Living In A Car To Save Money | How I Did It & Complete Guide

Living In A Car To Save Money | How I Did It & Complete Guide

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This is a comprehensive guide on how to start living in a car. It really isn’t as bad as you may think as long as you have a good plan. I lived in a van in San Francisco for almost the entirety of 2019 and I draw a lot of my experience from my time there.

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0:00 – Intro
0:30 – City Van Life
1:07- Stealth Factor
2:45 – How to Find Parking
4:43 – What’s for dinner?
6:06- Working in a Post-COVID World
7:34 – Mailing Address
8:50 – Too Hot! Too Cold!
12:06- Be a Regular
12:53 – A Happy Inconvenience
13:59 – Community
15:39 – Conclusion



  1. Jaylen Lenear on July 1, 2022 at 12:22 am

    I’d do this but I’m 6’5 and barely any videos address tall people

  2. Joy Winfree on July 1, 2022 at 12:23 am

    Nice video

  3. Johnster The Monster on July 1, 2022 at 12:23 am

    Don’t forget, you’ll get pulled over for that tint in some states. Like NJ.

  4. 3nca 90 on July 1, 2022 at 12:24 am

    How much do you spend on gas every month now?

  5. Petar on July 1, 2022 at 12:25 am

    brother how do u dip the pickle

  6. Cairo Silver on July 1, 2022 at 12:26 am

    Really watch out with propane heaters – some are not safe for using indoors as they eat all the oxygen and then you get drowsy, fall asleep and die of asphyxiation.

  7. Kristie Marie on July 1, 2022 at 12:27 am

    Awesome. One of the best videos on how to live the van life. Very well done.

  8. Taureanfitness on July 1, 2022 at 12:28 am

    I love how you Emphasize the importance of community friends familiar faces having a sense that you belong somewhere.A lot of people that do this nomadic van life don’t last very long because it’s incredibly lonely and that’s not healthy

  9. Spécialisée SI on July 1, 2022 at 12:29 am

    I´ve always wanted to go back to San Francisco. Now with this video, I´m so excited!! I have no doubt I´ll do it.

  10. Kevin Monroy on July 1, 2022 at 12:29 am

    i have spent some nights by choice to stay in my car, and i remember every night was freezing cold and in a blizzard and it was christmas, i have not since i blew out the abs swerving off the road, its not registered and cannot park somewhere that might attract the police cause they will write a ticket and it will jack up the insurance

  11. SpaceMonkey5301 on July 1, 2022 at 12:31 am

    Just a tip. Front tint is illegal in every state. Sure you can probably get away with 80% or less but just a heads up.

  12. Tommy Cut Sew on July 1, 2022 at 12:31 am

    For the colder nights, I recommend going to a second hand store and finding MERINO wool clothing products. They retain body heat very well!

  13. edwin Hunnet on July 1, 2022 at 12:33 am

    You only live once. Why the fuck would you want to live like this? Move to a lower cost of living state and live like a normal human.

  14. Redfin on July 1, 2022 at 12:33 am

    What if it’s 2 am and you need to use the bathroom and no businesses are open?

  15. Keith Parker on July 1, 2022 at 12:34 am

    It would take about an hour out of my day to drive to Planet Fitness for my daily shower. When Planet Fitness is closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas, I would not get a daily shower which was kinda of depressing. I also learned to brush my teeth and spit the toothpaste water back into a plastic bottle. Heat become and issue and I bought a buddy type of heater and would run it with the windows cracked in my cargo van until about 4am and then I would go to sleep with the van all warm and toasty. Even buying some candles can provide a little bit of heat. Anyone thinking of doing this lifestyle, I would suggest you buy a portable toilet for about $50 just in case you ever have a 911 dooky problem. Sleeping in the 19 foot cargo van was much better than the car because it was like I had my own little room with some privacy. I learned this lifestyle is not for me, but I wish the best to other people trying it.

  16. Andres Hernandez on July 1, 2022 at 12:37 am

    What’s the best remote jobs I always find scams online

  17. Mr Ch33seHed on July 1, 2022 at 12:39 am

    Keep in mind that its illegal to tint the front driver window and windshield in many states 😳

  18. Sung Choi on July 1, 2022 at 12:40 am

    what camera do you use it?

  19. John Coughlan on July 1, 2022 at 12:42 am

    Very intelligent guy subscribed.

  20. Liz Albrecht on July 1, 2022 at 12:43 am

    Is it safe to live in a car?

  21. Skeleton Report on July 1, 2022 at 12:43 am

    I got a wife and kids. Maybe in another life lol . I want to, so bad, to get a class b snd roll around the USA.

  22. HappyQuails on July 1, 2022 at 12:44 am

    Those propane heaters are for outside use where there is air circulation, such as in a big garage. In a small space like that the fumes would overcome a person quickly. They are not made for use in small, enclosed spaces because there is nowhere to vent the its "exhaust", for the lack of a better term.

  23. Jay Montgomery on July 1, 2022 at 12:45 am

    Where’d you get your custom window covers? I have a 2017 Ford Escape. Thanks.

  24. Wrong Frequency on July 1, 2022 at 12:45 am


  25. Nothing on July 1, 2022 at 12:47 am

    This is a great video. Very sound, realistic and practical advice.

  26. Kilo Meter on July 1, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Sad, just sad this is what we have come to.

  27. Bill Lenihan on July 1, 2022 at 12:51 am

    8:23 Note that anyone can GoogleMap the CMRA address and see that it is a mini-mall and know that this is not a real residence.

  28. John Tad on July 1, 2022 at 12:51 am

    But still your still homeless and its a bad image if your an uncle, aunt, dad, or mother. But you have to do what you must do to survive.

  29. Universo on July 1, 2022 at 12:53 am

    👁👄👁 *me watching this full video knowing very well I will never choose to live in a van*

  30. Dr Caitilin de Berigny on July 1, 2022 at 12:54 am

    Amazing thank you! Very inspiring 👏👏❤️

  31. Michael Raymond on July 1, 2022 at 12:54 am

    Honestly, this is cool only when you’re in your 20s. Essentially, homeless will be the best word to describe it. However, it’s a compromise. Imagine you can earn a million dollars a year, why do you have to put up with such a terrible living condition? Always alone, no one to hug during sleep, no kids, no family bliss. Well, dude, enjoy this life for a couple of years and then get back to a normal decent lifestyle.

  32. Carbonated Lifeform on July 1, 2022 at 12:54 am

    Er, toilet?

  33. Brenda Logan on July 1, 2022 at 12:56 am

    such a great informative video… I took one small step and put in the reflectors over the windows in my car. Living in Nevada that has really helped in the summer. I’ll be driving across country soon in the car and I’m going to put temporary tint on my windows using tint sheets from Walmart…and some velcro…baby steps…for taking naps at rest stops and truck stops….more "real" travel planned next year when I look for a conversion van…

  34. 8box12 Israel on July 1, 2022 at 1:00 am

    What a sweet video! The part about community was so touching. Makes me want to go out and get a van to live in but I don’t even drive 😂

  35. Larkinchance on July 1, 2022 at 1:02 am

    An entire generation has been priced out of the housing and apartment market…

  36. Billie Aistrup on July 1, 2022 at 1:02 am

    I could listen to your voice all day

  37. Taureanfitness on July 1, 2022 at 1:03 am

    This may be acceptable in CA or various states out west, however this would never work in North Jersey especially Within the fluent areas or most residential neighborhoods. For example I have cups crawling all over my town on a regular basis if anybody looks slightly suspicious people will call the cops on you.

  38. Positiva Siempre on July 1, 2022 at 1:03 am

    This guy is so professional. Love his voice and the way he talks and explained things. Congratulations 👏💐

  39. HappyQuails on July 1, 2022 at 1:05 am

    The limit is 70% tint and you have to consider what the existing tint is when adding to it. The police have meters that they use to measure the percentage of tint on site and any vehicle that is obviously darkly tinted will be a potential target.

  40. MomDaughter Talk on July 1, 2022 at 1:06 am

    Interesting lifestyle!👍

  41. BattleSnake on July 1, 2022 at 1:07 am

    I hope your car doesn’t get stolen mate

  42. The Great Betrayer on July 1, 2022 at 1:08 am

    I don’t get why anyone would do this. Get a room share for $500 and live in a house like a person. You can even get cheaper shares. If you make $50 k you can save 60% of your income ez. 100k you can save 80%.

  43. edwin Hunnet on July 1, 2022 at 1:08 am

    Tinted that low is illegal in most states

  44. Christoffer on July 1, 2022 at 1:09 am

    So you showered but used your gym clothes?

  45. Self-Love Letters on July 1, 2022 at 1:10 am

    This is so sad 🙁

  46. Gäy BOY on July 1, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Good video. I need 7000sqt house

  47. Jon Smith on July 1, 2022 at 1:16 am


  48. Cafelogis on July 1, 2022 at 1:16 am

    The fact this is becoming more of a thing shows you the state of everything. This is ridiculous.

  49. Gerry Wilson on July 1, 2022 at 1:18 am

    A VERY DANGEROUS lifestyle, EXPENSIVE, no bathroom, breakdowns, gas, Insurance, repairs, robberies, hurricanes, snow, rain AND IF reposessed You homeless.

  50. Larkinchance on July 1, 2022 at 1:18 am

    for many people it is the only option…
    A down payment on a van can be as low as one or two months rent and lower payback installments.
    The key is being inconspicuous… Buy a tradesman’s van….

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