Everything You’re Curious To Know
Joshua Smith | Updated January 7, 2023
Author and Van Life Enthusiast
This is the ultimate guide on Kara And Nate for 2023.
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 (January 2023)
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.
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.
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.
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 2023, 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.
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 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.
There have been numerous big moments in their travel journey.
👉 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.
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.
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
🔥 Create a schedule that represents more freedom
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