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lifestyle:faq_instagram [2017/06/24 17:39]
frater_secessus created
lifestyle:faq_instagram [2021/01/30 15:20]
frater_secessus [Is vandwelling still better than Normal Life?]
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 Short answer:  No. Short answer:  No.
  
-Longer answer:  No.  Instagram is full of skilled photographers and photogenic people monetizing their social media.  Most of us none of this.  +Longer answer:  No.  Instagram is full of skilled photographers and photogenic people monetizing their social media.  Most of us are none of these things.  
  
-There are many challenges in van life that are not pretty enough for Instagram:  living in a small space, getting rid of excess stuff, fuel costs, rain, breakdowns, finding camping spots, etc.+There are many challenges in van life that are not pretty enough for Instagram:  living in a small space, getting rid of excess stuff, fuel costs, rain, breakdowns, finding camping spots, dumping gray/black tanks, etc.
  
 The rewards of vanlife don't photograph well:  solitude, frugality, mobility, freedom. The rewards of vanlife don't photograph well:  solitude, frugality, mobility, freedom.
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 ===== Is vandwelling still better than Normal Life? ===== ===== Is vandwelling still better than Normal Life? =====
  
-Yes.  Yes it is.+Yes, or at least it can be for folks who are wired that way.  [[opinion:frater_secessus:beginner_mistakes#fantasy|Some folks aren't]].
  
 +===== annoyances and challenges =====
  
 +  * set-up and take-down of [rv] camp, especially leveling the camper((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=26975&pid=338637#pid338637))
 +  * being able to turn around [a 30' travel trailer] has been rough in a few spots((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=26975&pid=338649#pid338649))
 +  * fuel costs((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=26975&pid=338649#pid338649))
 +  * Routine activities just take longer -- cooking, bathroom/hygiene, dressing((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=26975&pid=339013#pid339013))
 +  * here's a lot of "finding" -- a place to do laundry, to shower, shop, get cash, to park/sleep, to disperse camp on public land, the good weather, and the best backroads route to get there((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=26975&pid=339013#pid339013))
 +  * downsizing (getting rid of stuff)((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=26975&pid=339013#pid339013))
 +  * The bloody stuff problem. Every time I need something, it's buried. Then I dig to find it.((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=26975&pid=342321#pid342321))
 +  * Search for place to sleep at night can be depressing((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=26975&pid=345484#pid345484))
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