Vancity Vanlife: Net Worth, Girlfriend and YouTube Earnings (2024)

Everything You’re Curious To Know About Chrome n Cruz

Joshua Smith | Updated January 7th, 2023

Author and Van Life Enthusiast

This is the ultimate guide on Vancity Vanlife for 2024.

Over the last 18 months, I have watched almost 54 hours of YouTube videos created by Vancity Vanlife, as well as researched as much as I could.

If you’re curious about:

👉 How Vancity Vanlife afforded his 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 Vancity Vanlife…

Vancity Vanlife FAQs (March 2024)

Van Name

Chrome has two vans in his Weirdos Garage, with neither having a name. He still lives in a home at times.


Chrome Valdez (age 47)

He is no longer single and has children from a previous relationship.

Chrome is now dating fellow YouTuber, The Cat Lady Van:

Her name is Emi, with her full name being Emilie Guerin. She was previously in a toxic relationship, so Chrome is a welcome change.

He chooses to be comfortable in his weirdness.

The Van

Chrome n Cruz live in a 2004 Ford E250 Extended cargo van


You’ll find a ton of upgrades here:

Affording It

Chrome only paid $6,500 for his van and an additional $9,800 for his upgrades. This was done through personal savings as he has worked for the past 20 years as a musician.

Net Worth

One of the best parts of van life is not needing to be rich to enjoy these epic experiences.

As of 2024, Vancity Vanlife has a net worth of $175,000 USD.

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

Making Money

Vancity Vanlife makes $11,200/month from YouTube.

This equals a 6-figure income while his expenses are $700/month.

It’s quite impressive, isn’t it? He makes his income through:

👉 Running ads on his YouTube channel

👉 His loyal Patreon subscribers

👉 Sticker and merchandise sales

👉 Amazon affiliate links

He has also performed at numerous concerts, although this isn’t online income, unlike his other income streams.


Chrome has done a ton of van collaborations. He didn’t want to simply have the channel about himself and has showcased numerous other people’s van outfits who choose not to be YouTubers.


Vancouver, Canada, although he has driven through most of the United States.

Big Moments

Chrome has lived #vanlife for the past 4 years.

In that time, he has experienced:

👉 Getting kicked out of campsites

👉 Having his van towed more than once

👉 Getting stranded in Canada with no heater

👉 Experiencing a failed relationship (she was cute!)

Fortunately, Chrome doesn’t rely on click-bait content. He always delivers the goods and is as genuine as they come.

Future Plans

What will Chrome do next? We look forward to seeing The Cat Lady Van be featured more in his YouTube videos. Many believe that they’re the perfect couple, and she has a decent amount of subscribers too.

And despite being a cat-fanatic, she loves his dog Cruz. She only has one cat anyways, whose name is Kelly.

Key Lessons

We can learn a ton from Chrome:

👉 Always chase your dreams

👉 You can start van living for under $10k

👉 Keep things as simple as possible

👉 Don’t be afraid of new experiences

And most importantly, start building the foundations today.


I love watching Chrome who was one of my earliest inspirations to start my own #vanlife journey. And no doubt someone I’ll continue watching for years to come!

Working Remotely With Van Life

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

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