(discription taken in part from the VanDwellers Facebook Group)
Van-dwelling is more of a lifestyle or philosophy than any description of what you drive, camp, or live in. Vandwelling is an alternative lifestyle of freedom and simplicity. There are those who live in their vans; others who live in truck campers, cars, and RVs. There are part-timers, full-timers, live-aboards, and dreamers. There are also those whose economic circumstances have brought them here. You are all welcome .
A gathering of Vandwellers (other nomads and dreamers) is a place where ideas are shared, technical aspects discussed (e.g. solar), and fellowship enjoyed.
Vandwellers are a tribe of such freedom loving individuals.
(definition taken from wikipedia)
The term may apply to anyone who follows the back-to-the-land movement by adopting a sustainable, self-sufficient lifestyle.
(new term, new definition)
Those that enjoy aspects of both the Vandwelling and Homsteading lifestyles. Here we will explore all the possibilities of combining the two.
<update> and how could I have missed this one ;) ...
Vantramps: Refers to those who take advantage of a vanhome's mobility while living as comfortably and sustainably as possible. http://www.vantramps.com/
Welcome to Vansteaders!