Hi folks, not new to UK Hippy, I created this account a few years ago when I was looking into things, but I am gonna say hi as this is the first time I will try to be more engaged.
So, I moved into my van/campervan conversion on the 15th May. It is a Vauxhall Vivaro LWB. I got 320watts of solar on the roof and roof vent fan etc.
For me moving into a van was about saving a bit of money, but also sticking two fingers up the system. So far I have done about a week and half of stealth camping, but I have also been staying on campsites, and am just about to do another 14 nights stint on a sight.
Finding park ups has been actually quite easy and stress free in Kent, despite my initial fears that I would be driving around for ages falling asleep at the wheel trying to find somewhere to spend the night. However, one thing I am finding a little difficult is what to do during the day time. I work most days but have two days off a week and not having a base to be is a little unsettling - hence the staying on campsites. I know I can spend a couple of hours in a supermarket carpark and then couple of hours in a park etc, but this seems to be the biggest change and shock to the system - at least from my perspective.
I have a blog which I started for van life and for my other passion - Trains. No idea if I will keep it up for either of them, but for now I am.
Anyway, "hi all" and I hope to spend more time here now reading comments and learning from others experience.