Today’s interview: @jozettethevan.
My name is Ben. I’m a 32 year-old consultant in communications who lives on the road. Originally from Paris, France, I have spent the majority of my life abroad. I live in Jozette, a Volkswagen Vanagon older than I am (1985) which I rescued and restored for two years before moving in in January of 2019. I left San Francisco, where I had been based for 6 years, to be on the road full time in last August.
What are the top 3 objects in your vehicle you can’t live without?
- My built-in stove.
- The aftermarket alarm and the lockable safe: it allows me to be worryless when I leave the vehicle behind.
- These past few weeks: a hot water bottle that makes the lack of heater in the van bearable at night.
What are the top 3 objects you couldn’t live without before to live in your vehicle and you don’t need anymore?
- A desk
- A freezer
- A monitor
What do you miss the most about living in a house?
A couch I can lay down on!
What are your tips to keep your vehicle clean?
Consistent, daily cleaning! Not the whole van, but I wash my dishes right after I cook, I clean whichever surface as it gets dirty, and wash my bed linings whenever I do laundry. I also have room spray and a candle to keep the bad smell out of such a small place.