I am not a hippy. I’m not a crusty. I’m not a gypsy. I work for a living. I pay my taxes and I am a responsible citizen. I believe in recycling. I do not litter. But I want a simple life and so with my husband I’m moving into a van. Maybe we will hate it. Or maybe this is the beginning of a new life.

In search of another life

"They danced down the streets like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn..."

Jack Kerouac

Saturday, 12 June 2010

In Retrospect...

I think I was in a harsh mood when I blogged last night. It is not true at all that most people who live in vans do not wash. The German man who spent three years in Cornwall seemed clean, as do the people who live in horseboxes by the King Alfred swimming pool in Brighton.


  1. Hi Laura
    Very interesting blog. I am thinking of doing this myself some time. Just looking for a van at the moment.

  2. Hi Colin. Are you in Brighton?

  3. Hi Vagrantia - yes I'm in Hove.

  4. Have you had any luck with finding a van Colin? What exactly are you looking for?