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Join Lee backwards Eel Eisler and his brother Neal Eisler as they discuss the different aspects of living in a van. Van life isn't an easy life but it is a very rewarding life.
Lee 'Eel' Eisler
Jack of All Trades
Episode List
October 22, 2018
In this episode of the Vanning Ain't No Joke Podcast we sit down with the @vankookz, @charcotravels and @freetired.
We reflected on Descend on Bend and talk about Bend, Oregon and van life.
October 6, 2018
In this episode we introduce the 3rd member of the Vanning Ain't No Joke Team onto the podcast. Vandrew Martian is a surf bum who has been doing car life for awhile and is onto van life. 
September 26, 2018
Have you ever painted a van? Have you ever wanted to paint a van? In this episode we talk about painting Neal The Former Business Guy's van! What an adventure that was!!! Also we talk about painting Freedom the Van!
August 13, 2018
Usually people have something happen in their lives that drives them towards the van life. We talk a lot about the future and the present but not a lot about the past so here we talk about what our lives were like before van life.
August 3, 2018

Transitioning from the traditional house or apartment to living in a van can sound scary. It can be hard. Where will you eat? Where will you cook? How will you cook? You have a lot to figure out. How do you transition from living in a house to living in a van?

A message from the Editor

“Vanning Ain’t No Joke.” This is all my friend Brad Parker said to me after showing him photos of this 1978 Dodge Tradesman 200 I was going to buy to live in. I had no idea what this meant at the time. I had no idea what I was doing. That little saying stuck in my head. I didn’t know why he had said that originally but I sure do now. Living in a van forces you outside your comfort zone. You are constantly learning and growing. You are always facing problems you have to overcome. You are always moving, always going...

Vanning definitely Ain’t No Joke!!!


After 4 years of living in a van, many people have told me they live in vans because of me or that I have changed their lives. That’s where this magazine comes from. I thought to myself. If I could change peoples lives just from living my own life and show it on Instagram then how can I do this on a bigger scale? Not only do I have tons of stories and information to share but I know lots of people who also do. 


I called my brother Neal Eisler and asked him if they wanted to start a van life magazine with me. We could change peoples lives I told them. After getting them on board, we got to work to make something we could be proud of...something that could not only change peoples lives but change peoples mindsets. I am really excited to share this first issue with everyone and can’t wait to share future issues we haven’t written yet. 

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