Van Life (Hardcover)

Skill up for life on the road - Pinpoint your perfect rig - Practical buying advice - Van-specific travel tips - All you need to know in one concise manual

By Nigel Donnelly

Haynes Publishing UK, 9781785215957, 128pp.

Publication Date: April 23, 2019

List Price: 16.95*
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The variety of people seduced by the idea of living, or at least holidaying, in a home on wheels is wide and all-encompassing; from retired couples to digital nomads, and from surfers living on an extreme budget to start-up professionals.

Van Life celebrates every aspect of a home on wheels, with help and advice on successful holidays, exciting sabbaticals and even a complete transformation to van life, leaving the static comfort of a roof and four walls and heading off into the unknown. Chapters include help on choosing your vehicle, where to find advice on refurb and conversion, what to pack, what to leave behind, and how to achieve those day-to-day challenges on the open road – like making a cup of coffee, getting your laundry done and finding a safe place to sleep.

About the Author

Nigel Donnelly edited Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazines for 14 years, owning various leisure vehicles and trundling all over Europe and beyond in search of self-catered solace. He currently owns a Volkswagen camper called Wilma. Sometimes she works.