Adria explores the popularity of #vanlife

Couple enjoying the sunset just outside their van

If you own a leisure vehicle or are just interested in the lifestyle, you’ve no doubt come across the #vanlife hashtag on social media.

Especially popular on Instagram, there are some 12 million posts featuring the tag and that’s before you look at variations, including #vanlifeuk.

So what is it about finding the right vehicle for you, converting it and hitting the open road that’s so appealing?

The experts at Adria, which manufactures caravans and motorhomes, have identified some key elements in the allure of #vanlife.


Having a home on wheels makes it possible to park up wherever you like and enjoy new adventures on a regular basis.

This can mean exploring a brand new city one day and then heading out into the countryside the next, or perhaps spending time by the sea.


It’s very easy to fill a flat or a house with an ever-increasing quantity of possessions, but life in a van involves paring back your belongings and making do with the things you have.

This in turn leads to living more simply, which can be much less stressful than a routine filled with the trappings of modern life.


Despite a simpler way of life, van conversions still offer a large degree of comfort and it’s all about deciding which elements are vital for you and your travel companions.

One of the most rewarding parts of fitting out a vehicle for #vanlife adventures is finding innovative ways to make the most of your space and still have everything you need.

Adria will be exhibiting at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2022 at the NEC in Birmingham from February 22nd to 27th.


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