This is my ongoing list of favorite vehicle-dwelling websites. Most contain helpful van dwelling stories, tips, photos, and information. I am constantly adding more (and making sure my links are still good). I last updated all these links on 2/6/2010. Got a link to add? Please send it to me!
Cheap RV Living - by Bob Wells (Living & Traveling in a Van, Car, or RV)
Car, Van, and Campervan Living - VanDwellers.org & Carliving.info (MUCH info!!)
Phrannie.org - Very useful site! Printable "poop sheets" with lots of RV living resources & tips
Nomadic Home - Discusses various types of traveling homes and the nomadic lifestyle
Nomadic Home's New Site! - Check it out :)
Welcome to VanDweller's Den! - vandweller.org, but click on thru to http://www.brotherscott.org/
Van Life - from vandweller.org
How to Live in Your Van - by Wendy Usually Wanders
WikiHow - How to Live in your Car
Wikibooks - Van Dwelling
Don't Come Knockin' - click on "Slummin' It, Tips For Living in Your Van"
FullTimeRver.com - Lifestyle of Freedom & Adventure
Terry's High on Life Page
Extreme Frugality - Living out of your car
HobNob Blog - Special "Living in your car" Edition
Walking Onion's van - pics of Willie Utillie
Ron's Travelin' Machine - Van (part 1) and Trailer (part 2)
Mark's Full-Time RV Resource - provides info for both RVers & vandwellers
Mr.Sharkey - Information (& discussion forum) relating to House Buses & House Trucks
Housetrucks.com - click on "Show me more Trucks and Buses"
Art Car Central - check out all the AWESOME vehicles! I LOVE this site
Homes on Wheels - An Online Magazine about Mobile Lifestyles
Frugal RV Travel - great photos & fun to read
RVTravel.com - List of Interesting RV Travel Blogs
Choosing an Overland Campervan - for those thinking about International van travel
Van Livin' Tips - Covers basic things to know, such as bathing, cooking, etc. (from "We Stay Gone")
Something Wicked Comes - Van Dwelling: Is it for you?
Vanabode - happily camp, travel, and live forever on $20 a day
BD Crabtree's Van Pics - great photos showing the interior layout of his van-dwelling setup
http://vansteaders.blogspot.com/ - awesome site, put together by Heidi of Vantramps!
Blogs/Personal Sites (LOTS of tips within their archives):
VanTramps - "Our version of life on the road"
A Guy, A Dog, A Rig, and a Dream - Brian's blog
To Simplify - Glenn's pursuit of happiness thru simpler living
The Oasis Of My Soul - Ara & Spirit's site! (a motorcycle, a sidecar, and a dog...)
Hitek Homeless - A couple 30-somethings embark on the ultimate roadtrip
Possum Living - Great site! Lots of practical, survival info.
The Urban Vandweller - a blog and guide for the modern nomad (many topics covered)
freedomvan - She doesn't blog anymore, but reading her past entries in Hawaii are still great
My Van Life - Nick's blog with lots of van conversion photos
Live.Work.Dream. - Working to Find the Dream Life (Jim & Rene's Full-Time RV Lifestyle)
Sailing, Simplicity, & The Pursuit of Happiness - Teresa & her cat live together on a 27 ft. sailboat
La Casita Bella - Bernie and Mar's adventures in an RV named Bella
Life at 55 MPH - Mar's page continued...
Carrot Quinn's blog - Her post about packing light (since she rode freight trains & hitchhiked)
The Road Less Traveled - blog by Barbara & Ron
Life on the Open Road - blog by Diana (a full-time RVer for 10+ years)
jmcampervan - camper-van conversion/road trip
The Stealth VanDweller - free from the trappings and limitations of so called "normal living"
Right to Bleed - (previously "Holding the Empty") Used to van-dwell, so several posts contain vandwelling info
Building Luna - Two ladies living in a homebuilt house-bus
Hoopty Life - One homeless woman's guide to van dwelling, car living, & urban camping
Among the Oaks - Lindy lives in a school bus in the woods
A Year in a Car for No Apparent Reason - Jessica's blog
Blabberon - Ron's neat vans & travels
Two Knives Katie
Enchanted Gypsy - Travel Diaries
Wendy Usually Wanders - "A Dog, A Cat, and a Crazy Old Lady Wander the US"
Living and Boondocking in Mexico
The Adventures of Tioga & George
Matt & Sarah - Their journey across Europe in a motorhome (fun to read & neat pics)
Stephen Stewart's Site - He has visited 110 countries & is still traveling
Technomadia - The adventures of Chris & Cherie
721sandwiches.wordpress.com - Chris's blog about living in his van
721pm - Chris's old blog about living in his van
Homes on Wheels - Chris's UK site
BumFuzzle.com - Pat & Ali travel by VW, catamaran, and Porsche...
Travels with Miranda - a 30 year-old Canadian gal, 2 cats, an RV, and the call of the open road
Life on our Ark - Adventures and Troubleshooting For Rookie Full-Time RVers in Canada
Mimi (and me) on the Move
A Van Dwelling Wanderer - Travels with Sadie
The Ultimate Roving Home
Swankie Wheels - the adventures of a retired webmaster
LordandCurtiss.ws - Brenda's blog
Agent X's page - American by Birth, but Free by Choice...
The Spartan Student - Ken is living in his van to afford college
Carliving.info/blog - Romana's blog!! (Diary of a traveling hermaphrodite)
Mobile Technology and Van-Dwelling - erowe3's page about living in his van
Peace, Travel, Pets and a Van - http://tippystravels.blogspot.com/
LivingInMyCar.com - Jennifer's blog about traveling to the Arctic Circle, by herself
RVHer.com - fulltiming with 2 cats, 1 dog, and a dude
TwoDogs - 21 Years in a 1973 Dodge Van
Simple Stress Free Lifestyle - Bernard's great page, and also:
http://www.hipforums.com/newforums/showthread.php?t=408491 - more of Bernie's van-traveling info!
VanDwellers - Join the Tribe! (valuable resource)
MobileLiving - Using your vehicle for full-time living or extended stays
HouseTrucks - Info pertaining to housetrucks and buses
SchoolBUSconversioNUTS - If you own/have owned/want to own a skoolie!
AllAboutRVing - Interested in RVs? Than this is your group!
BoonDocking - All about "dry camping" and sharing free camping locations
Walmart RVing - Sharing info about the businesses that allow overnight parking
VanLivingandCamping - For those who like to live and travel by van
Helpful Resources For Those On the Road:
Good Sam Mail Service - "We Stay Home, So You Don't Have To"
FreeCampgrounds.com - (includes parking lots)
FreeCampsites.net - (another good site!!)
CasinoCamper.com - A resource for RV travelers & vehicle dwellers
DesertDutch.org - Free Campgrounds in Southern California
U.S. National Forest Campground Directory - Excellent Site!
U.S. National Forests and Forest Service Guide
US Forest Service
Find a Forest by State - (park for free in "dispersed camping" areas on national forest land)
National Park Service
The Lewis & Clark Trail Road Trip Planner - very cool site with information on the route from Missouri to Washington!
ActiveDiner - Restaurant Guide for US & Canada
Deep Cycle Battery FAQ - Thinking of hooking up a 2nd battery?
Escapees RV Club - A total support network for RVers
NuRVers - community of RVers
The Simple Living Network - Has an informative Discussions Forum!
Craigslist.Org - Use Craigslist to search your local area for jobs, rideshare, items for sale, vehicles, etc.
SearchTempest.com (was CraigsHelper.com)- Searches all the different Craigslists on the same page!
Kbb.com - Official Kelley Blue Book Site (Vehicle Prices)
Nada Guides - New/Used vehicle prices (like kbb, but for RVs, Boats, Motorcycles, Classic Cars, etc.)
www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/findacar.htm - The fuel economy of any vehicle newer than 1984
Biodiesel.org - Biodiesel Retail Fueling Site Locations
SolarCooking.org - Solar Cooking Archive
WikiHow - How to Cook Food on your Car's Engine
HockeyPucSays.com - providing information & help for vehicle dwellers, homeless individuals, etc.
BLM - Bureau of Land Management info (Long Term Camping on Public Land)
GasBuddy - search by city, state, or zip for a list of all gas stations & their current gas prices
HUGE LIST - websites for U.S. campgrounds & parking locations (created by John & Sharon)
City-Data.com - great data resource for all U.S. cities (temperature, population, rainfall, house prices, relocation info, etc.)
PickYourOwn.org - Find a "pick your own" fruit/vegetable farm near you!
Going Shampoo-Free! - Info on baking soda/apple-cider vinegar hair-washing
WWOOF-USA - Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms
CouchSurfing.org - a worldwide network for making connections between travelers & communities
Meetup.com - Find groups of people that "meet up" regarding all sorts of interests! Search by your interest and zip code to get together with like-minded people in your area.
Finding Free Wi-Fi Internet Locations:
PublicLibraries.com - Info on all the public libraries in the U.S. (great for traveling)
JiWire - Free wi-fi Internet finder! It even has a downloadable program that will find wi-fi locations while you aren't even online
WiFiFreeSpot.com - another free wi-fi location search
Superpages Wi-Fi- Hotspot Search
Finding Work/Job Resources:
Workamper News - Helping Rvers explore America... One Job at a Time
Workamping for VanDwellers - Info from Bob Wells cheaprvliving site
Craigslist.Org - You can actually find jobs in your area using Craigslist!
Hitek Homeless - Good Post about Workamping & Finding Jobs
USAJobs - The Federal Govt's Official Job Search Site
Etsy - A site where you can sell anything handmade!
eBay - Sell anything & everything on eBay
eHow - How to make money while traveling
Workers on Wheels - Work for RVers and Campers
WWOOF-USA - Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms
CoolWorks.com - Summer Jobs & Seasonal Jobs in Great Places
Different Vehicle Heating Methods:
Forced-Air Propex Heaters (propane):
Espar Heaters (gas or diesel):
Gardening on the Road:
SproutPeople.com - Great Site! Sells hemp bags and an "Easy Sprout" for van-friendly growing
Sprouting.com - Info, products, & good pricing on organic seeds
Primal Seeds - More helpful info on seeds & sprouting
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/SlabsCity/ - Yahoo Group
Slab City - Wikipedia
Quartzsite (near the Slabs) (The Dry Camping Capital of the World): http://www.pbase.com/ravenoaks/quartzsite_dry_camping_capital_of_the_world&page=all
Vehicle Maintenance & Parts:
Looking for where to get parts or accessories for your van, car, or RV? I will continually update this list of links as I find more sites...
Shop JC Whitney for ALL parts (car, truck, jeep, motorcycle, & more)
Camping World - RV/camper supplies, accessories & parts
RockAuto - All the parts your car will ever need
RVSupplyWarehouse.com - Interesting & Fun RV Accessories
Boat & RV Accessories - boatandrvaccessories.com
JC Whitney - RV accessories - Big selection of 12 volt gadgets, etc.
RVSurplusSalvage.com - Largest RV Surplus Warehouse (also for vans)
Tweetys.com - Low prices everyday on lot's of cool RV parts and accessories
My Other Lists of Links:
Overnight Parking Locations & Links
Assorted Links - various topics such as survival, tiny homes, guns, health, etc
Volkswagen Specific Links
Do you have a van blog or a site you'd like to share? Or would you like to link to my site? Please email me so I can check out your page.