The Realities of VanLife
Just over 3 million people consider themselves VanLifers in the U.S. — that is, digital nomads who live and work in their cars. Although VanLifers glorify the lifestyle on social media, sharing idyllic photos of breathtaking natural features, the reality is that living in your car kind of sucks.
That’s something even staunch supporters admit, as one recent post on Reddit's r/VanLife shows. In the more than 300-comment thread, VanLifers from around the world shared “the absolute worst parts of living in a van,” from having to poop in a bucket to the constant social isolation.