The Other Side: Ian and Ana Van Life, Net Worth and Income (2023)

Everything You’re Curious To Know

Joshua Smith | Updated January 2023

Author and Van Life Enthusiast

This is the ultimate guide on Ian and Ana’s travel channel for 2022.

Over the last 2 years, I have watched almost 20 hours of YouTube videos created by travel creators Ian and Ana. They have truly inspired me!

If you’re curious about:

👉 How The Other Side afforded their van

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

👉 Where they have traveled to

👉 What issues and controversies they have 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 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 this gorgeous couple…

The Other Side FAQs (January 2023)

Van Name

I don’t believe they have a name for their van.


Ian (age 27)

Adriana (age 26) who just goes by the name Ana.

They have been together for 5+ years since their college days.

The Van

They have a very simple Ford Transit van with licence plate K831914. It has a tiny kitchen, no bathroom and most of the bed simply contains their bed.


They installed a water tank, curtains and not much else, choosing to keep things as basic as possible.

Affording It

Both Ian and Adriana used the savings they have to purchase their van for cash. Their van only cost them $6,500 and the total build out was an additional $1,300 on top of that.

Making Money

They make a decent income on YouTube through:

👉 Affiliate links (AirBNB for example)

👉 Running ads on their YouTube channel and blog

👉 Brand sponsorships

👉 Selling presets and filters

👉 Donations via their website

Their net worth is estimated at $350,000 US dollars.


They haven’t done any famous collabs.


They are currently in Europe but are returning back to their van soon.

Past Travels

They have traveled extensively throughout SE Asia and Europe, and are now embarking on the Middle East.

Big Moments

They focus on optimism and keeping things real, so they’ve avoided any dangers, troubles or odd-balls while out on the road.

Future Plans

They get married soon and have children.

Key Lessons

What can we learn from this optimistic couple?

👉 Life is too short to work crazy hours

👉 Travel vlogging is still quite untapped

👉 Work on your dreams, not someone elses

👉 Be willing to take calculated risks today

And of course, don’t worry about the naysayers.


I’ve really enjoyed their travel vlogs (especially in Europe) and can’t wait to see them return to the United States and start #vanlife once again.

Working Remotely With Van Life

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

Clearly I’ve been hugely inspired by Ian and Ana’s story.

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

Earlier I mentioned my excitement towards 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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