Back when I had my propane powered van I thought about fitting it out as a bit of a camper van. Something to travel in and take road trips when I wanted. I watched many videos about re-building and setting up your van for this type of lifestyle a few years back. Thousands of great videos on this subject but as my research continued I started to notice a trend in this #vanlife style. From social media to YouTube there was a collective of people glorifying van life as they cruise around in their 50k sprinter van. Pretending this somehow is the way of the future as they claim freedom and adventure as they collect all the paperwork to simply move the van from one point to another. Acting as if traveling in a van is less stressful than other means of transportation.
The reality is you need far more paperwork, government, and approval driving in a van than you do living on a homestead, hitch hiking, or other ways of adventure and living. The claim van life is freedom is a ruse. A lie to trick unsuspecting people into the trap of agenda 21. You ever notice how the popular van lifers all have the same mentality? Veganism, fake hippy, go go environment, protect the world, blah blah blah. They mostly have this same fake personality and agenda within their videos. Most of which I’m convinced are actually paid actors and actresses considering some of the view counts on these new trendy van lifers. One video I saw from a new account clearly had paid views in the millions on brand new videos with less than 50k subscribers. I find it a bit baffling someone can start a new YouTube channel and get over 5 million views on mediocre content in less than a week.
These people seem to come out of no where and start pushing their “van life” bullshit. As they cruise around in their expensive van whipping out their drones and cameras at every opportunity. There is no way this is natural, there is no way van life itself can be glorified to this extent. You have to be an idiot to think living in a van is better than an actual house and property. Most people say it gives them freedom and it’s cheaper to live but that’s a strait up lie. Living in a van is just as expensive, if not more expensive than many other living standards. Gas alone is extremely costly, now include repairs, insurance, government paperwork, and the other means of living in a van. It adds up quite quickly when in reality renting a small apartment would be far cheaper. These people pedal the lie of freedom as pay out the ass to simply move from point A to point B.
For those in it for adventure the van could be a great option. But let’s be clear, van life isn’t forever and trying to make it that is just foolish. Land ownership has been plummeting and this is just another agenda tied to the belt of it all. Which is why I believe a lot of these tiny house and van life people are corporate paid actors. They are promoting a life style that makes no sense and only benefits the corporate overlords. You still spend the same money, if not MORE trying to achieve this delusion. When it’s all over and you give up the fake life style your back to the city to live exactly how they want you in agenda 21. Except you are living in a shoe box with no property or assets at all. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
It’s no coincidence and the fact so many are starting to see these fake van lifers for what they are is no surprise. They put on a show, acting, promoting shitty watch products and other bikinis so they can support their real life style as they pedal their van life and body as a way to generate easy money and promote a life style that isn’t real. They sell an idea not reality. When you watch them and how they act it’s quit clear they are fake and their personality is buyable. They all do the same type content.. using locals as their free actors to promote their YouTube’s and garnish more money. Regardless of who it impacts. These same people will complain about bribes and other things in countries like Mexico as they drive around in a van that’s worth more than most of the little cities they visit.
What can you do though? People are stupid, they will continue to fall into this trap of agenda 21. Especially with all these sold out souls selling anything and everything to maintain their lifestyle of delusion. I find it funny some of those van lifers claim minimalism in a 50k sprinter van, as they pull out over 500k worth of clothes and accessories. For me, minimalism is a backpack and that’s it. When I left the USA that’s all I had. I had 3 sets of clothing, one pair of shoes, and a few tools. That is minimalism. That is adventure. That is CHEAP. Wearing a different outfit for each meal is not minimalism. Living in a expensive van is not minimalism. Doing your hair and makeup every day is not minimalism. These people are fake. Their personality is fake. Their lifestyle is fake. But by all means continue supporting them as you buy your own van, only to find out after 3 months that van life sucks. Peeing in a jug sucks. Shitting in a bag sucks. Having no privacy sucks. Paying to move your vehicle sucks. Staying up to date with paperwork, insurance, and government demands sucks. There is no freedom in van life, don’t let these douche bags sell you otherwise.