Author Archives: Maureen, Living in a Van

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.

Lost My Password-and bigger room

Sorry I haven’t updated for a while.  I couldn’t remember my password for the longest time.  Then it suddenly came to me today. Last week I moved into a new bedroom that is twice the size of my old one.  … Continue reading

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Letting Go

It’s very interesting.  There’s a “spiritual” principle that says if you let go of wanting something, that often times you end up getting it. For a long time, I wanted my little business to get bigger but I didn’t have … Continue reading

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End of June 2017

Look at meeee!  2 posts in one month! Soooo I went a little crazy buying stuff for my ebay selling.  Kind of got my finances upside down.  Fortunately, more money is on the way so I should be able to … Continue reading

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June 2017 Update

Wow,  the month of May just flew by and now it’s June.  I just ran across a video by a minimalist and it reminded me of my minimal life living in my van for 4 and a half years.  It’s … Continue reading

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May 2017 Update

My how quickly time passes. Lately I’ve been relaxing a little.  I have two beautiful trees outside my bedroom window and I’ve been taking afternoon naps with the window open and waking up to those trees.  It’s kind of like … Continue reading

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March Part 2

Hi there! I just read a whole bunch of my posts from 2013.  What a difference between then and now.  I was EXCITED about fishing bottles and cans out of the trash for 5 dollars.  WHAT was I thinking? Still … Continue reading

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March 2017

Hello Friends, I hope everyone is doing well. I am ok.  I have ups and downs like everyone else. My landlady is still crazy.  A roommate has moved out as a result of it.  Very sad.  I liked my roommate. … Continue reading

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Tent City Practically in My Neighborhood

I’d recently noticed a tent city had formed along the freeway in Santa Ana, CA.  Apparently a lot of people set up camp there because the former camp (At the Civic Center) was shut down so the city could do … Continue reading

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Working and Growing

Hello Friends, I just wanted to give a little update on my happenings. I’m still working on the transition from one business to another.  I am not in a big rush.  That could be a good or bad thing.  If … Continue reading

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College and University Students Living in Vans

This was a sappy little film but it told me something I didn’t know before. Really though, the sad music wasn’t necessary.   Living in your car or van can be empowering.  I don’t know how I would have started … Continue reading

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