I’m so glad you made it here. I get questions almost every single day about some aspect of #VanLife. Whether it’s how I stay clean, where I poop, how I find parking, or how I built a 500lb. gear drawer for all my climbing gear.
I’ve also helped prevent a potential electrical fire because someone wired a switch incorrectly.
Other than the faulty switch, because high currents of electricity in a small space is considerably dangerous and I didn’t want them to start their van on fire, I’ve never really been able to go into great depths in my responses to ALLLLL the other questions.
Of course I have the knowledge and the content to help you, as I documented everything meticulously while building my van, but I’ve just never had the time to release all the information or put together an e-book.
So now I’m offering the next best thing:
My personal phone number and hour-long blocks of time to ask anything about #VanLife or living simply.
Just the other day, I realized I have not stayed in one single location for more than 6 weeks at a time in the past 15 months. Which, coincidentally was when I was building the van at my parents’ house. Outside of that, the longest I stayed in any one area was 4 weeks. And if you can believe it, it’s when I rented an apartment in Chiang Mai, Thailand for 4 weeks.
So for the past 15 months I have been completely nomadic. A traveler. A vagabond. A couch-surfer. A VanLife’r.
Whether you need to know how to use a table saw and electric screw driver, need the confidence of cutting a massive hole in the roof of your van, or need help prioritizing your possessions in order to downsize your life to live out of a suitcase, I’m sure I can help and share my real-world experiences. (I mean, I was in Thailand, living out of my suitcase, for 3.5 months. That’s much smaller than a van.)
Nothing but Excuses
Unfortunately, there’s a reason I haven’t been able to package all of my information into an e-book. Sure, I slowly release videos on YouTube, and I’ll occasionally tease you with a pic on Instagram, but if you have specific, burning questions for me and are waiting for it to come naturally, you could be waiting a loooooong time. Putting together products like that take a looooong time, and I haven’t fully been able to focus on doing so.
But I still want to help. I really do. And based on the number of questions I get every week, you’re dying for more information. So that’s why I’m giving you my personal phone number.
All you need to do to schedule time with me is fill out the form below, include a description of what you’d like to talk about, and propose some time that works for you.
I’d love to say this time is completely free, but just as I’ve been too busy to focus on developing an e-book, I also can’t give up what little spare time I do have for everyone that asks. I would love, love, love, love to, but I just can’t.
I do want to make sure you get the most value out of this time however, so this is what I what I suggest:
- Be as descriptive and specific as you can when you describe your question in the form
- If you have several, smaller questions to ask, make a bulleted list
- Really think out and plan your question(s). Don’t waste time on the phone with a vague idea and then work it out as we talk
- Have some way of taking notes available with your list included. This will keep us on track and make sure we’re addressing all of your needs
If you do all of these things, I can research and prepare my answers ahead of time, and you’ll no doubt get immense value out of these phone calls.
What am I asking in return? $50 for one hour of my time. And if I know me, which I think I do, we’ll probably run over that hour a little, and it’s still the same to you.
“Whoa, $50/hour??? This guy is nuts!”
But think of what you get for $50.
- What if you bought a $8,000 van that needs $1,400 worth of tires just because you didn’t think to ask someone about it? (I did this.)
- What if you punch a hole in your roof and it’s in the wrong place because your refrigerator is too far away?
- What if you fly across the world with the wrong kind of luggage and have to buy more when you get there? (I made that $350 mistake myself.)
- What if you plan a $2,000 vacation that you could have gotten for $1,200? (I did this.)
- What if you plan a 10-day vacation and try to jam 21 days worth of stuff into it? — That’s wasted money on the whole trip.
- What if you think you need to buy state of the art battery-generators from an online retailer for $2,000 when really, some sealed gel batteries are cheaper and more flexible? (I thought this, but got lucky and caught it before it was too late.)
You see, I’ve made all these mistakes. I’ve wasted the money. I’ve had the headaches. I’ve had the experiences.
It is not. fucking. worth it.
Especially when someone is offering you an out in order to avoid them right now.
$50 and 1 hour can save you a ton of money and a ton of headaches down the road. Or do you really want to risk making a $1,500 mistake because you don’t want to spend $50 now? That seems like a no-brainer to me.
Don’t waste your time or money.
Avoid the same mistakes I made. Save your money down the road. Make good choices.