Wanna Take #VanLife for a Test Drive?

Here's how to rent a van built for off-grid living

By Evan Bleier

 
Wanna Take #VanLife for a Test Drive?
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20 April 2017

Living in a van is serious business. As in: a serious commitment.

Jobs have been abandoned. Houses have been sold. Whole lives have been turned up side in the name of #VanLife. The silly hashtag has become a full-fledged lifestyle movement over the past few years, described in a recent New Yorker story as a "one-word life-style signifier that has come to evoke a number of contemporary trends: a renewed interest in the American road trip, a culture of hippie-inflected outdoorsiness, and a life free from the tyranny of a nine-to-five office job."

That sound like a life you wanna live? Of course it does. 

But for those of us seeking freedom without starting over, there's Denver-based Native Campervans — a company that provides fully decked-out vans for adventure.

That's right: #VanLife for hire.

Customers at Native Campervans can choose between two different models, “Biggies” (2016 Ram PropMaster 136” High Roof cargo vans) and “Smalls” (remodeled Dodge Grand Caravans) that have enough room to sleep two.

The major difference between the two cars other than price is the Biggie has a real-deal kitchen with a stove and fridge and an actual living room. The Small can hold five passengers, but has a much skimpier living space.

Native Campervans (5 images)

Both models come with the basics (blankets, cutlery, kitchenware) and can be upgraded with extras like tents, hammocks or SUPs and include 100 free daily miles per day plus insurance.

Native Campervans charges $80 per night for the Small and $180 for the Biggie and is also curating a 1,500-mile Vanlife Adventure Tour exploring national parks, monuments, hot springs and waterfalls across Colorado and Utah from June 18th to July 1st priced at $3,000 per van.

If you want to see if you have what it takes to be the next #VanLife superstar, build your quote here.

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