True Cost of Van Life is a graduate research project seeking to document the economic, environmental and social costs and impacts of small-scale living.

Anna, the not-so-glorious leader of this initiative

I (Anna) will be converting the van  myself and keeping track off all costs involved before moving into the van full-time in (hopefully) August of 2017. Throughout the year I will keep track of my living expenses, document my experiences and calculate the environmental impacts of the construction and function of my new lifestyle.

This blog will serve as one of the platforms for my documentation with a formal research paper being completed by August of 2018. Additional (and more frequent) content can be found on Instagram.