As you can imagine, there are a couple of differences between what you consider as vanlife and the one we are living right now. Having finished an epic road trip along Europes Atlantic southwest coast we adapted “Rolling John Wayne” into a winter campervan. Some extra isolation, new gaskets here and there and the wintersport compartment I built two years ago. #wintervanlife at it’s best.
Getting used to it again.
Even though we’re very used to do live in the van during winter it still was a pretty big change. Especially because you carry way more stuff than for a beach-trip. Tons of first layers, second layers, windstopper, merino and down jackets eat up all the place in the van. Frozen drinking water and olive oil getting solid is the stuff you have to get used to, too. But all in all, it’s worth it. And when you hit that first chair in the morning, you forget all the hassle.