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How To Live In A Van

Moving into a van can be exciting and overwhelming. With so many different resources online it can be difficult to sort though everything. Our goal at Parked In Paradise is to put all this information in one place allowing you to hit the road! This section is a living document with new articles being added weekly.

Determine Your Goals

Determine Your Goals

Determining what type of van dweller you plan to be is the most important decision a person make in deciding how to build out your van. This will influence your building requirements, budget, interior space, packing requirements and more!

What type of vanlifer are you?

How To Buy A Van

How To Buy A Van

What Type of Vehicle
How Much To Spend
Storage Considerations
Number of Travellers
Intended Climate
Solar & Battery Power
Weight & Gas Milage
Pre-Purchase Inspection

How To Build A Van

How To Build A Van

Preparing For The Road
Determine Your Budget
Kitchen & Appliance Planning
Electricity & Wiring Basics
Material Selection
Floor Plan Designs
What To Pack

What To Pack

Storage Considerations
Clothing & Accessories
Kitchen Gadgets
Bathroom Supplies
Emergency Tools
Water Storage
Fuel Storage
Life On The Road

Life On The Road

What About Bathrooms
Planning Your Route
Mail & Shopping
Efficiency Tips & Tricks

Efficiency Tips & Tricks

Budgeting
Working On The Road
How To Lower Gas Mileage
Meetups & Groups

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