"Despite the fact that the van life community ranges from young singles to married couples to families with small children to retirees...this ultimate quest for freedom is often chalked up to a “millennial trend.”
For the last eight months, my husband, myself, and our two dogs have called our big orange Ford E350 home, securing our own spot within this trend.
But if I’m speaking truthfully, I don’t like that word…trend. Because believe me when I say you don’t move into a van because it’s “trendy.”
Rosé is trendy. Those stretchy choker necklaces everyone wore in the ‘90s were trendy.
Choosing to give up a majority of your worldly possessions and the traditional comforts of a stationary home in order to live inside a moving vehicle is not a "trend ."
There’s a passion behind it that just isn’t befitting of a trend...
It is, in many ways, a movement."
I paired up with @teva to share all my super existential hippie views on van life's historical roots for their #OldSoulNewSole campaign. Check out the link in my bio to read more! 🚌💛😉