Lives in a Van

David Thorsrud sold everything and embarked on a permanent road trip around the United States, in search of a more authentic life.

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  • #1john

    great site!… keep livin’ the dream!

  • #2Jerry Haymaker

    I live in my van and get by but would prefer more world travel. I consider myself a minimalist. I use the least resources anywhere I go to make the most of my earnings. I visit interesting places on my way and see more of the country and world than most people. I just need an easier way to make money and was thinking of giving lectures on travel and other countries cultures at colleges and other venues.
    Have fun and learn a lot traveling.

  • #3margo sturts

    Wow, I read your article in Mens Journal last monday, I am a 50 yr old woman with grown children who have their own lives now, I am single and you have inspired me to sell everything and set of on my own journey. Thanks, just let me now just one downfall, ha! Take care and be safe, Margo

  • #4timothy

    I started a vanabode trip 3 years ago and I’m still on it.

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