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Published On: Fri, Jun 10th, 2016

Experience #VanLife with Van Monster

With a large proportion of a British person’s income now spent on the home, used commercial vehicle retailer Van Monster‘s latest infographic has looked at people who are ditching their homes and choosing to live in a van.

Dubbed #VanLife, the concept is very popular across the US and is also gathering plenty of interest on British shores. For example, there was an average of 3,600 monthly US searches for the term ‘living in a van’ between January 2015 and January 2016. While the number of searches for the same keyword is considerably lower in the UK (an average of 480 monthly searches), that number is still up by 50 per cent compared to the previous year.

With the average monthly rent across London now standing at £1,301 and those across the rest of England and Wales typically paying £816 per month, Van Monster ponders if Brits have an alternative available to them.

Take a look at the retailer’s visual and you will discover:

  • The many positive aspects of making a van a home, which ranges from not worrying about bills to being free to move across the country with ease.
  • How to pick the best van to live in — a roof vent and high top design are two features in particular that you should be looking for on your vehicle.
  • Top tips for customising a van to make it feel more like a home.
  • Some of the rules that you need to know if you choose to make a van your abode, in order to stay safe and on the right side of the law.
  • Fascinating case studies, including those by Olympic hopeful Lucy Boggis and Climbing Magazine Editor Julie Ellison, so that you can discover what it’s like to live in a van by those who have first-hand experience.

View Van Monster’s full graphic below and learn if #VanLife is for you…

Author: Amin Dobariya

Van Monster #VanLife v2 infographic

 

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