Living Out of a Van Is the New American Dream

Living Out of a Van Is the New American Dream

You could spend your youth grinding away at your job, paying rent and hating your life, or you could just say fuck it and move into a van.

Living Out of a Van Is the New American Dream

Chris Trenschel and Tamara Murray thought they had the perfect life. They both had successful careers—Trenschel was a budget analyst for the city of San Francisco, Murray was the vice president of a PR firm. They got married, bought a condo. They blew cash at cool, trendy places. There was only one problem: “In a nutshell,” Murray told me, “we were dead inside.”

Living Out of a Van Is the New American Dream

In order to support themselves, they had to support a work-first everything-else-second lifestyle. After too many nights sitting at home, eating frozen pizza and watching Netflix, it occurred[…]