Live in a van?

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Tuktuk08, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Tuktuk08

    Tuktuk08 Member

    So I'm trying to figure out what to do...i want to travel and live all over the place, but I'm not sure which way i should approach it.

    My friend and i are planning/hoping on doing something together, but we dont know if we should get a van and try to live out of it 4 awhile or what.

    Any suggestions?
  2. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly Senior Member

    yeah go to rainbow gathering find a crew and travel though country side serving free food and love and making money along the way, it's a beautiful life, just try it you'll see!
  3. Tuktuk08

    Tuktuk08 Member

    whats rainbow gathering?
  4. toolmaggot

    toolmaggot Nuts Go Here.

    I've done it, but only for a few weeks at a time. I have yet to be learn to be fully self-sufficient on the road.
  5. Kinky Ramona

    Kinky Ramona Back by popular demand!


    Enjoy that government cheese. :D
  6. Wiseman

    Wiseman Senior Member

    Uh, there's a full section of the forum dedicated to it. Check it out. It's really interesting. You can get a full description here too:
  7. I'minmyunderwear

    I'minmyunderwear voice of sexy

    just put your clothes in a bag on a stick, hop barefoot on a train, and start hoboing it up.
  8. toolmaggot

    toolmaggot Nuts Go Here.

    Kerouac style.

    I've always, always wanted to do that.
  9. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly Senior Member

    it's a group of people in the woods that live together...

    oh hell

    or go to the rainbow family forum on this site it'll give u basics! go to one you'll see.
  10. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly Senior Member

    Jack Kerouac was fucking amazing, he's what made me do my On the Road expedition! i will never for get it either!
  11. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Members

  12. redyelruc

    redyelruc The Yard Man

    I would look into a bicycle and a tent.

    You get to see more and it costs less, both financially and environmentally.
  13. Boogabaah

    Boogabaah I am not here

    i'm willing to bet the OP is underage.... :rolleyes:
  14. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Members

  15. Boogabaah

    Boogabaah I am not here

    i won't believe it until i see it!
  16. Unknown American

    Unknown American Rogue Capitalist

    I would advise you not to do this.

    This is a recipe for disaster.

    Meh, we all have to make our own choices.

    Good luck with that.
  17. Tuktuk08

    Tuktuk08 Member

    lot's of good ideas, i'll be looking into them. And I'm actually 19 lol, almost 20.......Tuktuk08, 08 was the year I graduated from HS.

    The whole reason I'm thinkin of doing this anyway is because I started going to college out of state to major in International Rescue. Mainly because I wanted to travel. Turned out i was starting my travels the wrong way. I dont want to have to go to school for 4 years b4 i can begin, i just want to go, do my thing, and see the world.
  18. Tuktuk08

    Tuktuk08 Member

    What makes you say that? Any personal experience that'd help me out?
  19. Unknown American

    Unknown American Rogue Capitalist

    Well my biggest concern is you getting stranded on the side of the road, with a broken van and no money.

    Yes I have been that person. It is not fun.

    It always takes more money than you think.

    Cops are going to be the worst problem. Remember not all areas have free parking and if they find 4 people sleeping in it you will get a ticket or worse.

    Get a source of income.

    I sold Jewelry and gave Psychic readings to people for money. Later I was a drug smuggler.

    I am not trying to stomp on your dreams.

    I would stay in school and during the summer I would apply and work at National Parks.

    They are always hiring for the summer. Pick your area and then find a National Park close to it.

    Once you have worked for one it will be easy to get jobs in almost any National Park.

    In the Southwest they hire fire watchers in the forests. Pretty easy job.

    Find a product and travel to flee markets and swap meets. That way you can travel and have a source of income. I know several people doing this. They sell all kind of things from food to homemade household cleaners.

    I just hope you think this through.

    I do wish you well:)
  20. I did it for 6 months while in my early twenties. I had some great experiences. First and foremost is what will you do for legal tender? We sold bracelets at concerts, Kentucky Derby, and Spring break in Panama City. Get that part figured out and the rest is easy and rewarding.

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