The Least Romantic Part of Van Life #33

The Least Romantic Part of Van Life #33

This video reflects a very typical day of errands for me, including the nitty gritty of a van dweller’s lifestyle. When I complete my errands, I often try to complete ALL of them at once. That way I can stay boondocked in beautiful places for longer periods. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you guys enjoy!

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Magnetic Knife Rack –
Propane Box Hasp Locks –
Vigo Sink 14″ –
Sink Drain –
Kraus Faucet –
Natures Head Composting Toilet –
Fire Extinguisher –
Fuse Block –
Dimmer Switches –
Max Air Fan –
Bunk Window –
Fresh Water Tank –
Water Inlet –
Grey Water Kit –
Water Pump –
Outdoor Shower Setup –
Oven –


  1. Tim Martin on May 6, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    The least romantic part, I’m guessing would be taking a dump, unless you’re into that sort of thing…

  2. Tim Musician on May 6, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    I like that stove/oven combo.

  3. Ursula Melia on May 6, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    I think itโ€™s really refreshing to see the mundane side of van life. I donโ€™t live in one myself, but obviously also have to do chores and errands. Happy birthday for next week ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰. Cuddles to Eliza!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  4. $tarr365 on May 6, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    This is really interesting. "Real" reality TV.

  5. Gypsy Belle on May 6, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Great video! I do miss a good Trader Joeโ€™s run. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  6. Aethelwolf on May 6, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Cool dog

  7. William Potts on May 6, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    She needs a sweety ?….me…me….me…๐Ÿ˜

  8. chronicles of a pipe maker on May 6, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    When will one of u posers finally start being real u think we haven’t seent 1000 of u fake humans who follow the same exact format in every video ??? Be original wtf

  9. Hi Rye on May 6, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Good on you.

  10. leo p on May 6, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    how do you keep your van so nice and homey? my van is a garage-like-dystopia… bike stuff, laptop and cables, tools… paints..etc. all requiring relocation every time i need to do something.

  11. Cathy Ojena on May 6, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    I canโ€™t feel sorry for you when you have a Ram that you can stand up in, I wish I had that kind of room

  12. Doug McIntyre on May 6, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Would be amazing to travel the country like that

  13. GrownUpGaming on May 6, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Wow… thx for the vid helped me decide van life is NOT for me…not now at least

  14. Monki Sethojane on May 6, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    Thank you for sharing your personal experience with us. Loved the video..

  15. Loco Brodie on May 6, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Thanks for being original! You got me hooked watching this vlog.

  16. Rebecca Bahama on May 6, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Just found you. Look forward to catching up and getting to know you both.

  17. Someone Else on May 6, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Amazon store has portable showers. They also have privacy tents. Youโ€™re welcome

  18. Tom Robins on May 6, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Love your honesty . . . . but do you really throw small bags of ‘crap’ out of the window? Please tell me I’ve misunderstood . . . . . .

  19. Ron Devous on May 6, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    What are the advantages to living in a van?

    It seems that you’re doing the same things, and spending just as much money, as you would if you had an apartment — but, you now have the added inconveniences and risks of life on the road and uncertainty.

    I know the arguments… that you can have accidents and misfortune living in a stable environment, but clearly, you’ve raised the odds against safety and knowing what your day will be like tomorrow by not living in a central location where you had running water, a washer and dryer, and a toilet that didn’t need emptied.

    I suppose that the people living like this feel the trade-off is worth it, and that it satisfies the youthful urge to explore and to "find yourself," but do you ever reflect on how much simpler and less strenuous things used to be when you had a home?

  20. Tanya Massey on May 6, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Fun vlog

  21. Shelame Costan on May 6, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    I really enjoy this vlog๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  22. spicymeatball07 on May 6, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    That sandwich/burger looked so nice ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  23. Nick on May 6, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    I hope you enjoyed my home state!! Its been almost a year now since I’ve been back. I’ve been in pt school out of state and it was fun to see your little Arizona adventure. Def miss az! When I finish school, I really want to van life!

  24. LaffyTaffy OG on May 6, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    I donโ€™t understand. If vegans and vegetarians are against animals being used as food products and human consumptionโ€ฆwhy are vegans/vegetarians trying their hardest to find the best meat replacement that tastes and looks realistic? If you want something that looks and tastes like meatโ€ฆjust eat meat dude. Itโ€™s like your trying so hard not to eat meat but do everything to replace it. Iโ€™m
    not trying to start an argument. Itโ€™s a genuine confusion of mine. Maybe someone can help me understand better.

  25. John Rider on May 6, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    2008 federal reserve fraud banker bailouts. 30 TRILLION DOLLARS

  26. Ram-n_dodge on May 6, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    almost 2 full weeks… that’s one nasty couch.

  27. Amber Gardener on May 6, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Why don’t you bury your compost in the woods?

  28. Aviva Liok on May 6, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    How often do u change toilet

  29. Charles Packwood on May 6, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    You should consider poetry by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge, and Robert Frost. They often wrote about nature. I think both Emerson & Thoreau would have been solo camper dudes.

    In May, when sea-winds pierced our solitudes,
    I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods,
    Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook,
    To please the desert and the sluggish brook.
    The purple petals fallen in the pool
    Made the black water with their beauty gay;
    Here might the red-bird come his plumes to cool,
    And court the flower that cheapens his array.
    Rhodora! if the sages ask thee why
    This charm is wasted on the earth and sky,
    Tell them, dear, that, if eyes were made for seeing,
    Then beauty is its own excuse for Being;
    Why thou wert there, O rival of the rose!
    I never thought to ask; I never knew;
    But in my simple ignorance suppose
    The self-same power that brought me there, brought you.

    "The Rhodora" – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  30. Bailey S on May 6, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Iโ€™m trying to make a plan right now so that I can spend the next year and a half preparing for this exact lifeโค๏ธ

  31. J F on May 6, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Wherrrrrrrrrrrrrre’s the beef???????????

  32. Aviva Liok on May 6, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    How do u have money to buy food? I guess yt supports u but how do ppl without yt do it?

  33. David Scalise on May 6, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Where are you need to still wear a mask? I appreciate that Trader Joe’s is a wicked liberal mis-information & fake news supporting company. Looked like you are in Arizona or the Southwest. Masked are now "Strictly Prohibited" in most Arizona places. Many AZ businesses have signs on the dorrs that read "Masks Not Allowed". Otherwise, great vid.

    *Update: You mentioned tuscon. Yeaa, tuscon is a bit backward and liberal. They may still be holding onto masks and govt covid fear.

  34. justusbraz on May 6, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    I find that Loveโ€™s is pretty cool about a bag or two in their compactor out back if you ask.

  35. Moses Exodus on May 6, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    So beautiful, amazing, lovely, and wonderful. Much Blessings to you. Thanks for sharing, Lord-Jesus-Christ com

  36. Ivbeen Zucked on May 6, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Stay with the sour dough bread Maddie it lasts for weeks in the fridge but you probubly already know that..

  37. Rabiah Boxill on May 6, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    What app were you using to map where you were going for your errands? also, i love you

  38. MASATO on May 6, 2022 at 9:20 pm


  39. lisa martin on May 6, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Eliza is such a sweet baby. A hot shower is WONDERFUL along with good food and clean underwear. You are good to go๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  40. Ivbeen Zucked on May 6, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Maddie I’ve been doing the off the grid thing for many years. and Az is one of my favorite stomping grounds. I could tell you some crazy car wash stories too. lol

  41. Neil Bennett on May 6, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Hey Maddie, how do you manage a medical or dental need while on the road?

  42. S. S on May 6, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    You yourself fit in the whole story.

  43. Newfie Asian Kid on May 6, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    I’m really interested in this lifestyle. Don’t care about the shallowness of owning a big luxurious home in a busy city but just rather live simple and free.

  44. Modern Day Pilgrim on May 6, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Great Day in the Real Life of a Van Dweller Video! New sub here! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

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  46. chronicles of a pipe maker on May 6, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Its really sad that people claim they make content but are only replicating others content so lame

  47. CNO Bill Bradley on May 6, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Nite nite rest well

  48. William Cobb on May 6, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Welcome to life. OMG. This kid needs a jpob.

  49. Brook Davison on May 6, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Love your videos. Approximately how much extra time would you say you had to add on because you were filming? I’m just wondering because I want to do vanlife but I will not be filming. Thank you and please give Eliza a cuddle for me. โค๏ธ

  50. Campfacer on May 6, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    This is so awesome! I just subscribed today. I love following your adventure and seeing the van set up, as if it were mine and imagining how or what I would do! Good luck with your travels.

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