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vanlife board games

Van Life Board Games

Whether you’re stuck inside your van due to bad UK weather, trying to save on using your limited battery or simply are looking for a nice way to spend the evening, board games are a fantastic way to have fun. However when it comes to van life board gaming you have to consider some pretty unique factors when choosing a game. Limited storage space as well as table space mean that a lot of the games you might consider playing simply won’t fit in your van. In addition to that the number of players required for van games is usually… Read More »Van Life Board Games

Vanlife security

Van life security

I’ve lived in my van since the start of 2017 and even though I have been lucky enough to have not been broken into I know plenty people who have and who have lost everything. While I may have been lucky so far I make sure I take every precaution to minimise my risk and so I thought I’d share some of my van life security tips, safety gear and rules I follow to be as safe and secure as I can be inside my rolling home. Security gear I use a selection of locks, trackers and cameras to keep… Read More »Van life security

Cooking without an oven in a van

Cooking without an oven in a van

The chances are that you’re simply not going to have enough space to include an oven in your camper conversion. The amount of space that even the smaller camping ovens take up plus the additional gas you need to carry to run them mean that the majority of your cooking is going to be undertaken on a hob. Despite this limitation it doesn’t mean that you can’t cook all of your favourite meals from the comfort of your own van. With the addition of a few key kitchen tools as well as a little bit of creativity you can soon… Read More »Cooking without an oven in a van

Showering in a Van

Showering in a van

Whether you’re thinking about converting a van, hoping to travel in a van or already living in a van you’re going to have questions about showering in a campervan. No matter how resolved you are that you won’t be showering every day, there’ll come a point where you simply need to get clean. While this is a challenge due to the lack of space we all have it doesn’t have to be a difficult one because there’s simply so many great ways you can wash without a bathroom in your van. Here’s the most common ways our writers shower while… Read More »Showering in a van

Split charge relay

Adding a split charge relay to your van

If you’re looking to keep your leisure battery topped up in your van you are really looking at two popular methods, solar power or a split charge relay (if not both). We’re going to talk a little bit about what a split charge relay is, what it does and what options you have when installing one into your van; we’ll also link to the ones we’ve tried and also the kit we used in our most recent campervan conversion. What is a split charge relay? A split charge relay allows us to simultaneously charge our leisure battery and our starter… Read More »Adding a split charge relay to your van

Internet on the road

How to get internet on the road

Having access to the internet while travelling in a van is incredibly important. It allows you to find places to stay, plan routes and stay connected to loved ones. Many van-lifers, like me, work online remotely, so having a fast reliable connection is a must. So how can you get online on the road? I will walk you through a few different ways you can get internet on the road. Tethering The easiest way is to use the tethering option on your phone to create a Wi-Fi hotspot for other devices to connect to. In my experience working online and… Read More »How to get internet on the road

Campervan Heater

Campervan Heating

If you’re planning on living, holidaying or travelling in your campervan in the UK you’re going to want to consider making sure you have heating. Whether you intend on living in it year round or even just holidaying during the summer months; temperatures can drop in the night and so campervan heating is a must. When it comes to methods of installing a heater into your van it comes down to 3 methods: diesel, gas and woodburning. Each of which has it’s own advantages and disadvantages and which you decide to install will depend on the size of your van,… Read More »Campervan Heating

Best van life books

Best van life books

One of the best parts of living and travelling in a van is the time it affords you to be able to read. You can while away hours with your sliding door open and your kettle boiling reading a good book; and what better to read about than vans. Whether you’re just starting out your van life adventure or you are a seasoned veteran here’s our list of the best van life books with something to suit everybody Best van life books How to live in a van and travel For those of you who are hoping to start your… Read More »Best van life books

campervan batteries

What battery to use for your campervan conversion

If you’re anything like us when it comes to your campervan conversion you are absolutely dreading getting to the electrics in your van. It seems extremely daunting and the fact that it could potentially be dangerous is a constant worry. There are so many questions to ask and tonnes of differing opinions on all aspects. With that in mind we thought it be best to start at the very beginning and give you a break down of what type of batteries you can use in your campervan conversion and why you might want to use each type. Why do you… Read More »What battery to use for your campervan conversion

Campervan projector

How to have a projector in a campervan conversion

Just because you’re in a campervan doesn’t mean movie nights have to consist of you crowded around your laptop screen or propping up your tablet on your side table. These days it’s super affordable to have a projector in your campervan and enjoy films on the big screen as they were intended both indoors or outdoors. Here’s our guide on how you can have a campervan projector and what you need to get the absolute best out of it, all within a reasonable budget. Campervan Projector There’s so much information out there on projectors and people will talk about all… Read More »How to have a projector in a campervan conversion