The nostalgic #vanlife movement of living in a vintage, classic van has become huge. Instagram was taken over by all those amazing van life photos shared by single travelers, couples as well as families.
We tried to summarize all those amazing van life on instagram accounts and hashtags how to find more van life ideas.
Instagram is a seriously amazing channel to find ideas, inspiration and even motivation to do this life style on your own.
We hope this list helps you.
Amazing Instagram Accounts for Van Life
In this list we try to put together all those amazing and huge instagram accounts on vanlife as well as smaller, less known ones.
1. Van Lifers
“The term “neighbor” takes on a different meaning with van life. I often have times where I miss the more conventional approach where your house is buried in the ground but I also love this adventure, right now. I like that it comes with being intentional about every part of life. I tend to think a lot about who I am becoming… if I’m the type of neighbor I’d like to be to the world. I guess I like van life a little bit because you get a lot of neighbors. It’s easier to be intentional out here and you get to know people pretty well even over just a couple campfires. Best of all, you get to learn what type of neighbor you’d like to be by having a lot of good ones.” Vanlifer: @travywild . . . #vanlifers #vanlife #vanlifediaries #tinyhousetinyfootprint #roamtheplanet #moderndayexplorer #travelchannel #passionpassport #visitcalifornia #wildme #joshuatree #havecamerawilltravel #nightphotography #longexposure #desert #californialovesyou #starshots #caliexplored #folkgood #bespoke #bpmag #rollingheavy #travelgram #sprinterlifediaries #sprintervan #homeiswhereyouparkit
2. Don’t Worry Be Camper
Finally…. FRIDAY! 🌄 ~ ~~ ~~~ #vanlife #sunset #sunsetlovers #travelgram #gopro #goprooftheday #goprohero4 #goproes #total_catalunya #ProjectVanLife #vanlifediaries #vanlifers #vanlifeexplorers #vanlifemagazine #thisisvanlifeing #camperlifestyle #vanlifecaptain #vanlifedistrict #vanlifejournal #enfurgomolamas #homeiswhereyouparkit #sunset_catalunya #travel #tripaddicts #camplifecorner #allyouneedisroad #clickcat #total_catalunya #sunsets #ok_catalunya #MeiCaPicture
People who camp together stay together 🤞🏼 . #vanlife_couple #vanlife_france . . . #vanadventures #vandreams #vanlife #vanlifediaries #vanagon #vanlifemovement #vanlifeexplorers #vanlifestyle #vanlifeeurope #campervan #idratherbeinnature #idratherbeexploring #campervanlife #vanlifeproject #homeiswhereyouparkit #vanlifers #vancrush #homeonwheels #vangirl #vanlifejournal #vanconversion #adventurethatislife
Update! | It’s T-minus 38 hours until I fly to Oregon for the next chapter of life’s events. #vannathevan will be staying in Florida undergoing repairs and getting a brand new bright and shiny motor. 😍 I’ll return to FL in September to load her up and begin her miaden cross-country voyage back up to Oregon. Lots of feels happening rn!
My Home Made House Truck Photo of the Day – Porteau Cove – British Columbia – Canada – – – – – – – – – – #housetruck #tinyhouse #tinyhouseliving #ocean #exploration #porteaucove #selfbuilt #selfbuiltcamper #selfmade #cabinonwheels #roadadventure #outdoorliving #freedom #selfsufficency #tinyhousemovement #diy #housetruck #housetrucklife #vandwelling #nomad #digitalnomad #britishcolumbia #canada #britishcolumbiatravel #squamishadventure #ford #classictruck #homebuilt #homebuiltcamper #diycamper #4×4
TMI time: I get asked about our toilet situation almost every day. We decided early on that the van wasn’t big enough for a full private bathroom. So we opted for a much smaller and much cheaper portable toilet. It gets emptied about twice a week and stays out of the way for the most part. And despite the newspaper in the photo, we made a pact that we would NEVER go #2 in the van. There’s never been an issue where we can’t find a gas station or a business to do the business. But this thing helps so much at night or at campsites without facilities. Obviously it’s not the most romantic thing in the world. But to be honest, we’d seen it before we ever lived in the van 🙈 Check out my story to see where we put it while we drive! PS. I think this was the first newspaper I’ve literally ever bought in my life.
7. Trekker Adventures
8. The Bus and Us
10. Vanilla Icedream
@theindieprojects vanilla vantour is online! check the link in my bio, give it a thumbs up and leave a comment. seeing myself in videos is so weird, even worse when I have to speak English, as it is far away from perfect. though, theo made me feel comfortable and I really enjoyed filming that. check it out, I hope you like it! 👣🐾🚐 📝 the song in the video is my absolute favourite song. ‘how we fell in love’ from @weareanae – thank you guys for borrowing it to me! those guys are musicians, travelling in their campervan through europe. if you like the song, get their album, it’s absolutely worth it! 👣🐾🚐 #vanlife #vanlifers #vandwelling #vantour #vanvideo +video #youtube #theindieprojects #gypsylife #vandweller #vangirl #vandog #campervan #vwbulli
11. Roaming With Rob
Chasing views and grinding brews. Who wants to join us here for coffee? #bumbulifestyle #coffee #mountains #gopro #tinyhouse #offgrid #vanlifers #vanlife #vanlifediaries #vanlifeexplorers #vanlifemovement #vancrush #seeaustralia #adventure #explore #travel #outdoors #nature #wanderlust #projectvanlife #liveoutdoors #roadtrip #watchthisinstagood #ourcamplife #campeveryday #folk #teamtravelers #modernoutdoors #goexplore #discoverearth
Ahhh my favorite moment of the day! Sipping on some @virginislandscoffeeroasters and making a game plan for the rest of the week. It truly is #thesimplethingsinlife that make me the happiest! Thank God for another day on this beautiful earth 🌏 with this cute lil munchkin!! Hope you have a blessed day too. ❤💛💚
16. The Ladies Van
Outside of potentially shrinking #BearsEarsNationalMonument and #GrandStaircaseEscalanteNationalMonument and Marine Sanctuaries, the Department of Interior is continuing to lose its hiring abilities. Now I’m writing this strictly from the point of view of a Veteran with a hiring preference with the Department of Interior and Department of Agriculture. After my 8 years of service, an honorable discharge and a disability rating high enough to receive that hiring preference, I have looked to the Park Service (DOI) and the Forest Service (DOA) for employment. With this preference I am able, if I meet the basic qualifications, to receive an edge to gaining employment. However over the last year these agencies have lost a lot of money. This is not new, however it is still getting worse. – I received an email after applying for a position with the Park Service. It in short says they’re having to review if they can hire this position. This is not the first email like this I have received over the last two years. In short after digging around over other jobs that were put out to the public for hiring and then suddenly removed, I’ve discovered it is due to funding being lost or reallocated to funding things such as road maintenance, fire fighting funds and other maintenance and basic needs of the agency. So that to me means the department is having to switch from hiring the staff they need and instead, found basic functions that keep our public lands open. – As a Veteran I look to these agencies for employment because I have already earned 8 years of a federal pension. So, to gain a permanent position with the federal government again, I can continue to build on that pension. This is a nice thing, I get to do a job I am passionate about and still earn a retirement. However if the agency or agencies cannot hire that destroys my dreams. – As a Veteran with a President that swears he is for the troops, I must ask why he or members of his team are potentially taking away an opportunity, for Veterans, to work for one of the largest employers of Veterans. This dose not seem like support. I am disappointed that my government dose not realize this. As a Veteran, of course.
19. Via The Van
Up until a week or two ago, I had assumed that filling your home with house plants was just a natural step in the “growing up” process- like coming up with a savings plan and complaining about the sudden pain in your knees when walking downhill. Well, apparently this is false. According to my newsfeed, millennials (is there ever a goood article that begins with that word?) are snagging greenery left and right because we can’t afford children… Wow. No kids on the horizon just yet but if my child rearing is anything like my botany, Luke would probably have me locked up. PS- Think I’m exaggerating? After knocking over Zelda Fitz, my beloved potted plant, for the third time, I decided it was time to give her to a loving home and downgrade to the non-living variety… This fern is fake y’all. I can fluff it up ONCE and it’ll look this sprightly forever. You’re welcome, plant world. -WV
Nous sommes très peu présents ici en ce moment les amis ! Pour tout vous dire, vacances obligent, nous faisons des heures de dingue au restaurant où l’on travaille cet hiver et la fatigue prend souvent le dessus durant nos temps libres 🙄 (et oui.. nous ne sommes pas des robots 🤣). Mais on lâche rien ! Notre future maison sur roues ne va pas se financer toute seule. L’argent ne tombe pas encore du ciel 😄. . Pourtant on a plein de jolies nouvelles à vous annoncer ! On a concrétisé deux nouveaux partenariats récemment 🎉. Tout d’abord avec @myshopsolaire, acteur de référence dans le secteur du #kitsolaire prêt-à-monter. Ensuite, avec Matériaux Naturel, vendeur en ligne de #matériauxnaturels pour la construction et la rénovation écologique. . Bien sûr, ce sont chez eux que nous nous fournirons pour l’aménagement de notre prochain #fourgon ! 🚐. (On choisit le meilleur pour avoir un futur nouveau chalet mobile au top !!). Ces professionels sont aussi d’un grand soutien pour notre #ebook qui, nous vous le rappelons, sera un véritable guide de l’aménagement ! Ils nous apportent leur expertise et leur professionnalisme pour pouvoir vous conseiller et vous guider au mieux ! 😉. . A très vite pour d’autres bonnes nouvelles ! Restez connectés ! 😘. . (📸 Vous l’avez certainement remarqué, en ce moment, on se replonge dans les #photos que nous avons fait avec @janasnuderl en août dernier en #Slovénie. Ça fait un bien fou ❤)
Sometimes we get so caught up with the things we have to get done, we forget to slow down—even though we are on the road and living minimally. We are reminding ourselves daily to stop taking life so seriously and have a freaking blast. Enjoy what you have and love the people around you. Photo Cred: @samistrong
22. The Dirty Darlings
Vanna is a 2006 Sprinter 3500, 170WB with a dual rear axle. She has 400 amp hours of battery (4x 6v sealed lead acid batteries) charged by 4x 100 watt Renegy solar panels and a 150 amp battery isolator connected to the alternator (best decision we’ve made was to install this after we left). She’s equipped with a fridge/freezer ($100 dorm fridge from walmart), 2 burner propane stove, sink (ridiculously small), 2 person seating nook, Thetford Porta Potti Curve toilet, custom cut bed (our feet sometimes hang off the end), fantastic fan, DIY insulated curtains and a ton of storage. We carry 10 gallons of potable water (lasts 4-7 days) and 5 gallon propane (lasts 3-4 months). Currently there’s no shower setup. ⠀ ⠀ We did not do the conversion ourselves. Matt bought Vanna in Pensacola Florida and drove her west (before I even met him). He had a few very specific things he was looking for in a van – high top (so you could stand up), permanent bed setup and solar. ⠀ ⠀ Vanna has everything we need, but sure we still dream about what our “dream van” looks like. We have dedicated Evernotes, Pinterest boards and insta collections. For us, it wasn’t about having the perfect van and we weren’t ready to spend the time, money and energy on our own van conversion. We wanted to get on the road and see where it took us – and that’s still what we’re doing today. Excited to see where Vanna takes us next 🛣🗺. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
23. A Van Man and Friends
24. Re|Powered Ram
Well, here we go! Swinging into my final semester of college! After an amazing month and a half in Colorado for an internship, today I got back into the groove of school. I am incredibly excited to take advantage of everything college had to offer this last semester, yet eager to embark on new journeys come May! Do you guys have any recommendations of things you wish you did while in college or advice for someone about to enter the “real world”? || Photo credit: @jessejhoffman
26. Blue Bus Adventure
27. The Life of Django
Hashtags to find #vanlife
Hashtags are the filter option to find what you are looking for.
Twitter works this way and instagram. We will ignore twitter at the moment, and focus on the hashtags on Instagram.
#Hashtags on Instagram to get reposts
Sum it up
There is so much to discover on Instagram. It is one of the best channels to exlpore van life, to get a real understanding for what it means to live in a van.
Bear in mind, some of the van life photos might be totally exaggerated.
Van life is not all the glamour, glory and fireplaces you always see in a photo. An authentic instagram account by real people will share also the ups and downs of van life.
And there are a lot of cons, but, as you might have guesses already, more pros. The pros win for sure!