Our #VanLife Blog Posts

Hey team, welcome to our #vanlife blog, filled with the best stories, tips, advice and misadventures from our current journey travelling around Australia in a campervan.

On this page you’ll find all of our general van life blogs. If you find any useful or fun, please share them with your friends and anyone who may be interested in living in a van and travelling the world.

  • The 5 BEST Campervan Awnings (2021 Buyers Guide)
    Downsizing your living space is one of the biggest pains of living in a campervan. But just because you have little to no interior space doesn’t mean you can’t utilize the great outdoors from time to time! That’s why many van lifers choose to outfit their vehicles with camper van awnings. Not only do camper … Read More
  • THE 5 BEST CAMPERVAN AIR CONDITIONERS – ULTIMATE BUYING GUIDE
    Summer is just around the corner, and that means long road trips, weeklong vacations, and tons of outdoor adventure. But enjoying those long periods of sunshine comes at a cost. You’ll be tasked with trying to stay cool by keeping your campervan at a comfortable living temperature. Fortunately, there are ways to stay cool in … Read More
  • Nature’s Head Composting Toilet Review – Is This the Best in 2021?
    If you’re looking for the best eco-friendly toilet for your campervan or RV, then this Nature’s Head composting toilet review will help you with your buying decision. It’s not exactly a sexy topic, but trying to choose the best toilet for your tiny home on wheels is important if you’re thinking about what items to … Read More
  • 28 Campervan Hacks To Make Van Life Easier (and Cheaper)
    After spending years living in a van full time, we’ve discovered a bunch of campervan hacks that not only make our life easier and more comfortable, they save us money! And when you’re living in a tiny space, every little trick and tip helps. In our latest expert guide, we share with you our favourite … Read More
  • LIVING IN A VAN – Your Complete Guide to Life on the Road
    If you’re thinking about living in a van and hitting the open road, there’s a lot of things you need to know first. Our ultimate guide will help you learn everything there is to know about life in a van, the costs involved and hands-on experience with tips. In case you’ve been living under a … Read More
  • Tyre Safety – Stats, Tips and Why We Put Continental Tyres on Our Campervan
    When it comes to living the van life, there’s thousands of articles on the internet all about tips and hacks to make this dream lifestyle easier. From what accessories to use to how to find free camps, the amount of resources out there is immense. One topic that rarely gets brought up though is safety, … Read More
  • The 5 BEST Camping Chairs for RV and Van Life (2021)
    After a long day of driving across the country, there’s nothing more relaxing than spending an evening outdoors underneath the twinkling stars. That’s why it’s important to invest in a high-quality camping chair, which you can use while living on the road, out on the mountain, or at the campground. This is one of our … Read More
  • 21 Honest Tips to Surviving Van Life as a Couple
    If you and your partner are dreaming about becoming a van life couple, this post is for you! There’s no doubt that the lifestyle is perfect for freedom-loving couples who just want to hit the road and enjoy everything their home country has to offer. But if you’re new to the van life movement, there’s … Read More
  • The 6 Best Campervan Roof Vents – Ultimate Buyer’s Guide for 2021
    Welcome to our ultimate guide to the best camper van roof vents on the market! Whether you want a multi-speed programmable vent or a simple, affordable way to move air through your van, this expert blog post will help you find the roof vent for you. There’s nothing like the smell of fresh air while … Read More
  • The Ultimate Guide to the BEST Campervan Batteries (2021)
    Welcome to our ultimate guide to the best battery for campervans on the market! Whether you want just enough juice to keep your devices charged or need a massive amount of power to keep your business up and running from the road, our expert blog post will help you make the best decision for storing … Read More
  • The 5 BEST Campervan Ovens – Perfect for RV Cooking in 2021
    Welcome to our ultimate guide to the best campervan ovens on the market! If you’re looking for a built-in oven or just want something lightweight and easy you can cook with outside, our expert blog post will help you make the best decision for finding a great oven for your van! A campervan oven may … Read More
  • The EPIC Van Life Guide to Free Camping in Australia (2021)
    Having travelled all around the country seeking out the best free camping in Australia, I’m pleased to bring you this expert guide on how you can save your costs when doing van life in Oz and make the most of freedom camping! Australia’s remote and wild outback offers an array of benefits to its travellers. … Read More
  • The 7 Best Campervan Toilets – Ultimate 2021 Buying Guide
    Welcome to our ultimate guide to the best campervan toilets on the market! Whether you want are looking for a low-maintenance toilet solution for your van or want a more environmentally-friendly option, this expert blog post will help you find a campervan toilet that fits your wants and needs. Needing to use the bathroom in … Read More
  • THE 9 BEST CAMPERVAN HEATERS – ULTIMATE BUYING GUIDE
    Welcome to our ultimate guide to the best campervan heaters on the market! Whether you want a cheap option or go all out on a high-end diesel system, our expert blog post will get you on the right track to staying warm in your van this winter. Any experienced camper or van lifer knows how … Read More
  • Changing Registration from Panel Van to Motorhome in NSW
    When we bought our beautiful motorhome, it had already been converted by the previous owner. This was a huge bonus for us as the work had already been done and we were short on time and resources to do the build ourselves. Changing the van over into our name was a straightforward process in New … Read More
  • The 7 Best Campervan Stoves – Ultimate Buying Guide
    Welcome to our ultimate guide to the best campervan stove on the market! Whether you want to build a fixed stove in your campervan or have the flexibility of cooking outside with a portable stove, our expert blog post will help you make the best decision about buying a stove for your van. You don’t … Read More
  • The 10 BEST RV Air Compressor Reviews – Ultimate 2021 Guide
    Welcome to our ultimate guide to the best RV air compressors available! Whether you want an onboard air compressor or something portable that is quick and easy to operate, this expert blog post will help you find the best air compressor to keep you safe and comfortable on the road. There’s nothing worse than cruising … Read More
  • THE 8 BEST CAMPERVAN SHOWER OPTIONS – The Alternative Guide
    Welcome to our ultimate guide to the best campervan shower options! Whether you’re just trying to get away from bathing in a river or lake or feel like you deserve a hot shower, this expert blog post will help you make the best decisions about shower options for your van. If you’ve spent any amount … Read More
  • The 10 BEST Campervan Inverters – MUST-READ 2021 Guide
    Welcome to our ultimate guide to the best campervan inverters you can buy! Whether you want a simple inverter you can plug into your 12v cigarette lighter or want a more robust inverter connected to your battery bank, this expert blog post will help you find the best inverter for your van. Just because you’re … Read More
  • THE 9 BEST CAMPERVAN WATER PUMPS – ULTIMATE BUYING GUIDE
    Welcome to our ultimate guide to the best campervan water pumps on the market! Whether you want a simple mechanical pump or a worry-free 12v electric pump, this expert blog post will help you find the water pump you want for your van. If you’re new to the van life community, then you may not … Read More
  • THE 10 BEST CAMPERVAN FRIDGES – ULTIMATE BUYING GUIDE
    Welcome to our ultimate guide to the best campervan fridges available on the market! Whether you want a more affordable portable fridge or want to build a fixed refrigerator into your van, our expert blog post will help you make the best decision for keeping your food and drink nice and cold. While campervan fridges … Read More
  • The ULTIMATE Guide to Buying a Campervan in Australia (2021)
    If you’re thinking about buying a campervan in Australia, there are quite a few things you need to know. The first thing is that you are in for one of the most incredible experiences of your life! Van life in Australia is absolutely amazing, and if the idea of camping next to the world’s best … Read More
  • The Best Campervan Mattress for Comfort and Space
    A comfortable campervan mattress is a key to catching a good night’s sleep. This is especially true for anyone living in a van full-time like we do. But whether you’re road-tripping across the country or spending a night or two camping under the stars, you’ll want to invest in a good mattress, so you can … Read More
  • The 7 BEST Rooftop Tents for Epic Adventures (2021 Guide)
    Welcome to our ultimate guide to the best rooftop tents on the market! From basic rooftop tents offering essential protection from the elements to the most comfortable and spacious tents available, our expert blog post will help you find the best rooftop tent for your adventure! Even if you don’t have a spacious RV or … Read More
  • THE BEST CAMPERVAN BED Ideas – ULTIMATE BUYING GUIDE
    Welcome to our ultimate guide to the best campervan bed ideas! Whether you want are looking for the most basic convertible bed or want to have a more permanent and dedicated bed, this expert blog post will help you find the best bed to suit your needs. If you want to create the ultimate DIY … Read More
  • The 7 BEST Campervan Coffee Makers – Ultimate 2021 RV Guide
    Welcome to our ultimate guide to the best campervan coffee makers you can find! Whether you’re looking for a single cup at a time or want to wake up to a fresh pot of coffee, this expert blog post will help you find a great coffee maker for your van. Of all of the campervan … Read More
  • THE 8 BEST RV BATTERY MONITORS – ULTIMATE BUYING GUIDE
    If you’ve spent any time traveling off the grid, you’ll understand the importance of a long-lasting, durable battery. But while many van lifers invest a lot of time and energy into researching different RV batteries, they often forget to buy one simple tool to help prolong the life of their battery – the battery monitor. … Read More
  • Our Mercedes Sprinter Van Tour – Meet Marlee
    We’d like to introduce you to the star of the show, the MVP of Van Life Theory – Marlee! Marlee is a 2008 Mercedes Sprinter 518CDi, long-wheel base with a super high roof extension that has been converted into the ultimate off-grid campervan, complete with a kitchen, living area, full wet bathroom (with hot shower!) … Read More
  • THE 19 BEST CAMPERVAN ACCESSORIES (AND VAN LIFE ESSENTIALS)
    Owning a campervan is one of the best lifestyle choices you can make. Travelling around with complete freedom in what is essentially a tiny home is enough to make any curious wandered cheer with joy. Once you’ve bought, or built, your van though, it’s time to make it feel a bit more homely, and add … Read More
  • Van Life Australia Monthly Budget Report – September 2020
    Welcome to another Van Life Australia Budget post, where we open up completely about our expenses while travelling and living in our campervan full-time. This is our monthly breakdown for September, 2020. Ever wanted to know just how much it costs to to do #vanlife in Australia? Well you’re in luck, because that’s exactly the … Read More
  • The 10 BEST Campervan Solar Panels (Ultimate 2021 Guide)
    Welcome to our ultimate guide to the best campervan solar panels available! Whether you want a more affordable portable solar system or want to fix high-end solar panels to your van, our expert blog post will get you on the right track to keeping your batteries topped up with solar power. Solar panels are a … Read More
  • Van Life Australia Monthly Budget Report – August 2020
    Welcome to another Van Life Australia Budget post, where we open up completely about our expenses while travelling and living in our campervan full-time. Keeping track of our costs while exploring Australia in the van has been a fantastic way to make sure we don’t blow out our budget. This is the third edition in … Read More
  • VAN LIFE AUSTRALIA Monthly Budget Report – July 2020
    Welcome to our blog series where we are going to open up completely and dive into our monthly van life costs and budget here in Australia! We recently brought our blog post on just how much we spend doing van life in Australia (you can read our June 2020 budget report here), and as promised, … Read More
  • Van Life Australia Monthly Budget Report – June 2020
    Welcome to our new series where we are going to open up completely and dive into our monthly van life costs and budget here in Australia! One of the topics that gets brought up the most in van life communities and groups is just how much money people spend while living on the road. Surprisingly … Read More
  • 5 Things We’ve Learnt from Our First Week on the Road
    It’s now the end of our first week of living out of the van while travelling New South Wales, and we wanted to sit down and reflect on some of the things we’ve learnt over the last 7 days. Even though we have a lot of experience with van life, being on the move and … Read More