Welcome to the world of van life, where every road leads to a new adventure and the world is your backyard. Meet Riley Montule, a wanderer at heart living out of a 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro. Dive into his custom-built home on wheels and learn how simplicity and functionality blend into the perfect road-tripping companion. Here’s a glimpse into Riley’s nomadic life and his unique, rugged van.
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You’re stepping into a space designed for simplicity and efficiency. Riley’s kitchen is a testament to his minimalist approach. No stove top to clutter the space, just a hidden one beneath the counter, preserving every inch for his camera gear and essentials. With a deep sink and a Dtik Go hydration faucet fed by a 7-gallon tank, the setup is as straightforward as it gets. Imagine chopping veggies or planning your next adventure on the 8 ft of countertop that doubles as a workspace.
With a unique table setup that expands from the walls, Riley creates a communal space that feels both cozy and spacious. Underneath the bench, find hidden compartments housing essentials like a Nature’s Head composting toilet and Marv’s crate, ensuring that both functionality and comfort are never compromised.In this van, every inch is meticulously planned. A custom electrical system powered by an Anchor 767 power station provides 2,000 watt-hours of energy, all monitored through an app.
This system, charged by the van and 400 watts of solar power, supports everything from lighting to a diesel heater. And with storage solutions as simple as milk crates and multi-use areas, Riley proves that a life on the road doesn’t mean leaving behind the essentials.Riley’s journey from a standard life to living out of an old CRV and finally settling into the Synchro reflects a deliberate choice for simplicity and adventure. With each component of the van serving multiple purposes and his commitment to a functional living space, Riley’s home is more than a van; it’s a testament to living purposefully.