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Episode 10: The realities and frustrations of van life

It’s time to get some stuff off my chest. In this episode, I discuss the unexpected and expected challenges of van life. I share these thoughts because van life is so romanticized – so being open and transparent about my experience will hopefully provide a well-rounded perspective.

This lifestyle is incredibly liberating, but it’s not without challenges. It’s been a significant period of adjustment. I share this not to grumble, but instead it is my hope to offer some insights on this lifestyle from my experience.

Some themes I cover in this episode included:
– storage limitations
– transportation challenges
– adapting to a new routine
– dealing with unsolicited advice
– being prepared
– being organized
– having a dearly loved pet while living on the road

Episode 9: Agnes Water, Qld

In this episode, I share an update on van life as we travel up the east coast of Queensland. I discuss the challenges and adjustments, upgrades to our van, detours, navigating road conditions, and the impact on my work schedule (and mindset).

Episode 7: Van life Q&A from our first week

Some of my followers asked questions and I answer them in this episode. The questions are about my favourite and least favourite things about the first week of van life, how we fill up our water tanks, how I access the internet for work, how we are adapting to minimal...

Episode 6: Van life has begun!

This episode is all about our first few days of van life at Stretch Family Farm Stay on Gubbi Gubbi country, also known as the Sunshine Coast. I talk about how we went after we arrived at our first stop, how the weather impacts setting up and the foods we’ve been...

Episode 5: Let’s get real – I’m overwhelmed and sad

In this episode, Chenae shares her mixed emotions and challenges as she prepares to embark on a travel adventure. She discusses the sacrifices and challenges of leaving behind a stable home and community. The importance of face-to-face connections and the difficulty...

Episode 4: Van life – how did it all begin?

In this episode, Chenae shares the backstory of how she and her husband decided to embark on a transient lifestyle and live in a campervan. It all started when they discovered tiny living TV shows and became fascinated by the idea. They then discovered a sustainable...

My story: Side hustle to six figures

I don’t talk about it much, but my business technically started as a side hustle in 2015. I was in my late twenties and kicked things off with a couple of in-person sassy self-love workshops. I was working full-time (Monday to Friday) in a marketing job and doing a...

Episode 3: Preparing for van life February 2024

In this episode, Chenae talks about preparing for van life and the emotions she is experiencing as the departure date approaches. She shares her sadness about leaving behind her local community and the routine she had in her previous home. The host also expresses her...

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