FULL TIME VAN LIFE JOBS | Do you have to WFH to do #vanlife?

FULL TIME VAN LIFE JOBS | Do you have to WFH to do #vanlife?

You might think that living full time van life requires jobs that are remote / WFH. I’m going to show you how wrong you are πŸ˜‰

We live full time in our DIY campervan in the UK, and hold down two steady jobs. I work as a barista two days a week (I’m a student and van wife the rest of the time) and Lewis works full time in an office.

We don’t travel in our van (unless you count driving to the gym for showers lol) so our way of life is probably a bit different than other vanlife youtubers you’ve seen around!

We have a few systems in place that help us manage our jobs whilst living in the van, such as: dedicated hooks for suit bags to protect Lew’s shirts; a travel iron that can be powered within the van; cooking an extra dinner portion to save time making lunch in the mornings; my shifts are always 10am-4pm so that I can drop off and pick Lew up from the office (it took me about 50 job applications to find one that would be flexible like this – so it’s not easy to find but certainly not impossible either!); most importantly patience and good vibes ✨

I’m taking you through a full day of us both working and getting jobs done in the van. Hope you enjoy!

Thank you so much for watching, you’re super appreciated ✨

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kirst cheen / kirsty cheyne


  1. Aco747lyte on June 22, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    I’ve huge admiration your working long hours to get your first house, slogging away in your van. That said I implore you to ‘sometime’ learn a trade, because it’ll be a good money earner. I was an officer in the Royal Navy for 22 years, during which time they taught me welding. Now with my preteen we’re renovating a decrepit vintage Airstream so one day can hit the road. I’ve earnt good money, but had a life of danger. You two have *priceless youth* – don’t waste it! I love you and Lew’s lifestyle. Keep going. Much love, *hugs* Wendi

  2. Tommo Tomlinson on June 23, 2022 at 12:04 am

    You guys are going to be living in just one room of your house when you move in 😁 what will you do with all that space ?πŸ€”πŸ˜‚

  3. Louise Tonks on June 23, 2022 at 12:05 am

    What will you do with dogs in summer when it’s very hot to leave them in the van?

  4. Angel's Miracle on June 23, 2022 at 12:05 am

    Love your videos and I’m always looking forward to the next video as soon as the new video ends😁

  5. Taylor VanBeek on June 23, 2022 at 12:08 am

    Another awesome video! Lots of useful information! When I travel, I always pick up tons of odd jobs I find on Facebook marketplace haha like moving companies, etc. You’ll have to check out my truck camper that me and my pup travel out of! Keep up with the awesome content!

  6. Kirst Cheen on June 23, 2022 at 12:18 am

    FYI Lewis does all the washing up, don’t think I’m out here cooking dinner everyday for free πŸ˜‰

  7. Daniel Almeida on June 23, 2022 at 12:24 am

    Nice video. I’ll be heading into van life soon too. Random question, is your little food bin big enough? Where do you put the waste without bags?
    Keep up the good work πŸ‘πŸ‘

  8. Van Life with Dena on June 23, 2022 at 12:28 am

    And you leave those dogs in the van all day while you are at work? In the summer?? I’m confused about the dogs, please explain. I live in my van and work full time in an office too but I don’t have animals

  9. DJB UK on June 23, 2022 at 12:29 am

    You guys are cool. Nice simple living

  10. Matthew Golden on June 23, 2022 at 12:35 am

    Parking at the pub, you’re living the dream! Bottom of the shirt look will gravitate slowly upwards when Lew becomes the true bossman he is. You’re smashing it Kirst, very impressed with the vid!

  11. Jojo Thirlwell on June 23, 2022 at 12:39 am

    I’d love to do van life and work full time. Rent is so expensive and my wage doesn’t pay enough to be able to save anything.

    Videos like this definitely give me hope that I can do this in the future! Love your editing style πŸ™‚

  12. flaps falkland on June 23, 2022 at 12:45 am

    Another ace video guys ❀

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