Similar to sports clubs, fan groups or hobby meetings, the supporters of the vanlife movement also form a large family: The vanlife community. What is it all about? The open exchange between travelers, the goodwill to help each other and the possibility to make new friends. After all, it can get lonely on the road without family and friends. If you are new to vanlife, however, the community can provide valuable tips for you. But how can you be a part of it? We have compiled an overview of different ways to meet like-minded enthusiasts.
Although a little obvious, Facebook is a reliable means of communication. On the community website of Vanlife Germany you will find links to different vanlife Facebook groups in twenty different cities all over Germany. Here you can find out when and where van meetings take place and who the respective organizers are. In addition, this year for the second time the community is organizing the multi-site “MMCV” festival, MMCV stands for “Meet More Camper Vans”. A great opportunity to talk to other vanlifers.
Another possibility is to read the travel blogs of individual travelers. On MYVAN we regularly introduce van travelers with their own Internet presence, such as “The Road is our Home”. Even more stories from the vanlife cosmos can be found on Go-Van.com or Vanclan.co. If you look generally for the search term or hashtag “Vanlife”, however, it can seem endless. It makes more sense to search for communities in specific countries and regions in order to learn more about the special features of the area and to network with people there.
Of course, vanlife fans can also meet by chance at music festivals, motor shows, car parks or service stations. No matter how you come across them, it is always important to dare to say hello. Vanlifers are a very open and friendly bunch, which is why the chances for an inspiring conversation are always high. Questions about the van are particularly suitable, because they always like to talk about their own home on four wheels!