@steveandaudra had this awesome idea to bring us YouTube vanlifers together to inspire each other and help our channels grow. We are reposing their post here to make it easier to find and easier to click on links to everybody’s Instagram and YouTube accounts.

Steve & Audra say it best:
“Calling all vanlifers, especially those of you who have a YouTube channel! We know how challenging it can be to grow a YouTube channel since we’ve now been working at it for months. We have a new appreciation for how important subscriptions, likes, and comments are. We know that hours and hours and a lot of work go into many of the videos that are posted. As we’ve worked hard to get to our first 1,000 subscribers, we have also been trying hard to support other #vanlife channels by subscribing, commenting, and liking their videos. Would you join us in this effort? We are a part of a great community and we think it’s important to support one another. Here are a few ways you can do that:

✅ Comment below to share your channel so we and others can check it out
✅ Tag someone else who you know has a channel
✅ Make a conscious effort to support vanlife channels
✅ Don’t just watch a video but subscribe, comment, and like (it helps with algorithms)
✅ Add #vanlifeyoutubers to your posts about your videos so it’s easy to find them
✅ Start following that hashtag (We just did!)”

“Let’s come together and support each other. We’re in this together. The van life movement is taking off but it’s hard to get found on YouTube when you are just starting out. We have found that there is so much to learn from watching other channels and it helps get to know other vanlifers and get inspiration for future travel! We love that!”

Please consider subscribing to our channel 😌 we have listed our friends below so we can all get to know and support each other 🤩

Name Instagram YouTube
AYJ Adventures @ayj_adventures
AustinAndJanna @austinandjanna
Chris and Nicole @chrisandnicole__
Drifter Journey @drifter.journey
Hayley & Jake @hayleyandjake
Ida & Tobias @miles.thevan
Gertie a.van.degroot @a.van.degroot
Givey and Myla @mygivenfreedom
Jeff & Patti A/k/a ElliptiVANgo @elliptivango
Lifepothesis @lifepothesis
manda & jase @mandaandjase
Mathers on the Map @mathersonthemap
Matt & Katie @trailvagabonds
Millennial Mountaineer @millennialmountaineer
MyT Van @mytvan.adventures
Rambling With Phil @ramblingwithphil
Runaway Goose @runaway_goose
Sam & Kelly @samandkellysvan
Simply Celtic Van Life @simplyceltic.vanlife
stefandbo @stefandbo
Steve & Audra @steveandaudra
Suits2Sandals @suits2sandals
The Bearded Van @thebeardedvan
The Queen & Bob @thequeenandbob
ttirrell @_ttirrell
Van Haulen @van_haulen
Van Kookz @vankookz
Will & Gab – READY TO GO @willgab.readytogo

The ultimate adventure campervan – inspiration

Camper van in Glen Coe

We are planning to build the ultimate adventure campervan! One of the hardest things, when you are building your van, is to decide what layout you are going for. In a van, you have very limited space so you need to be very conscious of what you decide on and you will probably not get everything you want.

We want a van the is suitable for all our adventures. A van that will fit our bikes inside the van. Non of is like to make up the bed ? so a permanent bed is a must. When you are off the grid and do all different kinds of adventures a bathroom/a and shower is a must. We also need a dining area that we also can do some work.

Here are some inspiration that is quite close to what we are thing to do.

Some ultimate adventure campervan inspiration

Freedom Vans – Friz Roy

This beautiful van is very close to what we are planning to build when it comes to layout and features. For style and feel The Fred van and Pauls are more what we are going for. This van comes with a bike garage, side to side permanent bed, a bathroom/shower, and a dining/work area. It even has an AC. The AC is mounted on the floor and under the van which gives more rooftop space for solar wich is nice, but I don’t think that is a valid solution for us because of winter, snow, and dirty roads. This van has a diner booth witch is something we will not have, we will use the driver seat as a second place to sit. This van is a Mercedes Sprinter.

Freedom Vans – Fred

The only Ford Transit on the list, so our van ?. This van is built for a couple that love to ski and mountain bike. They also wanted a place where they could work on while being on the road. Sound familiar? This is pretty much what we want ?.

Paul The Punter – Pro-Built Custom Van For Mountain Biking

Pauls van is a real master pice and is not far from what we have in mind for ours. Some of the main difference will be that he is lacking a separate bathroom/shower and he has a gas burner (propane) and we will have an induction top. His van is a Promaster and ours is a Transit.

Check out the full van build on his YouTube channel.

Matt Jones VW T6.1

This is a quite different van and build than we have in mind but we are a big fan of both Matt Jones and his YouTube channel, so it would be just wrong not to mention him here :). When that is said the van has some really cool features like the bike tray, heated storage for drying, and the possibility to edit on the road.