In the last decade or so, we’ve seen an increase of people turning towards the van-life. Things have shifted and, for millennials especially, the value of experiences has taken precedence over the value of material things. For this reason, many young people are downsizing – whether it’s the tiny house movement, becoming a permanent nomad or living out of a decked out van, committing to a mortgage is no longer the norm.
The van-life is not for everyone; it time and again tests the strength, patience and perseverance of those who choose it. The road is not always easy, but for travellers surviving on a shoestring budget, or couples who want a taste of the barebones, off-grid lifestyle, van-life is the perfect solution.
From the classic VW Transporter to the more modern – and sustainable – versions of today, the history of the van goes back over a century. Take a peek at the infographic below to see how the van has evolved over time.