20 Reasons Why You Should Not Jump Into the Van Life!

If you tend to read many articles suggesting ways to escape your daily life, joining the Van Lift will undoubtedly one of them. Furthermore, you might have come across some fantastic photos on social media, showing people with their van. Some include beautiful sceneries like a beach at dawn with the saying “you only live once”. There are also other types of photos showing people going on a cross-country road trip with their van. Now, for some people, getting into the van life could be an advantage, as they don’t have to pay rent for an apartment or put down a mortgage on a house. However, too many aren’t always good. Sometimes, it causes more harm than you think. Here are our reasons why you shouldn’t jump into such a lifestyle!

There's No Escape From Bad Smells
Smelly feet? There’s no escaping it in a van. Credit: Shutterstock

20. There’s No Escape From Bad Smells

When you live in a small space, there is no chance for you to get rid of unpleasant odors. In a home, you can close the lid of the trash or bathroom door and leave without ever worrying about the smell. Unfortunately, van life comes with many odors that you often don’t experience all in one space. You have trash, wet towels, dirty clothes, and maybe even the toilet.

There's No Escape From Bad Smells
Living with a dog in a van can get stinky. Credit: Shutterstock

These odors force you to open windows for ventilation. However, sometimes it is also impossible to open a window because it could potentially make the problem worse. For example, if it’s raining or snowing, you don’t want to open the window during such weather. If you have a dog, many stinky issues also come from having a canine companion.