One misconception that I think some people have of my vandwelling plan is that I am going to be spending a lot of time IN the van with my baby. Like you, I don’t think that would work very well.
I see the van as a space for sleeping and storing our food and things. Other than that, I expect we will be outside of the van.
One big adjustment to living out of our car is the lack of extensive private space. It can feel uncomfortable at times, but if we are not in someone else’s home (still not very private, but our most private option), we are in public parks, public libraries, public pools, etc.
I think this is a good, but uncomfortable, adjustment for us – well, me. I think a lot of this change to being around others has been driven by the fact that Silas is most contented when we are in a space with lots of other people.
For someone like me, it can feel weird to always been around and amongst people, but, on some deeper level, this way of being feels more natural to me. I have had to learn to BE WITH OTHERS – a great exercise.