The Economics of Living in a Van

Living in a Van

There are people who live in vans by choice. For some, living in a van allows them to travel the country. For others, it lets them save money to pursue a passion like starting a new company. And still others are just drawn to van living because they want to maintain a lifestyle of minimalism and self-reliance.

Living in a Van

Priceonomics thought it would be interesting to explore this subculture of van dwellers. Have these people figured out the best way to live? While the rest of us are blindly chasing the dream of owning huge homes, is living in a 40 square foot vehicle actually the way to go?

Living in a Van

Before diving into the van living lifestyle[…]