Beth LaFata started the van life 5 years ago in a 1980’s model Dodge van. Fast forward to today and she’s joined ranks with the converted bumper-pull cargo trailer nomads.
As she starts off on yet another adventure with more traveling cross-country in her future, it became time for a rebranding, that complements her lifestyle and her journey.
Like with most nomads, Beth has rode the roller-coaster up and down along the way. For those of you thinking about starting out, already in the van life or converted box trailer life, Beth is a person to follow and get to know. You can learn from some of the experiences she’s had over the years so you can try to avoid the bad ones and clone the good ones, to better your own experiences.
The Van Beth Started In
Beth’s Set-Up Today
Get to know Beth LaFata
Beth has worked in multiple work camping positions in the U.S. for various industries. She is well versed in the nomadic lifestyle, stealth camping, boondocking, RV Parks, and the challenges, rewards, and adventures that come with it. As a single female living a nomadic lifestyle, She has become an inspiration to her fans from all over the world.
RV/Nomadic Lifestyle Experience:
- Van Life – Early 2000’s
- Travel Trailer Life – Early 2000’s
- Class “A” Life – Early 2000’s
- SUV + Box Trailer Life – Current
Beth LaFata (RVChillin) is now the Official OD™ Ambassador of Texas on OfficeDrift™. We are honored to have her on the team and look forward to her continued success as we work together towards common goals and push forward with our passions to help others along the way.
The free nomadic resources on OfficeDrift™ are just the beginning. Stay tuned and get ready for some adventure.
IMPORTANT: Like with anyone that works in a field where you’ll be getting a lot of exposure through videos, photography, social media, commercials, etc., security is very important. The more popular you get, the more risk you assume. Be sure that you have some nomadic security options available as you expand on your own dreams.
IMPORTANT: The unexpected always happens when you least expect it. No matter how good you maintain your set up, something is going to break, fail, or short circuit, eventually. The more you drive it, pull it, push it, or use it, the more wear and tear will happen, increasing the likelihood of maintenance or repair being needed.
WARNING: If you can’t afford repair costs just starting out, you may want to take a step back and reassess your situation to be sure a nomadic lifestyle is right for you. The last thing you want to do is get stranded somewhere you don’t want to be because your rig broke down and you can’t afford to fix it.
If the above is true, a safer option for you might be to look into long term RV parks with full hookups and amenities that are more cost effective than what you pay in rent/utilities now. You can even find RV parks around the country for $100 to $350 per month including amenities. This will allow you to live below your means with some of the same creature comforts and allow you to start putting more money into your savings/retirement fund or to reinvest into bettering your lifestyle (When done right).
Once you get your finances back in order and get the hang of your rig/set-up (Inside and out), then start venturing around the country like a nomad.
This lifestyle is not for everyone. If you can, do a test run for a few weeks/months to make sure you can adapt to a smaller space, long term. You don’t want to be miserable out here, you want to be happy, healthy, and adventurous.
Note: Always keep track of your nomadic lifestyle expenses.