The 10 Best Van Life Books For The Ultimate Van Life Inspo!
I love reading books about van life which is great because there are so many fabulous van life books to choose from!
Since I was a little girl playing in my grandparents converted Ford campervan over 40 years ago, I have loved the vanlife concept. I’m drawn to the freedom it represents. And practically, I love having everything AND the kitchen sink with me on my travels.
Our guide to the best vanlife books covers everything from the best books for living in a van to the best books for cooking in a van to the best travel inspo books for vanlife.
Whether you’re travelling in a camper van, a motorhome or an RV, these best books for van life will equip you with all the essential knowledge and inspo you will need to experience the freedom of vanlifers.
By the way – some of these books may great gifts for campervan owners!
If you are new to campervanning, you might want to check out our Campervan essentials guide which gives you a list of all of the essential items you need to kit out your campervan.
Campervanning with kids? If you aren’t sure whether taking a campervan trip with kids is a good idea, here are some top reasons to campervan with kids to help you make that decision as well as helpful tips for campervanning with kids.
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Best van life books for the coffee table
We love a good nose through a van life coffee table book and for van life conversion inspo with lots of pretty pictures, you can’t beat Van Life: Your Home on the Road by Foster Huntington – creator of the #vanlife.
You can buy Van Life: Your Home on the Road on Amazon.
We also love Vanlife Diaries: Finding Freedom on the Open Road. It is packed full of stunningly beautiful photos combined with interviews with vanlifers who give advice about breaking free and hitting the open road in your van.
You can buy Vanlife Diaries: Finding Freedom on the Open Road on Amazon.
The ultimate campervan owners manual
Billed as the only campervan book you will ever need, Martin Dorey’s Camper Van Bible will tell you everything you need to know about owning a camper van and is written in a funny and informative way.
You can buy The Camper Van Bible on Amazon.
If that isn’t enough for you, there’s also Things Every Van Lifer Needs To Know by Kristine Hudson. Many people are swayed by the pretty images on social media and want to give van life a go so Kristine discusses whether van life is right for you.
It is important to balance the reality vs the dream. She discusses budget and storage solutions. A great read for anyone contemplating vanlife.
You can buy Things Every Van Lifer Needs To Know on Amazon.
Best vanlife books about living in a van
Mike Hudson has been living in his van for the past 3 years travelling all over Europe. He gives sound advice that is not overly technical and is down to earth. This is all about how to live your best life in a van than how to convert your van.
You can buy How to Live in a Van and Travel on Amazon.
The best van life cook book
Cooking up a storm in a van one 2 rings requires some thought and planning but it is all made easier with this Camper Van cookbook written by two VW campervan owners. Over 20 simple, no fuss recipes is all you need.
You can buy The Clever Camper cookbook on Amazon.
Best van life books for travel inspo
There are just too many to name – but a few that we have loved are:
Or how about checking out the Rough Guide to the Best Road Trips in the World.