

    Very good advice. I met you today at a van rally lol

  16. abhiyuday mishra on October 16, 2022 at 7:17 am

    what song does he play in the beginning

  17. Mike Rose 🌹 on October 16, 2022 at 7:17 am

    You literally live in a Van down by the RIVER!!!!!

  18. Kiana Rayne on October 16, 2022 at 7:17 am

    Im trying to make this my reality right now, too poor but this helps hahah

  19. Lady Green sleeves on October 16, 2022 at 7:19 am

    Are than vans you can by already built? Would that be cheaper and easier in the beginning?

  20. Outdoors Embrace on October 16, 2022 at 7:19 am

    — 41 Reasons Why Anyone Would Live in a Van —
    — VAN SPACE 3D Designer Application —

  21. MiniboxHD on October 16, 2022 at 7:21 am

    I’m currently 16 and I want to travel in a van for 1-2 years to compete in E-Sports tournaments and to make YouTube content when I turn 18. This video really helped accelerate my plans, thanks man!

  22. Omnia Paratus on October 16, 2022 at 7:22 am

    Matt Foley wants to know your location

  23. TAPPED on October 16, 2022 at 7:23 am

    This was very helpful, thank you.

  24. xL33CLIP53x on October 16, 2022 at 7:25 am

    Hey I’m 16 but I’m already planning it and saving up. I’m researching EVERYTHING. And I wanna research mechanics to fix a problem if needed and even possibly make money. Alls iv been doing is watching videos and planning.

  25. Yeajustchillin on October 16, 2022 at 7:26 am

    This video has been the BEST video I have watched so far about starting van life. SOOO many great tips to get ideas and get started. Definitely follow & support ❤️

  26. Diamondly on October 16, 2022 at 7:26 am

    im leaving by jan 1st 2024 ill finish collage early December then i want to stay for chiasmas then im out of here 🙂 I will mini bus life for at least a year If i can find a good way to make money then maybe a lot longer thats the goal.

  27. Dude Man on October 16, 2022 at 7:28 am

    HAHAHA!! “Break up with them…”

  28. E Galvan on October 16, 2022 at 7:28 am

    don’t break up with them, use them for their showers and washing/dryer machine

  29. Richy McFly on October 16, 2022 at 7:32 am

    I really want to start Vanlife, I am 36 male without a driver’s license😅😂

  30. SHERRI HIGLEY on October 16, 2022 at 7:32 am

    Would love knowing a remote job that I could be on the road with and make enough to sustain that lifestyle

  31. Loren L on October 16, 2022 at 7:33 am

    Hello :)- Thank you for your very insightful information. I am a single male in my late 40’s never married, no kids and never married. I do not own a home and don’t plan on buying one in this market. Just looking for a vehicle that suits me. I am tired of the rat race and the cost of rent constantly going up!!! Kudos to you for what you bring to this community. Kudos :)-

  32. Scott Cupp on October 16, 2022 at 7:33 am

    Can’t believe how NICE your van is. I know the E150 is roomy but you utilized every bit of that interior and made a great home out of it. Giving me some ideas for my E250 extended cargo. I especially like the way you have the cockpit and the cargo area separated with that door. Very nice!!

  33. ad lucem on October 16, 2022 at 7:35 am

    To prepare for vanlife listen to a Joe Biden speech. It’s as filled with bull shit and nonsense as vanlife propaganda.

  34. Raynor on October 16, 2022 at 7:35 am

    The problem I’m having is I don’t know what I want. I know I want to go tiny but I don’t know how. I have looked up Van Life, Skoolies, RVs, Trailers, Yurts, Tiny Houses, Log Cabins & everything in between. I bought a 26ft trailer in Nov 2020 and I wanted to convert it. But now I’m not sure if its the best fit for me. I love the idea of Skoolies but if it breaks down I’d have to stay in a motel well my home is being repaired.

  35. Chapter 4 Travels on October 16, 2022 at 7:36 am

    Try to think about each "thing" in your house or apartment as just another rock in your backpack weighing you down, they go away easier. Give to friends or family things you just can’t part with, knowing they will be appreciated and come back to you if you leave van life.

  36. Hentai Warrior on October 16, 2022 at 7:37 am

    Its encouraging to know that you were previously a military member who decided to live in a van once your enlistment was up. I’m in the Air Force and I’ve been thinking about living in a van once my 6 year contract is up. I personally think that converting a van is a way better choice than buying a house/paying rent for an apartment. I’m looking forward to watching you convert a new van in the near future. Thanks for the valid points you made throughout the video!

  37. fordifications on October 16, 2022 at 7:37 am

    Do you think this is a good alternative for a college apartment?

  38. thefaceofinsecurity on October 16, 2022 at 7:37 am

    No joke, that steak looked scrum-diddly-umptious. I have been ITCHING for Van life for almost 2 years and my bf hopped on board about a year ago. We’re pulling the trigger for good next year 😊

  39. Damian Van on October 16, 2022 at 7:38 am

    I cant imagine how my life would have turned out if I had lived in a van till I retired from my career. I think its a great idea considering all the greed in real estate and the cost of living just to put food on the table today. I just turned 43, Im retired now, im busier now than I was when I had a job. I bought an Astro van a few years back, I completed a lot of projects on it, I sold it this year for a really nice profit and bought a 99 Dodge Ram Van, Im staring all over again. I have already wedged a 2018 new engine and tranny, lifted it 8 inches and run 35 inch tires on it. This one is going to be my best work, I have just started with the bare essentials. I will continue to use it for surveillance, video and photography projects. I recently sold footage to a major network of the riots and marches, the money is great but the rush is priceless. I was in the middle of a march, I poked my head out the front door window, sat on my custom roof rack while flying my drone right into a huge fight. I noticed it was moving towards me. I grabbed my drone, slid into my van and closed the drapes so no one would see me. I have cameras for a 360deg view around my van, I captured more footage just feet from me. No one knew anyone was in my van, I waited 2 hours then drove away. I feel alive, Im living the dream, I cant get enough of the rush I get when something so big is happening just inches away from me unnoticed. On my way home back to my state, I went for some storm footage and caught 2 tornados and lots of destruction footage. I guess you can say I am creating a new career for myself. I would do a You Tube channel but I feel it would jeopardize my real work just because I wanted a better content with You Tube. Its still on the table but im not sold on it yet. If I had someone with me in the same scenario and vision, I might do it.

  40. Birdgirl on October 16, 2022 at 7:38 am

    Enjoyed this video. Subscribed!

  41. John Coffey on October 16, 2022 at 7:39 am

    great ideas!! Planning now!!

  42. DOC oz on October 16, 2022 at 7:40 am

    Great video! Very informative

  43. CaliVanLife on October 16, 2022 at 7:42 am

    4:37 sold my car to save for a van riding a bike to work now I will get the dream done one way or another may take 6 months of riding a bike to get a van tho

  44. Brandon Schultz on October 16, 2022 at 7:42 am


  45. Dr. Philth on October 16, 2022 at 7:43 am

    Along with selling everything you don’t need you’re going to minimize compulsive spending on cool junk, yeah its cool but its junk…

  46. PrecisionT on October 16, 2022 at 7:44 am

    Very helpful.

  47. Joe Cunningham on October 16, 2022 at 7:45 am

    Did you ever get hung up on whether or not to get a high top? I currently have a 2012 Chevy Express 2500 extended; sometimes I think about minivans but then I tell myself that if you think about minivans then you don’t need a high top in the Express; lol. But it would be nice to stand up. Cool video.

  48. Huey Hulk on October 16, 2022 at 7:46 am

    What about firearms?

  49. big Shaggy on October 16, 2022 at 7:47 am

    How did you fasten the insulation to the van and also fasten the nice ceiling you have? I’ll also take your advice on looking at other videos about it.

  50. Patrick Trotter on October 16, 2022 at 7:49 am

    Add a better descriptor for us guys. Not to be negative, but my wife kills me whenever I use it as a descriptor. Try to find something upbeat to call your viewers. Don’t worry if you copy someone else just make it sincere. Thanks and I will continue to watch. Good luck.

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