3 Minute Video Montage of My Van Conversion

I had fun making this video. I used a really cheap camera so the quality isn’t great, but my goal was to simply document these little moments for myself. I thought I’d share it to possibly inspire others. It’s strange seeing 4 months of work compressed into 3 minutes. I plan to make some more YouTube videos in the future.

  • Richard Hauser

    So is this the plan? i.e. Do videos and try to monetize? I don’t think you covered how you will be making money now and I’m sure many would be interested. Or as the URL suggests, is this just a one year experiment? In any case I’d suggest you blog more and take lots of pictures that way if you ever decide to do something else you have a record of the work done in the interim.

    • Joe

      I’m living off savings at the moment, but eventually that’ll run out. I’m signing up for flexjobs.com to see if I can find a short term contract position in the future. Blogging and making videos is fun, but I don’t expect to support myself with it. I have a whole list of blog topics I need to cover. Money is one of them. There is no set plan for me. For now I just want to keep doing what I enjoy doing.

      • Richard Hauser

        That is great and I’m jealous of all your options. My oldest daughter is 8 and I don’t ever want her to be stuck in a 9-5, so I’m hoping to get her into programming or starting her own business depending on what she loves. I don’t know what you are interested in but in case you haven’t already seen these: http://www.gonewiththewynns.com/make-money-travel, https://www.codecademy.com/courses/deploy-a-website and http://wwoofinternational.org/. Have a great day.

        • Joe

          Thanks Richard, I’ve never looked into wwoof before. A lot of van dwellers make money doing graphic design too.

          • Richard Hauser

            These days you could combine a little graphic design with a basic knowledge of one of the many website GUIs like WordPress and you could create a business making websites. If you WWOOF at all chances are those farms have horrible websites, so you could combine all three and do that. Also on the theme of graphic design and similar tasks is http://freelancer.com.

          • Joe

            Yep I’ve looked into a bunch of those tasks websites too.