Description

VanLife is a community for people living and traveling in their vans. It has local chapters in different countries around the world.

The community communicates through several Facebook online groups for different countries. The UK group has over 81K members who share their traveling experiences and ask questions. All online groups are public and completely free to join.

Inside the groups, people usually ask for members' opinions and feedback. You can find posts from people asking for advice on their van setup or conversion, what van to buy, and places to visit. There are also questions on travel costs, visas, and pets. You will find beginner travelers who don't have started their journeys yet, and advanced travelers who have lived on the road for years. All of these diverse experiences make the online group a great place to exchange ideas and experiences and learn from one another.

Additionally, you can organize in-person meetups with people from the area you are currently in. There are also people who share their routes in case anyone is nearby and wants to join them, as well as people who offer rides.

Lastly, on the community's website, you will find DIY guides on van conversions. With those guides, you can learn how to manage water, electrics, gas, heating, and insulation systems, as well as to plan trips and what are some of the tools you need to make your life easier.

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Details

  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2019
  • Founders:

    Arron Murray

  • Amount of members: 81,000
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Online Platform: Facebook
  • Job board: No
  • Language: English
  • Method: Virtual

Benefits

Join a thriving community of thousands of travelers:
One of the VanLife groups (VanLife UK) has over 81,000 members that live or are currently traveling across the United Kingdom in their vans. You can join one or several of the public groups on Facebook to exchange thoughts and ideas about the van traveling lifestyle!

Find people in your area:
The community's online groups allow you to connect with other travelers who are currently in a specific country (whether it be the United States, the United Kingdom, Asia, or Europe in general). You can share routes, get rides, or organize meetups with people that are traveling in the same place or near it.

Learn and share your traveling experiences:
VanLife's Facebook groups are perfect to share your experiences, as well as to get products and van recommendations. Members can also advise you on van setup or conversion, places to visit, how to plan your travel, costs, and about the van lifestyle in general.

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Requirements

No requirements.

Place

Networking Events

Members of VanLife interact in different Facebook online groups. The biggest group is VanLife UK, which has over 81,000 members who live or are currently traveling across the United Kingdom. There are also groups for the United States (20K members), for Europe in general (30K members), and for Asia (3,9K members).

Inside these groups, members ask questions, share their travel experiences, and receive feedback on vans setups and conversions. There are constructive conversations around life on the road and members give useful recommendations for beginners and advanced travelers. You can also use the group as a place to find meetups and rides in your area.

Content Library

The community's website has useful DIY guides for people interested in becoming van travelers. You can learn for free how to convert your van and how to do it yourself. There are guides on water, electrics, gas, heating, and insulation setups, as well as guides on planning your trips, and different tools that will make your life easier.

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"Excellent, first-class information written in a no-nonsense factual style. Diagrams are spot-on too. Very informative and delivers for both beginner and experienced. My go-to website whenever I need info on campervans." -Paul Williams

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