Modern Mobile Living

Though the Oscar-winning film Nomadland isn’t totally a feel-good movie, it’s drawn attention to #vanlife and recreational-vehicle mobile lifestyles that many right-sized citizens, on both sides of the border, have been enjoying for years. The pandemic has fuelled the trend, with many news outlets reporting that van-conversion operations and RV sales have boomed. The allure of self-contained, pared-down living has never been stronger. At the same time, some smaller cities are struggling with vehicles parking in residential and public areas: always check local bylaws and regional regulations before parking for the night or the season.