Hey, I'm 18 and my last exams are coming up in may/june. After that I'll be done with school and want to potentially set up my life in a van. I love travelling and love the idea of free living where ever i go and the ability to pack up and go whenever. I'm planning on either getting my own unconverted van and doing it myself with my boyfriend or a semi converted one and making it my own. We're also planning on potentially getting a dog.
I just wanna know what to potentially look out for/ cons of living in a van. For example, I don't know if I'll be able to afford the insurance and how this compares to living in an apartment etc. If it's a similar price range I'd take the van though. Similarly, I'd like to know what vans are best. I've found an excellent site that provides me with all the materials I need so I just need advice on what electricals are best (I'd like to get solar panels but again I don't know how affordable this is) or how to fit them. Ideally I'd have wifi so I can set up a home run business out of the van. For a general price range I'd be selling my car for roughly £5000 - so thats the most I can spend on a van.
Any other things I should look out for or any tips would be much appreciated
Will the insurance for travelling through Europe be a hell of a lot more expensive?? This is also one of my concerns