LIVING the VANLIFE as DIGITAL NOMADS in a VW Westfalia (Utilitarian Vehicle)



I'm Emily I'm Corrie and this is our van wash up we've been on the road for five years you're in Nicaragua on a surf trip and we actually ran and foster Huntington simply just kind of mentioned at one point you guys should check out this van laughs think you guys would probably enjoy it at that point Emily was a website developer we had that ability to take work on the road we were really inspired by the simplicity of the lifestyle down there going with the flow and being immersed in nature being more disconnected from technology was it began as like an experiment really can we work ninety five and merge that with it's like nomadic adventurous lifestyle that we we kind of look at working into forums you can be a digital Nomad where you're working constantly always checking in what are you get to keep part mentalize your work and your travel where you get to work for a bit of time and then slowly focus on travel yeah and I think that was one of our largest challenges and in the first like three years we had to be connected all the time as a web manager anything can happen so you gotta like be there for your client at this point I think being able to compartmentalize I think it's a Badgett it work really hard and then this is our 1987 VW van again named Basha so Westphalia full camper pop-top full kitchen inside and it sleeps four people comfortably Basha is a fairly modified two wheel drive van again we have been working with go ST we upgraded our engine which was a huge thing when we did that we redid the cooling system the exhaust was stainless steel now upgraded cooling pipes we have bigger wheels and tires Spock suspension up on front it's a two inch receiver hitch but allows us to carry our hi-lift jack up here and hopefully some sort of small dirt bike in the near future to give us a little shelter from sun and rain we have an ARB awning bolt right on to the van they make like rooms for these and screen rims too so you can really like Oh for yourself or some serious glamping the pop top is just like one of the key things that makes the Westphalia so noticeable and so amazing gives you essentially an 8-foot ceiling for the cooking area we've added a couple strut systems that allows us to carry out a full roof box I can push it up and down super easy by myself Dave Harrison adding in life makes these these vents and this allows us this is actually auxilary out to be wired up so we can plug in different devices to get power out of my our battery and on the other side the same vet lets us charge your battery with our solar panel we have a 50 foot cord attached this 100 watt flexible solar panels one that go st sells the bumper setup that we have is made by go st this was a pretty big game-changer for us so this allows us to carry three bikes i can put a third one over here I also have my bike work stand there on this side we have our drinking water so we have four gallons outside four gallons inside spare wheel side the the wheel there we actually carry snow chains to have a vehicle with this small of a footprint though you can put this much stuff on it still has like off-road capability with these things do you mean the clearance is super high you know having Fox suspension and bigger wheels and alternate tires it's they're pretty unstoppable there's another Vanagon life product it replaces the glass window and allows you to carry tools you can also put like max tracks and you could also put your hi-lift jack on this i choose a vassal and an ax for the moment Emily found out its perfect spot for a loop so my man's own kind of got taken over here it's all good though this is actually a shower that runs off our propane tank and off our 12-volt auxilary battery this whole like shower unit fits in this little box this is pretty sweet we bought the band like pretty much everything has like been touched or gone over this is like the last relic from the previous owner it's a PA system and plays like place animal sounds and siren that's kind of creepy for sure welcome to the inside of my home Barton this is the downstairs bed and let me show you what it does fold it up like and then pop the couch up and have a seat living room I can swivel it's cable out so this becomes the office it's a really beautiful table that's made by our friends at San Diego urban timber when trees are taken down by the city or they fall due to a storm they come in and they take it and they divert the trees from the landfill and they make functional art with it eat here we dinner we breakfast and lunch and work so love love love just truly love this table I really really love this table this is a Bose speaker and so we've only had one speaker and the speaker has been on the right door and it like does weird things and often doesn't work at all and so we finally splurged a couple months ago and bought a post speaker and it's actually really amazing so there's two doors this is my door and this quarry's door yeah so when you hook the fruit basket we wrap it around this post here and we pinned underneath of the couch we have more storage space we have our battery to help jump the car and I also as a compressor on it too well we have closed it in here but we don't actually access it through this door we have an upgrade and got this door here which is like a total game changer because we can actually get into our closet their closet welcome to my closet and Cory's closet we have the heater this is our pro packs heater dial turn it on turn it to the right and we have we didn't have heat for the first step maybe three or four four years on the road we got these lights these you have Buechel lights he's like they're really great because they like well first of all they're really great because they're blue they're very portable so they can cruise around a little bit hmm here this is the kitchen this is a cutting board here my dad actually made this for us and when we travel we drive we store it behind it really helps to have this like economically right this is a little bit this is okay but better comfortable see really great for cooking top cook we have a two burner propane stove electric think we actually don't have water in the tank right now so now when we wash dishes we dry them here when we drive here let's go underneath of this tank actually here is our blender it's a smoothie wand it takes up very minimal space here we go pantry we go grocery shopping about when we're traveling and not on the firm and eating my garden we're filling this about once a week we do like a big grocery shop and get produce and stuff it full and Cory is very very good at packing okay let's go up top well there's nowhere to really go but this this here is the top it's a wall it's our second storey and right now it's storage space because we're living the farm life but we often sleep up here especially when it's really hot at night appear because there's more ventilation these windows and really open up the airflow in here there's one on the front and one on the side too and how do we actually make it into a bed we well we clear all this stuff off and we put it into the back over here and then we flip it down so it folds down and becomes about maybe eight feet long and then we waste ourselves up like come on here step on the refrigerator in the summer we sleeping upstairs or if Cory and I really need some space from each other one can be down and one gonna be up anything is possible anybody misers and nothing is guaranteed I would say like not waiting around like taking charge of like what you want to do in your life we are creating this lifestyle for ourselves we're creating our worth and you really just got to be proactive and get out there and make it happen if you want to live this lifestyle because there's really no template there's no rulebook you can have a lot of freedom and a lot of fun but it definitely takes also takes like preparedness and hard work go for it just do it stop thinking about it you're always gonna have doubts that pop into your mind and such a sustained human so just keep moving and bold your vision and it's interesting to see we were born in this time where like me it was like really materialist a mindset and we're kind of going back the opposite way and I don't know if that's just because what we saw when we were growing up I think that the happiness definitely wasn't found through those meetings and my happiness has nothing to do with with material things

37 Comments

  • Jaime Fish

    April 15, 2019

    I think i can speak for everyone. OMG that ass. There i said what everyone is thinking.

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  • iubire romaneasca

    April 15, 2019

    🙂

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  • Rarebit

    April 15, 2019

    I liked for the thumbnail

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  • Shadiaconfident9999

    April 15, 2019

    I loved how they named drop the businesses that help them transform their van. ?

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  • Walter Cardenas

    April 15, 2019

    After watching many of these videos, this life only works if you're a white bearded male who can attract hot chicks. Be honest how many Latinos or blacks do you see living this lifestyle? I think i only saw one black dude.

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  • Guillem Burnat

    April 15, 2019

    you guys rock!!!! Thanks for the video. Looks pro level

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  • Danielle Mcintosh

    April 15, 2019

    Small footprint but you are driving everywhere

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  • Roger Marks

    April 15, 2019

    I'm not a fan of vanlifers with dogs. She has a fantastic ass though

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  • Philip Strand

    April 15, 2019

    VW vans camper vans

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  • William Wurthmann

    April 15, 2019

    When might the baby be due?

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  • mongango

    April 15, 2019

    Todos con chucho….que original !!

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  • Handy Man

    April 15, 2019

    "hi, this is our van and this is my but!" ?

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  • anti-vatican1

    April 15, 2019

    she s gorgeous, nice life style.

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  • Leafic

    April 15, 2019

    Hmmmm… the van is ok too…

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  • bam city

    April 15, 2019

    can you please make the bed into a seat just one more time??

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  • X G

    April 15, 2019

    some not really getting much exercise

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  • Isac Baez

    April 15, 2019

    If you get in a car accident you’re done for

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  • Thebigmoo700

    April 15, 2019

    The vans a paid actor?

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    April 15, 2019

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  • Fletch

    April 15, 2019

    I admire anyone who can adopt this lifestyle. I just sit watching this on the toilet.

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  • liam evans

    April 15, 2019

    Aerosmith

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  • liam evans

    April 15, 2019

    Sweet emotion

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  • liam evans

    April 15, 2019

    Crazy

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  • liam evans

    April 15, 2019

    Dude looks like a lady

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  • liam evans

    April 15, 2019

    Love in an elevator

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  • liam evans

    April 15, 2019

    Don’t wanna miss a thing

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  • liam evans

    April 15, 2019

    Jaded

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  • liam evans

    April 15, 2019

    Badoinkbadoink
    I love Aerosmith

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  • Emerson Pedro

    April 15, 2019

    Show,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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  • HatsSmellBad

    April 15, 2019

    dude she is WAYYYYY too hot for him

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  • ghe426

    April 15, 2019

    Splurged on a Bose speaker?? you people make thousands and thousands of dollars from youtube with all of the views you get, and with all of your subscribers as well as your supposed jobs!! Please spare me the "Splurge"!!

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  • MUCKI PROVOKATOR

    April 15, 2019

    Posrkao bih joj proliv kao sataras

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    April 15, 2019

    https://youtu.be/nenG_r_6-Kw subscribe in my Chanel to help me share my Chanel please

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  • Paper Plains

    April 15, 2019

    I think the most awkward "van lyfe" thing would probably be the sex.

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  • Marcel Godfrey

    April 15, 2019

    Amazing Love it!

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  • Merali Kihara

    April 15, 2019

    I'm in love with this bus…lots of love from Kenya bro's

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  • Jdruiz 95

    April 15, 2019

    Dont forget the strap

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