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When we started living in a van, we had no idea what our monthly van life expenses would be. We knew that our van life expenses would be lower than our apartment expenses, and they are, but it was hard to gauge how much living in a van actually costs before we lived it.

Hopefully, this helps YOU gauge how much living in a van will cost you and what your 1 month van life expenses will be. Any questions? Comment below!


* Easy plug & play battery:
* Affordable solar panels:
* Connect battery to solar:
* Tools needed for 12v appliances:
* Splitter:
* Anderson power pole connecters:
* Crimper:
* 12 gauge red & black wire:
* Sleek dimmer switches:
* Switch we use for our water pump:

Lighting & Fan:
* Beautiful bright white lights:
* Sleek dimmer switches:
* Affordable temp. controlling fan:
* Best sealant for fan to avoid leaks:

Building Tools:
* #1 Tool needed for cabinet building:
* Our fav impact driver:
* Affordable nail gun:
* Circular saw that will actually work:
* Affordable sander (absolutely necessary for any painted surface to avoid stains!):

* The #1 kitchen appliance we use:
* Energy efficient fridge:
* Uber-quiet water pump:
* Space-saving sink:
* Flexible faucet:

Couch/Living Needs:
* Foam for the most comfortable couch:
* Stain resistent spray for fabric:
* Removable bug screen (so it doesn’t get in the way):
* Our beautiful ceiling wood:

Bike Storage:
* How we store our bikes:

Services we recommend:
* The book we’re listening to right now:
* Affordably earn your bachelor’s from the road:

Camera Gear:
* Christian’s favorite vlogging camera:
* Aubry’s favorite vlogging camera (takes amazing photos too!):
* Affordable entry-level DSLR:
* The BEST external mic:
* Wide lens for epic inside-the-van photos AND landscape photos:
* Beautiful (and super affordable) portrait lens:
* Perfect vlogging tripod (large):
* Perfect vlogging tripod (small):
* The best tripod:
* Our new camera bag:

How We Edit:
* The best computer for editing & watching movies in the van:
* How we edit our videos:

BILLS: (2:14)
Car insurance: $184
Health insurance: $249
Internet & phone: $120
Gym membership: $40
TOTAL: $593

Investments: $200
Life insurance: $50
Spotify: $15
TOTAL: $265

LIVING: (8:57)
Coffee: $300
Groceries: $350
Eating out: $350
Gas: $300
TOTAL: $1300

TOTAL: $2158 (13:53)

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