They are living in a van, for past 7 years
Traveling is meeting people. This time I met very interesting people, so I decided to write about them.
Yesterday I left La Palme and moved to Canet en Roussillo. It was already dark, so only target was to find a place for the night, preferably close to kitespot. Parking along the beach is not my favourite thing, but it will do just fine. I always try to park close to some other van that looks like is staying there for the night.
This time I met a couple, actually two. Spanish, traveling with theirs friends, French- Italian couple. And it’s actually the second couple that kind of impressed me. They were parking in an old van and as it turned out, it was theirs home for past 5 or 6 years. They have two vans, other one is actually even older and this is how they run theirs lives.
I asked how did it happen that they started living like that. At first I thought that life forced them to that life style. But guy was speaking in three languages and as for French, he was like superhero. Girl speaks 7 languages!!! They have even higher education, so it couldn’t be that.
Living in a van is a way for work and travel. All the time they are together they try to change places every month or two. Sometimes they stop for longer if they have a good job, so then they can travel for longer. Till now the longest they stayed in one place was 5 months in Paris.
They work when they need to. Girl plays flut, a boy is a cook and he also helps on harvests.
I asked how did they decide to live this life. They say that if you don’t pay 500 euros every month, just to have a roof, you have a lot of money to spend on travelling. They say that at the beginning it was’t easy. But since they installed solar panels on the van it’s much easier.
They even have theirs dog. Personally, the flower on the door killed me.