Can you live in your van permanently?

I was inspired to create my own campervan after visiting some friends in New Zealand. Living in a campervan there is common among both travelers/tourists and locals. I haven't seen many people that decided to live in a van in the U.S. Can I permanently live in a van legally in the U.S.?

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“The legality of living in your van varies from state to state. However, there’s nothing to stop you from actually living in your van permanently.
The biggest issue when choosing to live in your van is car insurance. When you live in your van, you aren’t eligible for a standard car insurance or homeowners policy.
In most cases, your campervan should qualify for a Class B RV policy. This will cover your van as well as the property inside of it. However, depending on the model of your van and how you converted it, you may not qualify for a policy.
Another thing to consider will be whether you’ll have a permanent place to park your van or if you’ll be traveling consistently. This can be tricky, and you may need to discuss it with your local government or other officials to find the right answer. You might also want to see if there are any vanlife groups in your area.
You’ll want to reach out to your current insurance company or get quotes from several companies to determine what coverage would be available to you. Jerry can help you find the best policy for your needs by comparing rates from the top 50 companies.”
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Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 03, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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