Van life may have seemed like an unusual choice 10 years ago, but now it’s become a full-fledged movement. Whether for environmental concerns, a love of travel, or the cost of living, more and more people are choosing to forgo traditional housing and try something a little different. In this video, we meet one woman who has been living in her van full-time.

“Clarissa has been living full-time in her retro 80’s camper van for 2 years and she’s giving us a full tour of her van, and telling us what she loves and struggles with while living in such a small, mobile home,” the video explains. Inspired by a man living in his Prius, she took her love of camping on the road — and it turned into a full-time lifestyle. This video explores the ups and downs of van life, how it can work as a vacation or alongside full-time work, and what you might not expect from living in a van full time.

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Van life might not work for everyone, but, for a lot of people, it provides a freedom and independence that they yearn for. There are many different reasons you may want to pursue an alternative lifestyle and, even with its ups and downs, this is a very tempting option.