Ever dreamt of travelling the world in a campervan with your other half? I’m sure you have visions of romantic nights spent sleeping under the stars, early morning swims, pancakes in bed. Let’s just say the reality of #VanLife isn’t exactly like that.
Think you and your boyfriend/girlfriend could hack weeks living a small box with all of your possessions? Here are our survival tips…
1) DON’T BRING TOO MUCH STUFF
Reduce your crap down to the bare minimum. This is rule number one of #VanLife. It might be nice to take all those books/shoes/jumpers/camera accessories but you have to sleep with it all around you. You will end up wearing the same stinky vest day after day and most stuff will stay in the bottom of your bag. Men, this includes you. Don’t moan about our diving gear if your skateboard is taking up half the back seat.
2) GET COMFORTABLE WITH EACH OTHER
If before this trip you have only lived in separate apartments and never in the same space, get ready for a shock. You are now living in a 5m x 1.5m space together with all your possessions. There is no such thing as privacy. You will wear the same stinky clothes everyday. Your bed will be full of sand. Be prepared to get to know your partner’s most intimate toilet habits.