Rhylee Gerber‘s wanderlust retains her from staying in a single place for lengthy. The Below Deck deckhand just lately introduced she bought a van and plans to rework it into her new residence.
She joins a rising quantity of people that reject typical norms of being tied down and home poor. Instead, Gerber prefers to proceed to journey and discover, which makes van life ultimate for the adventurer. Deciding to go all-in with this van wasn’t straightforward. A real van build-out can nonetheless be costly and Gerber hopes to weave merchandise made by strong producers into her new area. However, she admits that cash is tight so the construct course of will likely be gradual.
But she’s excited to embark upon a brand new chapter in her life, taking her 80,000 plus followers alongside for the experience on her Instagram. Gerber can be speaking to others who’ve made van life their residence, like Michael Dietrich from Naked and Afraid. He’s supplied some perception into what it’s like and tips about tips on how to dwell life off the grid on a dime.
The van was a longstanding dream
Gerber’s van buy wasn’t an impulse purchase. She shared on Instagram she wished to make the leap for the previous seven years. “For those of you that know me, know my #vanlife journey had begun years ago when I made the decision to chase fish for a living back in my #home state of Alaska. Then, it seemed ridiculous and far fetched as the vanlife movement hadn’t necessarily taken root,” she shared.
She bought a “1971 sundowner” in 2014 and lived in it throughout her summers and fished in Seward. Gerber then dove into renovating the camper.
“2016, I decided to gut the camper and #renovate into something more suitable to my needs,” she continued together with her post. “The day after my #build, the camper was involved in a car accident (no fault of my own) and then #rebuilt less than a week later. That was my first experience ever playing #carpenter and incidentally learned the difference between AC and DC lighting.”
She’s beginning to rebuild (slowly)
Although she liked touring the nation in her Acura, she felt she was able to take this subsequent step. “This new purchase did not come as an easy decision even though it is a very exciting and fitting one. I’ve wanted this for years and yet, I’m nervous and scared sh**tless, not to mention completely unaware of my next move, as I make the necessary moves to turn this into another beautiful shelter on wheels as I begin this new, and slow, #buildout process with my new #fordtransit.”
Gerber just lately shared a video of her new van flooring. “I have to brag for a moment, about the people in my life,” she wrote as she wished to present a nod to the one who helped her set up the ground. “I have never once had to want for anything and its more than hard work, it’s my friends, family and loved ones that help make that happen. Today, my new van got a floor and it’s beyond incredible. Thank you @himoon911 for taking time out of your busy schedule to help me. I cannot express how grateful I am and how much it means to me. You are a beautiful soul through and through. 🤍🙏🏽”