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lifestyle:faq_instagram [2017/06/24 17:39]
frater_secessus [Will vandwelling be just like Instagram?]
lifestyle:faq_instagram [2021/01/30 15:20] (current)
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, dumping gray/black tanks, 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.
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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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