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Van & Freedom

DIY van conversion costs, travels, lifestyle & more!

Here you'll find posts on finding freedom, our journey, our DIY campervan conversion and how we saved money. You might also find some general rants and posts on personal development.

Basically, this is where everything that's not solely about earning money goes…most of what will be related to vans, #vanlife and freedom lifestyle!

Intermittent Fasting for health and vanlife (improve immune system, HGH and more…)

For some, the thought of not eating anything for hours, nevermind days is terrifying. Whilst it's not always easy, it's a great (and free!) way to improve your health…and it's great for vanlife!

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How much does it cost to buy a DIY / self-build campervan in Portugal?

Vehicles, vans and, in particular campervans, cost a lot more in Portugal than you might expect. Compared to the UK, we found the prices to be around 3X more expensive! Here’s some of the reasons why, and some examples of what campervan prices are in Portugal.

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Feeling ‘meh'? Reality check: What our success really looks like (& privilege!)

Hey readers, this started as an informal post / update to let you know where we are in our journey, share a bit of reality, our thoughts on how people become ‘successful' and the role #privilege plays. Then it all went a bit ‘Tyler Durden'…😬.

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Vanlife inspiration – ideas for that dream van conversion design

We have been looking for inspiration for our 2nd van conversion and thought we'd share some images – inspiration for your own DIY campervan build. If you're looking for a medium van (like ours) or micro, small or large…there's something for everyone!

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Things I wish I knew before becoming a resident of Portugal (van & vehicle related)

There are many advantages to becoming a resident of Portugal, however many of the rules about vehicles change when you doso. Also, the laws are very different for vehicle modifications such as self-build camper conversions…

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2022: Plans and Goals for a life of ultimate freedom

In October 2020 we had thoughts of converting a van and going travelling. We optimised the initial plan and made ‘passive income' goals for 2021 which we smashed. Here are the goals and plan for 2022…

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Mobile internet: our wifi setup that enables us to work on the road

We opted for mobile wifi in the van with external antennas to give us the best chance of getting online, even when we visited remote …

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Our budget fridge journey: 3 affordable options for vanlife coolers

Our campervan conversion was an iterative journey during which we’ve already tried a number of refrigeration solutions. Here are the three “fridges” we’ve had over …

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Happy Holidays! 🎄One-year later: freedom & a vanlife trip begins…

It’s been one year since we started our passive income and vanlife journey and now, we’re about to (properly) live it. We’re patiently waiting at …

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Vanlife uk solar panel testing

Our budget vanlife solar panel setup

When we first got our van, we thought we might not put any solar power in it because we’d went the ‘budget’ route and thought …

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How much does a budget DIY campervan conversion cost?

Here you'll find a breakdown of all our costs to get on the road, including base van, legal and conversion. Our total ‘on the road' …

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Van life security: how to protect your camper / vehicle from theft (16 tips!)

Whether it be a DIY stealth van, cute little campervan or full-blown motorhome, everyone has at least some concerns about security. In a previous post …

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