VanLife as Long Term Housing Solution for Solo Female + Epic Camper Van Tour

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Atli has chosen full-time van life as a long term housing solution because it helps her spend less money, work a flexible job, travel when she wants, and have her own mobile home in the city. You can follow Atli on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/t.rex_van/ She also helped start a monthly van life meet-up in Vancouver (in the summer months) at the Spanish Banks on the first Sunday of the month. To find out more, you can email her at: vancityvanlife@gmail.com Her Ford Transit camper van conversion is gorgeous and she did most of the work with her Dad. They installed a Suburban furnace, insulation, and roof vents to control the temperature inside the van. There's tons of storage under the platform bed, in the closet, and in the kitchen. One of the best things about Atli's van is that she prioritized keeping it stealthy so that she can park pretty much anywhere without being disturbed. Because no one knows she's in there, she doesn't have any issues with safety as a solo female van dweller. There are no windows in the van, but there is a skylight above her bed. They even installed a bulkhead between the cab and cargo areas, and painted it grey so that it really looks like a work van from the outside. There's no bathroom (toilet or shower) in the van because Atli can use the facilities at work, and at the gym whenever she needs to. Another great thing about living in a van is that Atli can escape the winter for a couple of months each year and she usually tries to make it down to the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous in Quartzsite Arizona. Here's a link if you want to check it out: http://www.cheaprvliving.com/gatherings/ Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ------------------------------------------------------------- SUPPORT OUR CHANNEL! ------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you to all of our Patrons who support us so generously and a very special thank you to our backbone supporters: The Burgess Family! If you like our videos, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/exploringalternatives ------------------------------------------------------------- STAY IN TOUCH! ------------------------------------------------------------- Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives ------------------------------------------------------------- SUBTITLES AND CLOSED CAPTIONS ------------------------------------------------------------- A very special thank you to our subtitle and closed captions contributors! If you would like to contribute subtitles or closed captions to an Exploring Alternatives video, please click here to see which ones need your help: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UC8EQAfueDGNeqb1ALm0LjHA&tab=2 To learn how to create and submit subtitles and closed captions, check out this YouTube info page: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6054623 If you would like credit for your subtitles, translation, or closed captions in the description of the video, please email us with your full name, the language of your translation, and the video title that you worked on. You can email us at: danielle.is.exploring@gmail.com ------------------------------------------------------------- SPONSORS ------------------------------------------------------------- We occasionally include paid sponsor messages/integrations in our videos to help fund the channel. We do our best to work with companies and organizations that offer products or services that are in line with our values, and that we think would be interesting and useful to our viewers. We will always disclose if we’re promoting products that were given to us for free, or if we’re including a sponsored message in our video. For business or sponsorship inquiries, please email us at danielle.is.exploring@gmail.com ------------------------------------------------------------- VIDEO CREDITS ------------------------------------------------------------- Music & Song Credits: All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives. Editing Credits: Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives Filming Credits: Mat of Exploring Alternatives Photo Credits: Atli from @T.Rex_Van

Comments from Youtube

AllieHeart : Ok im normally not that impressed with van life videos but seriously this girl's convinced me that I'm living my life wrong 😮

Late Apex : My heart melted when you dropped the "My Dad did all this". What a great Dad, there wont be many guys that have his skills in years to come.

Arnold Ziffle : I have to believe the thumbs down here are from 13 year old boys who aimlessly rampage through YouTube ......this is a fine van, your Dad and you did a great job!

Norman Coutts : Hats off to Dad for a brilliant build. 👍🙏🏻😊

Carolyn Tolliver : Yours is the most beautiful van I have ever seen. Gorgeous. Your dad is an artist.

Clare Colins : My dad would have loved to do this with me. He’s not around any more but I bet he’d smile to know that I’m doing this too. All the very best. 🙂

Silly Puppy : Aren't Dads wonderful? Awesome van! ☺️

RLJoseph : She has the best rig I've seen yet. Small, yet SO spacious. I wish camper van manufacturers sold them out of the factory like this.

ཁ་བའི་ བདག་མོ། : བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས་་་།Love your video and prayer flags!

linda nerney : You and your dad need to start building these vans. They would really sell.

Queen b : I like your van wood interior & lucky 2 have a smart dad 2 help build it😀. Your young & single go for it!

Paul Carter : Great build and plan. Your Dad is a true craftsman. Thanks for sharing the tips and journey.

Apple Betty : I love the door to the front!

Max Blinkhorn : Jeepers - why so manythumbdowns? This is just completely brilliant!

Yvette Rankin-Hill : That skylight makes a huge difference.

Vicci Williams : Wow! Your Dad built the interior beautifully!

lindy swanson : I love all the tips on how to insulate and avoid mold. Thanks! What a blessing to have a such a nice dad!

riyaz shaikh : I like this van good van house thankyou for this video 👍👍👍👍👍

VirgoDar : This is not the life for me, but that sweet van would almost make me reconsider.

Danny Reviews : i can tell your Dad built it with love

Gu Est : Dad did a GREAT job on the carpentry - thats $20K worth of specialized labor !!

Nathan Christopher : Nice & clean, very well done. The skylights add a lot! Thanks for sharing!

Wendy Cooper : That is amazing living space. The skylights really are a great addition.

Celtic Jay : Beautiful woman... Free... All these van ppl are such good ppl.. Im gonna build my van....

Cindell Baker : Wow love this💕 such a free and stress free way to live

Faith Forty : What more do we need in life? no bills! Live Simply! ❤👍 A lot of materialistic people won't understand. Love it!!

D H : How cool is this! Epic.

Tri Trinh : This is like the best van layout ever!!! I want it!!!!

John Norris : Cool deal! Her Dad is pretty awesome for building out two vans for her.

SJ's Mixed Adventures : Wow looks wonderful. I’m just at the planning stage of my transition to taking me on the road. Thanks for showing me your living space.

thecatesclan : Wow! That van is AMAZING! I would love a place like that and to have a dad with that much talent!

L Hughes : This is the most well built van I've seen anyone live in

Carla Costa : People started building tiny homes to save on money. Now they are to expensive to buy.

Cyndi Foore : I love the smooth clean lines of the wood interior, kudos to dad !!! You have a spacious living area.

rosie blunt : She is so sweet

victoria brown : You are amazing. Your van is amazing love the wood work.. I love this so much I was here twice lol

estarnan : LOVE LOVE LOVE your set up. Don't think I COULD do with out a toilet however.

William Kiene : Excellent video.....your dad is wonderful......thanks for sharing.

Putte På Luffen : Really liked the idea of the thingy you have under the mattress! I´ll buy something similar =)

jesserosenstein : This video is EXTREMELY well produced and thorough. I love her build!

x3 : Vancouver would be a great place to do this too. So much nature to enjoy. Nice one

K Butler : I love her Van, her Buddha, her Buddhist Pray Flags. Beautiful van, beautiful wood. And she is interesting.

Mara Bradley : Your dad is wonderful!

Daily Red Pill : She's a smart woman for not paying rent and put her money in her own pocket!! Money will multiply!

Private Email : I LOVEEEE that the van has no windows & a REAL door separating the cabin from the driving area!!! I’m huge on security, and never understood why so many van life ppl love having so many windows that can be shattered!

Chief Via : I am going to build a van and I have watched a thousand videos on van builds. Yours is my favorite and i am going to copy. Thanks and fair winds.

T West : I am beyond a doubt the worlds worst about having too much stuff --- my stuff has stuff! deciding what to part with is like visiting the dentist. Not sure I'll survive but it's all going overboard! Thanks for the inspiring video!

Florence Or. : simple and clever the table, thanks for the video

Heru- deshet : Love the interior wood tones you selected. It makes it cozy, yet bright and larger than it is. Graet job!