Armando and Mel have been living in a camper van, full-time for over 6 years now. To fund their travels, they work online as digital nomads doing freelance writing and videography. They also maintain a beautiful blog – Westfalia Digital Nomads, and have created a stunning documentary about van life.
Westfalia Digital Nomads Blog:
VANLIFERS: Portrait of an Alternative Lifestyle:
Mel and Armando fell into van life before it was trendy and they’re proud of the fact that they don’t take semi nude selfies of themselves to keep people interested in their alternative lifestyle (which has become the norm when searching #vanlife).
They chose to live in a van because it was the perfect way to combine work, travel, and home. They have a portable WiFi device (they use a device from Huawei), and in each new country they buy a new SIM card with a data plan. This way they can do their work from almost anywhere in the world.
They are not adrenaline junkies, rather, they prefer to travel slowly, spending a few months, or more, in each country. They also enjoy peaceful places and don’t spend too much time in big cities. They’ve travelled most of Europe, Canada, and parts of Turkey and Morocco.
It’s interesting and inspiring for us to see a couple who’ve found a sustainable way to fun their travels, and who genuinely want to pursue a minimalist, alternative lifestyle over the long term.
We hope you’ll follow their adventures along with us! Links below:
Westfalia Digital Nomads
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Mat & Danielle
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Music & Song Credits:
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Armando Costantino and Melony Candea from Westfalia Digital Nomads: http://westfaliadigitalnomads.com/