We are Stefan, Sabrina, and Mavie Soleil.
In 2016 we escaped corporate Europe. We quit our jobs, gave away all our material stuff and moved into a 1984 VW van. A few weeks into our new life the engine blew. And we found out we are expecting a third member here at Sunchasin. So we bought a bigger van, Nils. This is our second attempt to live the vanlife fulltime. I like to think that we forgot about Mavie when we first left. And that’s why we were facing a few obstacles. Now that she is here our decision to live in a van feels even more right. With ten months old she lived more than half her life in a van. And we feel she loves it. World, we are coming! Always chasing the sun.
A few months ago we had good jobs. And we would spend every Euro we’d earn (and more). Mostly in good restaurants and bars. Now we live a very minimalistic lifestyle. And we try to spend as much time together in nature. We don’t live in a van. That’s where we sleep and cook. We live on the beach, in the woods or on the mountain.
We traveled around Europe. From Austria via France and Spain to Portugal, where we spent the last weeks. We found what we were looking for, like-minded people who share our values. In January we will leave Europe in convoy with a bunch of these people and go to Morocco.
And after that? South America, Mexico? We’d love to take a ferry to get there. But since it’s super expensive our thoughts are “Why not buy a second van there?” This could be the perfect scenario for us. Summer in Europe, with family and friends here. And in the winter? Who knows? All I know is we will keep chasing the sun!
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