Max and Occy: Net Worth, YouTube Income and New Girlfriend (2024)

Everything You’re Curious To Know About This Aussie Legend

Joshua Smith | March 2024

Author and Van Life Enthusiast

This is the ultimate guide on Max and Occy on YouTube for 2024.

Over the last few years, I have watched almost 30 hours of YouTube videos created by Max, as well as researched as much as I could.

This was even from the days of Max and Lee, before her passing. She was a beautiful soul!

If you’re curious about:

👉 How Max afforded his van

👉 How much he makes (including YouTube income stats)

👉 Where he has driven to

👉 What issues and controversies he has handled

👉 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 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 my fellow Australian, Max…

Max and Occy FAQs (March 2024)

Van Name

His van doesn’t have a name


Max Bidstrup (age 34) and he is still single.

Lee Mcmillan really was the light of his world.

Meanwhile, he has his incredible dog. Occy’s breed is Aussie Shepherd.

The Van

Max has a 2009 Iveco Daily van. This was Max’s 4th van conversion.

Affording It

Max worked as an ambo (ambulance officer) for many years to purchase his van for cash.

Net Worth

You’d be surprised by how rich he’s becoming…

As of 2024, Max and Occy have a net worth of $520,000 Australian dollars.

This is based on the value of the van and online business. He also owns a small stock portfolio.

Making Money

Max makes $4,300/month creating videos by:

👉 Running ads on his channel

👉 Brand sponsorship deals

👉 Running his Patreon account

👉 Using occasional affiliate links


His collaborations include:

👉 Eamon and Bec

👉 Sailing Nandji

Max also rented his van to Sorelle Amore for a few months.


Max is currently in Canada at an offgrid community.

Past Travels

In the past, Max has traveled across North America, Canada, SE Asia and Australia. He’s been to 17 different countries by van.

Big Moments

The biggest moment in Max’s journey, apart from breaking up with Lee Macmillan, was her passing a year later:

Future Plans

Max recently become a paramedic in Sydney again but quit soon after. He left Australia due to our intense travel restrictions.

He doesn’t have a new girlfriend yet and may live on a permaculture property for a little while.

Key Lessons

What can we learn from this beautiful soul?

Usually I list a few takeaways, but for Max, I only have one:

👉 Cherish every moment as if it were your last

(In reference to Lee’s passing)


It’s been great seeing Max recently become more vibrant through 2022 and I look forward to seeing the next 5 years and beyond.

Working Remotely With Van Life

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

Clearly, I’ve been hugely inspired by Max and his story.

It’s clear that he’s living the dream because of his income streams

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

Curious to discover more? Attend the free training right now! 🤩