I left the USA 14 years ago, I want to return but I refuse to walk back into the same American rut for this USA road trip.
Many people are sending me e-mails about,
"How to do a van conversion."
Buying is an Americanism, and making work where there is no work is an Americanism.
I am not going to convert a van to anything....
I do not want a converted van, I do not want a van, I am going to buy a mini-van to travel around the USA, I have no choice.
I refuse to do this too silly for words thing of buying, fixing, planning, and both spending all my time doing, being too busy to enjoy life. That is the America I walked away from 14 years ago.
What do I really need?
I need a "Hotel Room" that can move.
I am going to buy a space, about 8 feet wide by 10 feet long, a square area, with a light in the center of the ceiling.
If you think about it, that is what a Hotel room is, a 10 x 12 area with light in the center, then they put a bed in the middle.
All I want is space in the back of a van to sleep, I am not going to convert anything, maybe put up some curtains.
I am always amazed how the American culture wants to spend money.
I am always amazed how American invest in things that do not pay off.
I am always amazed how they can feel guilty when they are doing nothing.
I am not going to do work to a van, I am going to sleep in it. I hate the whole idea of owning van, it is something I need because the USA has horrible public transport and American has priced the country too expensive for living.
Thanks, but no thanks, I left the major parts of the USA culture behind, and I am never returning.
Did you ever think of going from place to place on a bus? Perhaps stay longer in each place in cheap housing and go to all these libraries you find everywhere and talk about your book?????