Kara And Nate: Net Worth and YouTube Earnings (2024)

Everything You’re Curious To Know

Joshua Smith | Updated March 2024

Author and Van Life Enthusiast

This is the ultimate guide on Kara And Nate for 2024.

Over the last 18 months, I have watched almost 25 hours of YouTube videos created by Kara And Nate.

I’ve also researched them a ton.

If you’re curious about:

👉 How Kara And Nate afforded their van

👉 How they make their money today (including YouTube income stats)

👉 Where they have traveled to in their new van

👉 What issues and controversies they have handled (there are some)

👉 How you can live van life within the next 90 days

Then you’ve definitely come to the right website.

Before we begin, a quick intro from the Van Life Freedom author…

The Van Life Freedom Author

Hello there fellow van life enthusiast. I’m Joshua.

I’ve discovered the ultimate business model for remote workers.

With this business model, I’m able to:

👉 Own my own van completely debt-free

👉 Survive for several days without wifi

👉 Create semi-passive income online

👉 Run my business from any parking lot

But hey, let’s talk about that later. Back to these wonderful YouTubers… 😃

Kara And Nate FAQs (March 2024)

Van Name

Their van doesn’t have a name.


Kara Buchanan (born February 27, 1991)

Nate Buchanan (born March 20, 1989)

Nate is about 2 years older than Kara.

They were married in 2013 but do not have kids.

Kara isn’t pregnant, although this might change in 2022.

The Van

2014 Mercedes Sprinter Van high-roof long wheelbase (178″)

They actually bought their van from other YouTubers.

You can watch their van tour here:


Kara and Nate have done a ton of upgrades to their van.

These include a king-sized bed, 3x larger safe and security system, wine rack, swivel passenger chair, coffee bar and a good space to create more videos.

Affording It

Did Kara and Nate come from rich parents? Not really.

Nate was a pre-school teacher and part-time nanny.

Meanwhile, Kara ran a printing company in Tennesse.

As neither had children of their own, they saved a ton.

They also didn’t have big student loans to repay.

They first became international travellers and travel bloggers.

From this income, they paid $57,000 for their current van.

Net Worth

While people may appear so down to earth, their lives could be significantly easier than many of us by having built a small empire in their 20s.

That appears to be the case here.

As of 2024, Kara and Nate have a net worth of $1,470,000 USD.

This is based upon the value of their van and online business.

So yes, they are millionaire YouTubers which is remarkable.

Making Money

What’s also remarkable is that each of them has built a 6-figure online income.

Kara and Nate make $25,700/month on YouTube.

However, this isn’t their first rodeo. They were nomads before becoming #vanlife YouTubers and already worked online since 2013.

Today they make their money through:

👉 Affiliate links to travel credit cards

👉 YouTube advertising on their videos

👉 Amazon Associates referral links

👉 Sales of their travel blogging course

👉 Referrals into Atlas and FareDrop

👉 Their 100+ Patreon subscribers

👉 Donations through their PayPal

👉 Referrals to new Airbnb accounts

At the same time, their expenses are only around $3,000/month.

They’re definitely living the F.I.R.E. dream through traveling.

Both Kara and Nate credit Casey Neistat as their inspiration.


Kara and Nate have collaborated with numerous people who choose not to run a YouTube channel but are happy to have their tiny home on wheels filmed.

Their best friends are Eamon and Bec. They have lived in one van with them, shared a raft and even swapped vans.


Kara and Nate are currently in Baja, California.

I believe that they might collaborate with Van Wives who are also in Mexico with an ambition to get to the southern tip of South America.

Past Travels

Kara and Nate are famous for having ventured to 100+ countries.

They are originally from Nashville, Tennessee.

When the Pandemic struck, they become #vanlife YouTubers.

They have definitely mastered the art of working online.

Big Moments

There have been numerous big moments in their travel journey.

These include:

👉 Experiencing a car crash

👉 Living 48 hours on a tiny raft

👉 Living a week in a canoe

Their #vanlife journey, however, has been relatively stress-free, apart from this one big experience:

In addition, they were apparently banned from national parks, creating some controversy within the YouTube community.

Future Plans

Where will they go next?

They got into van life due to travel restrictions.

Given that these restrictions are mostly gone, they are spending some time overseas while using their van as their ‘home base’ in the US.

Key Lessons

We can learn a ton from Kara and Nate:

👉 Working online is relatively easy

👉 Van life is really quite affordable

👉 You should start the journey ASAP

And most important, play it safe out there and take it slowly.


It’s clear that Kara and Nate are wonderful travel bloggers, and I can’t wait to see more of their journey unfold through their weekly videos.

Working Remotely With Van Life

Hey! 😃 It’s Joshua again from Van Life Freedom.

I’ve been hugely inspired by The Buchanan’s and their epic travels.

I was reading their blog long before they started #vanlife.

It’s clear that they’re living the dream because they have online income.

Earlier I mentioned my excitement about a specific business model

It’s an exciting opportunity that allows you to:

🔥 Work from your van from anywhere in the world

🔥 Share your passion and enthusiasm with others

🔥 Start your own business or simply work remotely

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