Alternative Lifestyles Growing in Popularity Among America’s Youth

The rise of van life and homesteading in a post-pandemic world

George J. Ziogas
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As the world settles into a post-pandemic reality, younger generations are challenging the facade of the “American Dream,” building lives for themselves outside the 9-to-5 workforce.

This shift comes after a staggering increase in the cost of living in the United States, inflation causing 69% of Americans to say homeownership is no longer part of the American Dream in a survey done by Truehold.

Prices of groceries, gas, housing and other essentials are rising, but the national minimum wage and salaries nationwide are remaining stagnant.

The solution to living in this economy, according to Millennials and Gen-Z individuals and families who have taken to sharing their lives on social media, is to not live in it at all.

Below we take a look at two examples of alternative lifestyles growing in popularity among younger American citizens as they aim to create a system for themselves rather than settle for a system broken by generations before them.

One of the most well-known (and possibly one of the most controversial) alternative lifestyles gaining traction is “Van Life” — the partial or complete abandonment…

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George J. Ziogas
Publishous

Vocational Education Teacher | HR Consultant | Personal Trainer | Manners will take you where money won't | ziogasjgeorge@gmail.com