I'm Rose and I make up one half of Vincent Vanlife. I first started dreaming about living the vanlife as a way to escape the everyday; I was bored of living a conventional lifestyle and wanted something different, something that I could really call my own. We were throwing money at our estate agent like it was some kind of gameshow, and we both knew that there was something better out there for us.
Living in our van has given me the time to set up my own business selling handmade t-shirts, prints and tote bags (check out our online store!), and I also keep fit by doing Yoga on the go. I like to draw, paint, and even screen print in our home on wheels, and love having the outdoors as my living room.
Converting Vincent was one of the most challenging but exciting things that I’ve ever done, and we both learnt so much on the go throughout the whole process. We made friends with neighbours that we’d never met, and discovered that we can do anything if we just put our minds to it and watch a lot (I mean a lot!) of youtube videos. Anything is possible, you just have to believe in yourself.
I’m Seb, and I make up the second half of Vincent Vanlife. If you had told me a few years ago that I'd be living in a van, I would have probably laughed and walked off with a puzzled and bemused look on my face.'I can't even drive', I'd say, before turning the corner and walking into the distance. Now I'm writing this on the bed of our rolling home, and I can honestly say that I couldn't be happier.
Rose would spend hours on Instagram showing me vans every day , until I finally cracked and booked myself in for some driving lessons. We bought the van 3 days after I had passed my test, and the rest is history. Vanlife provides us with everything that we need to live a simple and relaxed lifestyle. Everything is a lot slower, and we really get chance to enjoy what is around is, which is usually a lot of fields and the occasional sheep.
This relaxed lifestyle has also allowed me to follow my passion of writing. I’ve just brought out my first Van Conversion E-book (which you can buy from our online store) and I’m almost ready to release my first full length fantasy novel. Watch this space!