I’m hoping you all enjoyed my “What Is Van Life?” post and maybe it piqued your interest a bit. When I started researching Van Life, I realized there were a lot of terms I was unfamiliar with, lol. I thought it was important to start a living list (I’ll keep updating over time) of van life terms that hopefully can help the next person.
Van Life Terms You Should Become Familiar With
Vansters/Vanlifers: People who live van life.
Vamping: Van Camping
Boondocking/Dry Camping: Camping in which your rv/van is not connected to electric, water, or sewer hookups. Boondocking is usually done in the boonies or middle of nowhere.
Stealth Camping/Urban Camping: Camping out of sight or blending in plain sight on land not designated as a campsite.
Moochdocking: When you park in your friends driveway or yard.
Off Grid: A system and lifestyle designed to help people function without the support of remote infrastructure, such as an electrical grid, technology, plumbing, or water.
Skoolie/schoolie: School bus conversion.
Black Tank: The tank for all your sewage/waste.
Grey Tank: The tank for where your shower/dish water goes.
Self contained: A van/rv that can be used without any type of outside assistance. This usually means it has holding tanks or a composting toilet, a water tank, kitchen and necessary electrical on a battery or solar.
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