Hi. My Name is Vanessa, but I also go by Alley.
I live in an apartment near St. Louis with a roommate and can never seem to get far enough ahead to get out of renting.
I love being outdoors! I love getting to see new places. I don’t care for being stuck in an apartment relying on a landlord to fix the whole in my ceiling from the rain, or my sprayer to the kitchen sink.
This is where I landed on a full time van life option.
We (my roommate and I) just signed a year long lease.
I have an entire year to save, buy, plan, and custom build something that can be mine, something I can call home. What can be better than a home you can take anywhere to watch a new sunrise daily?
So, where do I begin?
How do you even start budgeting for something you have never done before?
How do I determine my needs vs wants?
What mistakes should I watch out for?
3 days ago it was starting to feel overwhelming, and honestly, quite confusing.
There is SOOOO much information online, it is easy to get lost.
Rounding towards the end of this 3 day weekend, I feel so much better.
I want to say thank you to everyone who has helped put this together from the organizes to the speakers!
In a short year, I will be living full time in a van/truck with my 50 pound dog.
I am open to any help, suggestions, or even questions about my plans to help me think of new angles and ideas.