The Real Truth About "Van Life"
The bohemian "van life" movement is picking up steam. While many of us work 50 hours per week in front of computers, we enviously watch these couples in their quest for freedom as they scroll by on our Instagram feeds. But behind the perfect shots and the promise of the simple life hide sizeable issues and paradoxes. Dominic Faucher and Mariepier Bastien made the jump a few years ago and carried out their big project, which involved converting a van with their own hands and then setting off on great adventures. Thanks to their story, told with humour and self-deprecation, they show the often hidden truth behind "van life."
Dominic Faucher and Mariepier Bastien Bio
Dominic Faucher and Mariepier Bastien are both from the Outaouais region of Québec. Since 2014, Dominic has been working as a creative director and partner with the Orkestra agency in Gatineau. He has been bolstering his track record in communications since 2010, and specializes in the production of video content for clients near and far. Maripier is a doctoral candidate in education at the University of Ottawa. She studies how young hispanophones learn French while also working as a freelancer in community management for local and national clients. A few years ago, they worked together for Happy Campers, an Icelandic camper van company for which they created content on the road. Now, they juggle home and business by creating photo, video, and written content related to their journey on wheels.
Text adapted from: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-6631613/Couple-reveal-van-life-isnt-glamorous-Instagram-makes-seem.html