Join us for an exhilarating journey into the world of the “Van Lifestyle”, where nomadic spirits find freedom on four wheels; in this exclusive interview “Van Lifestyle: Interview with Bruno Federici”, we sit down with Bruno, who have chosen to trade conventional living for a life of adventure, exploration and simplicity.
From converted vans to custom-built homes on wheels, our guests share their unique stories, offering insights into the challenges and joys of life on the road.
Discover the motivations behind this growing movement, the sense of community among van dwellers and the transformative power of embracing a minimalist, nomadic existence.
Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or just curious about life on the open road, this conversation promises to inspire and ignite the wanderlust within us all; let’s discover more about the Van Lifestyle with the interview with Bruno Federici!
“Hello Bruno, nice to meet you! Tell us a bit about yourself, your life and what led you to make this lifestyle choice!”
I was raised by a hippie family till I was 10, then my family swothed and I grew up with capitalist champions ehehhe.
So I had a little taste of both realities!
Till 2018 I thought I wanted to escalate a corporate company, became a sales manager to inspire people to be better sales reps….
Till I didn’t want that anymore!
I was missing nature (my first half of life), I was getting tired of “corporate life-style fake bullshit things, tired of being a little number in a concrete maze (even if Barcelona is an amazing concrete maze) and in 2018 I surfed for the first time and that was the turning point of my life.
I decided I wanted to leave the citylife, find a remote work which allows me to spend more time in the water and far from stress and FOMO.
At the beginning of 2022 I rented my first VAN with my ex, and it was an amazing experience, so I decided I wanted to have my own Van and leave definitely the apartment in Barcelona (where I was rending rooms but never truly living there!).
Do you share this lifestyle with someone or do you travel alone?
I shared the first year of Van life experience with a special person, but now I am on my own, with my lovely cat Kealeesy!
She is awesome!
What was your first van life travel experience?
I went in Fuerteventura, Canarian Islands and now my ideal home is there!
What do you deal with when you are on the road?
I work in a corporate (Still) but has a single contributor and I love my freedom.
I take care of everything in the trips, but to be honest, I like to stay in a place several months instead of going around like a crazy horse and visit as much places as possible.
Living a Van Life doesn’t mean you MUST go for a place to another, it means living with less, having your house always with you.
What is the most exhausting thing to deal with/prepare for during your travels?
After a while, nothing is truly exhausting!
Have there been any significant changes in your family as a result of this life choice?
My family is weird lol, no significant changes due to my life change.
I would say I inspired them!
They were skeptical, but now I see they understood how cool it is and they respect my choice!
How do you choose your travel stops and the next destinations?
Surf is important, Landscape, The Vibe I feel.
I don’t plan too much to be honest, I like to go and check personally.
What is your next destination and the one you dream of reaching sooner or later?
Next winter I wanna visit Marueco!
I’d like to find the courage to go and hit Norway and the Scandinavian countries!
Can you tell us a funny anecdote that happened to you during one of your travels?
Well, I could tell you more then one LOL.
When I was with my ex, and we were having some intimate moments, we discovered that some odd people were enjoying the show from a window, but that’s classic in vanlife!
What advice would you like to give to someone who would like to take a similar journey?
First of all, try to have a long vacation to see if it fits your habit.
Secondly, be ready to live with less, stick to essentials, if you are traveling alone, you will discover truly loneliness.
It will hit strongly and the mix with no much comfort and being truly with yourself is challenging but will bring benefits believe me, in a way or the other 😉.
Thank you, Bruno!
Your insights have been invaluable to us and, I trust, to our readers as well!
Our exploration of the van lifestyle through the experiences of this remarkable individual unveils more than just a choice of residence on wheels; it exposes a profound dedication to a life of freedom and adventure!
The journey we’ve undertaken with our interviewee sheds light on the transformative power of intentional decisions, not just in terms of living arrangements, but also in fostering a sense of exploration, self-discovery and a unique connection to the world around us.
As we say our goodbyes, let this interview serve as inspiration for us all to contemplate the significance of our lifestyle choices, recognizing that embracing the van lifestyle is not merely a change in scenery but a transformative step towards a life rich in experiences, self-discovery and a deeper connection to the world!
Vanna (this is Bruno’s van’s name) is currently rented out in Fuerteventura, while Bruno is in Sri Lanka. If you would like more information, feel free to get in touch with him!
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