In those weeks between rents the van allows me to save, especially if I can get to regular work without too much hassle and presentation isn’t a key requirement of the job.
I paid £950 for the van and had about £400 of welding done to deal with the rust. It’s a beige, 1989 Renault Espace that’s sort of ugly and beautiful at the same time. The price of campsites is variable but often between £10 and £20 a night and if you don’t mind wild camping here and there the monthly rent can be around £200 to £400.
Unless wild camping, hot water, electricity and Wi-Fi are usually included in the camping price. Otherwise, for the internet, I will drop into pubs and cafes as I go. I have no insurance except for the vehicle, which is about £750 a year.