What I Learned After 2 Months of #Vanlife in New Zealand

Bernd Van de Cruys
Ascent Publication
Published in
7 min readMay 4, 2019

People giving up their house or apartment, selling off the majority of their belongings just so they can fit their life in and out of a van, have intrigued me for quite some time. I remember browsing through Instagram, looking at #vanlife photographs that looked incredibly cool or watching YouTube vlogs from people that had been doing it for years. Mid 2018, while planning a long road trip through New Zealand, it seemed like the ideal moment to experience this #vanlife lifestyle for ourselves. This is the story about our New Zealand trip, living out of a…