When I get to work, I sleep in a parking lot,
inside my van. Do you want to know more? I’ll tell you
in just a moment. Intro playing.
My Name is Sergio de Freitas and I am a Flight attendant who travels the world.
I became a commuter in 2010 when I transferred from New York to Frankfurt, Germany.
A commuter is a person who goes from point A to point B to get to work.
Last year, I came across this channel – Van Life – and I fell in love.
I started watching and begin thinking that I could do something like that.
So, I decided to do van life. I have a different van life than those van
lives out there. I don’t cook. My van is too small and I
Use it only to go to sleep. I am not alone, there are at least 20 cars
I can identify in the parking lot doing van life just like me.
True, I could be paying for a crash pad, instead of my car, but there is never privacy and
I would have to share bedroom and living areas. Some Crash pads in San Francisco are rather
crowded with 16-18 -30 people in it, because rent is to expensive. A 3 bedroom can go as
high as 6 to7 thousand dollars a month. That is a lot of money.
Not that I can’t afford to share, this is something I chose to do.
Since following some van lives out there, I wanted to experiment and I love it.
I encourage anyone who may be on a budget or can’t live with other people they may
want to explore this benefit of van life. The money you pay for a crash pad goes towards
equity of your car. I have a flatbed an I will introduce my van
to your guys one of these days. Its more comfortable and I don’t have to share, paying lots of
money and not ripping all the benefits. And that’s why I sleep in my van.
A crash pad is not for me, it did not work. 1- too dirty, 2 – too many people, 3 – and
reserves who were in all the time. Never privacy. You than ask me, how do I cook and eat, how
do I do #1 and #2 for that matter. #1 – it’s simple – I pee in a bottle, I do it and everyone
does it too. # 2 – at the airport. I have an entire airport at my disposal.
I have everything I can possible need and want. Bathroom, restaurant, internet. It’s
a different van life for me comparing with other van lives who have to cook in their
vans. As a Flight Attendant and double commuter
(I’ll explain later), I made a decision that I don’t want to cook or bring food
from home. I buy my food at the airport or hotels overnights. It’s cheap and usually
one meal a day, plus breakfast. However, if you are on a budget, and something
you are doing because you need the money, It is definitely something you want to consider
cooking. I have at the airport microwave, internet, restaurants, bathrooms, everything
I can possible need. So, I made a decision to only sleep in my van.
When I come to my van I am either going to the gym to shower, gas, or laundry, then back
on to the parking lot and go to sleep. If you have not yet subscribed to my channel,
please subscribe below. You will hear more about my travels, how I commute, and all that
is related to a Flight Attendant life. This is Sergio de Freitas a Flight Attendant
traveling the work, sleeping in a van, signing out.