Help me live well in a van.
July 20, 2011 1:01 PM Subscribe
I'm going to be moving into a van for awhile. What should I expect and what are some things I can do to make it as comfortable as possible?
posted by Lutoslawski to home & garden (19 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
Due to some strange circumstances, I'm moving into a van. It's a 1971 Dodge and it is equipped with a small kitchen, toilet and a shower as well as a bed and small couch type thing.
Because of the propane involved and the emptying of septic tanks, I'm going to try to use the amenities as little as possible in the actual van. I'll probably do most of my showering at work and try to eat things that don't require much cooking, etc. It will be parked in a driveway of a friend's house, though I won't really be able to use the house much.
Have you ever lived in a van? Do you have advice or suggestions on how to make it as livable as possible?
What is the best way to keep it cool in the summer months without running the van's AC?
What can I do with little or no electricity? Get a headlamp for reading?
What (good) foods can I keep in the van and eat that don't require much cooking or refrigeration?
Anything I'm not thinking off?
I will try to answer any questions that arise. Thanks everyone!