If you’re looking for some inspiration to try the van life, Lauren Smith and Calum Creasey are the perfect source. The couple has spent the last six years traveling over 80,000 miles across Europe in a 1996 VW camper van.
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Their adventure officially began in the spring of 2011. The couple, originally from the UK, bought a beat up Volkswagen T4 van and with a very small budget, traveled during the summer months and whenever they got time off work.
In 2015, they launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to publish a book about their adventures called The Rolling Home. Their goal was to show everyone how easy and cheap it is to live the van life—all you need is a map and plenty of imagination—and to get funds to fix up their van so they could travel full time.
They’ve since refurbished their VW and started their own creative studio, Stoked Ever Since, which they operate out of their van. Stoked Ever Since harnesses their film, photography, and creative backgrounds to produce digital content that helps others build strong brands so they can pursue their passions.