Take a look inside the van of photographer who lives on the road 24/7

Jan 22, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Take a look inside the van of photographer who lives on the road 24/7

Jan 22, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Living on the road sounds scary for some, while others see it as a dream come true. Photographer Christian Schaffer falls into the second group and she’s been traveling for years now, living in a van. In this video, she takes you on a tour of her home on wheels, which may be small, but it has everything a home needs to have.

For Christian, an open road is a place where she feels most at home. She traveled by an SUV first and lived in it for a few years. Her life story isn’t at all a fairytale, but as she writes, these unfortunate circumstances could be what developed her passion for living on the road in the first place.

The photographer has recently upgraded to a 2019 Dodge Ram ProMaster 1500 High Roof cargo van and turned it into her home on wheels. She says that it was her goal to make it look as much as possible to her last apartment. It’s like a (really) small version of it, but it’s completely functional. Plus it takes her where she wants to be without leaving home. How cool does that sound?

Christian says that she is “stoked to share what it’s like to live in a van while working as a freelance photographer.” She wishes to inspire everyone to step outside their comfort zone by sharing her own story, including her “personal highs and lows along this (sometimes) wild journey.”

Personally, I think that her lifestyle is insanely brave and fantastic. I lean more towards that group who sees living on the road like a dream come true. But, I’d definitely need a companion, and I admire her for being brave and strong enough to spend some much time with her own thoughts. For me, that’s the toughest challenge.

If you’re curious about how Christian’s van was put together, there’s a 3-part series about it and you can watch it here. You can also read Christian’s story here, and visit her website and Instagram for her work.

[VAN TOUR | Solo Female Photographer Lives Full-Time On The Road via PetaPixel]

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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10 responses to “Take a look inside the van of photographer who lives on the road 24/7”

  1. Thomas Weinsheimer Avatar
    Thomas Weinsheimer

    Yeah, living on the road in a rolling kitchen, no shower, no toilet, no wardrobe or compartment for clothes. Funny ?

    1. Duncan Knifton Avatar
      Duncan Knifton

      couldn’t see a shower,…but she does have a place for here clothes

    2. Todd Schroeder Avatar
      Todd Schroeder

      Thomas Weinsheimer wardrobe? Are you from 1910? She had tons of storage, and with almost all built out Van’s there is an outside shower hook up and usually under the bed in the rear a slide out toilet. You may actually have to know a bit before you comment.

    3. Elisabeth Titulaer Avatar
      Elisabeth Titulaer

      obviously didnt watch the whole video …

  2. 'P-villeGuy Avatar
    ‘P-villeGuy

    I was disappointed that she didn’t explain more about how having the van related to her photography.

  3. Duncan Knifton Avatar
    Duncan Knifton
    1. Thomas Weinsheimer Avatar
      Thomas Weinsheimer

      Not instagramish enough. But THAT is real living on the road. ;-)

  4. Toni Peñarroya Farell Avatar
    Toni Peñarroya Farell

    where is the toilet??

    1. Withns Avatar
      Withns

      7min 48 sec …

  5. Rick Scheibner Avatar
    Rick Scheibner

    This story is more about someone living out their dream lifestyle than it is about actual photography. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing.