Where Can I Sleep in My Van Legally?

Where Can I Sleep in My Van Legally?

Ok, so you have the van. It’s outfitted with all the coolest gadgets and you’re ready to make your fantasy Instagram dream a reality. There’s only one small problem… “Everywhere I look it says it’s illegal to park overnight, Help!” First of all, yes, it is illegal to park overnight in 99.9% of the spots … Read more

Cheap DIY Van Conversions For Your Tiny Home

Cheap DIY Van Conversions For Your Tiny Home

The mission is clear. Get the heck out of your living situation and FAST. Maybe your roommate is a crazy person who flushes your socks down the toilet, or maybe you can’t stand your neighbors constant screaming.   One thing is for sure, van life has to happen immediately. Luckily, I can help! I’ve been … Read more

Staying Safe While Van Living

Staying Safe While Van Living

Not a fan of armed robbery? Me neither. Before moving into a van full time, I had a big problem with the thought of us being robbed in the night. The city we live in is known for rampant car theft, so naturally, I was concerned. We did our best to prepare ourselves before moving … Read more

How to Shower When You Live in a Van

How to Shower When You Live in a Van

We don’t often tell people about the fact that we live in a van because they usually jump to the conclusion that we are homeless or down on our luck. But when we do bring it up, the number one question we get asked is “How Do You Shower When You Live in a Van?“. … Read more

New to Van Living? Here's 6 Ways Not to Freeze to Death

New to Van Living? Here’s 6 Ways Not to Freeze to Death

We have found that the best way to stay warm when living in a van is to have a small propane heater. This not only keeps us cozy in our vehicle, but it’s portable, doesn’t use up any electricity and best of all…it’s cheap. We are able to keep ourselves nice and toasty for about … Read more

How We Keep Our Valuables Hidden Both At Home and Abroad

How We Keep Our Valuables Hidden Both At Home and Abroad

Bienvenidos from Chile my #VanLife friends! Dusty and I are currently on the road eating, drinking, and exploring South America. We started in Lima Peru on the infamous Gringo Trail and have now traveled all the way down into northern Chile on our way to see the Solar Eclipse on July 2nd. I have decided … Read more

how to keep mice out of your van, rv or skoolie

The Foolproof Way to Keep Mice and Other Pests out of Your Van

Keeping Mice out of Your Van, Skoolie, or RV Nothing says #VanLife like grabbing your box of Ritz crackers in the middle of the night to find the plastic shredded and half of your tasty, butter flavored crackers pre-chewed. No, it’s not your roommate Jim eating your stash. You, my friend, have been visited by … Read more

stealth van living 101

Stealth Camping 101

Our #1 choice of living here at Vancognito.com is “Stealth Van Living”, which basically means, live in your van without anyone knowing you live in your van Knowing what your Van or RV should look like, where to park, and how to be discreet are all skills that will be vital to your survival. If … Read more

5 reasons why raising a kid in a van is great

5 Reason Why Raising Your Kid in a Van is the Best!

I keep seeing the question “Can I live on the road with a baby?” popping up all over the internet. From Facebook Groups to Google searches, people all over are looking for alternative ways to raise their children. In my opinion, not only is it OK to have a kid while living in a van, … Read more

dealing with sickness while living in a van

Van Life Sickness- What To Do When You Have a Cold or Flu

There is no worse feeling out there than being sick when you live in a van. Whether it’s from a cold, the flu, or a stomach virus, getting over it can feel like a never ending struggle to get your life back. Unfortunately, when you live in a van, all of those sick feelings can … Read more